Doctor’s Blog

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...


The long-term effects of STIs

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Around 435,000 diagnoses of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) were made in England in 2015. That’s thousands of people taking steps to tackle untreated STIs – but what about the ones...


Osteoporosis treatment, causes and prevention

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Osteoporosis treatment, causes and prevention as World Osteoporosis Day calls on people to “Love Your Bones” World Osteoporosis Day falls this week (October 20), providing a timely reminder for people to...


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...


A partner’s guide to erectile dysfunction

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Despite being a common male health condition, many men find erectile dysfunction (otherwise known as ED) a difficult subject to talk about – with one in five men too embarrassed...


How to avoid nail fungus

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Anyone can experience a fungal nail infection, or onychomycosis, as it’s also known. Though many people may feel embarrassed or unclean, it’s a very common condition. It is more common...


The truth about Erectile Dysfunction in under 40s

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You could assume that erectile dysfunction (ED) is a condition that only affects older men, but you’d be wrong. In actual fact, studies have found it to be more common...


8 mistakes people make when trying to lose weight

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Whether it’s to get beach-ready for a much-anticipated holiday or to stand out at an upcoming work event, many people look to quick fixes, fad diets and unsafe techniques in...


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...


How to avoid catching an STI this freshers’ week

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Heading off to university is a pivotal time in your life. It’s filled with nerves, excitement and plenty of new experiences looming on the horizon. Freshers’ week – and its...


Painkillers explained

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We all have the odd ache or pain from time to time and when used correctly, there is no harm in reaching for pain relief, as long as you do...