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Signs of Dementia – What You Need To Look For

Dementia is a term which describes a set of symptoms related to the brain, particularly the parts that control memory, speech and problem solving. The symptoms and signs of dementia can be caused by a few different conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, Lewy body dementia and a series of strokes. All forms of dementia are

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Why getting an HIV test is important

You may recall that Prince Harry recently underwent a very public HIV test, to raise awareness of the condition and highlight the importance of getting tested. The campaign has had the desired effect, with the number of people ordering HIV tests increasing dramatically in the weeks following the video. The Terrence Higgins Trust, who offered

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Easter Holiday: Pharmacy Opening Times

Easter is only a few days away and as of Friday, many pharmacies and GP surgeries will be closing for a four day period.   Many pharmacies will be closing on Friday 25th March and won’t reopen until Tuesday 29th March.      It’s really important you are as organised as possible and have all

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Could You Be A Bone Marrow Donor?

Becoming a bone marrow donor could be one of the most rewarding things you ever do, and to your match, you will be a life-saver. But how does it all work? Here’s our guide to everything you need to know about donating bone marrow.   What is bone marrow? Bone marrow is the name given

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What To Do If You Run Out Of Medication

Are you worried about what to do if you run out of medication? Hopefully this article will help put your mind at ease. There are several options available to you if you run out of medication and your usual method of obtaining it is unavailable. Let’s have a quick run through them:   Prescription Medication

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When to use NHS 111

The NHS 111 number is still a relatively new concept for many and there is still some uncertainty around when it should be used and in what medical situation. We hope this brief guide will clarify the process for you and your family so you can make best use of the service in the future.

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