Stay well this winter: Preventing colds

A cold is a very common mild viral infection which affects the nose, throat, sinuses and upper airways. Symptoms of a cold can include a blocked or runny nose, sneezing, a cough and a sore throat. Some patients experience more severe symptoms. You can find out more about the symptoms of a cold and treating colds from NHS ...

Winter health: Dealing with norovirus

Norovirus is a type of gastroenteritis. It is one of the most common stomach bugs in the UK. It is sometimes called the winter vomiting bug because it is more common in winter. However, you can catch norovirus in all seasons. 25 different strains are known to affect humans.  What are the symptoms?  Norovirus has very distinctive ...

Feeling festive? Christmas health tips

Although treating yourself occasionally does not stop us staying healthy, Christmas can be an indulgent time of year, especially with sweet treats, extra calories and alcohol. It can be a difficult time of year for some people, perhaps for people who struggle with their weight. Have a read of our tips for ideas on how to ...