Say goodbye to heartburn and unseemly burps with our Indigestion Guide.

Say goodbye to heartburn and unseemly burps with our Indigestion Guide.

For some of us, Indigestion can be an everyday experience, and yet, we are reluctant to discuss it with our friends, family or even GP! What’s more, indigestion is a growing problem all over the world – as our tummies are having a hard time keeping up with the pace of modern day living.

Digestive Problems of the 21st Century:

Reflux (aka heartburn). Symptoms are a hot or burning sensation rising from your stomach to your chest. In some cases it can be accompanied by a sour taste in your mouth, hypersalivation or even finding food or bad tasting fluid in your Read More

Stop smoking and save money with your New Years Resolution!

Stop smoking and save money with your New Years Resolution!

January is generally a time of resolutions for most of us, whether it be a commitment  to lose weight, quit cigarettes, drink less or just lead a healthier lifestyle. A recent survey suggests that the top trending resolutions of 2015 are:

Save money
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Does that sound familiar? If you’re looking to save your hard earned cash this year, you might find that it fits in rather neatly with living an overall healthier lifestyle through quitting smoking. We’ve looked into some of the common questions around kicking the habit.

How much does smoking cost?

The facts and statistics show that if you smoke Read More

Read These Latest Statistics to See Why Alcohol Can Develop Diabetes

Read These Latest Statistics to See Why Alcohol Can Develop Diabetes

 

Recent studies suggest that excessive alcohol can increase the chances of a person getting diabetes. While we all enjoy a cool beer or relaxing glass of wine at the end of a hard day, and occasionally in the middle said day, drinking too much too often can bring your body more harm than good. Here are the facts about alcohol and diabetes:

Alcohol interacts with diabetes medications and can cause blood glucose levels to rise and fall, depending on the amount you drink. Combining medications that lower your blood sugar with alcohol can cause hypoglycemia, also known as “insulin shock”.
When you Read More

Health Survey In The UK Reveals Nearly 50% Of The Population Take Prescription Drugs

Health Survey In The UK Reveals Nearly 50% Of The Population Take Prescription Drugs

According to new statistics by the HSCIC (Health and Social Care Information Centre), 50% of women and 43% of men in the UK take prescription medications on a daily basis. The report has stated that the average person took approximately 18.7 prescriptions during 2013. Almost a quarter of women and over a fifth of men were keeping up with at least three prescriptions each day. Some of the most prescribed medications are those used for lowering cholesterol, pain relief, and depression. The total cost of the prescription medicines we are taking is in excess of £15bn per year.There are two Read More

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16 Jan 2015

Say goodbye to heartburn and unseemly burps with our Indigestion Guide.

For some of us, Indigestion can be an everyday experience, and yet, we are reluctant to discuss it with our friends, family or even GP! What’s more, indigestion is a growing problem all over the world – Read More

Tags: Chemist Direct, Health

9 Jan 2015

Stop smoking and save money with your New Years Resolution!

January is generally a time of resolutions for most of us, whether it be a commitment  to lose weight, quit cigarettes, drink less or just lead a healthier lifestyle. A recent survey suggests that the top trending Read More

Tags: Health

19 Dec 2014

Read These Latest Statistics to See Why Alcohol Can Develop Diabetes

  Recent studies suggest that excessive alcohol can increase the chances of a person getting diabetes. While we all enjoy a cool beer or relaxing glass of wine at the end of a hard day, and occasionally Read More

Tags: Health

12 Dec 2014

Health Survey In The UK Reveals Nearly 50% Of The Population Take Prescription Drugs

According to new statistics by the HSCIC (Health and Social Care Information Centre), 50% of women and 43% of men in the UK take prescription medications on a daily basis. The report has stated that the average Read More

Tags: Chemist Direct, Health

9 Dec 2014

Healthy Christmas Recipes: What you should cut down of your Christmas meal

  It’s the 9th today and we have about 16 days left till the 25th of December–a.k.a. good food, parties, presents, more good food, etc. Most of us are probably digging out our Christmas recipes book by Read More

Tags: Christmas, Health, Weight Loss

4 Dec 2014

Fun Christmas Gift Ideas For Her

It’s the first Advent week, and Christmas is just about brimming! Homes across the country are being well stocked with Christmas goodies and decorations, and all our favorite carols are starting to fill the air! After our Read More

Tags: Beauty, Chemist Direct, Christmas, Health, Infographics, Travel, Weight Loss

1 Dec 2014

What Is The Original Meaning Of Cyber Monday? Why Is it Now The “In” Thing?

Cyber Monday is the following Monday after Thanksgiving. It differs from Black Friday by being an online only event. Starting life back in 2005 after being noticed by analysts that this was the biggest day of the Read More

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27 Nov 2014

Fun Christmas Gift Ideas For Him

With December on the way, it’s just about that time of the year to start thinking “PRESENTS!!” Granted, Christmas is made of much more than these, but a good gift always adds to it. We at Chemist Read More

Tags: Christmas, Infographics

19 Nov 2014

Connecting Triglycerides to Heart Disease

The lifetime risk of developing heart disease from the age of 40 years and up is as high as 50 percent for males and an estimated 35 percent for women. Over the last decade remarkable progress has Read More

Tags: Health, Weight Loss

17 Nov 2014

New Drug Shows Promise Against Psoriatic Arthritis

Psoriasis is a common occurrence when auto-immune disorders are present, causing the body’s own immune system to over-react to stimuli by producing extra T-cells at key locations. This creates eruptions of scaly red and white patches on Read More

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