Lyme disease symptoms: How do you get Lyme disease? Is it contagious?

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection that can be spread to humans by infected ticks. Ticks are external parasites which live by feeding on the blood of mammals and birds mainly. They are very common in the USA, but can also be found all over the UK. High risk areas for Lyme disease-carrying ticks are wooded areas in southern England […]

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Hair loss: Can COVID-19 cause hair loss?

Many Brits have complained of hair loss during the pandemic, with some articles suggesting that hair loss during lockdown could be caused by stress, diet change, and hormonal fluctuations rather than coronavirus itself. However, a new study has revealed that COVID-19 could actually cause hair loss in the long run. A recent study carried out by a doctor at the […]

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Diabetes UK know your risk checker: What does it mean if you’re at risk?

Type two diabetes is a common condition that causes the level of sugar in the blood to become too high, leading to thirst, excessive urination, and tiredness. The condition increases your risk of other health concerns related to your eyes, heart and nerves. Type one diabetes is not caused by age or weight, it happens when your body can’t produce […]

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Coronavirus dreams: Why do we have nightmares? How to stop them

Now more than ever, Brits need to be getting a full night’s rest. When you’re sleep-deprived, your immune system takes a beating and you are more likely to become ill. Not only this, when you’re tired you become more stressed, emotional, and are more likely to make poorer life and diet choices. While stuck at home it can be difficult […]

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Second peak: Will there be a second wave of coronavirus?

A Senior World Health Organisation director has issued a stark warning the Europe may need to prepare for a second wave of coronavirus this winter. Many experts, including England’s chief medical officer, Professor Chris Whitty, have warned that a second wave of the pandemic could be coming. Coronavirus has locked down much of the world, and the virus is now […]

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Hay fever or coronavirus: How to tell the difference between hay fever and COVID-19

Hayfever burdens around 13 million people in the UK, causing itchy eyes, sneezing, and coughing. Coronavirus has coincided with grass pollen season, leading many people to muddle up their symptoms in a panic. So what is the difference between hayfever and coronavirus? GP Registrar and Optometrist Dr Khalid H Sachak explained the key differences. Read on to find out. What […]

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Diabetes coronavirus warning: WHO urges ‘at risk’ diabetics to follow ‘necessary’ steps

The latest figures from NHS England have revealed that a quarter of people who died with coronavirus in hospitals in England had diabetes. People with diabetes are not at the moment classed as being extremely vulnerably by the Government, however the World Health Organisation has now confirmed that they are “at risk” during the pandemic. Dr David Nabarro, the WHO’s […]

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Cherry Healey health: BBC presenter’s UTI developed into permanent organ damage

Cherry Healey admitted to having an urinary tract infection (UTI), and worse of all it led to permanent organ damage. How did this happen? The mum-of-two confessed: “I had my first UTI when I was young and didn’t know what was happening. “I remember being scared because it was suddenly very painful to wee.” The NHS explains that a UTI […]

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Coronavirus symptoms: Should you be self-isolating or going to the hospital? How to tell

Coronavirus, like any other crisis to befall humanity, elicits a different reaction in different people. Some people are paralysed with fear, others will be less worried, but it is hard to imagine anyone will be feeling entirely indifferent. Broad swathes of the population are probably living with the same nagging uncertainty right now: how to tell whether symptoms are serious.  […]

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Hospitals see rise in patients being treated for DIY mishaps during COVID-19 lockdown

Oxford Eye Hospital has seen it’s records for trauma operations by DIY smashed in the last week. The hospital usually sees one serious injury of it’s kind every two weeks. In the last seven days, six patients have needed urgent medical attention from the optical hospital. The eye hospital is now urging everyone to wear eye protection while carrying out […]

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