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?
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.
Gout can be extremely painful and can also lead to lasting damage to the surrounding tissue in the inflamed area. Gout is most common in men; however women can also be affected by this particularly after they have gone through the menopause.