Category Reviews

Bladder weakness: Tapping into a growing market

What does your pharmacy offer customers who need help with bladder weakness?  

Problems of the lower GI tract

Some symptoms of lower gastrointestinal disorders can be vague and overlapping, so careful questioning of customers is required

Baby and child health

By offering good advice, pharmacy teams can play a vital role in helping parents deal with self-limiting childhood ailments

Supplements: Update on vitamin D

Everyone needs an intake of vitamin D equivalent to 10mcg (400iu) daily to help maintain healthy bones, teeth and muscles

Supplements: What’s the evidence?

Millions of people take vitamin and mineral supplements, but what’s the evidence concerning the most popular nutrients?

Allergies: Scratching the surface

Allergy rates have been rising for decades and we still don’t really know why. So what can be done to help sufferers?

Time to think topical

With topical analgesics driving growth in the musculoskeletal pain category, now is the time to think beyond skin deep

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
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PHE updates guidance on managing common infections

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