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Migraine

How to get rid of migraine?

Migraines aren’t your typical headache. They’re complex neurological conditions that can seriously disrupt your life. Unlike regular headaches, migraines bring on intense throbbing pain, along with nausea and sensitivity to light and sound.

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Stye

How to get rid of a stye overnight?

A stye is a small, painful bump that forms on your eyelid, often near the base of an eyelash or within an oil gland. It’s caused by a bacterial infection, usually from bacteria commonly found on the skin or in the nose.

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Health

What is a repeat prescription?

A repeat prescription is a handy service that lets you refill your ongoing medications without visiting your doctor every time. You will usually be given a repeat prescription if you require your medication for a long period of time.

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Health

How much is a prescription?

Knowing how much your prescription costs (if you need to pay for your medication) can help you plan your budget, especially if treating a long-term illness that requires an ongoing prescription.

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A young boy affected by hand, foot and mouth disease holds up his hand to the camera which shows the typical blisters caused by the illness.
Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

What is hand, foot and mouth disease?

Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) is something you might hear about, especially if you have young children. It’s a viral infection that mostly affects kids under 5, but adults can get it too. It causes sores or blisters in the mouth, on the hands, and on the feet. These sores can be uncomfortable but usually go away on their own within a week or two.

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Vitamin C

What does vitamin C do?

Vitamins and minerals help your body to carry out basic functions, and prevent potential health issues. Among them, vitamin C is particularly important.

Unfortunately, our bodies aren’t able to produce enough vitamin C on their own, so we need to get it from our diets regularly to avoid having a deficiency.

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A woman sits on the side of her bed with her partner in the background, she is holding the morning after pill in her hand.
Contraception

How effective is the morning after pill?

The morning after pill, also known as emergency contraception or Plan B, is a type of birth control you can take after unprotected sex to prevent pregnancy. It’s not meant for regular use but as a backup option if your usual contraception fails or you have unprotected intercourse.

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A photo of a woman's leg with the typical bull's-eye rash associated with Lyme disease
Lyme Disease

What is Lyme Disease?

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection transmitted through tick bites. It’s named after Lyme, Connecticut, where it was first identified. While not extremely common, cases have been increasing in recent years, especially in certain regions of the United States and other parts of the world.

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A woman sat on her bed holds her belly, due to pain caused by bloating.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

What is PCOS?

Polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, is a common hormonal disorder affecting around 1 in 10 women of childbearing age in the UK. It’s caused by a mix of genetics and environmental factors, often involving insulin resistance.

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A topdown photo of a woman laying on her bed with restless legs syndrome, her legs are blurred to show the constant movement as she tries to sleep.
Restless Legs Syndrome

How to stop restless legs immediately?

Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a common neurological condition causing uncomfortable sensations in the legs, often prompting an irresistible urge to move them. While its exact cause isn’t fully known, it’s believed to involve brain abnormalities, genetics, and certain health conditions like anaemia or kidney problems.

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