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EHC not affected by weight

Women that they can continue to take emergency contraceptives when needed, regardless of their body weight

Less sugar, please

Britons are drinking fewer sugary, fizzy drinks, following a Change4Life campaign back in January.

Pharmacy pulls its weight

A community pharmacy programme has been shown to help patients lose weight

700 diagnosed with diabetes every day

More than 700 people are diagnosed with diabetes each day in the UK

Prescribing rates rocket

The number of prescription items dispensed in the community has soared by almost 60 per cent in the last 10 years  

Hay fever hell

Twice as many patients visited their GP about hay fever symptoms this June compared with the same period last year  

Super MCAs

Experts have called for a different class of MCAs to help improve pharmacy advice following the Which? survey

Easing winter pressures

MPs claim that making better use of community pharmacies could help to ease the burden of winter pressures

Changing antibiotic attitudes

Healthcare and public health bodies have come together to clamp down on the misuse and overuse of antibiotics

Millions disregard medicines advice

Millions of patients are jeopardising their health by failing to follow medicines advice

Pharmacy leads the way in asthma care

Community pharmacy has the potential to make a significant contribution to the care of people with asthma

Great service on repeat

Community pharmacy makes essential contribution to the optimisation and safety of repeat medications  

Cutting edge design

Lloydspharmacy in West Bromwich, has become the 1,000th store to be redesigned by T3 Pharmacy Design  

No e-cigs for kids

A PHE study has revealed that some retailers are selling e-cigarettes to people aged under 18  

Three cheers for health champions

Community-based health champions and trainers have huge potential to improve public health and boost their own wellbeing

Time out with... Naz Meghji, head of retail, Avicenna

Naz has owned a pharmacy for 15 years, been a pharmacy manager and area manager at a national multiple

Get up to speed on anticoagulants

Thousands of lives could be saved each year if patients with AF are prescribed new generation anticoagulants

Ironing out heavy periods

Iron supplementation can improve the quality of life of women with heavy menstrual bleeding

Pre-diabetes rising fast

There are three times as many people in England living with pre-diabetes today compared with eight years ago

Positive results for bladder cancer campaign

The Government is planning to re-run a national bladder cancer awareness campaign later this year  
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