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Essential Medicines To Pack In Your Travel Kit!

Going travelling? If there's one important medical necessity you need to prepare before you go, it's that emergency travel medicine bag! We asked our Superintendent Pharmacist, Dipali Khurana, for the essential run-down of which medicines you simply cannot travel without.

National Blood Week: All About Anaemia

We all know how important our blood is, providing a constant supply of oxygen and nutrients to every corner of the body. As part of National Blood Week, we'll touch on the importance on giving blood, before focusing on the most common blood disorder: Anaemia.

How To Handle Sunburn

The UK is currently experiencing an incredible heat wave, with temperatures soaring as high as 30 degrees! These temperatures are a far cry from the average British weather forecast - and, quite frankly, us Brits are just not used to it! Today we're touching on a condition close to the hearts (and shoulders/ noses) of anyone who's seen a little too much of the sun this weekend. Yes, you guessed it, we're talking about Sunburn!

Raising Awareness of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Did you realise, there are nearly half a million people in the UK living with Rheumatoid Arthritis? More than you might have expected, for such a little-known condition! Read today's blog for a brief insight into the condition, and the tell-tale symptoms to look out for.

Top Ten Health Tips For Men

If there's one article you read this week for Men's Health 2017, it's this one! We summarise the ten most important factors for men, to ensure their health stays in optimal condition! Most of us are guilty of neglecting numbers 3 and 4...

Men's Health Week: Prostate Cancer

This week (12th - 18th June) is Men's Health Week and, as always, we're doing our bit to help raise awareness of relevant medical conditions! Today's article focuses on a serious condition affecting around 10% of men at some point in their lives: Prostate Cancer.

Cervical Cancer & The Smear Test

Are you a woman aged over 25? Are you up to date on your smear tests? Do you fully understand what smear tests look for? Today, as part of Cervical Screening Awareness Week, we give you an overview of Cervical Cancer and answer the all important associated questions.

Cervical Cancer Symptoms

The most important reason for promoting disease awareness is to educate the public and help them recognise the tell-tale signs to watch out for. The sooner symptoms are recognised, the sooner medical intervention can be sought, the better the prognosis. So do yourself a favour and read on!

Feeling Dizzy? It Could Be Heart-Related...

As we come to the end of our Heart Health week, we touch on a very common symptom experienced by patients. Dizziness can be a sign of many different things, including heart problems, as we discuss in today's blog.

Atrial Fibrillation – And the Beat Goes On

You don't have to be a doctor to know what the heart normally sounds like - we're all familiar with the classic rhythm of a beating heart. You do, however. need to be medically trained to detect an abnormal rhythm, such as Atrial Fibrillation. Find out all about this condition, from symptoms to treatment in today's blog!

The Nuisance & Pain of Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are a very common condition; it is thought that as many as 1 in 3 people may be affected at some point in their lives, with women at higher risk than men. But what are varicose veins anyway? In this article we talk about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of varicose veins.

Do I Need An ECG?

This is one of the first investigations performed for any patients complaining of cardiac-sounding symptoms. It is a simple test that can be done in just minutes and provides a great insight into how your heart is doing. We discuss how this simple test works and which conditions can be diagnosed from ECG recordings.

Chest Pain? It Could Be Angina?

We're kicking off our Heart Health week at LDC by talking about a chronic heart condition that affects thousands of people in the UK: Angina. Whether you have been diagnosed with Angina yourself, or someone you know has, this article is well worth a read - to brush up on your knowledge of which symptoms are normal and when to be concerned.

CBT: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

CBT is a type of talking therapy proven to be very effective in helping people with a variety of different conditions, from stress and depression, to chronic pain and anger management! We explain a bit more about how CBT works in today's blog post.

Student Exam Season: Top Tips To Relieve Stress

What is the first feeling that comes to mind when someone mentions exams? For most people, it is STRESS! Too much of it can be detrimental to your performance, and yet too little can lead to insufficient motivation. In today's blog post, we talk about how to rein in the stress and find the right balance to perform to the best of your ability!

UTI: A Burning Issue

As part of LDC's Kidney Health week, today we're talking all about a very common group of infections affecting the waterworks system: Urinary Tract Infections. While they are not usually harmful, if left untreated, UTIs can cause damage to the kidneys - hence our link to Kidney Health week!

Urinary Incontinence: Managing Life's Little Accidents

While on the topic of the kidneys, we'll also be mentioning a couple of conditions to do with 'the waterworks system' as a whole. This includes the kidneys and bladder, as well as the tubes in between! One fairly common, yet often unreported waterworks issue, is urinary incontinence - which we will discuss in today's article.

Blood In The Urine: Time To Worry?

Urine can come in various different colours, from colourless to deep yellow, depending on how hydrated we are. One worrying colour to watch out for, though, is red, as this could indicate blood in the urine. So, what should you do if you spot blood in the urine?! Find out in today's blog.

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