Category Archives: Stomach and Bowel

It was 20 Years Ago Today – Pharmacy goes Beatle mania!

It was 20 years ago today that Medical Specialists® came to be. Not quite the phrase from the Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album that was released in 1967, but one that shows that like the Beatles, Medical … Continue reading

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Did Kurt Cobain suffer with irritable bowel syndrome before his death?

Last month saw the 20th anniversary of Nirvana singer and guitarist Kurt Cobain’s death from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. However, fans who participated in tributes at his home city of Seattle, US, claim the grunge icon … Continue reading

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Are you getting involved in Bowel Cancer Awareness Month this April?

April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month and Medical Specialists Pharmacy are proud to support a disease that is increasingly affecting people of all ages, despite being commonly looked upon as an ‘old person’s disease’ as previous figures show around 72% … Continue reading

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What is IBS? Symptoms of the gut disorder and two surprising causes…

You may not have heard, but irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is on the rise. Over 10% of the population are currently battling with IBS and this percentage could get much higher in the long-term as more and more people are … Continue reading

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Dirty floodwater could cause surge in norovirus cases

Health experts are predicting a rise in stomach pain, vomiting and diarrhoea caused by dirty floodwater as sewage spills out of drains. Floodwater may comprise of E.coli, salmonella and campylobacter bacteria as animal waste mixes with storm waters and human … Continue reading

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