March 2019

  1. Can medicines be taken after their expiry date?

    Can medicines be taken after their expiry date?
    Can medicines be taken after their expiry date? Imagine this scenario, you have a condition that needs treating and you search your home for some medication. You do find some, but you also notice its expiry date passed months (or maybe even years) ago. You may well have experienced a situation like this in the past and been unsure of...
  2. The PrEP Petition That Could Save Lives:

    The PrEP Petition That Could Save Lives:
    The PrEP Petition That Could Save Lives: Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last couple of weeks, you’ll have probably heard about the government petitions service online. It hit the news most recently for the “Revoke Article 50” petition that gained over 5m signatures before parliament responded. However, hastily moving away from Brexit, we’ve recently discovered another...
  3. Branded vs Generic Medication – What’s the Difference?

    Generic vs Branded Medication – What’s the Difference? Choosing medicine isn’t always the easiest task, especially when you need a fast solution to a medical problem and you’re faced with loads of options. Often, people see a recognisable brand and go for it without considering the price, but what if you could buy the exact same treatment for a lot...
  4. Is Sertraline Really Linked to Sudden Deaths?

    Is Sertraline Really Linked to Sudden Deaths?
    News broke recently that popular antidepressant drug, sertraline, has been linked to two sudden deaths in the UK within the last 12 months, but should you be panicking about your prescriptions? We’ve worked out the odds to put your mind at rest. The facts that we know about both deaths: A 24-year-old male and a 28-year-old female were both victims...
  5. How to Deal With Sleep Deprivation

    How to Deal With Sleep Deprivation
    Many people look forward to curling up in bed after a long hard day and drifting off into the land of nod, while just as many people dread this time of the day. Sleep is an essential part of our wellbeing, it helps our bodies to heal, recover and refresh our energy levels ready to kickstart the new day ahead...
  6. No Smoking Day – The best ways to quit smoking

    No Smoking Day – The best ways to quit smoking
    No Smoking Day – The best ways to quit smoking It’s National No Smoking Day here in Britain and health groups across the country are promoting the many benefits of quitting smoking, plus the various methods and support groups that can be followed to achieve this goal. Here we want to focus on some of the simplest yet effective methods...
  7. International Women’s Day - Your Body Your Choice

    International Women’s Day - Your Body Your Choice
    International Women’s Day - Your Body, Your Choice This international women’s day, we wanted to focus on women's choices when it comes to reproduction. The female reproductive system is often a topic of discussion, and usually, it's controversial. Even in the 21st century, there are politicians and religious institutes that believe a woman's body isn't her choice. There are still...

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