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Gingivitis – causes, consequences and prevention

Mild gum disease, known as gingivitis, can develop into a more serious problem if left unchecked. 

Headaches and migraines

Headaches are an inconvenience but a migraine can be so disabling, it stops a person from getting on with their life.   

Women’s intimate health

Vaginal symptoms tend to be taboo topics but they are surprisingly common, affecting most women at some point in their lives.  

Conjunctivitis or coronavirus?

Could viral conjunctivitis be a symptom of Covid-19 infection?

Keeping off the pounds

How can community pharmacists help people maintain a healthy weight and eat healthy? 

OTC casebook: Colic

We examine colic, its main signs and symptoms and its physiological and anatomical causes.

Digital interventions can play a role says NICE

Digital tools should be offered in addition to existing health services, not as a replacement, says NICE

OTC casebook: head lice

We examine the questions and misconceptions about head lice.

Osteoporosis - undiagnosed in men

Osteoporosis remains under-recognised and under-treated, particularly in men. So what can pharmacists do to help?

Kicking the habit

Local authority stop smoking services have been scaled back in recent years but pharmacists can still help. 

Senior health

Community pharmacists’ roles in supporting older people has changed drastically in the last 10 years.

OTC casebook: cold sores

What is systemic lupus erythematosus and what are the causes?

Coughs and colds and AMR 

Do your bit for antimicrobial resistance by telling people antibiotics are inappropriate for most colds and sore throats.

A competent approach to incontinence

Bladder weakness remains a taboo topic for so many men and women.

Oral care

Fifty per cent of adults in the UK have not been to the dentist in two years. So how can community pharmacists help?

Early illness detection technology

It has become increasingly important to harness emerging technologies for the early detection of serious conditions.

First aid and wound care

Providing first aid advice and products is a central pillar of pharmacy practice but the public need more knowledge.

OTC casebook: Thrush

We take a look at the treatment options for vulvo-vaginal candidiasis. 

Vitamins, minerals and supplements

Despite the plethora of advice about healthy eating, many consumers still supplement their diet with vitamins. 

Prescription pregnancy

Victoria Goldman explores what concerns people when it comes to pregnancy and baby care. 

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