Population Health

The loneliness epidemic

Feelings of loneliness affect us all at some point, but being lonely can be a serious problem when it becomes chronic, affecting our health and wellbeing and damaging our ability to connect with others

Beating eating disorders

The causes of eating disorders might not be as obvious as you think, and looking out for wider signs and symptoms could help you spot someone at risk.

Gift of life

Wales recently changed to a “presumed consent” system for organ donors, and the rest of the UK is deciding whether to follow its lead.

A nation at risk

Antibiotic resistance has been named as one of the most dangerous global crises threatening our modern world.

Arresting developments

Cardiac arrest can prove fatal in minutes without treatment, yet awareness of how to use public access defibrillators remains low.

Could it be sepsis?

Quick identification and early treatment are key to avoiding unnecessary deaths from sepsis and this is where pharmacy comes in.

Dates for your diary: November-December

The festive period may be getting underway but that doesn’t mean health campaigns take a back seat and there are plenty of opportunities for pharmacies to get involved with in the coming weeks.

Fact or fiction?

When it comes to health reporting, the popular press seems to swing between must-dos and scare stories but the experts can set the record straight.

Less survivable cancers

Delays in diagnosis of many cancers can have a detrimental effect on survival prospects for patients. So what can pharmacy do to help?

Diabetes prevention

Over 3.2 million people have diabetes in the UK and the condition is on the rise thanks to unhealthy lifestyles. Here's a round up the latest lifestyle advice and guidance that can help prevent the condition.

Self Care Week is back

Self Care Week returns this November and there are plenty of opportunities for pharmacies to get involved and support their communities.

Stub it out this Stoptober

Since 2012, Stoptober has inspired 1.5 million smokers to make a quit attempt. The 2017 campaign is fully underway so what’s new this year and how can pharmacy teams offer vital support?

Raising awareness of pancreatic cancer

Public awareness of pancreatic cancer has been slow to catch up with other forms of the disease. So what is this devastating illness and what can be done to improve the statistics?

Pause for breath

A new report on air pollution report showcases the scale of the problem in regional cities as well as the capital. But what does this mean and what's the impact of air pollution on public health?

The nation's health uncovered

Are we really living longer? And are those extra years spent in good health? A new report from Public Health England set out to answer these questions.

Dates for your diary: October

From raising awareness of breast cancer and mental health to stopping smoking, there are plenty of health campaigns for pharmacies to get involved with this autumn.

Healthy heart debate

Knowing what to eat and what not to eat for the benefit of our health can be confusing, especially when there’s conflicting information coming from all angles.

Delaying decay

Protecting children’s dental health is a job for joined up healthcare, including community pharmacy input. So how do you start the conversation?

Mind matters

Dementia is on the rise, but awareness of the disease remains low. With Dementia Friends now included in the quality payments scheme, pharmacy has an even greater chance to change this.

Plain and simple?

The UK Government has forced tobacco manufacturers to sell cigarettes and tobacco in plain packaging but what's the potential impact of this latest piece of legislation?
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