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Therapeutic Reviews

Great expectations

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

The enigmatic aura

Could you tell the difference between a migraine aura and a transient ischaemic attack or stroke?

Vitamin D: Getting the balance right

Vitamin D is one of the positive effects of exposure to sunlight – but how can pharmacists help customers avoid the negative effects of overexposure?

HRT: Why the reluctance to prescribe?

A survey found that 60 per cent of women had never been offered HRT – and even more worrying is that 66 per cent were offered antidepressants instead 

Making headway: A pharmacist's guide to headaches

Headache is the umbrella term used for a number of different conditions that can be difficult for pharmacists to differentiate and therefore manage appropriately

Question time on oral care

While awareness regarding the factors that can affect the health of teeth and gums has increased, there is still much to do to change habits

Blowing in the wind: Hayfever management

In most cases hayfever can be managed successfully in community pharmacy through self-management advice and by offering appropriate treatments

Status epilepticus: why rapid, aggressive treatment is essential

In contrast to typical epilepsy seizures, untreated SE can last an hour or more, increasing the risk of serious complications

Clinical review: Antihypertensive medications

From ACE inhibitors to alpha blockers, here is detailed look at the different classes of antihypertensives

Time for action on obesity

The UK population is more obese and less active than ever before. Can pharmacists help turn things around?

Wound & scar management: Could do better

Dermatologists want community pharmacists and other healthcare professionals to provide better advice

One in eight: Young people and mental health

Over 12 per cent of five to 19-year-olds are currently dealing with at least one mental health disorder

On your marks… How pharmacy can support young parents

Supporting young parents can be the beginning of an enduring relationship between pharmacy and customer 

Form & function: Advancing our knowledge of GI health

Our understanding of many aspects of gastrointestinal function is still in its infancy

Elderly care: Bridging the gap

There is a clear opportunity for community pharmacists and their teams to lead best practice

Drug use in the elderly

More integrated interventions are essential to tackle inappropriate prescribing and poor adherence in elderly patients

Ear care: A guide for pharmacy teams

How can pharmacy teams help customers manage hearing loss and other ear conditions?

Men’s health: An uphill struggle

At a time when we’re supposedly more health aware than ever before, what could be causing men to neglect their health?

Report: Could the end of smoking be in sight?

The Government is aiming for a smoke-free generation – and there are plenty of promising therapeutic options under evaluation

Eye spy: taking eye health seriously

A quarter of people in the UK are failing to have an eye test every two years as recommended. Why?

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