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Leg & foot care: Best foot forward

Feet are usually shoved in shoes and ignored but paying them a bit of attention can make a big difference

Insomnia & stress: Wake-up call

It is important that pharmacists understand the health consequences of long-term stress and sleep disruption

Headache & migraine: Knock it on the head

Migraine can blight the lives of those affected but there is plenty pharmacists can do to lessen its impact on patients

Women's health: Fake news or actual fact?

Separating fact from fiction when it comes to women’s health – what pharmacists can do to help

Travel health: Travellers checks

Travellers can suffer from a range of health ailments. Here we consider some typical scenarios pharmacists might encounter

Sun safety: Rays awareness

Melanoma skin cancer rates are increasing fast. Pharmacy teams need to hammer home the sun safety message

Pet health: Puppy love... (and other animals)

Pharmacists must be able to recommend the most appropriate treatments for fleas, ticks and worms in their customers’ pets

Hayfever: The right response

Hayfever affects people in different ways and, depending on the circumstances, the advice pharmacists offer needs to be different too

Pregnancy & babycare: Fact or fiction

Healthcare during pregnancy can be a minefield for many women, with confusing and often contradictory information

Emergency care: Vital signs

First aid is a vital life skill yet not enough members of the public have the confidence to deal with injuries or other emergencies

Nutrition: Going against the grain

A report published last summer reignited the debate regarding which diet is best for health and weight loss

Child & teen health: Open wide!

Mary Poppins may have used a spoonful of sugar but nowadays helping the medicine go down is rather more complicated...

Upper GI health: Making the connection

With customers often muddling their terminology when describing GI symptoms, it is important to ask the right questions

Winter ailments: Packing a punch

A new sore throat ‘test and treat’ pharmacy scheme is intended to help manage public expectations around antibiotic use

Winter ailments: Stepping up to the challenge

The recommissioning of the national pharmacy flu jab service demonstrates just how successful it was last year

Eye & ear problems: Sight and sound

Many pharmacy customers will have some form of sight or hearing loss that makes it difficult for them to communicate

Head lice: School of thought

With the new school term in full swing, parents are asking pharmacy teams for advice on managing head lice

Bladder weakness

Most people find incontinence difficult to come to terms with and it can affect all aspects of everyday life

Mid-life health

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

Stress & insomnia

Nearly half of Britons say they are experiencing increased levels of anxiety in the aftermath of the EU referendum
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