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Pharmacy And Medicines How We Can Help

We all know that pharmacists dispense medicines. But they do a lot more than that. Did you know, for example, that pharmacies can help with stopping smoking, cutting down on alcohol, advice on safe sex and emergency contraception? Lots of pharmacies are open until late and at weekends. You don’t need an appointment – you… Read more

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Weight Loss Help Starts With A Healthy Breakfast

Get into the habit of eating breakfast with these simple breakfasts designed to whet the appetite of even the most habitual breakfast skipper. Energy-boosting breakfasts ‘Apple pie’ porridge Serves: one adult Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 5 minutes Calories per portion: 345kcal (1,443kJ) Ingredients 50g of porridge oats 200ml of apple juice (with no… Read more

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Fear Of The Dentist (Tips To Help Ease Them)

One in four of us dreads a visit to the dentist, but there are ways to overcome your fear. Being afraid of the dentist means different things to different people. Maybe it’s the thought that treatment will hurt, or that the sounds and smells bring back memories of bad experiences as a child. The good… Read more

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Smelly Feet. How To Help Stop Them

Smelly feet aren’t fun for anyone, but there is an effective, simple and cheap treatment that you can use at home which will banish foot odour within a week. Medically known as Bromodosis, stinky feet are a common year-round problem. The main cause is sweaty feet combined with wearing the same shoes every day. Why… Read more

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Get Your Feet In Shape For Summer

Use these 10 summer foot care tips from the College of Podiatry to get your feet in shape for summer. Trim your toenails for summer Use proper nail clippers and cut straight across – not too short, and not down at the corners, as this can lead to ingrown nails. File them, if that’s easier…. Read more

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Podiatrist Or Chiropodist And Foot Problems

Podiatrist Or Chiropodist And Foot Problems A podiatrist or chiropodist can help you with common foot problems, including ingrown toenails and bunions. What does a podiatrist do? Podiatrists are health care professionals who have been trained to prevent, diagnose, treat and rehabilitate abnormal conditions of the feet and lower limbs. They also prevent and correct… Read more

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Hearing Loss Is Yours Getting You Down

Hearing Loss Is Yours Getting You Down

Hearing Loss Is Yours Getting You Down Finding it hard to follow conversations can take its toll on relationships, which is one reason why taking action to tackle your hearing loss is important. Despite the fact that deafness can be socially isolating, it can take up to 10 years for people who clearly have hearing… Read more

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Alcohol Helpful Tips For Cutting Down

Alcohol Helpful Tips For Cutting Down If you regularly drink more than 14 units a week, try these simple tips to help you cut down. Fourteen units is equivalent to six pints of average-strength beer, or 10 small glasses of low-strength wine. Make a plan. Before you start drinking, set a limit on how much… Read more

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Balance Your Life With Good Nutrition

Balance Your Life With Good Nutrition. Good nutrition is an important part of a good healthy lifestyle. Combined with physical activity, your diet can help reduce risk of chronic diseases and promote overall health. To achieve a balanced diet and get the maximum health benefits, aim to include foods from all the different food groups,… Read more

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Common Ailments Your Pharmacist Can Help With

Common Ailments Your Pharmacist Can Help With Every year, millions of us visit our GP with minor health problems that our local pharmacist could resolve. It’s estimated, 50 million visits to the GP are made every year for minor ailments, such as coughs and colds, mild eczema and athlete’s foot. But, by visiting your pharmacy… Read more

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Menopause Five Self Help Tips For You To Try

Menopause Five Self Help Tips For You To Try The menopause can make you feel as if you’re not in control of your own body, but there are ways to ease the symptoms, as these five self-help tips show. 1) Keep cool Hot flushes and night sweats are the most common symptoms of the menopause…. Read more

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Beat Insomnia With Ten Top Tips

Beat Insomnia With Ten Top Tips Simple lifestyle changes can make a world of difference to your quality of sleep. Follow these 10 tips for a more restful night. 1. Keep regular sleep hours Going to bed and getting up at roughly the same time every day will programme your body to sleep better. Choose… Read more

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Do You Have A Problem With Body Odour

Do You Have A Problem With Body Odour

Body odour is the unpleasant smell produced by bacteria on the skin that break down the acids in your sweat. The medical term is Bromhidrosis. Anyone who has reached puberty can produce body odour, as this is when the apocrine sweat glands develop, which produce the sweat that bacteria can quickly break down. Men are… Read more

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Facts About Period Pain:- Dysmenorrhoea

The technical term for period pain is Dysmenorrhoea. It derives from an ancient Greek expression which literally means ‘difficult monthly flow. Facts about period pain: If you have Dysmenorrhoea you are not alone; Around 80% of women experience period pain at some stage in their lifetime. You can suffer from period pain from your early… Read more

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Lip Balm For Chapped, Cracked Sore or Dry Lips

Your lips can become chapped,cracked,sore and dry when they’re exposed to the sun, wind or cold air. A lip balm containing petroleum or beeswax will provide a barrier and help seal in moisture. More moisture is lost through the lips than through any other part of the face or body. When the lips lose moisture,… Read more

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How Do I Know If My Baby Is Teething

When it comes to teething, all babies are different. But your baby will probably get their first tooth some time during their first year. Keep reading to find out how to spot when your baby is teething and what order your baby’s teeth are likely to appear in. When do babies start teething? Some babies… Read more

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Hay Fever a Common Allergic Condition

Hay fever an allergy caused by pollen or dust, in which the mucus membranes of the eyes and nose are inflamed, this can affect up to one in five people at some point in their life. Symptoms of hay fever include: :sneezing :a runny nose :itchy eyes You’ll experience hay fever symptoms if you have… Read more

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Facts About Heartburn and Indigestion

Indigestion (dyspepsia) is a general term for pain or discomfort felt in the stomach and under the ribs. Heartburn is when acid moves up from the stomach into the gullet (oesophagus) and causes a burning pain behind your breastbone. Indigestion and heartburn can occur together or on their own. It’s a common problem that affects… Read more

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Do You Suffer Problems with Catarrh

Catarrh is a build-up of mucus in an airway or cavity of the body. It usually affects the back of the nose, the throat or the sinuses (air-filled cavities in the bones of the face). It’s often temporary, but some people experience it for months or years. This is known as chronic catarrh. Catarrh can… Read more

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Helpful Advice To Get active your way

Helpful Advice To Get active your way There are many ways that busy mums, families, young people, office workers and older adults can build physical activity into their lives. Being physically active is easier than you think, especially if you make activity part of your daily routine. The amount of activity you need to do… Read more

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Helpful Tips For Sunscreen and sun safety

Sunscreen and Sun Safety. Sunburn increases you risk of skin cancer. Sunburn doesn’t just happen on holiday, you can burn in the UK, even when it’s cloudy. There’s no safe or healthy way to get a tan. A tan doesn’t protect your skin from the sun’s harmful effects. Aim to strike a balance between protecting… Read more

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Going Out And About With Urine Leakage

Going Out And About With Urine Leakage Here is some practical advice to help you get out in the world and live the life you want, rather than letting the worry of bladder problems hold you back. Out and about kit Think about what could help you stay protected and confident during the day, and… Read more

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Women’s Health Concern (Thrush)

Thrush is very common and at least three out of four women will experience thrush at some point in their lives. Thrush is a yeast infection caused by an increase in the growth of candida, a common fungus. Often it is triggered by taking antibiotics that kill the friendly bacteria which naturally suppress candida. It… Read more

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