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Pancreatic cancer charity launches new educational materials

Knowledge of pancreatic cancer is limited and raising awareness of the condition is critical, says Pancreatic Cancer Action.

Keep Antibiotics Working campaign relaunched

PHE’s Keep Antibiotics Working campaign relaunched on 5 November to alert the public to the risks of antibiotic resistance.

Play safe with fireworks

NHS doctors and St John Ambulance have teamed up to urge people to stay safe during Guy Fawkes Night and Diwali celebrations.

BHF warns of gender divide in heart attack treatment

Stark inequalities in awareness, diagnosis and treatment of heart attacks are leading to women dying every day in the UK, according to the BHF. 

NPA: Community pharmacy already delivering on services agenda

The NPA's Helga Mangion said new public health agendas formalise ways of working that are already happening in pharmacies. 

New HIV diagnoses fall more than a quarter

HIV diagnoses in the UK have fallen by more than a quarter since 2015, according to Public Health England.

Print health warnings on every cigarette, say Scottish researchers

Printing health warnings on individual cigarettes could help reduce smoking, suggests research.

Worries for brain health in low choline levels

Plant-based vegan diets are thought to contribute to an already low intake of an essential nutrient involved in brain health.

Smoking, drinking and drug taking make young people unhappy

Pupils who have recently smoked, drunk alcohol and taken drugs are more likely to be unhappy, according to new report.

Statins linked to lower dementia risk

Statins have been connected to reducing the risk of death in dementia patients, according to research presented at the EAN Congress.

Sign up for Know Your Numbers! Week

Sign up for Know Your Numbers! Week which runs from September 9-15.  

NI pharmacies on message with public health

The ‘Living Well’ service started on June 1 and will see community pharmacists and staff in over 500 pharmacies providing information and advice

STI diagnoses up 5% in England last year

The rise in STIs is likely to be due to people not using condoms correctly and consistently with new and casual partners, and an increase in testing.

Video gaming recognised as addictive disease

Meeting in May at the 72nd World Health Assembly, 194 members of the WHO unanimously agreed to recognise 'gaming disorder' as a condition.

Global AMS Fellowship role for UK pharmacists

UK pharmacists appointed as global health fellows to support antimicrobial stewardship in Africa.

Flour power

A 12-week public consultation on plans to add folic acid to flour in the UK has started. 

Scarlet fever warning

Parents still need to be aware of scarlet fever symptoms in children according to Public Health England (PHE).



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