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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...

HPV Test Kit

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

Hay Fever Season: How to Cope with Rising Pollen Counts

The arrival of the summer months brings plenty of fun for many of us; barbecues, trips to the beach and drinks in the park. However, for those of us with hay fever it's a different story. The summer months are when plants release pollen into the ...

Hay Fever

A Real Solution to Female Facial Hair

Small amounts of facial hair on women is fairly normal. This is usually fine, fuzzy hair which isn’t overly visible. Or some women experience a bit of hair on their upper lip. Excessive hair growth in women is a condition called hirsutism. It p...

Female Facial Hair

Hair loss and pregnancy

Pregnancy can be a stressful time and it’s natural to be worried about the weird and wonderful things mother nature has in store for us. Postpartum Alopecia otherwise known as hair loss after pregnancy, is caused by hormonal changes that occur ...

Hair Loss Treatment