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Your Microbiome…much more than just some friendly bacteria

The microbiome is big news in the health world.  The study of those friendly bacteria in our gut has made enormous advancements and has changed the way we understand our immune system and our health.    What is the microbiome? Our microbiome is the collective name for the bugs that live in our gut and all the genetic material that …

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Your Microbiome…much more than just some friendly bacteria

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

Should You Be Taking Aspirin?

In August 2014 a scientific study published in the Annals of Oncology received huge publicity. The study examined the effect of aspirin in preventing cancer. Interest in aspirin as a drug to prevent cancer began to emerge in 2012 when two major studies (here and here), that were actually looking into the effectiveness of aspirin in reducing heart disease, demonstrated …

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Should You Be Taking Aspirin?

How You Can Avoid Shingles

If you’ve had a friend or relative who has had shingles, then you will be familiar with just how uncomfortable it is. It can affect up to 1 in 4 people and is more likely in people aged over 50, although it can occur at any age. The first thing people tend to notice when they have contracted shingles is …

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How You Can Avoid Shingles

What You Can Measure You Can Manage

How Our Advanced Blood Analysis Can Unlock Your Health Potential. From the outset we wanted to create a doctors’ surgery that was designed around the lives of our patients. People now are much more informed and proactive about their health than in the past. Nobody wants to wait for disease to strike before they take action. In addition, many patients …

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What You Can Measure You Can Manage