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Flu Vaccine Update

It's always a good idea to have your flu vaccine in Leicestershire before December 1st - Have you booked in for yours? Nasal vaccines also available for under 17 year olds. Don't forget to consider HPV Gardasil Vaccinations for boys.... 

Posted: 22/10/2014

Coeliac Awareness Week

Have a look at this link . http://www.coeliac.org.uk/node/200793 Coeliac Disease is one of those ice berg illnesses where we see only a fraction of those people who have gluten intolerance & Coeliac; but there are many others who slip under the net and are not diagnosed. If you have any symptoms... 

Posted: 13/05/2013

April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month and the latest figures from Cancer Research UK show that the number of cases of bowel cancer have risen considerably. In the 1970s, the figure for men diagnosed with bowel cancer was 45 in every 100,000 – now it is 58. For women the... 

Posted: 19/04/2013

Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Probiotics

We continue our coverage of Irritable Bowel Syndrome and the role of Probiotics... The prestigious gut.bmj.com concludes that because probiotics have such a reasonable evidence base, that as a general recommendation, they should be tried for a period of no less than a month;  in order to make a judgement about their... 

Posted: 15/04/2013

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Next month is IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) awareness month. IBS is a common disorder with a prevalence of 13% in women and 5% in men. Do always ensure that this is the correct diagnosis! We will be giving you a few tips about this condition over the month of April... 

Posted: 09/04/2013