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Population Health

Raising awareness of prostate cancer

Public understanding of prostate cancer is very poor, yet the condition is significantly increasing in prevalence in the UK. 

All things being equal

‘Meeting the needs of everyone’ is one of the founding principles of the NHS. 70 years on from its creation, is enough being done to tackle unequal health outcomes?

Celebrating 70 years of the NHS

The NHS has been at the heart of the nation for 70 years. TM looks back at the impact of the NHS on pharmacy and public health promotion.

The A word

Public and political awareness of autism is high, so it’s a good time for pharmacy teams to consider what they can do to help.

Warning Signs

While medical advances are making strokes less fatal, there are signs that patients are being affected at a younger age due to lifestyle factors.

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.

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 in pharmacy.

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 in. 

Stub it out this Stoptober

Since 2012, Stoptober has inspired 1.5 million smokers to make a quit attempt. Pharmacy teams can 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.

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