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 ...

Getting rid of head lice and nits

  Head lice are a common problem, especially in school children aged 4 to 11. They are tiny insects that live in hair and can stay living in the hair for a long time if not treated. Some patients find them particularly troublesome and irritating to deal with. Nits are the empty egg cases attached to the hair ...

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 ...