Healthcare

Migraine sufferers at risk of MOS

Nearly 60 per cent of people with migraine are currently overusing pain relief medication, according to a new survey by Migraine Action in partnership with anti-migraine device Cefaly.

Childhood obesity on the rise

The number of obese children aged four and five has risen for the second consecutive year, according to PHE’s National Child Measurement Programme.

New pharmacy winter campaign

The role that community pharmacy teams can play in helping people to stay healthy through winter and reduce pressure on other NHS services is being promoted by the national pharmacy organisations.

Tooth brushing deficit revealed

Half of UK adults (48 per cent) miss at least a quarter of their teeth when brushing, putting their oral health at risk, a new study has found.

Think pharmacy first

More needs to be done to change people’s behaviour so they visit their local pharmacy first, says the PAGB as Self Care Week launches.

PHE increases focus on antibiotics

‘Keep Antibiotics Working’ is a new campaign from PHE warning people that taking antibiotics when they are not needed puts them at risk.

Smear test coverage falls

Cervical screening coverage for women eligible for testing has fallen in the last year, according to new statistics published by NHS Digital.

Lack of support for carers

Some 65 per cent of carers looking after people with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia have suffered emotional and mental health problems, a new survey by Hales Care has revealed.

Runny eggs back on the menu

Pregnant women, babies and the elderly can now safely eat runny or raw eggs for the first time since the 1980s – as long as the eggs have the British Lion mark.

Mouth Cancer Action Month coming soon

Mouth Cancer Action Month takes place next month and is an opportunity for pharmacy to raise awareness of this disease

RPS promotes “wash your hands” message

Some 84 per cent of British adults don’t wash their hands for long enough, reveals new survey from the RPS.

NHS under strain as it reaches 70, CQC report warns

The CQC’s annual State of Care report warns that aspects of health and social care are at a ‘tipping point’ ahead of the NHS’s 70th birthday next year

England MMR target met for first time

The proportion of eligible children receiving their first dose of the MMR1 vaccine by their fifth birthday has met the WHO target of 95 per cent for the first time in England.

Focus on dementia

The fear of developing dementia is the number one age-related concern for the over 55s in the UK, new research from Mintel has revealed.

Heart health focus from PHE

One in 10 men aged 50 have a heart age 10 years older than they are, new analysis from Public Health England’s Heart Age Test has revealed.

Avoidable sight loss affects a million Brits

A million people in the UK are living with avoidable sight loss and this number is forecast to rise by a third by 2030 if action is not taken, reveals new research published to mark National Eye Health Week.

Update: EHC debate rages on

Compulsory pharmacist consultation for EHC isn’t medically necessary and it should be available on general sale, the FRSH’s Dr Jane Dickson has told BBC Radio 5 Live.

New NHS guidance for acid attacks

NHS England has launched new guidance and information for the public on what to do in the event of an acid attack.

Take a walk

Public Health England (PHE) has launched an app called Active 10 to encourage people to take a 10-minute brisk walk every day.

LloydsPharmacy combats tampon tax

LloydsPharmacy has announced that it will reduce the price of its sanitary products by five per cent to cover the cost of VAT for customers.
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