Doctor’s Blog

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...


6 methods to help cope with situational anxiety

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While most people feel anxious from time to time, for some, anxiety is a big part of life and can interfere with everyday activities. Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) is a...


7 ways to ease your pain

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Minor aches and pains can often be part and parcel of an active lifestyle and the aging process, but the fact is, 10 million Brits are suffering to the degree...


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...


How to cope with hair loss

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If you’re noticing more hair on your pillow in the morning or you’re increasingly catching sight of thinning patches on your head, you’re not alone. Hair loss – otherwise known as...


New breakthrough pill to tackle Alzheimer’s disease

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Recently there has been news of a pill that appears to radically slow down the debilitating impact of Alzheimer’s. This breakthrough will be welcomed by the 850,000 British people living with...


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...


We have merged with ChemistDirect.co.uk!

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We have merged with ChemistDirect.co.uk We constantly seek new ways to help our customers manage their health and so do our industry colleagues at Chemistdirect.co.uk. We are pleased to announce that...


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...