In 2006, the government launched the Healthy Start programme in an effort to improve the health of low-income mothers and their families. As well as...
If you believe everything you read, then probiotics are a potential treatment for many of the digestive ailments that pharmacists commonly see in...
A bad night’s sleep can ruin anyone’s day, and leave many of us feeling groggy or irritable. So when a patient recently asked to buy some sleeping...
Coughs and sore throats are extremely common illnesses that are seen all the time in community pharmacy. While patients with these symptoms may feel...
The common cold is one of the illnesses pharmacists are most often asked for advice about. Decongestants are a popular suggestion – so what is the...
The headlines were alarming: "'Indestructible' headlice now resistant to over-the-counter remedies, researchers warn", said the Daily Telegraph last...
The NHS is no stranger to tightening its belt. Now there is yet another call to ‘trim the fat’ by curtailing the prescribing of drugs that are "of...
Travel health usually brings to mind insect repellent, sun protection and remedies for upset stomachs. But in recent years, more serious threats have...
According to charity Allergy UK, of the nearly 18 million people across the nation who suffer from hayfever (seasonal allergic rhinitis), 62% say...
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