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Clinical

Vaccine side effects generally mild, MHRA confirms

Most reports relate to injection site reactions and generalised symptoms reflecting a normal immune response to the vaccine.

Warts and verrucas

Warts and verrucas heal themselves but pharmacists can offer a range of home treatments. 

Getting men to talk  

Although 95 per cent of men know how to check themselves for testicular cancer, almost a third have never done so.

Managing the impact of the menopause 

Individual symptoms will vary and could have a physical and psychological impact.

Stop smoking services need a new way forward 

Covid-19 boosts quit attempts but funding cuts have hit services.

Women's health

Good nutrition and regular exercise can help reduce the risk of conditions like osteoarthritis and osteoporosis in women.

Fatigue, insomnia and anxiety are long term consequences of Covid-19

Study in The Lancet looks at Covid patients six months after discharge.

Love the skin you’re in 

People spent more time outdoors this summer because of lockdown so it's time to assess the damage caused by the sun. 

We need renewed focus on self-care during Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic has added pressure and stress like never before and this can cause skin conditions, says Farah Ali.  

OTC casebook: sore throat

We take a look at the treatment options for sore throat. 

Elevated INR seen in patients on anticoagulants during pandemic

MHRA warns that acute illness may exaggerate effect of warfarin tablets and necessitate dose reduction.

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?

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