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What causes penis pain?

There are a variety of potential causes of penis pain and a variety of ways in which it may be experienced. If a result of injury, for example, the pain may be sharp and sudden, whereas if it is the result of an underlying condition, it may be milder...

Erectile Dysfunction Treatment

Abortion or morning after pill- what's the difference?

The morning after pill is an emergency form of contraception. You take it after having unprotected sex to stop pregnancy from occuring. Having an abortion is an option which allows you to terminate an unwanted pregnancy. 

Morning After Pill

Everything You Need to Know About Emergency Contraception

If you have had unprotected sex or if your contraception has failed, for example a split condom or a missed pill, you can use emergency contraception to prevent pregnancy.  

Morning After Pill

Probiotics claims are difficult to swallow

Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts which are deemed to have a positive effect on the digestive system. They are commonly found in yoghurts and yoghurt drinks such as the brand Activia and Yakult. Probiotic supplements are also available from hea...

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Living with Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome is known as IBS for short. It’s a digestive condition which is thought to affect 20% of people in the UK. The symptoms are not serious but it’s a chronic condition which can impact your ability to live life to the...

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Is HPV a type of cancer?

HPV stands for the human papilloma virus, the name for a group of viruses which commonly occur in the skin. Many people have it without ever showing symptoms or developing any problems. HPV is not a type of cancer but it can cause abnormalities in ce...

STI Tests

ACE Inhibitors for High Blood Pressure

Ace inhibitors are the shortened name for a type of medication called angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors which lower blood pressure. HIgh blood pressure is a long term condition which affects the blood vessels. 

High Blood Pressure Treatment

What is Loratadine?

Loratadine is a type of antihistamine which relieves the symptoms of an allergic reaction. You might know it as Clarityn which is the brand name. It's used to treat the symptoms associated with hay fever, eczema, hives and conjunctivitis. 

Hay Fever