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Homeopathy: Demystifying this Natural Therapy

Written by Mr Andrew Ward for Doctify
Homeopathy is one of those practices that truly needs to be understood to be appreciated. Some may think of it as a blanket term for all alternative or complementary therapy, or simply dismiss it out of hand.

Here to help us avoid this and explain exactly what homeopathy is really all […]

By |May 15th, 2017|Hot Topics|Comments Off on Homeopathy: Demystifying this Natural Therapy

Fact Check: Is our Selfie Addiction turning us all into Narcissists?

Written by Dr Filippo Passetti for Doctify
Is our collective selfie addiction creating a generation of narcissists?
We all remember Christmas 2014, when that suspicious-looking oblong package sticking out of our stocking inevitably turned out to be a selfie stick. We should have seen it coming, what with ‘selfie’ being added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2013.

But […]

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Fact Check: Cracking your Knuckles causes Arthritis

I’m forever telling people to stop cracking their knuckles. “It will give you arthritis” I helpfully inform. I’ve been a firm believer of this myth for years, and I’ll happily divulge this ‘fact’ to work colleagues, friends or anyone I feel comfortable enough to moan at. But for everyone who stops cracking, another tells me […]

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Fact Check: If you Swallow Chewing Gum it Stays in your Stomach

‘If you swallow chewing gum it stays in your stomach for years’.

I’m sure we’ve all been told this one before. Along with ‘if the wind changes your face will stay like that’, my parents were always keen to warn me of the dangers of swallowing chewing gum. Here, at Doctify HQ, being the provider of […]

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October Health News

In October, as the weather turns and the darkness falls, I’m asking myself some big questions. What should we do about antibiotic resistance? When should I give my child peanut butter? And is my activity tracker to blame for my declining fitness levels?

 

Fit bit or bit fat?

When I reach my activity goal on my wearable […]

By |October 13th, 2016|Hot Topics|Comments Off on October Health News

How we can help with antibiotic resistance

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Written by  Gurminder for Doctify

Ever heard about superbugs or antibiotic resistance in the news? Do you know what it means?

Antibiotics are normally taken to fight the bacteria that might be causing an infection in a person’s body, hence the prefix anti. Sometimes bacteria can become stronger and resistant to one or more antibiotics; […]

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September Health News

This month’s news features an exclusive on the Zika virus. There’s also some exciting news about virtual reality and a heads up before you stock up on vitamin D.

Vitamin D and asthma

News that taking vitamin D halves severe asthma attacks is encouraging for anyone who has this potentially life threatening condition. Before you stock up […]

By |September 9th, 2016|Hot Topics|Comments Off on September Health News

STI in the UK

In a recent Eastenders episode, one of the characters, Whitney finds out she has chlamydia which was contracted from as a result of her boyfriend’s infidelity (more on Chlamydia). This can be very dangerous as most people who contract chlamydia do not display any symptoms and if left untreated can cause long term health problems […]

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August Health News

This month’s news features an exclusive story on a seven year old piece of research. There’s also some exciting news about hot meals and bad news for office workers.

Another death at the office

Your desk job is killing you, screamed newspaper headlines last month. People who sit for more than eight hours a day at work […]

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July Health News

With the summer holidays here, my aim is to find plenty of time to do nothing. But even when I get the chance to, I usually end up doing something. I see the same in healthcare all the time, where there’s so often an overwhelming urge to do something, even when there may be nothing […]

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