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  • Vitamin D

    Why Vitamin D Is Essential for Health

    Most people get the vitamin D they need from the sun – at least during the spring/summer. However, in winter, your vitamin D levels can dip, which could leave you at risk of bone and back pain, low immunity, fatigue and more. It’s important that you do your bit to increase your vitamin D intake…

  • Diabetes awareness

    Spreading The Word For Diabetes Awareness Week

    Each year, Diabetes UK launches Diabetes Awareness Week, to help raise awareness of the disease. This year’s event will take place from 11-17 June and everyone is invited to join the conversation and get talking about diabetes. With better awareness, more incidents of Type 2 diabetes can be prevented, and the money gathered from fundraising…

  • Taking Children To Pharmacies

    Taking Children To Pharmacies – Often Best For Minor Illnesses

    While many people may assume that visiting a pharmacist is only necessary for collecting or renewing prescriptions, pharmacies actually offer a very wide range of healthcare services. In a bid to promote the use of pharmacies, NHS England has launched a new Stay Well Pharmacy campaign, which is encouraging people with non-emergency healthcare problems to visit their local pharmacist. It is…

  • Folic Acid in flour

    Putting Folic Acid In Flour – What Are The Benefits?

    The UK is considering joining a collection of 80 countries worldwide who fortify their flour with folic acid. Experts have mixed views on fortification, but most are in support of the potential new policy. Whilst the majority of research is very positive, some experts suggest that there could be adverse effects from too much folic acid, including…

  • taking medication

    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…