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Population Health

The debilitating effects of long-Covid

While vaccination hopes swell and the light at the end of the tunnel comes into view, for some people the effects of the Covid-19 are more indefinite.

The obesity agenda

Obesity has been moving up the Government’s agenda in recent years, but the UK population is still piling on the pounds. 

Alcohol Awareness Week

Alcohol Awareness Week runs from 16-22 November 2020 and is a chance for the UK to “get thinking about drinking”.

Guarding against antibiotic resistance

Everyone has a part to play in the appropriate use of antibiotics, and pharmacy teams are ideally placed to help.

Discovering vitamin D deficiency

With everyone encouraged to stay home as much as possible during the pandemic, have people been getting enough vitamin D? 

Cancer during Covid-19

Fears about cancer can put many people off seeking help, but added concerns around Covid-19 have, in some cases, put even more barriers in place.

Wellbeing worries

Covid-19 has taken its toll on many people’s mental and physical health and wellbeing, but pharmacy teams can help.

Dealing with diabetes

People with diabetes are at increased risk of the complications of Covid-19 so what do you need to know?

Halting HPV

Experts suggest that hundreds of lives will be saved every year in England thanks to a more sensitive cervical screening test.

Don't bet on it

With gambling addiction on the rise, more people than ever are starting to suffer serious health problems connected to their compulsion. 

Recognising endometriosis

Endometriosis is as common in women as diabetes, but diagnosis can take years, help spot the condition to make a difference.

Addiction prescription

PHE publishes the first ever review of dependence and withdrawal problems associated with five classes of medicines.

Opening doors

The NPA says it’s time to improve everyone’s knowledge of pharmacy's potential as planning for AYP Week gets underway.

Back to basics

Deaths related to asthma attacks have increased, raising the question of whether enough is being done for its basic care.

Cannabis-based medicines: an update

With NICE having recently published draft guidance on cannabis-based medicinal products, catch up with this round up.

It’s not you, it’s me

It’s time to split up with smoking, according to PHE, as preparation for 2019 Stoptober campaign gets underway.

Talking it over

NHS data shows an increase in referrals to talking therapies, as well as a rise in recovery rates for anxiety and depression. 

In our hands

A new report from the RSPH aims to debunk misconceptions about hygiene and calls for a more targeted approach. 

An injection of common sense

With measles and mumps on the rise, what can pharmacy teams do to encourage customers to get their children vaccinated?

Only lonely on the inside

Loneliness in older age is often a reality but is by no means absolute and pharmacy teams can offer support.

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