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Prostate Cancer – Getting Checked In Richmond

  Screening all men for prostate cancer could cut deaths from the disease by up to 20%, a recent study has found. This calls the current NHS position into question, which has argued that prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screenings are unreliable and have been known to produce false positive results in the past. The team of American researchers

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Prescription FAQs: What You Need To Know About Prescriptions

  Prescriptions can be perplexing for some, but knowing about your medication, how to get it and what you’re entitled to is important for your health. Whether you receive prescriptions regularly or every now and then from your doctor, it’s important to read up on the latest policies and information about them as they can

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Reducing HIV Risk – Drug to be used by NHS

A drug which greatly reduces the risk of contracting the HIV virus is going to be available to NHS patients in England. It is believed that wider access to the drug, Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), will have a dramatic effect in reducing HIV risk across the country. How PrEP Works PrEP is a highly effective pill

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Male Contraceptive Jab – Would You Use It?

A new form of male contraception could be on the horizon, thanks to a pioneering injection developed by medical researchers. The hormone-based jab has been developed to suppress the sperm count in testicles by acting on the pituitary gland in the brain. While this new form of male contraception shows promise, the initial study that

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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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Remember To Order Your Repeat Prescriptions In Advance

With Easter just around the corner, our thoughts will be turning to how we can make the most of the long weekend, the Easter holidays, where you’re going, what the weather will be like and, remembering to buy enough Easter eggs for everyone! Less exciting, but no less important however, is remembering to order your

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