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Population Health

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.

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.

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