Population Health

Banish the booze

Some 4.2 million people are projected to ditch the booze for Dry January in 2019 to save money, feel better and improve their relationship with alcohol, as well as their health, long term.

Child health goals

England is falling behind in Europe on markers for child health, and experts say no improvement is on the cards. So what can pharmacy do to help reverse this decline?

The white stuff

Overall, the sugar tax is likely to be good news for the nation’s health, but the measure may prompt queries from some people living with diabetes.

Self care: a year round mission

Self care is the topic of the moment and pharmacies are in prime position to spread the message and help protect the health of their communities.

#RockTheRibbon

Huge progress has been made in the fight against AIDS, but as World AIDS Day approaches, stigma remains a challenge.

Antidepressant prescribing on the rise

The prescribing rate of antidepressants is rising. But does this demonstrate an epidemic of misuse or a sign of good care?

Testing times

PHE’s Heart Age Test sparked debate when it launched in September. So is it a useful tool or will it cause more harm than good?

Breaking point

If not identified and managed appropriately, stress can have a significant negative impact both mentally and physically.

Understanding ADHD

There are practical steps pharmacy teams can take in order to best meet the needs of families living with ADHD.

Boost your microscopic squatters

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

Smoking, butt out!

Stopping smoking is the most important thing a smoker can do to improve their health. And Stoptober can help.

30 shades of purple

With Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month approaching, there are plenty of opportunities for pharmacies.

Cancer support with cake and a cuppa

Macmillan Cancer Support is encouraging everyone to get involved on 28 September for the ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’. 

Diabetes denial

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

The C Word

Cancer is scary, not just to those suffering from the disease. 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, 700,000 of which are under 18. 

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, predicted to become to UK's most common cancer in 2030. 

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.

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