What to do if you are unwell this Christmas

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  The festive break is a time for us to relax and enjoy ourselves. Unfortunately, illness doesn’t stop for the holidays. With the whole nation celebrating, what should you do...


World AIDS Day 2016: Tackling the myths of HIV

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HIV has been the subject of some encouraging news recently. There’s a new drug being developed in Israel which appears to cause HIV-infected cells to self-destruct without harming healthy cells. Tests...


Help to reduce drinking

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Help to reduce drinking in Alcohol Awareness Week Most of us like a drink. Whether it’s a Friday night pint with friends or a bottle of wine over dinner, alcohol is...


Men’s health in Movember

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November is officially Movember, the month of the moustache and the campaign to raise money and awareness of the conditions that affect men the most – prostate cancer, testicular cancer,...


Fertility advice for couples considering starting a family

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Many couples are fortunate enough not to have any fertility problems and are capable of conceiving without any medical intervention. However, according to Fertility UK, one in six couples face fertility...


Tackling anxiety

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Feeling worried is a natural part of life, an emotion that helps to trigger our ‘fight or flight’ response – our body’s way of preparing us for a situation when...


World Pharmacists Day: Just what the doctor ordered

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“I Care For You”, that’s the slogan of this year’s World Pharmacists Day (September 25) and I think many would agree that pharmacists nowadays, whether online or on the high...


Let’s talk about sex

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It may be a subject that we shy away from but as England has one of the highest rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in Western Europe, we need to...


10 tips for a healthy new school term

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Summer is nearly over and children are heading back to school. Here are my top 10 tips to make sure it’s a healthy and productive first term for both parents...


Top 10 festival health tips for families

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Festivals are becoming increasingly popular, with more families than ever donning their wellies and hoping for a little bit of music and fun. However, it pays to be prepared. Here...


World Breastfeeding Week: benefits for mums and babies

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World Breastfeeding Week (1 to 7 August) helps to highlight an issue that is never far from the headlines, with reports of shops asking nursing mums to leave and some...


Keeping healthy in a heatwave

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Complaining about the weather is something of a national pastime in the UK, but with British Summer Time now finally upon us it is best to be prepared for the...


Summer of sport: will it leave you fatter or fitter?

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The so-called ‘Summer of Sport’ should have been inspiring us all to not just be a spectator but to get off the couch and do something active. Did you know lack...


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