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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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What are the risks of cyberchondria?

  • 24 Aug, 2018
  • Prescription Doctor

One of the obvious benefits of technology and the Internet is that we have almost instant access to a virtually unlimited supply of knowledge and information. Whether we want to identify that strange migratory bird that showed up on our windowsill or look up an obscure piece of historical data, our smartphones, computers and tablets are there to help us get rid of our doubts.When it comes to our health, however, there are serious consequences...

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