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Heart of the matter: BP checks in pharmacy

A new report recommends that routine health assessments like heart and BP checks need to become a regular part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. 

Lifestyle & prenatal development

Parents’ lifestyle choices and general health, both preconception and during pregnancy, can have a big impact on the growth and development of their child.

Gut feeling

Community pharmacists can play an important role as a source of initial advice and ongoing help in the management of heartburn and indigestion.

The ageing process

Estimates suggest that one in seven of us will be over 75 years of age by 2040, so attention is turning to treatments to target the ageing process.

Season’s greetings

Researchers are exploring promising therapeutic avenues for coughs and colds but symptomatic remedies will remain a pharmacy mainstay for now.

Where are we now?

In 2017/2018 smoking was responsible for almost 485,000 hospital admissions – an increase of 2 per cent on the previous year.

Sound advice

The ears can be affected by a diverse range of problems that can all impair hearing.

Sight for sore eyes

Experts are concerned about the effects excessive screen time can have on the eyes… but what do they mean by excessive?

A window of opportunity?

Winter is on the way and with it an increase in common minor ailments such as cough, cold, sore throat and flu.

The great CBD oil conundrum

Consumer interest in CBD oil is growing fast but should pharmacists embrace the market as a new opportunity or run for the hills? 

Unwelcome guests

Uninvited guests in search of free bed and board, such as head lice, scabies and threadworm, need to be addressed quickly in order to prevent entire households being infected.

Ticked off

How can pharmacists help to tame ‘one of the most dangerous animals in Europe’?

Cereal offenders

In the UK, 70 per cent of people with coeliac disease remain undiagnosed as the symptom overlap between the condition, irritable bowel syndrome and non-coeliac gluten sensitivity pose real diagnostic challenges

Caught short

Bladder weakness has a substantial effect on quality of life but is often viewed as a stigmatising condition – so not everyone asks for professional help...

Growing pains

Feeling comfortable in your own skin can be a challenge at any age but for today’s adolescents, social media is making things a lot more complicated when it comes to their health.

Surface tension

With an increasing number of people in the UK living with a skin condition, good treatment advice from pharmacists has never been more important.

When should customers fork out?

Despite their growing popularity, there remains a great deal of public confusion about when VMS supplements are recommended or useful.

Time to think topical

Helping customers choose the right topical analgesic for their individual needs is key if they are to gain optimum benefit.

Reacting to allergy

In a survey earlier this year GPs said that up to 90 per cent of their appointments with summer pollen sufferers were unnecessary and could be dealt with in the local pharmacy. They are absolutely right.

Under pressure

While the body’s need for a good night’s sleep is increasingly understood, research shows that we’re actually sleeping for less time than ever before due to anxiety and stress

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