Author: Nicole Taylor

STIs You Need to Know About

Sex has been shown to have a positive effect on your health, from reducing stress to warding off colds1. However, unprotected sexual intercourse raises your risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). With this year’s STiQ Day taking place on 14th January, we want to make sure that you know about two of the most common STIs in the UK, chlamydia and gonorrhoea.   If you are worried that you may have contracted an STI over the festive period, or if you have never been tested before and want to put your mind at ease, you can purchase a LetsGetChecked...

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Don’t let dental phobia spoil your smile

Are you trying to take better care of your teeth this year? Regular visits to your dental health practitioner are essential for healthy teeth and gums. But what should you do if fear of the dentist is getting the better of you? While none of us enjoy visiting the dentist, most of us won’t dread it. Yet anxiety about visiting the dentist is becoming increasingly common according to experts at King’s College London. Writing in the British Dental Journal, the experts claim that those who have a severe fear of the dentist are more likely to have tooth decay or...

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Running for beginners

Many of us start a new form of exercise in the new year, including running. However if you don’t know where to start it can be quite daunting to get our there. That’s why we’ve gathered together our top tips on how to get started and how to stay safe. Running is one of the UK’s top activities, with around 10.5 million people taking part, according to a report by Sports Marketing Surveys. The survey found the average runner goes for a run 72 times a year – that’s around once or twice a week. These figures suggest running is...

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7 ways to combat a bad skin day

We all have bad skin days! That’s why we thought we’d talk to our skin experts and find the top 7 things that can cause a bad skin day, and the easiest things you can do to help avoid them. Drink lots of water Every system and function in our body depends on water and skin, as our biggest organ, is no different. Skin cells, like any other cell in the body, are made up of water and without it our organs are not able to function at their best. Unfortunately, water is delivered to our other organs first and usually reaches our skin...

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Handy LloydsPharmacy services you might not know about

You could be forgiven for thinking that pharmacies are just for picking up prescriptions or the old late night bottle of Calpol, but think again. Here at LloydsPharmacy we offer a range of services you might not have expected that have been designed to keep your health in check and offer a convenient alternative to a GP visit. Our services can be tailored to you whether you experience pain or need some expert advice on a new medication, we are here for you. If one of your resolutions was to be healthier, then these services are perfect for you....

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