Category Reviews

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?

Making eye contact

It is important to be able to differentiate between common eye complaints and more serious medical conditions

Winter ailments: Help cut the queues

Winter provides the perfect opportunity for pharmacy to ease the pressure on GP surgeries and A&E departments

Bladder weakness: Tapping into a growing market

What does your pharmacy offer customers who need help with bladder weakness?  

Problems of the lower GI tract

Some symptoms of lower gastrointestinal disorders can be vague and overlapping, so careful questioning of customers is required

Baby and child health

By offering good advice, pharmacy teams can play a vital role in helping parents deal with self-limiting childhood ailments

Supplements: Update on vitamin D

Everyone needs an intake of vitamin D equivalent to 10mcg (400iu) daily to help maintain healthy bones, teeth and muscles

Supplements: What’s the evidence?

Millions of people take vitamin and mineral supplements, but what’s the evidence concerning the most popular nutrients?

Allergies: Scratching the surface

Allergy rates have been rising for decades and we still don’t really know why. So what can be done to help sufferers?

Time to think topical

With topical analgesics driving growth in the musculoskeletal pain category, now is the time to think beyond skin deep
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