Hayfever Hell Coincides with Allergy Awareness Week

The United Kingdom has recently experienced some unexpected and welcome warm weather, with clear skies and the sun making an appearance after months of miserable weather.

However, this warmer weather may actually cause misery for many Brits. More specifically, for hayfever sufferers, and around 30% of adults in the UK and 40% of children are affected, according to Allergy UK. Continue reading

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Smoking May Actually Cause Weight GAIN!

smokeMany people that smoke have carried on through their life without wanting to stop smoking on fear of gaining weight. Indeed, a long popular belief from smokers is that the moment they ditch the cigarettes, they will instantly balloon.

Slim supermodels such as Kate Moss – often pictured with a cigarette in tow – also seem to give credence to the misguided theory that smoking = weight loss.

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Bowel Cancer Awareness Month Reminds Us All to Be Clear on Cancer

Bowel cancer awareness monthCancer Research UK and Public Health Wales will launch a Be Clear on Cancer, Bowel Cancer Screening campaign.

The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness of the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme to encourage more people aged 60-74 to participate in bowel cancer screening and, therefore, improve early diagnosis of bowel cancer.

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NHS England Launches its ‘Stay Well’ Campaign

The NHS Stay Well campaign aims to encourage people to use their local pharmacy as a first port of call for minor health concerns.

NHS England has launched one of the biggest ever campaigns and have been notified that it will feature as one of community pharmacy’s six public health campaigns for the year.

It will run from 12th February to 1st April 2018.

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Erectile Dysfunction Wonder Drug Viagra Celebrates its 20th Birthday

viagraMarch 2018 will mark 20 years since Pfizer’s Viagra was granted approval by the FDA in America for the treatment of erectile dysfunction, a drug that revolutionised the sex lives of couples all across the globe and kick-started a huge market that would later include Cialis, Levitra and Spedra.

Pfizer discovered they had something incredible on their hands in the early 1990s, after completing several early trials of sildenafil citrate that proved rather futile as it’s intended use as a heart disease treatment.

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