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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...


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,...