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Which contraceptive pill is best for me?

  • 09 Aug, 2019
  • Mohamed Imran Lakhi

You may find it overwhelming to choose a contraceptive pill today, as there are quite a few brands available. The combined contraceptive pill contains two female hormones (oestrogen and progesterone), although there is another contraceptive pill type that only contains progesterone (called the mini pill).Most contraceptive pill brands differ in the amount and type of oestrogen and progesterone they contain, which is also related to the risks ...

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How to get rid of hay fever?

  • 31 Jul, 2019
  • Mohamed Imran Lakhi

Many of you who have been lifelong sufferers of Hay fever, won't need reminding of its detrimental effects on your body, but for those of you who don't know, Hay fever is a form of allergic rhinitis which causes cold like symptoms, but unlike a cold, Hay fever isn't caused by contracting a virus, it is a seasonal condition that is usually more common between late March and September.What are the symptoms of Hay fever?Symptoms can include: P...

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What's the difference between hay fever and a cold?

  • 25 Jul, 2019
  • Mohamed Imran Lakhi

It is quite easy to mix up the symptoms of hay fever and the common cold as they do share similarities. Most people may not be able to tell the difference, especially during the yearly season changeover from winter to spring, when the weather favours both catching a cold and hay fever allergy. The good news here is there are still ways you can know if you have hay fever or a cold. Let’s take a look at the differences between these two c...

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Your Period, Your Vacation: How Can You Delay Your Period For A Vacation?

  • 24 Jul, 2019
  • Prescription Doctor

Your period… it’s not anyone’s favourite time of the month even when you’re not heading off on holiday, but when you have some time away booked, the last thing you want to have to deal with is mood swings, cramps, worrying about leakage, and having to nip to the bathroom to ‘freshen up’ every few hours – when you’re relaxing on a beach that’s not always going to be practical anyway.In ord...

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What are calories and how do I know how many I should be having in a day?

  • 18 Jun, 2019
  • Prescription Doctor

Calories are the unit of measurement which determines the amount of energy the food we eat gives us. You'll find the number printed on food packaging as Kcal, often next to a similar unit of energy called kilojoule (kJ).A simple analogy to understand calories is to imagine the body as a car. Calories are the fuel which keeps the body moving. Even at rest, the body is burning calories to keep the blood pumping around the body and maintain the ...

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