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The qFIT test – the new detection test tackling Bowel Cancer

Bowel cancer is the 4th most common cancer and the 2nd most common cause of death within the UK, making it a strong target for new and innovative detection technologies. Early detection is vital for potential intervention and cure with any disease, however, we still see the majority of cases not being diagnosed early due to lack of knowledge or …

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The qFIT test – the new detection test tackling Bowel Cancer

Using Your DNA To Personalise Your Medication

Treat. Better.    What is pharmacogenomics? It is the idea that a person’s genes influence their response to medicinal drugs. This means that by knowing and understanding your genes we can discover the right medication for you at the optimum dose.    Personalised Medicine    Many patients do not benefit from the first medication they are prescribed. Some will have …

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Using Your DNA To Personalise Your Medication

What happens when you go to the Dermatologist?

  Patients are often shocked when they come to see a Dermatologist and a full-skin examination is required. To help you make the most of your consultation, here are a few tips. A full skin examination performed by a Dermatologist is a great opportunity and should be availed of at your appointment. The exam itself is usually very brief, taking …

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What happens when you go to the Dermatologist?

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
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