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Analysis

Back to basics

Deaths related to asthma attacks have increased in recent years, 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With NICE having recently published draft guidance on cannabis-based medicinal products, catch up with this round up.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

The latest data from the NHS shows an increase in referrals to talking therapies, as well as a rise in recovery rates for people experiencing 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 targeted approach to practising good hygiene. 

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 have hugely negative impacts on 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?

A sweet solution?

Chocolate may be classed as a guilty pleasure, but research suggests it has the potential to do good rather than just harm.

The ABC of CVD

A new coalition led by PHE and NHS England aims to educate the public on the A-B-C conditions.

Understanding learning disabilities

With 1.4 million people in the UK living with a learning disability, pharmacy staff need to understand the issues affecting them.

A pint of O neg, stat!

Pharmacy staff have an important role in raising awareness of the importance of blood donation.

Getting to grips with cannabis-based medicines

Here's a round up of questions concerning the switch of cannabis-based medicinal products to Schedule 2.

Understanding epilepsy

Over 85 people are diagnosed with epilepsy every day in the UK, pharmacy teams should be aware of this condition.

Fibre under the microscope

A recent study says fibre offers vital protection against potentially fatal health conditions. How can pharmacy teams help?

Inconvenient truths

The Health Survey for England highlights unhealthy behaviours, pharmacy teams can help people make a positive change.

Protection is pivotal

Every four minutes, a young person in England is diagnosed with an STI, pharmacy teams can help reduce the incidence.

Child health goals

England is falling behind in Europe on markers for child health, what can pharmacy do to help reverse this decline?

The white stuff

Overall, the sugar tax is likely to be good for the nation’s health, but it may prompt queries from those living with diabetes.

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