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How to cope with common side effects

  • 23 Nov, 2018
  • Prescription Doctor

Every medication you encounter, whether it's bought over the counter or prescribed by a doctor, comes with a list of side effects. To some, the possibility of feeling worse from taking a medicine, which is suppose to make them feel better, can be concerning.What are side effects?Side effects, also called adverse events, are ailments which occur when taking a drug. In most cases, the benefits of the medicine greatly outweigh the possible side ...

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Which Contraceptive Is Right For You?

  • 30 Oct, 2018
  • Prescription Doctor

Contraceptives are any sort of device, drug, product, or method that prevents pregnancy. Contraception helps women all over the world to take more control over their bodies and their lives.Thanks to changing social views and scientific breakthroughs, women have more contraceptive options now than ever before. While this is undoubtedly great news, with so many options, it can be a challenge to choose the option that suits you best.What works ...

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How The Government Is Fighting Loneliness

  • 15 Oct, 2018
  • Prescription Doctor

Theresa May has put forward a cross-party strategy to combat loneliness and appointed Tracey Crouch as the world’s first ministerial lead for loneliness. The government have taken on board the messages projected by the Jo Cox Foundation to pioneer the first-of-its-kind strategy, which urges GPs to prescribe social activities to individuals who are suffering from loneliness.Paying tribute to murdered Labour MP Jo Cox, Theresa May said &l...

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Current statistics on smoking

  • 02 Oct, 2018
  • Prescription Doctor

The United Kingdom has the 10th lowest rates of smoking, below Australia, Canada and the United States of America. 14.9% of the adult population of England reported to smoke in 2017 which, while a decrease of 6% from the previous year, equates to around 7.4 million people. More than half (59%) of adult respondents reported that have never smoked.Note: The reliability of the information within the annual survey may be slightly skewed as respon...

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Do fitness apps make you healthier?

  • 18 Sep, 2018
  • Prescription Doctor

With an increasing number of people turning to fitness tracking apps and wearables to monitor their weight loss progress, count their daily intake of calories and receive notifications when they've reached a fitness goal, it's estimated that the health tracker app and wearable market is to grow considerably by 2020.Smartphone apps that track how many steps you take, provide exercise routines and let you share your weight loss journey with you...

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