General Health

  1. The biggest diabetes myths debunked

    The biggest diabetes myths debunked
    The biggest diabetes myths debunked Despite how common the condition is; diabetes is often misunderstood, especially by those who are not personally experiencing it. Your knowledge may be limited to being aware that diabetes has something to do with sugar, your diet, weight and insulin. These details are relevant but, picking up on only certain bits of information without...
  2. Summer Colds Explained: What Are They and How Do You Deal with Them?

    Summer Colds Explained: What Are They and How Do You Deal with Them?
    Some people may think that you can only catch a cold in the winter because the cooler conditions are most suitable for viruses to thrive. But actually, quite a lot of people experience a cold during the summer season, because while their name may suggest otherwise, colds can just as easily develop when the weather is warm. Colds during...
  3. National Walking Month – 10 Idyllic and Short UK walks

    National Walking Month – 10 Idyllic and Short UK walks
    May is the national walking month, which is great, as spring is now well underway and there are some gorgeous sights to see across the UK. Rolling hills, coastal views and wildflowers, as well as the weather being warmer and the days getting longer. It’s the perfect month to break out your walking shoes, get moving, and take in...
  4. IBS - Everything You Need To Know

    IBS - Everything You Need To Know
    This month is IBS Awareness Month worldwide, and while Irritable Bowel Syndrome is not exactly the most pleasant thing to talk about, it is a worthwhile conversation. Although this condition is common, it is often misunderstood in terms of how it’s properly diagnosed and how it can be treated. Past research from ASDA Pharmacy has found that 4 in...
  5. Stress Awareness Month

    Stress Awareness Month
    Since 1992, April has been Stress Awareness Month. It’s something that we all feel to various degrees at different parts of our lives, but how aware of it are we? We’re using this month to highlight stress symptoms, what they can cause, and what you can do about them. What is Stress? Stress is your body’s way of responding...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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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