Month / December 2015

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  • smoking could lead to early menopause

    Could smoking lead to early menopause?

    A new study has suggested that smoking could lead to early menopause in women who are regular or heavy smokers sooner than non-smokers. Over the last few years there has been a lot of research around smoking and its effects on reproductive health and these new findings show that smoking could have a significant impact,…

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    6 Tips On How To Prevent Spreading Germs

    It’s the time of year where we seemingly can’t move for people coughing and sneezing and it certainly seems that germs are rife. Whether we’re at work, home, school or out and about, it’s important that we do our bit to prevent the spread of germs and keep colds and flu away this winter. Follow…

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    What To Do If You Suspect Pneumonia

    In autumn and winter, vulnerable people such as the elderly or those who have had previous respiratory difficulties may be susceptible to pneumonia. Whilst many cases of pneumonia are mild and can be treated by a course of antibiotics, unfortunately the illness can also be life-threatening. Therefore it is vital that patients and the family members…

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    5 Health Benefits of Cranberries

    The festive season is finally here, and between the shopping and decorations, there’s one thing we’re looking forward to more than anything – the food. Cranberries are a key part of our Christmas palette, after all, turkey isn’t turkey without cranberry sauce. But did you know that there are several health benefits of cranberries too?…

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    Christmas Repeat Prescription Reminder

    Christmas is fast approaching and amongst the excitement and chaos of shopping, decorating and cooking, it can be easy to forget about our prescriptions. The Christmas period is one of the only times of year where the majority of health services, pharmacies and shops will be shut – everyone deserves a break after all! Make…