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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.

Great expectations

Public Health England is urging commissioners to recognise the untapped potential of community pharmacy when it comes to sexual health services.

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

Step by step

People often take their feet for granted but being known as the place to go for help when things go wrong is a great way to increase footfall in your pharmacy...

Tackling the opioid crisis

The prescription opioid time bomb has focused clinical attention on chronic pain and inspired a raft of management initiatives across the UK.

Pharmacist advice helps prostate cancer patients study finds

Advice from pharmacists on increasing physical activity can improve the cardiovascular health of men with prostate cancer, study finds

Briefing: a novel approach to treating depression

Could a headset that delivers transcranial direct-current stimulation be the next big thing in treating depression?

Flu jabs in community pharmacies boost overall uptake

Offering flu immunisation in community pharmacies increased the number of people in Wales who received the jab, report finds.

Alprazolam misuse highlighted in young

Young people are especially likely to misuse alprazolam resulting in short-term toxicity and long-term dependence, research finds.

Statins linked to lower dementia risk

Statins have been connected to reducing the risk of death in dementia patients, according to research presented at the EAN Congress.

Smoking on the decline

The number of adult smokers has fallen by around 1.8 million in England over seven years.

Does OTC NRT still have a role in smoking cessation?

E-cigarettes and varenicline are associated with higher abstinence rates than other smoking cessation aids including NRT

Does OTC NRT still have a role in smoking cessation?

E-cigarettes and varenicline are associated with higher abstinence rates than other smoking cessation aids.

Women with COPD fare worse than men

Women with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are at greater risk of frequent and severe acute exacerbations than men

More studies link psoriasis and mental illness

Two new studies confirm that psoriasis is associated with a markedly increased risk of developing mental illnesses

Pharmacists not using Yellow Card Scheme

Almost three in every five community pharmacists have never reported an adverse drug reaction

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