Population Health

#RockTheRibbon

Huge progress has been made in the fight against AIDS, but as World AIDS Day approaches, stigma remains a challenge.

Short supply: Flu vaccine concerns

The phased supply of the new adjuvanted flu vaccine for people over 65 years is causing problems with the pharmacy flu service

Testing times

PHE’s Heart Age Test sparked debate when it launched in September. So is it a useful tool or will it cause more harm than good?

Breaking point

If not identified and managed appropriately, stress can have a significant negative impact both mentally and physically.

Understanding ADHD

There are practical steps pharmacy teams can take in order to best meet the needs of families living with ADHD.

Boost your microscopic squatters

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

Smoking, butt out!

Stopping smoking is the most important thing a smoker can do to improve their health. And Stoptober can help.

30 shades of purple

With Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month approaching, there are plenty of opportunities for pharmacies.

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’. 

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, particularly for men who are more likely to develop the disease than women.

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

Cancer is scary, not just to those suffering from the disease. There is plenty that pharmacy staff can do for customers.

The hidden care workforce

There are roughly seven million unpaid carers in the UK delivering support to their loved ones, 700,000 of which are under 18. 

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 charity's work to improve awareness.

Raising awareness of prostate cancer

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

The A word

Public and political awareness of autism is high, so it’s a good time for pharmacy teams to consider what they can do to help.

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. TM looks back at the impact of the NHS on pharmacy and public health promotion.

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