Known as the silent STI, cases of Chlamydia infection have been soaring over recent years, with over 200,000 Chlamydia diagnoses in the UK last year alone. So what do you need to know about this silent disease?
Are you slim? Or carrying a few extra pounds? Or maybe more on the skinny side? Discussing your weight can be a sensitive topic, but with the BMI it needn't be. One simple value can give a great insight into your weight and health. So, do you know yours?
We've covered a bit in previous blog posts about the conditions of Anxiety and Depression, but have touched only a little on the vast wealth of treatments available. This blog post explores some of the most commonly recommended therapies for these conditions.
Winter is coming...for those who don't watch Game of Thrones these words may be quite daunting. However, in the UK we cant avoid the cold months ahead of us, so our pharmacist, Dipali, is here to prepare you for cold and flu season!
HIV: we've all heard of it, but what exactly does this virus do? Can it be treated? And what's the difference between HIV and AIDS?
We summarise all you need to know about HIV: its symptoms, treatment and screening.
Nocturia is the technical term for getting up to go to the toilet in the night. Although this is usually perfectly normal, if you find yourself getting up more often, this could be a symptom of something more serious.
Of all the essential vitamins and minerals, Vitamin D is one of the most pleasant to top up on - instead of enduring kale for your Vitamin K fix, or scoffing carrots to for the Vitamin A, the best way source of Vitamin D is in sunshine! As summer fades, we run you through what to be aware of regarding your Vitamin D levels.
The step after Dr Google, and before visiting a real doctor, most people pop into a pharmacy to try and find the diagnosis and treatment they need. We've compiled a list of the top 10 enquiries customers ask a pharmacist, and when it's finally time to see a GP.
As the summer travellers start trickling home at the end of Summer, one condition we're seeing a lot of is traveller's diarrhoea. We run you through the risk factors, symptoms and treatments for this holiday dampener.
Do you remember British athlete Derek Redmond's dramatic injury during the 400m semifinals of the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona? It was all down to a simple hamstring tear! We fill you in on this common, yet potentially devastating, sports injury.
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common condition in women, leading to the development of cysts on the ovaries. It is thought that approximately 10% of women in the UK are affected by PCOS, and it's one of the leading causes of infertility in women.
We run you through a few key features of the condition.
Glandular fever is a common viral infection, spread in saliva - such as when kissing! It can lead to troublesome symptoms, including sore throat and extreme tiredness. We outline a few signs and symptoms to look out for, as well as how to diagnose and manage the illness.
Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI's), Diseases (STD's), Venereal Diseases – whatever you want to call them – have been around for centuries. So isn't it time to get yourself clued up on the world of STI's?