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Coronavirus: What you need to know!

  • 19 Mar, 2020
  • Mohamed Imran Lakhi

Table of contents: Key UK statistics What are the symptoms of Covid-19? Who is more at risk of being affected by Covid-19? Is it just the flu? How does Covid-19 spread? Why is it important to wash your hands? Can Covid-19 be transferred through sex? What is herd Immunity and why is it being recommended to prevent the spread of Covid-19? Can I catch Covid-19 twice? How long should I self isolate? ...

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What does smoking do to your body?

  • 02 Oct, 2019
  • Mohamed Imran Lakhi

Smoking has a huge effect on the body. In fact, it is the leading cause of preventable deaths in England according to the NHS, with over 75,000 deaths blamed for it each year. Cancer Research UK says it’s the biggest preventable cause of cancer, and the HSC Public Health Agency states that one in two smokers will die of a smoking-related disease.So what damage does smoking cause to your body? We take a more detailed look at the negative...

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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 supposed to make them feel better, can be a cause for concern.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 poss...

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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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