Author: Nicole Taylor

Is Your Drinking Out of Control?

According to the Men’s Health Forum, men are more likely to drink alcohol and drink at hazardous levels than women. Here’s our advice on how to drink in moderation. While many people in this country enjoy an occasional drink, some may find it difficult to moderate their alcohol intake, especially over the festive season. Alcohol affects your physical coordination and blurs your vision, so it’s no surprise that drinking heavily in the short term can make you more susceptible to having an accident or injury. If you drink too much in the long term, it can increase your risk of...

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10 solutions to life’s most common pains

From the common headache to painful sprains after an injury, pain can affect us all on occasions. While some pain may require medical help, common pains can be eased with a simple combination of pain relief treatments. Want to know how to feel like your normal self again? Read on to learn the best solutions for our most common aches and pains and get clued up on common painkillers… We don’t think you should have to put up with pain. That’s why we offer a free Pain Management Service.  Find your local Lloyds Pharmacy here. Ask your pharmacist...

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Beating the Winter Blues

During the winter we can often feel a little down. But what exactly is seasonal affective disorder? After the clocks go back and the days start getting noticeably shorter, some people find their mood becomes subdued. If this sounds familiar, you could be experiencing a symptom of seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a type of depression that’s related to changes in seasons. The symptoms of SAD tend to start in the autumn then become worse during December, January and February. When spring arrives, most people who are affected find their symptoms can start to improve and eventually disappear altogether. The...

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Seasonal Skin SOS

Colder weather and indoor heating can play havoc with your skin and even aggravate existing problems. But help is at hand from your Pharmacist. Some health problems are worse during the winter than at other times of the year, and dry skin is one of them. The fact is that the weather can affect your skin, especially when it turns cold. One of the problems is that humidity levels in winter are much lower than during the summer, even on rainy days. And when the humidity is very low, it can extract moisture from the skin, making it feel...

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Stay Protected This Winter

The cold and flu season has arrived. So here’s what you need to know about winter viruses, including how to treat them and – where possible – keep them at bay. Many people dread catching a cold or flu during the winter months. And no wonder. A cold can make you feel miserable. The flu, on the other hand, can be truly debilitating.   Winter bugs are, however, all too common. According to the NHS, most people will have a cold this autumn or winter and some will have flu too. Both colds and flu are also common causes...

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