January 2019

  1. Got Seasonal Flu? Here’s Why Antibiotics Won’t Help

    Got Seasonal Flu? Here’s Why Antibiotics Won’t Help
    For many years antibiotics have been treated as a miracle cure for a lot of infections when all else fails many people rely on this wonder drug to rid their infection fast. However, it’s this over-reliance on antibiotics that has led to criticism of GPs. A recent study by Public Health England found that 1 in 5 antibiotics are prescribed to...
  2. Is Gum Disease Really Linked to Alzheimer’s?

    Is Gum Disease Really Linked to Alzheimer’s?
    Can gum disease cause Alzheimer's? One of the latest medical stories to hit the news is the discovery that gum disease and Alzheimer’s could be linked. This may be a little bit of a stretch at the moment, as research into the two conditions is still in its early stages, but scientists think they may have found a strong...
  3. Cervical Cancer Prevention Week

    Cervical Cancer Prevention Week
    Cervical Cancer Prevention Week                   This week (Jan 21-27,2019) is cervical cancer prevention week, but recent figures show that screening is at a 21-year low in the UK, with almost 1 in 3 women missing, avoiding or delaying their appointment. What causes cervical cancer? Cervical cancer is almost always caused by...
  4. How Safe is The Contraceptive Pill?

    How Safe is The Contraceptive Pill?
    Whenever we’re prescribed a medication the first thing many of us do is turn to doctor Google, to which we may find a whole heap of horror stories. This is the case when searching for the contraceptive pill with stories of women suffering adverse side effects. There are many claims that the pill has resulted in death in young...
  5. Here’s How to Make Your Blue Monday a Bit Brighter

    Here’s How to Make Your Blue Monday a Bit Brighter
    January 21st marks Blue Monday, otherwise known as ‘the most depressing day of the year’. Coined by psychologist Dr Cliff Arnall, Blue Monday is apparently the day we feel the lowest all year. If you’ve been wondering why you feel extra cranky on this day or you just can’t seem to get yourself motivated, Blue Monday may be an...
  6. It’s National STI Day! Do You Know Your Sexual Health Status?

    It’s National STI Day! Do You Know Your Sexual Health Status?
    Today marks National STI Awareness Day, a reminder to book your sexual health checkups to test if you’re free from sexually transmitted infections. This day is perfectly timed just after the festive period when unprotected sex is more likely to occur during the party season, and one month before Valentine’s Day to ensure you’re free from STIs in time...
  7. Would You Give up Alcohol for a Month?

    Would You Give up Alcohol for a Month?
    Giving up alcohol is a daunting thought. How many of us are truly comfortable with attending a social event without the aid of booze? We’re all guilty of depending on alcohol to some extent whether that’s to lose our inhibitions and socialise more, or as a stress and anxiety reliever. If you’re alcohol dependent or simply enjoy the occasional tipple...

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