Population Health

Boost your microscopic squatters

Pre- and probiotics are a hot topic, but do they actually have a positive effect on the body or are their benefits more style over substance?

Smoking, butt out!

Stopping smoking is the single most important thing a smoker can do to improve their health, and with the help of the upcoming Stoptober campaign, pharmacies can offer support and encouragement to customers.

30 shades of purple

With Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month approaching, there are plenty of opportunities for pharmacy teams to get involved, educate their communities and make a difference.

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’. For pharmacy staff, its time to get involved and help in the fight against cancer.

HIV and women: Losing the cloak of invisibility

A new report investigates why women are overlooked when it comes to HIV and says the issue needs addressing urgently

Diabetes denial

Diabetes is a growing problem in the UK, but particularly so for men who are more likely to develop the disease than women and more likely to experience life-changing or even life-ending consequences.

Sexual health services at a tipping point

Public health funding in England is being cut year-on-year and this is having a direct impact on sexual health services commissioned by local authorities at a time when demand is rising

The C Word

There is plenty that pharmacy staff can do for customers with cancer.

The hidden care workforce

There are roughly seven million unpaid carers in the UK delivering vital support to their loved ones.

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 work the charity is doing to improve awareness and understanding of the condition.

Raising awareness of prostate cancer

Public understanding of prostate cancer is very poor, yet the condition is increasing in prevalence.

The A word

Public and political awareness of autism is high, so it’s a good time for pharmacy teams to think about whether they are taking steps to meet the needs of their customers who have the condition. 

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 and while it’s not always had an easy ride, it’s seen as a universal force for good. TM looks back at the impact of the NHS on pharmacy and public health promotion.

Briefing: the sugar tax

So the sugar tax has been introduced – will it be able to counter the numerous health issues caused by the UK’s sweet tooth?

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 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
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