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Obesity

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Keeping women well

There are many common women’s health problems that can benefit from fast intervention, and pharmacy teams can help. 

Covid has sparked healthier behaviours, reveals study

Eight in 10 adults have changed their lifestyle and seven in 10 said Covid motivated them to live healthier lives.

Teenage diet concerns

Are teenagers’ diets sufficiently balanced to ensure they grow into healthy adults? Evidence suggests they’re not.

Tackling teenage sleep issues

The Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated an already tired situation when it comes to young people and sleep.

Child obesity on the increase in England, warns report

Obesity among children in England is on the rise according to a government report.  

Supporting men's health

Men are less engaged with healthcare services than women, but pharmacy teams can ensure they don’t suffer in silence.

The obesity agenda

Obesity has been moving up the Government’s agenda in recent years, but the UK population is still piling on the pounds. 

300k people use diabetes risk checker tool

Some 291,325 people used the Diabetes UK ‘Know Your Risk’ tool to check their risk of type 2 diabetes online since the end of July.

Pharmacy's role in tackling obesity

Pharmacies already have a role in helping people manage weight loss, but are they included in the Government’s new strategy on tackling obesity?

PHE launches nationwide campaign to tackle health issues

Public Health England (PHE) has launched a nationwide adult health campaign to help people live healthier lives after Covid-19.

RPS urges ministers to ensure pharmacy has big obesity role

The RPS says the government’s strategy on tackling obesity will succeed if community pharmacies play a key role.

Fitness app nears 1 million downloads during lockdown

Public Health England’s (PHE) Couch to 5k fitness app has reached nearly one million downloads. 

Let's hear it for the boy

A lack of health services for men has seen an increase in the health inequality gap, but pharmacy teams can help.

The obesity agenda

The Welsh Government has published a new strategy to help people manage their weight and pharmacy teams can help.

Obesity costs us £409 each in taxes

Obesity is costing each UK citizen an additional £409 a year in taxes and cutting their life expectancy by 2.7 years, according to an OECD report.

UK should be smoke-free by 2030, says PHE

A smoke-free society, healthier diets, cleaner air and better mental health are the top PHE priorities for 2020-2025.  

Obesity trumps smoking as cause of some cancers

Obesity has trumped cancer as the leading cause of four cancers.

A sweet solution?

Chocolate may be classed as a guilty pleasure, but research suggests it has the potential to do good rather than just harm.

Legs, mums and tums

A new study published in the journal JAMA reaffirms that it is not healthy to gain excessive weight during pregnancy.

Inconvenient truths

The Health Survey for England highlights unhealthy behaviours, pharmacy teams can help people make a positive change.

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