Entries by CLINIC TEAM

Supporting You Through Menopause

Since 2009 October has been celebrated as Menopause Awareness Month to raise the profile and education surrounding menopause and to promote the support options available for improving health and well being before, during and after this transitory stage of life. What is Menopause? Menopause is a natural part of the ageing process and occurs when […]

Stay Abreast of Your Breast Screening

Cancer Research UK has revealed that around 10,600 fewer patients in England started treatment for breast cancer between April 2020 and March 2021 compared with the same period the year before. There is ongoing concern that this drop in numbers is unfortunately due to the public’s reluctance to seek medical advice and continue with their […]

Peeing More Regularly – More Than Just a Nuisance?

The month of September welcomes Urology Awareness Month, organised by The Urology Foundation. The aim is to raise awareness, break down stigma and encourage individuals to actively take care of their urology health. Diseases and cancers of the kidneys, bladder, prostate and the male reproductive system are becoming more prevalent and it is estimated that […]

Long COVID in Children

Scientific studies are concerned over emerging data on the effects that long COVID is having on some children and warn that these issues are real and should not be ignored. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) suggests that 13% of under 11’s and around 15% of 12-16-year-old children have reported to be suffering from at […]

Dealing With a Migraine

Migraine is a very common health condition, affecting around 1 in every 5 women and around 1 in every 15 men which usually begin in early adulthood. The Migraine Trust is spreading the word about the need for better migraine healthcare and have launched their Migraine Awareness Week happening throughout 5th -11th  September. What is […]

Diabetes and diet – keeping the weight off

There is no doubt that type 2 diabetes and weight are intrinsically linked. If you’ve been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, you will know that eating a healthy diet and maintaining an exercise regime are key to managing your condition. In fact, recent studies have shown that by returning to a healthy weight and – […]

Time for an asthma review?

A recent trial conducted by a Dutch research team found that the frequency of asthma attacks amongst asthmatics had significantly reduced. The researchers hypothesised a number of possible reasons for this. Their main hypothesis was that asthmatics were more likely to be fearful of contracting COVID. So in strictly abiding by social distancing measures, their […]

What to do if your child gets sick this summer

Most years, infection rates for common childhood illnesses, like colds and flu, follow a very predictable pattern. The first flurry begins in September, when schools go back after the summer break. Then as the temperature drops the numbers go up, reaching a peak in around January or February. Normally, when the sun comes out and […]

Sarcoma won’t wait! Spotting the symptoms

Have you heard of sarcoma? Could you spot the symptoms? According to a YouGov poll conducted in April 2020, 75 per cent of people in the UK are unsure exactly what sarcoma is. And even amongst those who did know, less than half could identify the key symptoms. The charity, Sarcoma UK, wants to change […]

Caring for the carers this Good Care Month

July is ‘Good Care Month’, and after the year we’ve had, we thought it was time we give some consideration to the carers themselves. For many people care is a career choice, but for thousands of others it is something that has been thrust upon them. When a loved one becomes ill or less able […]