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No smoke without fire

Smoking rates may be falling, but with over six million adults still engaging in the habit, there’s still plenty of work to be done to reduce what are, after all, preventable illnesses and deaths.

Services setback

Cuts in public health funding have left sexual health and contraception services in crisis. How can community pharmacy bear the load?

A helping hand

Over half of all mental health conditions start before the age of 14. Pharmacies are ideally placed to inform parents and families about mental wellness and swiftly signpost them to expert support.

Barriers to breast screening

Breast screening may be uncomfortable but it’s one means of reducing deaths from breast cancer, and pharmacy teams can help women access information.

Banging, thumping, blinding

When is a headache more than just a headache? Find out how to tell the differences, what to advise and when to refer. 

Burning questions

In many cases there are simple solutions to manage and prevent gut complaints, and seeking advice early gives the best chance of successful treatment for serious conditions.

Sound advice

The ears are an essential part of communication and balance, so it’s important to take good care of them, whatever the state of a person’s hearing.

Takeaway messages

The temptations of snacking and fast food have been identified as a key problem for young people and obesity. So what can be done?

Fuelling the festivities

The winter weather and Christmas partying can do their worst. But pharmacy teams can help customers keep happy, healthy and full of festive spirit.

Rehydrating dry skin

Dry skin is likely to get worse in winter, but customers may not be clear on how to solve the problem. Help people to feel more comfortable with the skin they are in.

Put insomnia to bed

Many people are guilty of not getting enough sleep, whether intentionally or not. So what can they do to adopt healthier sleep habits?

10 minute clinic: baby care

This handy 10-minute clinic is a quick reference guide that will help you when advising customers on baby care.

Pharmacy flu fighters

Seasonal flu jabs taken off in pharmacies over the last few years. What do pharmacy teams need to know for the 2018/19 season?

Baby steps

A healthy woman is more likely to give birth to a healthy baby. So how can pharmacy teams advise mums-to-be on how to look after themselves, as well as their bump?

Don't be caught short

With up to nine million people experiencing some form of bladder weakness in the UK, there’s plenty of opportunity for pharmacy teams to offer support and advice.

There's an app for that

There are plenty of health apps out there claiming to simplify women’s self care. But might there be a downside to encouraging women to track their every health move?

10 minute clinic: head lice

This handy 10-minute clinic is designed to act as a quick reference guide that will help you advise customers on head lice, incluing self care tips and head lice myths.

Happy pet = healthy pet

Almost half of Britons own a pet and there’s plenty of scope for educating pet-owning customers on preventing and treating common health problems.

School of thought

With the new school term on the horizon, there are lots of health concerns that are likely to be playing on parents’ minds, from upset stomachs, to colds and head lice. 

In focus

The eyes are delicate organs, susceptible to a range of conditions that can be picked up during a routine eye exam, but people aren’t going as often as recommended.

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