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Some cancer patients place their faith in dietary cures, writes Ben Basger: what role can pharmacists have in helping them make good decisions? Have you been exposed to scared and …

Dementia should not be considered to be an inevitable and normal part of ageing, writes Louis Roller.   “I’m just wandering, I think of things and then they go away …

Mental health issues are often poorly understood in the community, and pharmacists have a significant role to play on several levels, writes Louis Roller Around one in five people in …

One of the biggest problems with stroke is that the general population can’t identify symptoms or risk factors, writes Ben Basger Stroke outcomes are more favourable if symptoms are recognised …

Sometimes men need to be scared into taking action when they present with pain and other symptoms, writes Karalyn Huxhagen Cancer in males can be in many forms, some of …

Women’s health is a wide-ranging issue, and sometimes it’s all about asking the right questions, writes Karalyn Huxhagen I am a firm believer that pharmacists should undertake training in psychology …

Ben Basger offers some counselling tips and a treatment plan for the problem of nappy rash Try this test. Choose an area of hairless skin on your own body where …

Various conditions and medications can be a cause of dental and oral problems, writes Karalyn Huxhagen, as can a range of habits consumers may not realise can damage their teeth. …

Presentations with respiratory tract infections may offer pharmacists an opportunity to educate patients about their antibiotic use, writes Ben Basger We know that the vast majority of antibiotics are prescribed …

Providing the best advice on infant formula is a minefield for pharmacists, who don’t have enough resources on feeding Baby themselves, writes Karalyn Huxhagen Community pharmacy is often approached to provide …

New medications for hepatitis C have increased response rates, writes Ben Basger. The majority of patients (approximately 95%) acquire hepatitis C from injecting drug use. Hepatitis C virus and HIV …

Treating patients with chronic pain can be a complex, long-term relationship, especially if codeine is involved, writes Karalyn Huxhagen. Like all community pharmacists, I kick myself when I fall for …