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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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Why Can't I Get an Erection?

  • 24 Sep, 2019
  • Mohamed Imran Lakhi

Many men will experience occasional situations in which they are unable to get and maintain an erection for sexual intercourse. This is quite normal and can be caused by a number of factors such as stress, tiredness, anxiety or having too much alcohol.However, if you regularly have difficultly trying to achieve an erection for sex, then you may have erectile dysfunction. This is quite a common condition for men over the age of 40. According t...

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What Causes Bacterial Vaginosis?

  • 23 Sep, 2019
  • Mohamed Imran Lakhi

Bacterial Vaginosis is caused when the vagina's natural bacterial levels are disturbed, leading to symptoms such as a strong, fishy smell and abnormal discharge. According to the female hygiene brand Canesten, Bacterial Vaginosis, otherwise known as BV, is the most common cause of vaginal infections in women of childbearing age.The vagina contains thousands of bacteria, otherwise known as lactobacilli, which keep the natural pH balance at a s...

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What to do after an asthma attack?

  • 18 Sep, 2019
  • Mohamed Imran Lakhi

With so many people suffering from asthma, it's often thought of as being a somewhat minor illness. However, every ten seconds, someone will suffer an asthma attack which can be life threatening if not dealt with quickly and calmly. Indeed, asthma attacks can be lethal, causing 3 deaths a day in the UK – many of which could be avoided if they were dealt with correctly.Below, we teach you how to respond to an asthma attack, to minimise t...

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What are the chances of becoming pregnant while on the pill?

  • 17 Sep, 2019
  • Mohamed Imran Lakhi

The contraceptive pill is still one of the most successful methods of preventing pregnancy today. But as with any other prescription medicine, how you take it will determine how effective it will be for you.When used as prescribed, the contraceptive pill can be greater than 99% effective at preventing pregnancy. In numbers, this means less than 1 out of 100 women will get pregnant on the pill each year.The pill works to prevent pregnancy in t...

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