Doctor’s Blog

Movember – Men, Moustaches, and Cancer Awareness

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Guest Post from Live Better With Cancer Looking around, it seems like November is the month of moustaches and furry faces. The men we know and love are suddenly appearing with...


4 Things your Friend with Diabetes is Sick of Hearing and Why

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Did you get that from eating too many sweets? As confirmed by Diabetes UK, no amount of sugar has or will ever cause Type 1 Diabetes; this is the result of...


3 Pragmatic Stress Reduction Techniques for Busy People

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For those who have already tried taking a deep breath/ camomile tea/ standing on their head. 1. Rethink your To-Do List Feeling overstretched is a surefire stress trigger. If your tasklist...


A NATION OF ‘SILVER SURFERS’

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There is a common misconception that technology is for young people, and the older demographic are a little out of touch with today’s ‘Amazon generation’. But our data tells a different...


How Far Do People Travel to Collect Their Prescriptions?

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Have you ever had to wait days before you have the time to go and pick up a prescription? This isn’t as unusual as you might think – our busy...


Which Medical Symptoms Are the Most Googled in the UK?

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We’ve all been guilty of turning to Google with our symptoms when we’re feeling under the weather. A bit of a cough, a high temperature, insomnia – Doctor Google can...


Official advice for patients using online doctor services

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The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has today published a guide to help patients access reputable and regulated online doctor services, such as the Pharmacy2U Online Doctor service. The CQC says...


What you need to know about Vitamin D

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A report in the British Medical Journal suggests that vitamin D could protect against acute respiratory tract infections. Vitamin D also has other benefits. But are people getting enough? Recent changes...


The real benefits of giving up alcohol for Dry January

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Did you get to the end of Dry January without drinking a drop of alcohol? Well done. And if not, don’t worry. There’s always next year. In fact, why wait? Giving...


Beat the January Blues

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Chances are you’ve already hear about ‘Blue Monday’ and have braced yourself for the worst. This isn’t the iconic (and fantastic) New Order tune; rather it’s the most depressing day...


The essential guide to surviving winter

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The extended hours of darkness and plummeting temperatures during winter can provide unique seasonal challenges to your well-being. To help you this winter, we’ve compiled information on how to tackle...


Plan your 2017 New Years Resolutions now!

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As 2016 draws to a close, many of us will feel a bit worse for wear after the busy pre-Christmas season. Now the office parties, festive feasts and drinks are...


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...