Medication – How Much Are You Taking?

A recent NHS survey (2017) has revealed that 1.1 million prescription medications were dispensed in the UK last year, which is a rise of 47% over the last decade. The survey of over 8,000 participants revealed that one quarter of adults are taking three prescribed drugs on a daily basis, and due to increased life expectancy, almost

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Scarlet Fever – Where Should I Go?

Being confronted by scarlet fever for the first time can be daunting for any parent, particularly if you are unaware of the symptoms beforehand. Over the past year, incidents of scarlet fever have increased dramatically in England, reaching their highest level in 50 years. In 2016 alone, over 19,000 cases were reported. Doctors are not yet

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Asthma Attack Prevention – NHS Guidance

Asthma is a common lung condition that affects 5.4 million people in the UK, and just over a million of sufferers are children. Asthma causes occasional breathing difficulties that often become exacerbated in colder weather. Charity, Asthma UK has advised those with asthma to wear scarves over their noses and mouths this winter as an act of

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Migraine Attacks – Where Should I Go?

Migraines are a fairly common condition that affect one in every five women and one in fifteen men. They are severe to moderate headaches characterised by a throbbing sensation located in either side of the head. Other symptoms include feeling nauseous, vomiting and an increased sensitivity to light and sound. The Migraine Trust estimates that around 190,000 migraine attacks

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How To Turn Everyday Tasks Into A Chance For Exercise

It’s easy to complain about not having the time to exercise. While you may not be able to spare two hours a day to go to the gym, there are some things you can do throughout the day to help you burn some extra calories. You’d be surprised at how quick you can get your

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