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  1. Does vegan medication exist?

    Does vegan medication exist?
    Veganuary is well underway, and whether you’re going vegan just for the month of January or you’ve been a well-established vegan for some time there may be some things you’re not aware of when it comes to veganism.  Becoming vegan is often associated with just diet, this means only eating plant-based foods, but for some vegans, this also means wearing...
  2. Which Combined Contraceptive Pill is Best for Me?

    Which Combined Contraceptive Pill is Best for Me?
    The combined contraceptive pill is the most popular prescribed form of birth control in the UK, with recent studies finding that over 1.7 million women had been given this type of pill during 2017/18. But why is the combined pill so popular? And which one is right for me? In this guide, we compare a wide range of different types...
  3. Which Mini Contraceptive Pill is Best for Me?

    Which Mini Contraceptive Pill is Best for Me?
    The Mini Contraceptive Pill is one of the most widely prescribed forms of birth control in the UK. But which mini contraceptive is best? And what are these differences between these pills? In this guide, we compare some of the most popular types of oral mini contraceptive pills to help you decide which is right for you.    Cerazette Mini...
  4. Mental Health Statistics UK 2019

    Mental Health Statistics UK 2019
    Every day in the UK, 266 people search online for how to commit suicide.  More Google searches for ‘help for anxiety’ are made between midnight and 2 am than at any other time of day.  NHS services in Devon and Derby each prescribe more antidepressants than any other part of the UK.  Twice as many searches for the term ‘I am...
  5. World AIDS Day: The HIV Rash and Other Symptoms to Look Out For

    World AIDS Day: The HIV Rash and Other Symptoms to Look Out For
      As with any infection, your body will display a number of symptoms that are sometimes subtle, noticeable, painful, or unpleasant. Your body has a way of letting you know something is wrong, some people choose to ignore these warning signs but the majority simply don’t know the symptoms, particularly of HIV. Knowing the symptoms of HIV is so important...
  6. Can you take Viagra if you don’t have ED?

    Can you take Viagra if you don’t have ED?
      The use of Viagra has moved on from being a godsend treatment for older men suffering from erectile dysfunction, today there is a culture of young men taking Viagra recreationally in the hopes of having better sexual experiences or avoiding any embarrassing mishaps in the bedroom (i.e the fear of not being able to get it up). But is...
  7. What’s the Difference Between Bacterial Vaginosis and Thrush?

    What’s the Difference Between Bacterial Vaginosis and Thrush?
    Both bacterial vaginosis and thrush are very common conditions associated with women, but they’re often misunderstood and misdiagnosed. One condition can often be confused for the other but they’re treated in different ways and it’s important to know whether you have BV or thrush so you get the right treatment. We’re here to clear these infections up, both literally and...
  8. What happens if you stop taking finasteride for hair loss?

    What happens if you stop taking finasteride for hair loss?
      Finasteride for hair loss is taken to restore lost hair, to give you a fuller, more lustrous look. It’s taken long term to retain this regrowth, but what happens if you stop taking this drug, will your hair remain the same?  Not quite, finasteride is the type of medicine that works for as long as it is taken, and...
  9. What Will Happen to Your Medicines Post-Brexit?

    What Will Happen to Your Medicines Post-Brexit?
      Brexit has been looming for a while now but the pressure has increased in recent weeks as we approach the deadline and concerns over the supply of medicine rise. A report was released recently detailing what could happen in the event of a no-deal Brexit. The Yellowhammer report suggests there could be disruptions to the supply of medicine...
  10. Smoking Prevalence in UK Films

    Smoking Prevalence in UK Films
    With it being Stoptober this month (a campaign to help smokers quit the habit for 28 days and beyond), we’re looking at how the media has or hasn’t contributed to the number of people smoking in our society by researching the level of exposure to the British audience.   From James Bond to the Marvel franchise, some of our most...

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