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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Don’t get bugged by insect bites this summer

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Bugs, or rather what they can do to us, have been hitting the headlines recently. With warnings of a Zika virus pandemic and the dramatic rise in Lyme disease, people...


Advice on avoiding stroke

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Did you know there are around 152,000 cases of stroke each year in the UK? That’s one stroke every three minutes and 27 seconds. Or that there are 1.2 million stroke ‘survivors’? Stroke...


Are chickenpox parties a good idea?

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Chickenpox parties, once in vogue in the 1970s and 1980s, are seeing a resurgence, with some convinced they’re a good idea. But should youngsters be deliberately exposed to chickenpox in order...


Folic acid for women considering a baby

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Folic acid is important for all women considering a baby but did you know that around half of all pregnancies in the UK are unplanned? Starting a family might not be...


Meningitis: symptoms and precautions

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While it’s relatively rare, meningitis is contagious and potentially fatal. It can strike suddenly and kill quickly, so if you suspect a member of your family could have it, you should...


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November 20, 2019 at 5:04pm
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