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5 common medical causes for female hair loss

29 August 2018

Losing some hair each day is normal, but it could also be due to one of these 5 common medical causes. Read more about these causes here, using content verified by certified doctors.

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Are e-cigarettes safe?

03 July 2019

Electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) use is on the rise. But how safe are e-cigarettes, and what are the potential risks?

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Restless leg syndrome: Treatment, causes and symptoms

27 September 2018

Restless leg syndrome causes an overwhelming urge to move the legs or other parts of the body. It can be a debilitating condition but is not always taken seriously. Learn more about the treatments, causes and symptoms of restless leg syndrome here, using content verified by certified doctors.

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Should I go to work with a cold?

16 July 2019

It can be difficult to know whether or not to go to work with a cold. Generally it's fine to go to work but there are some occasions when you should reconsider. Find more about cold symptoms, the length of a cold, how long a cold is contagious, when to see a doctor, and treatment for a cold here.

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Vitamin D deficiency: Causes, symptoms and prevention

20 September 2018

Vitamin D deficiency can cause muscle pain, fatigue, and bone pain. It is also linked to the development of diseases like osteoporosis, and up to 46% of the population is at risk of developing the condition. Learn more about vitamin D deficiency here, using content verified by certified doctors.

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6 common skin conditions: What causes them and what you can do

23 October 2018

Your skin is the body's largest organ, and there are hundreds of conditions that can affect it. Here you can find out about moles, psoriasis, eczema, acne, warts and verrucas, and cold sores - what causes them and how you can treat them.

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High blood pressure: Causes, symptoms and prevention

22 January 2019

Without a test, you may not realise you have high blood pressure as it usually doesn't cause obvious symptoms. Learn about blood pressure testing and maintaining a healthy blood pressure here.

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Magnesium deficiency: Causes, symptoms and prevention

01 August 2019

Magnesium deficiency causes and symptoms. Learn who is most at risk from magnesium deficiency, and how to prevent it.

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Common causes of fever in Sub-Saharan Africa

03 September 2018

Fevers are a natural response to a number of illnesses. Learn about the common causes of fever in sub-Saharan Africa here, using content verified by certified doctors.

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Safer sex: How to prevent STIs

02 May 2019

Millions of STIs are aqcuired around the world everyday. If you are having sex then you are at risk of catching an STI, but here we will outline how you can have safer sex to reduce your risk of getting and STA.

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Vaginal discharge: What’s normal and what’s not?

11 July 2019

Vaginal discharge helps to keep the vagina healthy.

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7 causes of lower back pain

20 November 2018

Lower back pain is one one of the most common forms of back pain. Here you will find 7 conditions that might be causing it. As well as exercises to relieve lower back pain.

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Alcohol: How much am I really drinking?

16 August 2019

Alcohol can be enjoyed as part of a healthy lifestyle, but drinking too much can be dangerous. Learn the risks of drinking too much alcohol and how to measure how much alcohol you drink.

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Tips for maintaining healthy joints

03 October 2019

Joints becomes stiff and less flexible as we age. Discover tips for maintaining healthy joints.

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What do normal lymph nodes feel like?

09 July 2019

Lymph nodes are an important part of your body's immune system. If your lymph nodes become larger or swollen, this can be a sign that something is wrong. Learn more about how lymph nodes should usually feel, possible causes of swollen lymph nodes, and when you should see a doctor.

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Foot infections: What causes them?

30 August 2019

Athletes foot is a common fungal infection of the foot. The infection is contagious, but is usually not serious. It can often be cured at home with anti-fungal creams or sprays.

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Tips for improving your mood

16 April 2018

Some tips for improving your mood

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What should I have in my first aid kit?

20 September 2019

Everyone should have a first aid kit so they can deal with minor incidents and injuries. Here you will find the first aid kit supplies you should have at home.

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How to get rid of dandruff

09 August 2019

Dandruff causes white flakes to appear on the scalp and hair. While dandruff is not usually a serious condition, it can be irritating and difficult to live with. Learn about the causes of dandruff and how to get rid of it here.

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How to reduce your risk of dementia

28 May 2019

How to reduce your risk of dementia. New guidelines from the World Health Organisation (WHO) reveal the lifestyle changes you can make to lower your risk of getting dementia.

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Do I have the flu?

18 December 2018

Flu (or influenza) is a common viral infection that can leave you feeling exhasusted. It is often confused with a cold, but it's actually a different disease and can be more serious. Keep reading to find more information about the flu.

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Period pain and when to seek help

03 January 2019

Most women will have period pain, but for some it can be severe enough to affect their daily life. This can be caused by an underlying health condition. Find tips for period pain relief, information on common conditions that cause period pain and when you should seek medical attention.

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How to get rid of a cold sore

27 August 2019

Cold sores are small blisters that typically appear around the mouth. Find out about cold sore causes and treatments here.

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Menopause: A guide for partners

01 October 2019

Learn about the menopause and how to support your partner.

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How to lose weight safely

12 September 2019

Losing weight safely is the healthiest and most sustainable approach. Find out how to lose weight the right way - by making healthy changes to your lifestyle.

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How does PrEP (for HIV) work?

04 July 2019

PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) is a drug taken by people who are HIV-negative before sex to reduce the risk of getting HIV. Learn how PrEP works, how effective it is, and where it is available.

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5 common causes of muscle cramps and how to treat them

21 August 2018

Muscle cramps can be very painful but they are rarely a cause for concern. Read more about the 5 most common causes of muscle cramps and how to treat them here, using content verified by certified doctors.

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A guide to gaining weight safely

07 September 2018

It can be difficult to gain weight, particularly if you are struggling with a medical problem. Read about how to gain weight safely and effectively here, using content verified by certified doctors.

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What causes loneliness in young people?

01 February 2019

Almost everyone has experienced loneliness at some point in their lives, but loneliness among young people is becoming increasingly common. Keep reading to find out why young people are lonelier than ever, and how to prevent loneliness, as well as cope with it.

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Build a healthy mind with Braive

25 September 2018

Mental health illnesses are on the rise, but mental health services are overburdened. Keep reading to find out more about how companies like Braive have been trying to improve access to mental healthcare services with online cognitive behavioural therapy and how they might be able to help you.

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How to get rid of hiccups

25 July 2019

Most people get hiccups from time to time. Find out what causes hiccups, how to cure hiccups, and when to worry about hiccups here.

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Insect bites

26 September 2019

Insect bites are quite common and often cause a small, itchy lump to develop. Insect bites can usually be treated at home, and should get better in a short period of time. Find information on the symptoms, treatment, and complications of different types of insect bites.

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Is my pee normal?

18 October 2018

Urine colour can vary from a pale straw colour to a very dark brown. Sometimes it can even be orange, green, or red too, and the reasons behind this vary. Read more to find out what they are, and if the colour of your urine is normal.

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5 types of headache and their locations

16 August 2018

Different types of headache tend to be located in specific parts of the head. Learn about the locations of different headaches and read about their symptoms, causes and treatments here, using content verified by certified doctors.

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When should you worry about a cough?

11 January 2019

Coughing clears your airways of mucus and irritants, but sometimes a cough can last for weeks. This can be concerning, expecially if you have other symptoms. Here you can find out if your cough is something to worry about, as well as information on how to treat it.

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Is my poop normal?

04 December 2018

Green, yellow, red or black stool can be caused by changes to your diet or lifestyle, but changes in the colour or consistency of your poop can also be a sign of a medical condition. Learn about the reasons your stool might have changed colour.

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Feminine hygiene: The vaginal health myth

30 May 2019

There is a lot of misinformation about vaginal health and anatomy. Here we will explain why ‘feminine hygiene’ fads are so dangerous, the anatomy of the vagina and vulva, and how the vagina cleans itself.

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Go sober for October to improve your health

04 October 2018

Many people enjoy an occasional drink, but not everyone knows how much is 'too much'. Go Sober for October is a great opportunity to cut down on drinking. Learn more about the recommended limits, long term health risks of excessive drinking, and the benefits of drinking less.

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Tips for losing weight

07 June 2018

A guide for losing weight.

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Breast self-check guide

05 April 2018

This guide will take you through, step-by-step how to check your breasts.

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Are my breasts normal?

11 October 2018

Every woman should practice breast awareness. It is important that you get to know your breasts so you can report any abnormal changes to your doctor as soon as you find them. Learn more about examining your breasts, what is normal and the warning signs you should be checking for here.

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How to get rid of heartburn

13 August 2019

Heartburn can cause a feeling of burning in the chest, as well as bloating, bad breath and coughing. Find out what might be causing you heartburn and how you can treat it here.

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4 types of abdominal pain and what you can do

02 October 2018

Abdominal pain is any pain between your chest and pelvis, and it's very common. Whilst some conditions do require immediate medical attention, many can be treated at home. Keep reading to find out more about the causes and treatments of your pain, depending on its location.

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Migraine triggers: What causes them?

27 November 2018

Migraine is a type of headache that can cause debilitating pain, nausea and light sensitivity. Here you can find 8 common migraine triggers and tips to avoid them.

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Erectile dysfunction: What can I do?

18 April 2019

Erectile dysfunction (ED) affects a lot of men. It can be caused by an underlying medical issue, but there are also lifestyle changes you can make to improve ED. Learn more about the causes of erectile dysfunction, how to improve erectile dysfunction, and how to tackle performance anxiety.

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What causes eye twitching?

27 June 2019

Learn the common and less common causes of eye twitching, how to stop eye twitching, and when to worry.

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CBD oil - the facts

06 September 2019

Cannabidiol or CBD oil has become popular for treating some medical conditions. Find out what CBD oil is, if it is safe, and what the health benefits are.

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10 reasons why you might be feeling tired all the time

05 September 2018

Tiredness can be the result of a variety of factors. Sometimes this can be because of a medical condition but more often than not changes to your lifestyle can help to improve your energy levels. Read our guide about the common causes of tiredness to find out more.

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How to lose belly fat

12 September 2018

Having excess belly fat can not only be unwanted, but it is often the hardest fat for us to lose. Read more to find out when you should worry about belly fat, and for some tips on reducing this hard to shift weight.

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How to prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs)

30 October 2018

Common symptoms of a urinary tract infection include a frequent urge to pee and pain in the bladder or lower stomach. Find out more about the symptoms of UTIs, who is most at risk, and what measures can be taken to prevent the risk of developing a UTI here.

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Diabetes prevention: How to reduce your risk

13 November 2018

Diabetes is a serious, lifelong condition that affects around 100 million people in the US alone. There are a few different types of diabetes including type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes. Read more to find out about their symptoms, and how you can prevent type 2 diabetes, and gestational diabetes.

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Good fats, bad fats and lowering your cholesterol

06 November 2018

It can be hard to know which kinds of fat you should be including in your diet. Learn more about 'good' fats, 'bad' fats, and how you can lower your cholesterol by changing your diet here - with information provided by certified doctors.

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4 common tongue problems: Treatment and when to worry

19 September 2019

Find out how to treat some common tongue problems, when to see a doctor and when to worry.

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My strategies for dealing with suicidal thoughts

10 September 2018

When you’re depressed, or having suicidal thoughts, it can make you feel completely helpless. Here we share some practical strategies you can use to help you get back on your feet.

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