Population Health

Overcoming the odds: boosting pharmacists' public health role

Pharmacy teams want to play a much bigger role in public health but some barriers keep getting in the way, says a new report

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.

Oxygen: life and death

The story of Joseph Priestley, the man who discovered oxygen

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.

Mid-life health

Supporting pharmacy customers to adopt healthier lifestyles in middle age can have significant benefits in later life

The business benefits of charity fundraising

Fundraising for local and national charities and organisations can have a positive impact on your business

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.

For richer, but not for poorer...

The gap between the lifespans of the richest and poorest in the UK is increasing for the first time since the 1870s

Smoking - triggering the quit attempt

A process for providing support to people who want to give up smoking

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.

Social media reigns

Social media is increasingly favoured by charities as a way of raising funds and boosting awareness, but how effective is it?

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.

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