Analysis

Healthy heart debate

Knowing what to eat and what not to eat for the benefit of our health can be confusing, especially when there’s conflicting information coming from all angles.

Delaying decay

Protecting children’s dental health is a job for joined up healthcare, including community pharmacy input. So how do you start the conversation?

Mind matters

Dementia is on the rise, but awareness of the disease remains low. With Dementia Friends now included in the quality payments scheme, pharmacy has an even greater chance to change this.

Plain and simple?

The UK Government has forced tobacco manufacturers to sell cigarettes and tobacco in plain packaging but what's the potential impact of this latest piece of legislation?

Boys on board

The HPV vaccination programme could be extended to boys. But why now, where will it happen, and how will it work?

Get up, get active

With 8.75 million people over the age of 45 having sought treatment for osteoarthritis in the UK, pharmacy staff need to be up to date with self care advice.

Be dementia friendly

With the prevalence of dementia in the UK set to rise, there's a lot being done across the UK to support people with the condition, as well as their carers.

Continuing cancer care

Childhood cancer survival rates in the UK are at the highest they have ever been, but ‘late effects’ of cancer can develop in adulthood, and survivors need continued support.

Get health smart

Smartphones facilitate everything from banking and shopping to socialising and entertainment. And now they’re even helping people keep track of their health.

A pill for all ills

An intervention that doesn’t require a prescription, yet improves both physical and mental health – sounds good, right?

Help is at hand

Suicide is one of the UK’s biggest public health issues but now the government is looking to boost support for vulnerable people.

Drinking too much

New statistics show women are drinking more alcohol than ever before so what can pharmacy staff do to help customers moderate their intake?

Loneliness: tackling the epidemic

The UK is believed to be the loneliest place in Europe and this is having a profound effect on people’s physical and mental health.

Tired of being tired

Some 20 million people worldwide are living with ME, yet it remains a little understood illness.

Measles mania?

Measles cases are on the rise and, thanks to an immunisation gap and large scale public events such as music festivals, the disease no longer justs affects children.

What's wrong with homeopathy?

The presence of homeopathic remedies in pharmacy, both in the dispensary and on sale, has been the focus of a debate that has been raging for decades.

A missed opportunity?

The Government’s newly published childhood obesity action plan has drawn negative responses from charities, experts and public bodies.

Zika virus alert

The Olympics in Brazil are in full swing, but the media spotlight hasn’t just be on sport – it’s also been on the Zika virus sweeping the country.

The diet debate

A controversial new report calls for a reversal in the way we approach obesity and healthy eating.  

Breaking point

While a little stress and anxiety is normal, excessive or prolonged symptoms can push a person beyond their limits.
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