Doctor’s Blog

STI testing for people without symptoms

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Some people with Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) experience no symptoms and therefore do not tend to seek a test and treatment. However, untreated STIs can lead to a number of health...


How much water should people drink?

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Under normal circumstances, the amount of water we consume is regulated by the thirst reflex and the number of times we pay a visit to the toilet. However, there can be...


Beware Hay Fever Sufferers: High Pollen

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With parts of the UK set for a ‘very high’ pollen count today and into the weekend, hay fever suffers can expect to feel its wrath again. It has been particularly...


Adult acne treatment

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Coping with the physical and psychological impact of acne can be very difficult. While most people associate the condition with their teenage years, many adults also suffer. Figures from the NHS suggest...


Dr. Phelan discusses rising STI rates

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Public Health England has released updated figures on the rates of sexually transmitted infections (STI’s), with 440,000 STI’s diagnosed in 2014 in England alone. Chlamydia still tops the list of...


Britain’s double childhood obesity epidemic

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Obesity in Britain has trebled since the 1980s – so what is fuelling it and how can we help the next generation? More than half of the nation could be obese...


What Causes Female Facial Hair?

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About 40 per cent of women will experience facial hair problems at some point in their lives. There are various causes, including hormones, genetics and it can even be the...


Why men shouldn’t suffer in silence about PE

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Approximately 57% of men find it difficult to discuss issues relating to sex and sexual performance. Dr. Nitin Shori explains the issue of premature ejaculation and why it is better to consult...


How to avoid a migraine attack this festive season

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Migraines are a common neurological condition and affect about eight million people in the UK. Christmas can sometimes bring with it a host of triggers for migraines – from rich foods,...


When Unwinding After Work Becomes a Drink Problem

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In general, alcohol tends to be a socially acceptable and enjoyable part of life, but for those who regularly drink too much, it’s a relationship that can easily turn sour. Alcohol...


Could You Be Dependent On Alcohol?

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A new treatment is now being made available in the UK to tackle alcohol dependency and help people cut down their drinking. The medically licenced new pill, known as Selincro (nalmefene),...


Could Your Testosterone be Running Low?

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There are many signals that could indicate your testosterone levels are lower than they should be – low libido, muscle loss and irritability, are just a few. Our Online Doctor talks...


Why Bad Skin is Not Just for Teenagers

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You may associate spots and skin blemishes with your teenage years, but many find themselves battling with ‘bad skin’ during adulthood too – including some of our favourite celebrities. Acne is...