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 patato enthusiasts!
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This article covers the correct Asthma inhaler techniques to use and why they are important.
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Over 600 children and adolescents are being treated for type 2 diabetes in England and Wales, with the increase being described as a "hugely disturbing trend", is being highlighted by local councils. The statistics come from a report by child health experts which established 110 more cases amid under-19s in 2015-16 than two years previously.
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High Blood Pressure

Thursday, Aug 10, 2017

What is high blood pressure? Who is at risk from high blood pressure and causes? Tips for reducing your blood pressure and medications available to control high blood pressure.
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Knee Pain

Saturday, Oct 07, 2017

This post discusses the many different types of knee pain, conditions, causes and treatments associated with knee pain.
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Osteoarthritis is a disease of the joints affecting most of us in one way or another as we age. Around 80% of people over the age of 50 are affected. The process begins with the cartilage wearing thin and disjointed and over time, it could be totally grinded to nothing. At the same time, the joint capsule thickness enhances and more synovial (lubricating) fluid is created which causes swelling in the joint. Ultimately, osteoarthritis can effect any and every joint in the human body, but it's usually apparent in the fingers, knees, hips and spine.
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Heartburn and Acid Reflux

Sunday, May 07, 2017

What is acid reflux disease? What causes acid reflux disease? What are the symptoms of acid reflux disease? What treatments are there for acid reflux? - All answered in this helpful blog post

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Featuring Rt Hon Sir Kevin Barron MP, Ann Main MP, Gloria De Piero MP, and Vicky Ford MP. The topic of the Tobacco Directive and vaping are discussed in Parliament.
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Advice on how to plan to reduce or quit alcohol consumption both short and long term.
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Smoking and tobacco use carry high risks to human health. In the UK, 12 million adults smoke (28% of men and 24% of women). Smoking is responsible for 114,000 deaths each year which represents one in every five deaths in the UK. Most of these deaths are from lung cancer, coronary heart disease and chronic obstructive lung disease, the main diseases associated with smoking. It is estimated that about half of all smokers will eventually be killed by their habit. This article covers the different options available to help quit smoking.
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