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The bald truth: separating myth from fact

Baldness and hair loss has been surrounded by myths and untruths for hundreds of years and for all that time there have been lotions and potions promoted and sold as a miracle cure for the condition

Hair Loss Treatment
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How to adjust your diet to lose weight?

In terms of finding the right diet to lose weight, everyone is different and what is really needed is a long term, sustainable approach to weight loss. The key to this is making some ‘tweaks’ to our lifestyle and adopting a more sustainab...

Weight Loss Tablets
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The history of the morning after pill

The morning after pill was an important step forward for women when it launched, giving them a newfound sense of control over their reproductive system. While it’s easily accessible now, the morning after pill has only been available in the UK ...

Morning After Pill
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Antibiotics for cystitis (water infection)

Cystitis is a common urinary tract infection (UTI); the urinary tract consists of the kidneys, ureters (tubes that connect the kidneys to the bladder, the bladder and the urethra which is the tube through which urine is expelled from the body.

Cystitis Treatment
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What happens when you stop smoking: A timeline

Those of us who have been smokers in the past will know only too well how incredibly difficult it is to break the addiction.  It does not matter that we know all about the many downsides of smoking, the need for nicotine is incredibly intense an...

Stop Smoking
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Getting rid of the runs: treating travellers' diarrhoea

Diarrhoea is a disorder of the gastrointestinal system and tends to be a result of eating and drinking food and water that your body is not accustomed to. If you are visiting a destination where the conditions are not as sanitary as they are at home ...

Traveller’s Diarrhoea
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Sildenafil and erectile dysfunction: the facts about treatment

It works by preventing the action of an enzyme found in the body known as phosphodiesterase 5 (PDE-5); it is known as a PDE-5 inhibitor.  Blocking the action of PDE-5 allows the blood vessels of the penis to relax and so widen which in turn enco...

Erectile Dysfunction
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What does 'pack year' mean?

Pack-year is not a term used in normal day to day conversation. It is more a medical term used by medical professionals to calculate the number of cigarettes you smoke a year in regards to cigarette packets. It is used to express the extent of smokin...

Stop Smoking