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Population Health

Protection is pivotal

Every four minutes, a young person in England is diagnosed with an STI, pharmacy teams can help reduce the incidence.

Banish the booze

Some 4.2 million people are projected to ditch the booze for Dry January in 2019 to save money and to improve their health.

Child health goals

England is falling behind in Europe on markers for child health, what can pharmacy do to help reverse this decline?

Self care: a year round mission

Self care is the topic of the moment and pharmacies can help protect the health of their communities.

The white stuff

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

#RockTheRibbon

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

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?

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?

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.

The C Word

Cancer is scary, not just to those suffering from the disease. There is plenty that pharmacy staff can do for customers.

The hidden care workforce

There are roughly seven million unpaid carers in the UK delivering support to their loved ones, 700,000 of which are under 18. 

A world of change

Ethical sourcing and sustainability is increasing in popularity for everything, including healthcare products.

Free at last

Gluten-free, wheat-free, dairy-free… the rise of free-from foods shows no signs of abating.

Tackling prostate cancer

Rebecca Porta, chief executive of male cancer charity Orchid, speaks about the charity's work to improve awareness.

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