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Population Health

Time to talk

World Mental Health day – 10 October – is a fantastic opportunity for pharmacy staff to tackle the issue of mental health stigma.

Looking good

Sight is the sense many fear losing the most, yet eye health is often overlooked. National Eye Health Week wants change.

Zika virus alert

The Olympics in Brazil are in full swing, but the media spotlight hasn’t just be on sport – it’s also been on the Zika virus sweeping the country.

The diet debate

A controversial new report calls for a reversal in the way we approach obesity and healthy eating.  

Breaking point

While a little stress and anxiety is normal, excessive or prolonged symptoms can push a person beyond their limits.

Reaching out

Men’s Health Week presents pharmacies with the opportunity to offer support and advice to men who otherwise might suffer in silence.

Social media reigns

Social media is increasingly favoured by charities as a way of raising funds and boosting awareness, but how effective is it?

Dr Dawn Harper supports National BV Month

Following the success of last year’s National BV Day, this year’s campaign will run for the entire month of April.

Joint talk

Pharmacies getting involved with Arthritis Care Week can help their customers better understand how to live with the condition.

From the frying pan into the clinic

Mushrooms aren't just a tasty addition to your dinner, they’re becoming increasingly important in medical treatment.

It's not all in the mind

Despite mental illness being so common and awareness levels increasing, there is a damaging taboo surrounding the issue.

Out of the ashes

Access to vital stop smoking services could be in jeopardy, but pharmacy shouldn't give up as there is plenty still to be done.

Diabetes: controlling the crisis

With cases of diabetes in the UK higher than ever before, TM looks at what’s being done to overcome the problem.

Kick the habit

No Smoking Day is the ideal time for pharmacies to promote the health benefits of quitting.

Give a positive message

How can pharmacy staff help overcome stigma around HIV testing and reach out to at-risk groups in their community?

The ‘sandwich carer’ generation

Many women have the responsibility of caring for multiple family members and their health can suffer as a result.

Health boost

Resolutions to improve health are common at this time of year. But how can customers stick with their best intentions?

Banishing the booze

The “Dry January” campaign is the ideal way for pharmacy teams to get customers to think about their drinking habits.

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