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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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keeping the autumn illnesses away

What are the most common Autumn illnesses & how can they be avoided?

With colder weather on the horizon, different colds and flus are likely to be knocking on your front door. As children return to school and the weather takes a sudden turn, our immune system can become more vulnerable and susceptible to seasonal ailments. But don’t worry! Here are the most common autumn illnesses and possible […]

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8 superfoods that help to boost immunity and fight the common cold

From honey to garlic; foods that you didn’t know could boost your immune system, as we embark upon the flu season. With wintery weather fast-approaching, colds and ill health is inevitable but certain remedies may be able to combat those sore throats. 1. Honey Honey, especially local honey, is a perfect treatment for sore throats. […]

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grandma's chicken soup

Home remedies that work (and those that don’t)

Anyone even remotely familiar with illness will know how the sweats, spots and snots are often the least annoying part of the experience. Instead it’s the overzealous friends and family surrounding your bedside, pushing their long-established home remedies that triggers the true misery. “My aunt always made me eat an onion before bed and now […]

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Waiting in a clinic

Why does it take so long to see a GP?

  It’s a familiar scene – sitting down at the end of a long day you might notice a headache, a bit of tenderness, or even an unusual twinge in your thumb as you manically try to skip past Love Island on the remote. Like the responsible adult you are, you’ll tell yourself that you’ll […]

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The common cold

Why isn’t there a cure for the common cold yet?

The common cold, we all know the feeling. Runny nose, drained expression and a general feeling that only grandma’s chicken soup can relieve. It’s an inconvenience that all of us can do without, especially during busy periods of work or school. It’s thought that most adults get between two and four colds every year, while […]

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The unpredictable virus – how to boost your immunity before flu season

Winter is coming. And along with it, flu – a more formidable opponent than any Game of Thrones villain. While we know that flu will rear its feverish, exhausting, aching head every winter, what is unpredictable is the severity of the outbreak and the specific strains that will be causing havoc. Indeed, last’s years flu […]

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The Alternative Guide to Healthcare professions

If you’ve ever been to a hospital, you’ll have likely seen some rather unhelpful signage pinned to the wall. “OBSTETRICS THIS WAY” one will proclaim. “RADIOGRAPHY THAT WAY” another might respond. Clearly these signs all refer to different areas of medicine, but just what do they mean? Fortunately, we know how confusing the world of […]

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Change it up! Healthy food swaps for healthy children

It can be a challenging task to keep children away from unhealthy, sugary food. Concerningly, statistics from Public Health England show that while children aged between 4 and 10 should consume the equivalent of 5 to 6 cubes of sugar a day from their food and drink, kids in the UK are consuming an average […]

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6 tips to get your children active

As we found in our previous blog post it’s in the interest of our children’s health that we take steps to make sure they are physically active. But that’s not to say you need to impose a boot camp along with the 5-A-Day. We’ve put together 6 simple and enjoyable tips and ideas to help […]

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