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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.

The Rise of Online Healthcare

By : Zaman | Published : Tuesday January 28, 2014 | Posted in : General Health
Image of woman holding tablet computer With new technological advances being made everyday, this blog will look at the evolution of online healthcare and how it is being carefully monitored to help benefit us in our everyday lives.

Are foods labelled organic healthier?

By : Charlie | Published : Thursday April 4, 2013 | Posted in : General Health
Image of a basket full of food The popularity of organic food is in large part due to the general perception that such foods are healthier, contain fresher ingredients, and thus contain fewer calories. Whether it is for health benefits, or ethical reasons, as consumers it seems our preference for organic foods shows no sign of waning.


Do we prefer going online for our health advice?

By : Charlie | Published : Friday March 22, 2013 | Posted in : General Health
Online health Our patience with our local doctors appears to be waning. It seems that the days waiting for weeks on end to find your next available appointment, or patiently queuing for hours to see your local GP may be numbered. Us Brits are taking matters into our own hands, as new research shows that Britons are more than twice as likely to seek health advice online, as opposed to a consultation with their doctor.

The Christmas getaway: Keeping travel sickness at bay

By : Charlie | Published : Friday December 21, 2012 | Posted in : General Health
Image of cars stuck in traffic

Christmas is just around the corner, meaning for many seeing family over the seasonal holidays is drawing ever nearer. According to a new report taken by the Daily Mail, four million of us are expected to travel over the festive period to see our loved ones. Thus despite the merry times that are awaiting you once you reach your destination, the reality is the journey may be anything but, with threats of delays, traffic jams, and cancellations ever...


Is it really too ‘risky’ to exercise at home?

By : Victoria | Published : Monday September 17, 2012 | Posted in : General Health
Image of woman doing home exercises Nothing is safe, not even exercising in your own home! The insurer Ensure are warning people that they risk causing up to £2.1 billion worth of damage to their homes and themselves by exercising at home. This is according to what was claimed last year by homeowners in the UK. The insurer is warning that this might be the case this year again, especially in the wake of the Olympic games.

Why is physical activity dwindling in children?

By : Chris | Published : Thursday June 21, 2012 | Posted in : General Health
Image of children holding hands A recent BBC news article has highlighted the findings of two university studies that have together suggested that some children, aged 8 – 10 years old, were only physically active for 20 minutes per day.But with obesity and excess weight becoming more of a problem with young adults and children, surely activity levels should ideally be increasing to counteract this issue?

Do prescription medications have secondary benefits?

By : Michael | Published : Thursday May 24, 2012 | Posted in : General Health
Image of tablet packs

There are thousands of prescription medications that are used all over the world to treat specific conditions.

Some of the those treatments have interesting secondary benefits.


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