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Avoid A Sexual Health Scare This Halloween

By : Hari | Published : Friday October 31, 2014 | Posted in : Sexual Health
With the media endlessly reporting on STI prevalence and antibiotic resistance, you would be forgiven for fretting about contracting a sexually transmitted infection. But are STIs really so scary? Ideally you should protect yourself from catching anything in the first place, but unfortunately mistakes and accidents happen. If you do start experiencing symptoms such as pain, itching or a rash, it’s essential to get yourself tested as soon as possible.

I’ve Got High Cholesterol And I Don’t Care

By : Hari | Published : Thursday October 9, 2014 | Posted in : High Cholesterol
Being diagnosed with high cholesterol can come as a shock. But after the initial surprise, a lot of people don’t seem to care. After all, it’s not as bad as being told you are morbidly obese and neither does it seem to present any immediate health problems. Or does it? Are we being too casual about cholesterol? Maybe if it were called kill-esterol, we would sit up and take notice. And if high cholesterol runs in your family, you should definitely take...

Should Soft Drinks Companies Sponsor Sports?

By : Hari | Published : Thursday September 25, 2014 | Posted in : General Health
How gullible are we? It seems the general public, especially kids, keep falling for the same old marketing tricks rolled out by sports drink manufacturers. In a new review issued in the Journal of Medical Ethics, researchers are claiming there is no strong evidence that many nutritional supplements and sports beverages are good for health.

‘Spare Tyre' May Dangerously Raise Your Blood Pressure

By : Hari | Published : Thursday September 11, 2014 | Posted in : General Health
A cold pint of beer and pack of peanuts in the pub can offer a way to bond with mates. Enjoying a snack or two is customary while watching sports; celebrating triumphs and bemoaning defeats. Nevertheless, if your bulging waistline has started to resemble a beer belly, you may soon be looking at that lager in your hand with regret.

How To Stay Healthy When Travelling

By : Nicola | Published : Saturday August 30, 2014 | Posted in : Travel Health
While some of you are dragging yourselves and the kids home for the start of term, others are just now jetting off to escape the end-of-summer blues. You’ve undoubtedly remembered to organise flights, a hotel and hopefully even a valid passport, but have you prepared everything you will need to stay healthy on holiday? If you are merely crossing the channel you shouldn’t have too much to worry about, but what if you're hopping on a long-haul flight...

Fasting and health

By : Zaman | Published : Monday June 30, 2014 | Posted in : Weight Loss
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With millions of Muslims across the world preparing themselves for the month of Ramadan, this blog will look at the impact of fasting from dusk till dawn on one’s health.


OnlineClinic welcomes Dr. Nigel Modern

By : Zaman | Published : Friday May 30, 2014 | Posted in : General Health
Small Image of Dr. Nigel OnlineClinic is pleased to announce that Dr. Nigel Modern has joined our expert medical team.

World cup and travel health - Are you prepared?

By : Zaman | Published : Wednesday April 30, 2014 | Posted in : General Health
Image of travel health With one of the world's greatest sporting events only a few weeks away, this blog will look at the possible health risks associated with travelling to Brazil and the precautions you can take to effectively manage your health.

Water fluoridation - is it time?

By : Zaman | Published : Monday March 31, 2014 | Posted in : General Health
image of a glass water With the recent calls being made by government health officials for the introduction of water fluoridation, this blog will look at the potential effects that such a move could have on our health.

Rare Disease Day

By : Zaman | Published : Friday February 28, 2014 | Posted in : General Health
With OnlineClinic’s continued drive towards providing better healthcare and developing new methods of providing treatments, this blog will take a look at the progress being made in regards to rare diseases that effects millions of suffers every year.
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