Category Reviews

Uninvited guests: treating head lice in pharmacy

As the new school year gets underway pharmacies are likely to see a spike in queries about head lice, particularly following NHS England’s decision that OTC treatments should no longer be prescribed

IBS: Spell it out

One-third of patients don’t believe healthcare professionals take irritable bowel syndrome seriously enough, so the need for better communication between care providers and sufferers is clear

Infant nutrition: Giving parents a helping hand

The role of accessible and informed healthcare professionals like community pharmacists is increasingly important in baby and child health and nutrition

Musculoskeletal pain: A joint account

Musculoskeletal pain can compromise the lives of sufferers, both physically and emotionally – yet less than a fifth of households use topical pain relief

Sleep problems & stress

The frenetic pace of life today can take its toll, resulting in mood disorders, poor sleep and ill health. How can pharmacists help?

Foot & leg care: Walk this way

People often take their feet for granted, so make sure people turn to your pharmacy for help and expert advice when problems occur

Women’s health: When the storm clouds gather

Women may be far more engaged in their health than men but face changing health needs throughout their lives

Bring me sunshine...

Our variable weather could mean pharmacy customers drop their guard and think sun protection is not necessary

Travel health: Just the ticket

With long-haul travel increasing in popularity all the time, the risks travellers face nowadays are diverse

Pet health: Paws for thought

With 12 million households owning at least one pet there is an opportunity for pharmacy to provide these customers with advice and care for their animals

Fitness & wellbeing: An uphill struggle

The population is refusing to become more active. How can pharmacy help spread the message that fitness is not a fad?

Headache & migraine: When it all gets too much

Pharmacists are well placed to help prevent and manage the debilitating problem that is medication overuse headache

Hayfever: Blowin' in the wind

There is strong evidence to show that hayfever can have a serious and substantial impact on a sufferer’s quality of life

Pregnancy & babycare: Mum's the word

Conflicting advice on managing their own health and that of their unborn baby can leave expectant mothers confused

Nutrition: The fat of the land

Around 27 per cent of the population is clinically obese and another 36 per cent are overweight – the situation is out of control

Upper GI problems: Terms & conditions

It is important to correctly identify a particular upper GI problem in order to provide appropriate advice and treatment

Men’s health: The weaker sex?

While women will report anything unusual, men often ignore a health problem and hope it will just go away...

Ear problems: Sound advice

Most children will experience at least one ear infection, while adults often have hearing issues due to age or noise exposure

Reaching hardcore smokers

With 7.6 million smokers in the UK, spending cuts by local councils are hitting stop smoking services hard

Pregnancy 101

Pregnant women have access to plenty of health information but it can often become overwhelming. So what do the experts say about common concerns from conception to birth?
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