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The Highs and Lows of Bi-Polar Disorder

We all have our ups and downs, but Bi-Polar disorder is condition whereby your mood fluctuates more significantly than the average. It's thought that between 1-2% of the population will be diagnosed as having bipolar at some point in their lives, with some studies suggesting up to 5% of us are on the 'bipolar spectrum'...

Iron Deficiency: Take A Leaf Out Of Popeye's Book!

Did you ever see Popeye looking tired, pale, or short of breath? Didn't think so! With a diet so high in spinach, if there's one thing this guy isn't, it's iron deficient. Today's blog is all about iron, as well as the symptoms and causes of iron deficiency. Read on for top tips on how to be more like Popeye...

The Symptoms of Anaemia

Did you realise, that there are various different types of anaemia? All with different recommended treatments? Today, we talk through the common symptoms of each of these types of anaemia, and touch on how these are best treated.

Sore Throat & Swollen Tonsils? Yup, It's Probably Tonsillitis!

Most of us have probably experienced an episode of tonsillitis at least once in our lives, with some people suffering frequent episodes of this common infection! So why don't doctors prescribe antibiotics every time you start to feel your tonsils tingle? And why don't we just have our tonsils removed?!

World Down's Syndrome Day

Do you know why today, the 21st of March, is International Down's Syndrome Awareness Day? Or why these numbers are very important in the genetics of the condition? For the answer to this, and much more about Down's Syndrome, check out today's blog post!

The Curse of The Cold Sore

Cold sores are caused by one of the most common viruses amongst the population. They're harmless, but can be a real nuisance, popping up at the worst possible times in life! We explain the common triggers of cold-sores, as well as how best to manage the condition: preventing their occurrence and speeding up their healing time.

Do You Know Your BMI?

Nowadays, we use all sorts of euphemisms to sugar-coat the issue of being overweight, as it can be a very touchy subject! But if you're plus-sized, bigger boned, or carrying a few extra pounds, there's no running from reality with the BMI! We explain how to calculate this value and interpret your results in today's blog piece on the Body Mass Index.

All You Need To Know About Dehydration: From Thirsty To A&E!

Feeling sluggish? Struggling to concentrate? Skin problems? You could be suffering from a common problem which affects many of us - dehydration. Did you know, severe dehydration can lead to serious illnesses, requiring hospital treatment! Stay hydrated, stay healthy. Read on for more...

Brain Awareness Week: Cerebral Palsy

As part of brain awareness week, today we focus on a common neurological condition called Cerebral Palsy. This condition is diagnosed during a child's first few years, so it's very important to be aware of the signs and symptoms!

Stroke

As part of Brain Awareness Week, we're tacking some of the biggest topics in neurology - today we're focusing on strokes. This very serious condition is considered a medical emergency, and the quicker sufferers receive medical attention, the better the outcome. Would you recognise the first signs of a stroke?

My Head Hurts, Is It A Tension Headache?

Does your head ever feel like an elastic band has been tightly wrapped around it? This is how many sufferers of Tension Headaches describe the sensation. Generally, headaches are nothing to worry about! But we talk you through the red flags to be aware of - in case your headache is a sign of something more sinister...

HRT: Hormone Replacement Therapy

For millions of women experiencing the symptoms of menopause every year in the UK, HRT provides significant relief during this often difficult time. We run you through the workings of this therapy, who can take it and when.

Morning Sickness

"How am I supposed to eat for two if I constantly feel sick?!" We answer this question, and many more, in today's blog tackling Morning Sickness as part of our Women's Health Week!

Supplements: Friend or Foe?

Are you constantly seduced by marketing campaigns telling you what you should take during your pregnancy? If you’d like to know which supplements to take without the fuss and frills, check out today's article on the topic.

Pregnancy Testing: The Most Important Pee of Your Life!

If you’ve ever looked at the pregnancy test aisle of a pharmacy, you’ll know that there can be an overwhelming number of options to choose from. So what's the difference between them all?! And what about the blood test for pregnancy? We run you through everything you need to know on the world of pregnancy testing...

Top Ten Myths About The Contraceptive Pill

Oral contraceptives were introduced almost 50 years ago, and over 100 million women currently use them. But how much do you really know about the pill?

All You Need To Know, About That Monthly Visit From Aunt Flo

Most people are very familiar with the monthly phenomenon that is a woman's periods. And every woman's experience of this is different: from heavy to light; irregular or like clockwork; painless to pain-free. But what makes a period 'normal', and what are the signs that something 'not quite right' down there?

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