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Analysis

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. 

Sight savers

With a recent study showing age-related macular degeneration is on the rise, what can pharmacy teams do to help people safeguard their sight?

Better outcomes

With treatments becoming more widely available for people with cystic fibrosis, community pharmacy has many opportunities to help.

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.

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With NICE having recently published draft guidance on cannabis-based medicinal products, catch up with this round up.

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. 

Waxing lyrical

Everyone has earwax, but for some people it can cause as many problems as it solves, especially if it becomes impacted.

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?

Begin brainstorming

As the prevalence of young stroke continues to rise, it’s time to revaluate perceptions of the condition.

Conversations about Crohn’s

Inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn’s are invisible disabilities that can negatively impact many sufferers’ lives. 

Planning for health

How does the NHS Long Term Plan fit with calls for greater investment in self care – and what role can community pharmacy play?

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