Clinical

Poor flu jab uptake linked to deprivation

People in the most socioeconomically deprived quintile accounted for 53 per cent of flu hospitalisations

Diabetes-related amputations rise by a fifth

The number of lower limb amputations caused by diabetes in England has risen by a fifth since the start of the decade

Clinical briefing: How far have we come on cancer survival?

Crucial advances have been made but there are still barriers to improving survival rates

Marked rise in opioid prescribing

Opioid prescribing more than doubled in England between 1998 and 2016 according to a new analysis

Allergic rhinitis guidelines for pharmacists

The NGO ARIA (Allergic Rhinitis and its Impact on Asthma) recently published guidelines for pharmacists

AD patients a suicide risk

Atopic dermatitis (AD) patients are more than a third more likely to report suicidal ideation and make suicide attempts

Getting to grips with cannabis-based medicines

The reclassification of cannabis-based medicines was a big story in 2018. Here we look at some questions following on from the move

Elderly care: Bridging the gap

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

Asthma care gets smart

Our data-rich world could offer important new insights into asthma’s epidemiology and pathogenesis

Clinical briefing: A game changer for MS sufferers?

A new report raises the prospect that multiple sclerosis might soon be ‘preventable or functionally curable’

When conceiving is a problem

Having some insight into assisted conception can transform any interaction when counselling women

Drug use in the elderly

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

Fatty livers increase risk of most cancers

Rates of most types of cancer are higher in adults with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), according to new research  

Pharmacists help prevent AF-related strokes

A pharmacist-led programme has helped to reduce the number of stokes related to atrial fibrillation by a third

Ear care: A guide for pharmacy teams

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

Help, not harm: spotting the perils of self-harm

Would you recognise the signs if a young person were self-harming? And if you did, would you know what to do next?

Clinical briefing: Aspirin and cancer

A growing body of evidence is suggesting that aspirin reduces the risk of certain cancers

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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