Ellena is an experienced content writer, with experience in everything from travel to weddings. She graduated from Liverpool Hope University in 2016 after studying for a BA in English Language. She graduated again from the same university with a Master's in English Langauge in 2018. After becoming passionate about healthcare following an injury, Ellena decided she wanted to start writing within the medical industry and she now enjoys spending her working day providing interesting and important information on a wide range of conditions, medications, and topical issues. Ellena is fuelled by a thirst for knowledge and a desire to help the wider public. She’s constantly on the lookout for new stories and developments in the healthcare industry to share with our readers. You can usually find her with her head in a notebook, researching a wide range of healthcare topics. In her spare time, Ellena enjoys photography and editing, as well as chasing the northern lights in winter. She adores cats, memes, and pub quizzes!

  1. Your Health During COVID-19: Weight & Obesity

    Your Health During COVID-19: Weight & Obesity
    When overeating during lockdown might become a problem  During lockdown, some people have noticed changes in their eating habits, with many noticing that they’re snacking more during the day as a result of being at home more. Whilst snacking doesn’t always cause problems, overeating over a prolonged amount of time can increase your risk of obesity, especially if you already...
  2. Will a face mask really protect you from COVID-19?

    Will a face mask really protect you from COVID-19?
    In some East Asian countries such as China, Hong Kong and Japan, it’s common to see people walking the streets wearing surgical masks, even without the threat of a global pandemic. However, in places such as the UK, USA, and most of Europe, wearing a face mask in public isn’t usually accepted as a norm unless we’re faced with the...
  3. 15 Myths About Eating Disorders Busted

    15 Myths About Eating Disorders Busted
    Eating disorder awareness week is fast approaching, and we thought it was a good time to take a look at some of the myths surrounding eating disorders and break them down, giving you the facts. Even in 2020, there’s still a lot of negative stigma surrounding eating disorders, and this is where many of the harmful myths come from, but...
  4. The Latest Changes to Online Prescribing - February 2020

    The Latest Changes to Online Prescribing - February 2020
      The world of online prescribing services is always evolving to serve the best interests of patients. Sometimes, it means that certain products are reviewed and restricted from online sale in order to make sure that patient safety stays at the top of everybody’s priority list Last summer, we saw one of the biggest restrictions to date, with online prescribing...
  5. 5 popular questions about CBD answered

    5 popular questions about CBD answered
    With CBD being a relatively new introduction into the world of nutritional supplements, it’s only natural to have questions about it – especially when it’s so closely tied to the class B drug, cannabis. We first saw the supplement hit our shelves at the beginning of 2018, and has since gained popularity in health shops, vape stores and online in...
  6. Weight Loss Injections and Influencers – Can You Trust What You See on the ‘gram?

    Weight Loss Injections and Influencers – Can You Trust What You See on the ‘gram?
    So many different types of products, events and companies are promoted online by influencers – including weight loss injections. However, with events such as the Fyre Festival scandal, it’s easy to be sceptical of what you see online – and rightly so. Recently, some influencers were caught out, agreeing to advertise a drink that contained cyanide to their followers without...
  7. What is Norovirus and How Do you Avoid it?

    What is Norovirus and How Do you Avoid it?
    What is Norovirus? Norovirus is also known as the winter vomiting bug. However, there isn’t just one virus that can cause it. Norovirus is the name given to a group of viruses that can cause gastroenteritis – also known as sickness and diarrhoea. It’s one of the most common stomach bugs in the UK, and is estimated to affect 600,000...
  8. How to Tell if You Need Flu Treatment

    How to Tell if You Need Flu Treatment
      Nobody enjoys being ill, especially during the winter when it can be a struggle to get warm at the best of times.  Most of the time, a scratchy throat and blocked nose can be explained by the common cold virus, and you should be back to normal within a week. However, there are times that it can be difficult...
  9. The Flu Jab – Why You Should Have it This Winter

    The Flu Jab – Why You Should Have it This Winter
    Winter is only just around the corner, and it’s the season for cold weather, festivities, and wrapping up warm. But before you start getting cosy and turning up the thermostat at home, there’s something else you should think about first. Winter is also the season that flu is rife. The common viruses spread easy in cold temperatures, and flu season...
  10. Injections That Can Help With Weight Loss

    Injections That Can Help With Weight Loss
    Headline news this week revealed that obesity isn’t caused by a lack of willpower. The new discovery comes from the British Psychological Society who suggest that modern sedentary lifestyles, genetic dispositions, socioeconomic factors, and even fat-shaming all play a part in the nation’s obesity crisis. The breakthrough research introduces the idea that willpower on its own isn’t always enough...

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