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Population Health

A pill for all ills

An intervention that doesn’t require a prescription, yet improves both physical and mental health – sounds good, right?

Help is at hand

Suicide is one of the UK’s biggest public health issues but now the government is looking to boost support for vulnerable people.

Drinking too much

New statistics show women are drinking more alcohol than ever before so what can pharmacy staff do to help customers moderate their intake?

Loneliness: tackling the epidemic

The UK is believed to be the loneliest place in Europe and this is having a profound effect on people’s physical and mental health.

Tired of being tired

Some 20 million people worldwide are living with ME, yet it remains a little understood illness.

Measles mania?

Measles cases are on the rise and, thanks to an immunisation gap and large scale public events such as music festivals, the disease no longer justs affects children.

What's wrong with homeopathy?

The presence of homeopathic remedies in pharmacy, both in the dispensary and on sale, has been the focus of a debate that has been raging for decades.

A missed opportunity?

The Government’s newly published childhood obesity action plan has drawn negative responses from charities, experts and public bodies.

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.

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