Laura is an experienced content writer who has worked in many different industries since completing her degree in English Literature. Her previous writing experience ranges from fashion and design to cosmetic surgery and dentistry, and it was the latter that sparked Laura’s interest in the health sector. Laura now dedicates herself to the medical industry, researching the latest medical news stories, and compiling interesting and helpful articles to share with the public. Laura spends most of her days researching, writing, and sharing important information on social media about health and medicine. Her desire for helping and informing our readers by answering their burning health questions has meant that she has created original and thoroughly researched pieces that have engaged our readers and contributed towards improving their health. Outside of work, Laura tries to take her own advice by living a healthy lifestyle, enjoying long walks and yoga classes, although she also enjoys a takeaway or two! Laura likes to keep up to date with medical news stories in her spare time, always preparing for the next intriguing blog post!

  1. Everything You Need to Know About the Keto Diet

    Everything You Need to Know About the Keto Diet
    The Keto (or Ketogenic) diet has been a hot topic in the world of weight loss over the last few years. But what actually is Keto? How does it work? And is the Keto diet safe?  Put plainly, this diet promotes foods that have high-fat content such as fatty meat, cheese, and eggs, while reducing the intake of carbohydrates such...
  2. 10 Strange Ingredients Found in Medicines

    10 Strange Ingredients Found in Medicines
    As a society, we’ve become obsessed with what we put in our bodies. From checking food labels to ensure that what we’re eating is completely organic, free from preservatives, gluten-free, wheat-free (the list goes on), to using beauty products that are completely au naturale with ingredients sourced from nowhere other than the Amazon rainforest! Yet when it comes to medicines...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...

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