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Hormone Replacement Therapy (H.R.T.)

Published on 9th May 2015

What is Hormone Replacement Therapy? Hormone Replacement Therapy (H.R.T.) is a treatment used to help ease and even prevent some of the uncomfortable symptoms women experience around the time of menopause. H.R.T. has been known to generally improve the quality of life of those taking it. Everyone is individual and some women feel taking H.R.T. […]

Anaemia

Published on 9th May 2015

What is anaemia? Anaemia is a condition which occurs when you have an abnormally low amount of red blood cells. Red blood cells contain haemoglobin, a red pigment which gives blood its colour. The job of haemoglobin is to carry oxygen around the body. When red blood cells and therefore haemoglobin are low the blood […]

Influenza

Published on 9th May 2015

Influenza and the common cold We have all heard of influenza and know it can make you feel very ill, but did you know there are only 3 types of the influenza virus (known as A, B and C) but many strains. However, the common cold can be caused by nearly 200 different viruses. What […]

The Ear Infection Symptoms and Otitis

Published on 9th May 2015

The Ear Ear infection Most parents are familiar with ear infections and they are usually the most common reason for a visit to the doctor. Chances are, that by the time a child reaches the age of 6 they will have suffered an ear infection of some form. Most ear infections get better without any […]

Tobacco

Published on 27th March 2015

What is tobacco? Tobacco is the dried leaf of a plant that grows in many parts of the world. The green leaves of the plant are picked, dried and then rubbed to produce a brown mixture, this can be then sold loose for you to roll your own or in ready made cigarettes. Tobacco contains […]

Diabetes (Blood Glucose)

Published on 27th March 2015

What is diabetes? Diabetes Mellitus as it is known in full, is a common, long term health condition where there is too much glucose in the blood. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from carbohydrates in the food we eat and is also produced by the liver and is our body’s main source […]

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