Pharmacy And Medicines How We Can Help

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

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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Keep Fleas In Check Treat Your Pets And Home

Keep Fleas In Check Treat Your Pets And Home

Fleas, can be a problem even in the most spotless of homes, or on the cleanest pet. Treat your pets and your home and keep fleas away. Checklist: Is your pet scratching? Can you see tiny dark specks in their fur? Do you have any unaccounted for insect bites on yourself? If you are in… Read more

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Travel Safe Basic Health Kit Checklist

Travel Safe Basic Health Kit Checklist

What to pack to stay safe and healthy abroad, including first aid essentials. Basic travel health kit The exact contents of your travel kit will depend on your travel plans. A basic first aid kit includes: antiseptic painkillers wound-cleaning gauze sterile dressings bandage tape plasters tweezers scissors thermometer antihistamines sunburn treatment insect repellent insect bite… Read more

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Your Medicine Cabinet For The Home

Your Medicine Cabinet For The Home

Even a minor illness and ailments such as colds, headaches and diarrhoea can disrupt your life. Be prepared for most common ailments by keeping a well-stocked medicine cabinet at home. This list doesn’t cover everything, but it will help you deal with most minor ailments. Always follow the directions on medicine packets and information leaflets,… Read more

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Fear Of The Dentist (Tips To Help Ease Them)

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. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Tips For Managing Your Pain At Home

Tips For Managing Your Pain At Home

Tips For Managing Your Pain At Home Its estimated that 10 million people in the UK experience pain nearly every day. Here are a few tips helping you to help yourself…. 1. Light exercise Though pain can make exercise difficult, gentle movement may help to ease your discomfort. this could be walking, swimming or even… 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

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

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

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 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

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

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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