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...


Why it’s important to give blood

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It takes a staggering 6,450 people to donate blood every day just to keep patients and hospitals supplied in England and Wales. Once donated, blood cannot be stored indefinitely, so a...


Don’t get bugged by insect bites this summer

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Bugs, or rather what they can do to us, have been hitting the headlines recently. With warnings of a Zika virus pandemic and the dramatic rise in Lyme disease, people...


Hayfever treatment to ease the sneeze

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Hayfever can ruin summer for many adults and children – if you’re a sufferer, even someone who uses hayfever treatment, it’s hard to avoid the triggers for this allergy. However,...


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