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The pill, patch or ring? What are my contraceptive options?

What are my contraceptive options? Most people are familiar with the contraceptive pill or ‘the pill’ as it is better known however there are many other forms of contraception available and more and more people are now availing of these options. There are five types of contraception: hormonal, barrier, intrauterine (inserted inside the uterus/womb), sterilisation and natural. The choice is …

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The pill, patch or ring? What are my contraceptive options?

Post Natal Depression

What is post-natal depression? Having a baby is a life-changing experience that is often underestimated by many. Fun-filled late nights bopping around to the Macarena with mojito in hand are swapped for pampers, posseting and parenthood! Postnatal depression, PND for short, is a type of depression that many parents experience after having a baby. This is a common problem, affecting …

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Post Natal Depression

Oak Processionary Moths in London

We are all crossing our fingers for a some glorious bank holiday weather during May. If you are getting out and enjoying some fresh air then please be careful to avoid these Moth pests. The caterpillars of this moth have been found in several places around southern England, including Fulham and Chelsea this year. In recent year in late Spring …

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Oak Processionary Moths in London

Reducing Your Risk Of Breast Cancer

A family history of breast cancer is one of the strongest risk factor for developing breast cancer. It is thought that almost 10% of breast cancer in the UK occurs because of genes which have been inherited from either mother or father. Several genes are thought to be involved but the most significant seems to be the BRCA1 gene. Having …

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Reducing Your Risk Of Breast Cancer

Meningitis – What You Need to Know

Meningitis is a particularly aggressive and rapidly progressive disease that can lead to life-changing disability and can be fatal. However, there is a lot of confusion about what meningitis is, who it affects and how to spot it.   What is Meningitis? Meningitis is inflammation of the thin membrane that surrounds the brain and spinal cord. This inflammation can be …

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Meningitis – What You Need to Know

Seven Steps To A Good Night’s Sleep

Over a sustained period of time chronic partial sleep loss has been shown to reduce mood, increase the likelihood of picking up infections, impair mental performance and reduce physical performance. In addition, sleep loss can have unhelpful effects on the way the body regulates our appetite and how it handles glucose leading to weight gain. Try to make sure you …

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Seven Steps To A Good Night’s Sleep

Let There Be Love

How often do you need to have sex to have the best chance of getting pregnant? One of the most frequent problems we see as primary care physicians is couples having trouble trying to conceive. As a doctor something that I find most gratifying is when I do a 6 week baby check having several months before had a consultation …

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Let There Be Love