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Don't be caught short

With as many as 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 and keep them well. But are these helpful, or 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.

Happy pet = healthy pet

Almost half of Britons own a pet and most of us take the job of taking care of their health seriously. However, there’s plenty of scope for educating pet-owning customers on preventing and treating common health problems.

Morning after manners

HRA Pharma, manufacturer of emergency contraceptive pill EllaOne, has launched a new ‘Morning After Manners’ campaign to encourage women and men to talk about contraception.

The guru is back

The Deep Relief guru is returning to TV for six weeks from mid-September in an attempt to extend the success of the memorable advert.

The answer for eczema? 

Perrigo has launched a new ultra-hydrating moisturiser for dry skin, supported by media investment of over £1.5 million.

Market monitor: August

Product updates from Training Matters.

School of thought

The new school term can spark a whole host of excitement and dread for children, but also for their parents when it comes to the risk of them picking up bugs of various kinds.

In focus

The eyes are delicate organs that are 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.

Market monitor: July

Product updates from Training Matters.

Summertime, and the livin’ is easy?

Pharmacy is in the ideal position to help customers deal with the hazards that come with the joys of summer.

Get on the good foot

With the average person taking some 10,000 steps a day, it’s no wonder that around 90 per cent of adults experience some type of foot problem.

Healthy ageing

With a population living longer but in poorer health, there’s scope for pharmacy teams to help improve quality of life for older people.

Tumultuous times

It’s important for pharmacy teams to ensure that their knowledge of bowel conditions is up to date and to know when to refer customers to a GP for advice.

Getting there first

With thousands of people injured every year in the UK, it is more important than ever for pharmacy teams to understand the basics of first aid and be able to offer customers tips and advice.

A sporting chance

Obesity and overweight statistics are at an all-time high in the UK, with people of all ages putting their health at risk simply by being too heavy.

Market Monitor: June

Product updates from Training Matters.

Herbal relief for headaches

Perrigo is investing over half a million pounds in a summer marketing initiative to raise awareness of when and how to use Tiger Balm White.

Eco-friendly sun cream

Incognito has developed a new eco-friendly SPF30 sun cream with insect repellent that is both vegan and sustainable to help avoid harming coral reefs.
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