Doctor’s Blog

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...


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,...


Hair loss and cancer: what to expect and how to prepare

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Some cancer treatments can have an impact on the way you look – and hair loss can be a significant side effect. Some people find they’re losing small amounts of...


Self-help tips to tackle acne

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Dealing with acne? You’re not alone. It’s a common condition most often found in teenagers and younger adults, with approximately 80% of people between the ages of 11 and 30...


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...