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Fit to Fly and Test to Release PCR update

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6 Top Tips for Travelling with Allergies

You’ve likely heard stories of what can happen if proper precautions aren’t taken for those with a severe nut allergy, and while accidents do happen, proper planning will ensure that your holiday is the stress-free and enjoyable experience it should be. Here are some of our top tips to help you ensure your next trip is as smooth as possible.

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5 Top Tips for Staying Hydrated

If you find it difficult to keep up with your body and stay hydrated in summer, here are 5 tips to boost your water intake with ease.

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Why Daily SPF is Essential All Year Round

Living in the UK, it’s easy to become complacent, leaving our skin vulnerable to the damaging effects of UV radiation. Let’s take a look at why daily SPF is essential all year round – come rain or shine.

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What is a PCR Test & Why Do I Need One to Travel?

Over the past year, words like ‘lateral flow’, ‘PCR’ and ‘antibody testing’ have become firmly ingrained into our vocabulary. But what’s the difference, and why do you need a PCR test (or multiple) to travel, even if you’re fully vaccinated?

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It’s Time to Book your Flu Vaccination: What you Need to Know

With Winter fast approaching, it’s time to start getting prepared for colder weather and new health concerns, including seasonal flu. This year, with COVID-19 still rife throughout the UK, it’s more important than ever to consider booking a flu vaccination in Exeter if you’re eligible.

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Spotting Minor Ailments: 6 Signs of Conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis is an eye infection, otherwise known as pink or red eye. You may not have previously been aware that we can help you treat minor ailments in Exeter. Let’s take a look at the key symptoms of conjunctivitis to help you spot and treat it, quickly and effectively.

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5 Top Tips to Help You Stay Healthy This Autumn

“There’s a lot of that going around,” is a phrase you hear a lot in winter. However, there are steps you can take that could keep you healthy and free from colds and flu. None of them are difficult and all will help you to stay fit and disease-free. Keep reading to find out how to stay healthy this autumn, including why you should get your flu vaccination in Exeter.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Checking Your Breasts, Fundraising & More

The lifetime chance of developing breast cancer for a man is 1 in 870. For women, this figure is 1 in 7. This Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we should all be aware of the warning signs. Keep reading to find out how you can spot your symptoms and raise breast cancer awareness in Exeter this month and beyond.

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Men’s Health Awareness Month: How To Deal With Erectile Dysfunction

Observed annually, Men's Health Month is focused on bringing out into the open health issues related to men. This also raises awareness in prevention, early detection, and treatment of the conditions.

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Is The Flu Vaccination Effective – Who should get one?

Flu or influenza is an infectious illness that attacks the respiratory system. It is a common illness that you can contract all year round, even though most cases are witnessed during winter.

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What are the Symptoms of a Sore Throat and How do You Treat them?

A sore throat can be defined as a dry, scratchy, and painful sensation in a person’s throat. Pain in the throat is one of the main signs of sore throat.

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How to Fend Off Seasonal Illnesses Like Colds and Flu

There are a number of preventive measures you can apply to avoid catching seasonal illnesses such as common colds and flu. These steps include getting vaccinated against flu.

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How to Start Weight Management Healthily

Frustrations and demoralisation may start to kick in if you don’t see any substantial results during your weight management journey. However, it can turn out to be a successful venture by improving your general health and quality of life.

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How to Start Your Journey to a Healthier You!

Millions of people around the UK come up with resolutions every January to improve their health through fitness programmes, weight loss, or healthy eating habits. By following the tips below, you’ll make it a reality for you and your family to lead healthier lifestyles this year.

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A Guide on Emergency Contraception & Where you Can Get it

Emergency contraception is a tablet that a woman takes to avoid pregnancy after unprotected sex. Unprotected sex happens when your regular contraception fails in one way or the other, such as a condom tearing during sex.

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How to Beat Hay Fever this Season – Treatment & Prevention

Hay fever is an allergic reaction to dust or pollen that causes symptoms such as itchiness, watery eyes, and sneezing. It is more common to get hay fever between March and September, especially during humid, warm, and windy weather.

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What is 24-Hour Prescription Collection Service & How Do You Access it?

Pharmaself24 is an advanced automated pharmacy dispensing system. It attends to requests from both pharmacists and patients, enabling pharmacies to easily dispense drugs and patients to get their drugs at any given time of the day or night.

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Which Antimalaria Tablets are the Best?

Malaria is a disease that's spread by infected mosquitoes, which are typically prevalent in tropical or subtropical regions. Parasites normally infect these mosquitoes. Malaria has unpleasant symptoms, including sweating, vomiting, headaches, chills, and diarrhoea.

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Why You Should Get the Hepatitis B Vaccine Before Travelling Abroad

Vaccination against hepatitis B disease is recommended if you are travelling to areas of the globe where the condition is prevalent, particularly if you will be participating in activities that raise your risk of infection. Individuals who travel for extended periods of time or are likely to require medical treatment while abroad are also at risk.

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What Tests are Done to Determine High Blood Pressure?

Blood pressure is the force with which the blood pushes against the edges of your arteries as it is pressurised around your body. A blood pressure test determines whether your blood pressure is normal, or if it is unusually high or low. 

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Why is the Yellow Fever Vaccine Important?

Even if you've been immunised, you should avoid bug bites because mosquitoes can spread other diseases that can kill. Keep reading to learn more about the yellow fever vaccine in Exeter.

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What Vaccinations Do You Need for Hajj and Umrah?

Mass gatherings such as Hajj and Umrah pose significant health risks due to a large number of participants. The Saudi Arabian Ministry of Health (MoH) has issued entry visa requirements and guidelines for pilgrims and seasonal workers wishing to visit the Kingdom for the upcoming Hajj and Umrah festivals.

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Why Do You Need the Tetanus, Diphtheria & Polio Vaccine?

Diphtheria, tetanus, and polio vaccination help to prevent diphtheria, tetanus, and polio infections. The immunisation is a booster injection that provides instant protection against the three conditions with just one dosage.

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