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Understanding ADHD

Around five per cent of children worldwide have ADHD, making it one of the most common mental health conditions in this age group. What steps can pharmacy teams take in order to best meet their needs?

Boost your microscopic squatters

Pre- and probiotics are a hot topic, but do they actually have a positive effect on the body or are their benefits more style over substance?

Diabetes denial

Diabetes is a growing problem in the UK, but particularly so for men who are more likely to develop the disease than women and more likely to experience life-changing or even life-ending consequences.

The C Word

There is plenty that pharmacy staff can do for customers with cancer.

The hidden care workforce

There are roughly seven million unpaid carers in the UK delivering vital support to their loved ones.

A world of change

Having green credentials is no longer enough to make products attractive to consumers. Savvy shoppers are now demanding ethical and sustainable guarantees from the things they buy too.

Free at last

Gluten-free, wheat-free, dairy-free… the rise of free-from foods shows no signs of abating.

Raising awareness of prostate cancer

Public understanding of prostate cancer is very poor, yet the condition is increasing in prevalence.

Tackling prostate cancer

Rebecca Porta, chief executive of male cancer charity Orchid, speaks about the work the charity is doing to improve awareness and understanding of the condition.

The A word

Public and political awareness of autism is high, so it’s a good time for pharmacy teams to think about whether they are taking steps to meet the needs of their customers who have the condition. 

Celebrating 70 years of the NHS

The NHS has been at the heart of the nation for 70 years and while it’s not always had an easy ride, it’s seen as a universal force for good. TM looks back at the impact of the NHS on pharmacy and public health promotion.

All things being equal

‘Meeting the needs of everyone’ is one of the founding principles of the NHS. 70 years on from its creation, is enough being done to tackle unequal health outcomes?

Warning Signs

While medical advances are making strokes less fatal, there are signs that patients are being affected at a younger age due to lifestyle factors.

The loneliness epidemic

Feelings of loneliness affect us all at some point, but being lonely can be a serious problem when it becomes chronic, affecting our health and wellbeing and damaging our ability to connect with others

Beating eating disorders

The causes of eating disorders might not be as obvious as you think, and looking out for wider signs and symptoms could help you spot someone at risk.

Gift of life

Wales recently changed to a “presumed consent” system for organ donors, and the rest of the UK is deciding whether to follow its lead.

A nation at risk

Antibiotic resistance has been named as one of the most dangerous global crises threatening our modern world.

Arresting developments

Cardiac arrest can prove fatal in minutes without treatment, yet awareness of how to use public access defibrillators remains low.

Could it be sepsis?

Quick identification and early treatment are key to avoiding unnecessary deaths from sepsis and this is where pharmacy comes in.

Fact or fiction?

When it comes to health reporting, the popular press seems to swing between must-dos and scare stories but the experts can set the record straight.
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