Qured Blog

A Day in the Life of: A Qured Marketing Intern

Over the summer, we had third year English student Alex Hewitt from Durham University help out our marketing team for a few weeks. Keep reading to find out more about his experience at Qured… Applying With graduation on the horizon, I spent much of my second year hurriedly searching for a summer internship in order […]

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A toy ambulance on a white table

Public or Private healthcare, which do I choose?

Two hundred years ago if someone became ill they’d simply summon the local doctor and receive the treatment they needed. Forgetting the fact that most medical interventions involved heavy amounts of opium or spontaneous amputation, it was a system that tended to work well – if you were rich of course. For the Tiny Tims […]

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a child benefitting from the great outdoors

The benefits of the great outdoors for children

The demands of modern life, with our ever-increasing reliance on technology and dwindling attention spans, have spilled over from adulthood and slowly crept further and further down the age range. It’s now not uncommon for toddlers to be able to type their first password before they can say their first word – or even when […]

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Wrapping up warm to keep away the cold

Put a hat on! – The facts and fiction behind getting a common cold

In these divided times, it’s nice to have something that we can all relate to – step forward, the common cold. The sneezing, headaches and perpetually runny nose are symptoms all too familiar to the majority of us at some point during the year. In fact, there’s a good chance that some of you reading […]

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A supplement routine gone too far

Will Google ever be able to diagnose me?

The digital doctor has long been held up as the holy grail of medicine, a dream of science fiction writers everywhere over the last half-century. In this vision of the future all a person needs to do is gently lie down on a glistening white bed and, after a brief laser scan, they’re given an […]

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adult acne, a almost lifelike representation

Top 8 tips to prevent adult acne

Acne is very common, especially in teenagers – in fact 8 out of 10 teenagers have experienced acne at some point! However many adults also experience acne, which can be particularly debilitating. Here are some top tips to help you manage acne effectively. 1. Avoid dryness and irritation of the skin by cleansing face twice […]

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a woman stands on a rope bridge safe in the knowledge that her travel vaccinations have protected her

travel vaccinations: getting the right ones for your holiday

There’s no better feeling than packing up your bags, skipping down to the airport and spending the next four hours being patted down by an extremely surly security guard. Before this can happen though, it’s important to get hold of those all-important travel vaccinations. After all, nobody wants a luxury holiday ruined by a less […]

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5 Ways Exercise Makes You Happier

Written by Melinda Nicci, Sport Psychologist and Founder & CEO of Baby2Body Raise your hand if you’ve been here before: your workout clothes are neatly folded in your gym bag, you’ve remembered to pack your sneakers, socks and a hair tie, and you’ve blocked off your schedule for a session at the gym – but […]

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NHS care

A basic(ish) guide to how the NHS is set up

The NHS is a fundamentally simple idea. You feel sick, you head to a GP, and a week later you’re back up on your feet. However, sometimes it can feel a little like a maze, especially when you find yourself at the heart of it. Any healthcare news nowadays seems to involve an endless range […]

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A researcher holds a petri dish

What makes a virus?

Viruses are funny things. So small that they won’t appear on all but the most powerful microscopes, yet powerful enough to bring down the mightiest of humans. What’s even stranger is the fact that they can be so different from one another; from a (relatively) harmless cold to a life-changing HIV infection, it begs the […]

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