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Ibuprofen vs Paracetamol

For pain relief, aren't they just the same? Or is paracetamol better than ibuprofen in some situations, and vice versa. We explain the difference between the two.

Chlamydia: The most common STI

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?

Body Mass Index: What's your number?

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?

City AM Shortlists LDC Founder for Award

London Doctors Clinic is thrilled to announce that our CEO & Founder, Dr Seth Rankin, has been shortlisted for Entrepreneur of the Year by City A.M.

Anxiety and Depression: What can be done?

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.

Tis the season to be sneezy...

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!

LDC's New Canary Wharf Location!

London Doctors Clinic is pleased to announce the opening of it's Canary Wharf clinic! See a Private GP in Canary Wharf today or in the future for only £55!

Female incontinence: it's time to talk!

Urinary incontinence - the involuntary leakage of urine - is not a laughing matter for the estimated 3-6 million people in the UK living with the issue. We tackle the topic in today's blog piece.

Dad.Info Features LDC!

For National Cholesterol Month, Dad.Info sits down with London Doctors Clinic founder, Dr. Seth Rankin, to discuss how you can lower your cholesterol through your diet.

How much do YOU know about HIV?

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 - do you get up in the night to use the bathroom?

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.

Why can't I get pregnant?

A question our GP's often get asked, by both men and women of many ages. You may not realise, but there is a lot of advice that your GP can give to help improve your chances of conceiving.

Vitamin D – should we all be taking supplements?

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.

Food Allergies

Our food choices are one of the most direct ways that we can control our own health. But what if our foods are making us sick, by way of a food intolerances or a food allergy?

Top 10 Questions for a Pharmacist

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.

Hamstring Injuries

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)

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: The Kissing Disease

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.

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