Did you know that searches for the morning after pill and STD tests spiked on the dates when the government eased lockdown restrictions in the UK throughout 2020? What can we expect when lockdown is lifted altogether?
Over the counter drugs are easy to get hold of, go to any pharmacy, any supermarket or any local newsagent and you will see a range of OTC meds available to purchase. What are the side effects of long term over the counter drug abuse?
The effect of the pandemic and the national lockdown on the elderly's mental and physical health.
Pharmacies are closing in their numbers at a rapid rate throughout Britain. We have analysed data from 16,794 pharmacies in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to understand what the future holds for high street pharmacies and which areas are hardest hit by pharmacy closures in Britain.
Following a year that’s been dominated by the terms ‘coronavirus’ and ‘Covid-19’, we’re sure most of you will have had enough of hearing about rates of infection, positive test results and numbers of cases. However, one area where the UK has seen infection rates drop significantly over the past few months (not surprisingly as a result of lockdown!) is sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
Heartburn is caused when the stomach produces an excessive amount of acid. This larger than normal quantity of stomach acid means some is able to flow back up the oesophageal tract, which causes the burning sensation and overall discomfort.