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  • skin health

    Skin Health: How Important Is It?

    Skin is the largest organ in the body, not to mention one of the most important. Consisting of three layers—epidermis, dermis and subcutis—skin acts as the first line of defence against injury and infection. It also has a range of functions that are vital in maintaining skin health and overall wellbeing, including: Regulating body temperature…

  • sexual dysfunction

    Sexual Dysfunction: Where to Get Advice

    Most men and women experience sexual dysfunction at some point in their lives. Sexual health clinics provide much-needed support in this area, helping to improve wellbeing, strengthen family relationships and treat fertility problems. However, cuts to sexual services could leave thousands without support, leading to further potential problems for the NHS and its patients. About…

  • sun protection

    Sun Protection: Are You Using It Right?

    May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month: an annual campaign that promotes the importance of protecting your skin from harmful UV rays to prevent skin cancer. A recent study revealed that people miss 11% of their face when they apply sunscreen and are particularly prone to missing the eyelid area. As the skin of the eyelid is very…

  • how important is the measles jab

    How Important Is the Measles Jab in 2019?

    Measles is a highly contagious viral disease that, in a small number of cases, can lead to serious complications such as pneumonia, meningitis or brain inflammation. Although anyone can get measles, it is most common in young children. There is an effective vaccine available which has helped to reduce incidences of measles. It is so…

  • arthritis

    Arthritis: Can It Be Treated At Home?

    The 14th-21st May marks Arthritis Care Awareness Week, a national event that highlights the challenges of this condition and supports people who are suffering. Arthritis affects over ten million people in the UK. It causes pain, inflammation and stiffness in joints, and, although it is more prominent in those aged 40 and over, it affects people…