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Advising on malaria: Offering expert advice to customers

This module is designed to help you make a difference to travellers, equipping you to give expert advice and recommend effective products that are available without prescription.

MMR push as measles outbreaks prompt concern

Measles outbreaks across England have led Public Health England (PHE) to raise awareness of the importance of the MMR vaccine.

Living on burrowed time

There have been some testing times for rabbits, finds Steve Ainsworth.

Signposting Solutions: Travel Health

Scott Banks tracks down a few key websites and resources that pharmacy staff can confidently recommend. 

Lack of sleep leads to childhood obesity, finds study

While healthy eating and exercise are important, this study demonstrates that getting enough sleep is important too.

Short-term inactivity can have long-term repercussions

Just 14 days of increased sedentary behaviour induces small but significant changes in health.

Coeliac UK launches research fund campaign

The research appeal is being headed up by Coeliac UK’s patron, actor Caroline Quentin who was diagnosed with the autoimmune disease three years ago.

Diabetes UK publishes new nutrition guidelines

For the first time the charity's guidelines outline how people with Type 2 diabetes might be able to achieve remission.

PHE tells nation to diet

"The simple truth is on average we need to eat less" - Duncan Selbie, chief executive of PHE. 

New campaign to increase awareness of obesity and cancer link

Being overweight or obese as an adult is linked to 13 different types of cancer.

Fake news gets real

The profession needs to look to February 2019 in order to prepare fully for the implementation of the EU Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD).

Flu to form

Steve Ainsworth gives a timely reminder on just how dangerous flu can be.

Keeping those new year resolutions

It’s that time of year when customers will be vowing to make some changes. Many will focus on alcohol, exercise, weight loss and smoking cessation.

Multiple choices: LloydsPharmacy working with Cancer Vanguard

A partnership in the north west has created an opportunity for patients to go to a community pharmacy to have their risk of having cancer assessed.

Public now happy to donate to 'preventable diseases', survey shows

The poll suggests Brits are now much more open in donating to cancers which have traditionally been linked with lifestyle choices such as smoking and alcohol.

UK heads obesity league in Western Europe

Britain is the most overweight nation in Western Europe.

Hospital crackdown on unhealthy snacking

Hospitals will be given a cash boost for facilitating the change.

Migraine Awareness Week runs 3-9 September

The week will kick off with a Migraine Information Event in Shrewsbury on 2 September.

London's Science Museum showcases disease breathalyzer

The disease breathalyzer, ReCIVA, has been selected to feature in the Tomorrow’s World gallery.

WE100 campaign gets under way in pharmacy

In the UK the focus is on elder care, with the emphasis on keeping older people healthier and more active.
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