Population Health

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 and damaging our ability to connect with others

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.

Nutrition: The fat of the land

Around 27 per cent of the population is clinically obese and another 36 per cent are overweight – the situation is out of control

Start young

Fewer young people are smoking compared with 20 years ago, but rates are still high, putting a burden on their own long-term health and the NHS, but pharmacy teams can be on hand to help.

Health inequalities: UK failing moral test

The NHS was set up to meet the health needs of everyone... so why are people still falling through the cracks?

A nation at risk

Antibiotic resistance has been named as one of the most dangerous global crises threatening our modern world.

Sitting comfortably? Helping people to be active

People’s inactivity can lead to a host of chronic health conditions, which is why we all need to get out of our chairs and move a bit more. How can pharmacy can help?

Arresting developments

Cardiac arrest can prove fatal in minutes without treatment, yet awareness of how to use public access defibrillators remains low.

Clock watch

Watching what we eat has long been the cornerstone of dieting and keeping healthy but new research suggests there might be more to managing weight than simply what we tuck into

Dates for your diary: November-December

The festive period may be getting underway but that doesn’t mean health campaigns take a back seat and there are plenty of opportunities for pharmacies to get involved with in the coming weeks.

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 and support their communities.

Stub it out this Stoptober

Since 2012, Stoptober has inspired 1.5 million smokers to make a quit attempt. The 2017 campaign is fully underway so what’s new this year and how can pharmacy teams 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?

Taking on pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic Cancer Action chief executive Ali Stunt speaks to TM about the work the charity does to raise awareness of the disease and improve early diagnosis rates.

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?

Dates for your diary: October

From raising awareness of breast cancer and mental health to stopping smoking, there are plenty of health campaigns for pharmacies to get involved with this autumn.

Sexual health: Testing times

Teenage pregnancy rates have almost halved in eight years but this could be reversed by cuts to contraceptive services
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