NationWide Pharmacies Blog Articles – Healthy Living

The concept of consuming 5 portions of fruit and vegetables everyday is something the majority of us are aware of, but just how many of us understand exactly what contributes as 1 of your 5 a day. This article explores different ways and tips in which you can tally up to those 5 a day as well as debunking some myths about what does and doesn't count. A must read for potatoe enthusiasts!
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Obesity Awareness Blog

Monday, Oct 16, 2017

Obesity is a condition where a person has accumulated a high amount of body fat having a negative effect on their health. Obesity is a chronic condition defined by an excess amount of body fat. Obesity is best defined using Body Mass Index (BMI) which is calculated using a person’s height and weight. A BMI of 18.5-24.9 is considered normal weight, a BMI of 25-29.9 is considered overweight, and a BMI of over 30 is considered obese.
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World Thrombosis Day 2017

Friday, Oct 13, 2017

World Thrombosis Day (WTD) is recognised every year on the 13th of October and focuses attention on the often overlooked and misunderstood condition of thrombosis so hundreds of educational events occur in countries around the world. The key objectives of the campaign involve increasing global awareness of thrombosis including the causes, risk factors, signs/symptoms, with prevention and treatments available to prevent this condition.
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World Mental Health Day 2017

Tuesday, Oct 10, 2017

This year World Mental Health Day will be hosted on Tuesday 10th October 2017 and the primary aim is to raise awareness about mental health issues and help support mental health. The main theme is based on workplace wellbeing. Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social wellbeing. Mental health affects how we think, feel and act and also helps to determine how we handle stress, relate to others, how we make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood to adulthood.
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OCD Awareness Week 2017

Monday, Oct 09, 2017

OCD Awareness Week is a global effort to raise awareness about OCD. This year it will take place on the 9th October 2017- 15th October 2017 and the key purpose is to help raise awareness and understanding about obsessive compulsive disorder, helping more people to get timely access to appropriate resources and effective treatment.
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Stoptober

Monday, Oct 02, 2017

Stoptober lasts for a period of 28 days (4 weeks) and is a long running event held each October during which participants are encouraged to stop smoking. The key purpose of this event is to reduce the number of smokers also to encourage participants not to smoke during that 28 day period. As a result, hoping that people give up smoking permanently due to the bad impacts it has on your health and well-being (mental and physical).
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Go Sober for October

Sunday, Oct 01, 2017

Go Sober for October is a fundraising campaign aimed at challenging social drinkers to change their habits for a month and make some healthier lifestyle changes. The purpose of Sober for October is to encourage people to drink alcohol responsibly and stick to the recommended daily guidelines for the rest of the year. Go Sober for October involves 31 days without alcohol and instead of wasting money on buying alcohol you end up raising money for people living with cancer they partner with Macmillan Cancer Support for a positive cause in helping others suffering from cancer.
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National Eye Health Week

Monday, Sep 18, 2017

National eye health week is about raising awareness which takes place this year from Monday 18TH September 2017 until Sunday 24TH September 2017 promoting and educating people about the importance of eye health. This will be the seventh annual National Eye Health Week. The main aim of National Eye Health Week is to create a community that is free from the impact of sight loss.There are currently over 2 million people living in the UK who live with sight loss, which has a significant impact on their daily lives. It is predicted that by 2030 the number will increase to over 2.7 million people.

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Oral AntiBiotic Acne Treatment

Thursday, Sep 14, 2017

This article covers three oral antibiotic treatments including Doxycycline, Lymecycline, and Oxytetracycline. Acne is the most common skin disease people of all races and ages get acne. It is most common in teenagers and young adults. There is an estimate of around 80% of all people between the ages of 11 and 30 who have acne outbreaks at some point. 

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Female Contraceptive Pill

Wednesday, Sep 13, 2017

The Contraceptive Pill The pill, as it is known in its abbreviated term, was introduced in the UK on the NHS in 1961, originally for married women until 1967 when it was made available for all women who did not wish to conceive, and is now taken by over 3 million women in Britain between the ages of 16 and 49. The pill is available in 32 different varieties and worldwide is taken by around 100 million women. Correctly administered, it is reported to be 99% effective. Any initial experienced side-effects can be swerved by alternating the variety of contraception you ingest.
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