Healthcare

Skin scanning service

Boots UK is trialling a private Skin Scanning Service in 50 stores across the UK in conjunction with ScreenCancer.

No fun in the sun

Warnings about getting burnt in childhood as research finds 49 per cent of parents think it is OK to let their children have tanned skin.

Helping to stop strokes

NHS England announces scheme aimed at spotting heart conditions earlier, as part of its renewed focus on preventing and tackling killer conditions.

HIV at home

Boots has introduced the BioSURE HIV Self Test Kit in 813 stores and online, helping customers manage their own health.

Lung cancer affecting non-smokers

The number of non-smokers being diagnosed with lung cancer is growing, with many cases incurable.

All about activity

Children under five years of age need to spend less time sitting and watching screens, according to new guidelines.

Oral care obligation

PSNC is urging pharmacy teams to prepare for NHS England's mandatory oral health campaign, running from 13 May to 13 June.

Technology opening windows

A new report highlights the role technology could play in increasing vaccination awareness and uptake rates.

HPV vaccination success

A routine human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination of girls aged 12 to 13 in Scotland has led to a reduction in cervical disease.

Mental health support ramps up

New and expectant mothers across the UK now have access to specialist mental health care in the area they live, says the NHS.

Opt-out organ donation approved

Adults in England will be considered potential organ donors from 2020, unless they choose to opt out or are excluded.

Diabetes in remission

Some 36 per cent of people with type 2 diabetes who took part in a weight management programme are in remission.

New ageing guide from PHE

A guide aimed at helping pharmacy teams support older people in different settings has been published by PHE.

Highlighting child tooth decay

Almost nine out of 10 hospital tooth extractions among children up to the age of five are due to preventable tooth decay.

Mental health campaign from Samaritans

Suicide prevention charity Samaritans has launched an awareness campaign today (19 March) to encourage more men to seek help.

Vape kit trial rolled out

Pharmacies in the Trafford area of Greater Manchester are to provide free vaping starter kits to smokers as part of a new trial.

National No Smoking Day 2019

No Smoking Day aims to raise awareness of the dangers of smoking, celebrate successes and encourage those still smoking to try quitting and give up for good.

PHE launches cervical screening campaign

PHE has launched a campaign – Cervical Screening Saves Lives – to encourage women to accept their cervical screening invitation.

The breathing cost

Increased prescription charges are causing over half of asthma patients in England, who are not exempt, to cut back on their medications, Asthma UK has warned.

Bright future for vitamin D

Vitamin D has become the UK’s most popular single vitamin supplement, overtaking vitamin C, according to figures from Mintel.

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