10 Pet Diseases Humans Can Catch

10 Pet Diseases Humans Can Catch

Bacteria and viruses along with protozoa and fungi are the cause of most infectious human illnesses, from the simple cold to life threatening diseases such as fatal respiratory infections or digestive disorders. Most of these bacterial organisms are present in the environment but do not affect the body due to the human immune system’s constant vigilance and protection. Only when other factors come into play, either through increased exposure to certain contagious pathogens or through situations that cause the immune system to weaken does infection occur.

By keeping hygienic living conditions and following healthy lifestyle habits along with a nutritious diet Read More

5 Top tips for controlling summer allergies

5 Top tips for controlling summer allergies

Many parents breathe a sigh of relief when summer finally roles in as this hopefully means an end to the streaming eyes and runny noses that afflict both adults and children alike during the spring pollination time. But unfortunately many people who suffer from allergies in the spring continue to display signs of an inflamed sinus, itchy eyes and hay fever throughout the summer and autumn too. For others it may come as a surprise when they finally go for a medical evaluation for what they thought was just a very persistent cold only to find they are suffering from Read More

8 ways to avoid fungal nail infections this summer

8 ways to avoid fungal nail infections this summer

Among the many harmless bacteria that inhabit our outer skin and hair there are some resilient and aggressive organisms such as the fungi germ that can cause annoying manifestations during times of sickness, lowered immunity or by infecting damaged cells which are accidentally exposed. In the 21st century invasive fungal mycoses has increased year-on-year in European countries with England treating an estimated 250,000 skin surface fungal infections of various kinds in the last year alone.

Some of these infections are spread from animals to humans such as ringworm and white piedra and other fungi are picked up directly through skin surfaces Read More

STI Test Kits at Chemist Direct

STI Test Kits at Chemist Direct

In recent years STI home testing kits have become an increasingly popular way for those wanting to find out if they have contracted an STI without the embarrassment of discussing it face to face with a doctor. Although they do not replace medical advice they can be used to detect some of the most common infections such as Herpes 1 and 2, Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Mycoplasma, Ureaplasma Urealticum and Gardnerella Vaginalis.

Chemist Direct offer this easy to use service to customers; simply order your kit online and use the equipment to collect a urine or swab sample. The customer can then send Read More

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28 Jul 2014

10 Pet Diseases Humans Can Catch

Bacteria and viruses along with protozoa and fungi are the cause of most infectious human illnesses, from the simple cold to life threatening diseases such as fatal respiratory infections or digestive disorders. Most of these bacterial organisms Read More

Tags: Health, Pet, Travel

26 Jul 2014

5 Top tips for controlling summer allergies

Many parents breathe a sigh of relief when summer finally roles in as this hopefully means an end to the streaming eyes and runny noses that afflict both adults and children alike during the spring pollination time. Read More

Tags: Health, Pet, Travel

24 Jul 2014

8 ways to avoid fungal nail infections this summer

Among the many harmless bacteria that inhabit our outer skin and hair there are some resilient and aggressive organisms such as the fungi germ that can cause annoying manifestations during times of sickness, lowered immunity or by Read More

Tags: Beauty, Health

22 Jul 2014

STI Test Kits at Chemist Direct

In recent years STI home testing kits have become an increasingly popular way for those wanting to find out if they have contracted an STI without the embarrassment of discussing it face to face with a doctor. Read More

Tags: Health

22 Jul 2014

Here is why a Low-Cal diet won’t work in the long run

A calorie is a measure of energy or heat contained in every food item when burned, so when we consume food our body burns the calories as fuel, allowing the muscles to move, our organs to function Read More

Tags: Health, Weight Loss

18 Jul 2014

Top 10 ways to use lemons!

As the weather continues to brighten up our days, people everywhere are striving to brighten up their bodies.  With all the diets flying around at the moment, including some very radial and complicated ones, sometimes we forget Read More

Tags: Health, Weight Loss

17 Jul 2014

Burn or Tan? – A Guide to Sun Care

The only organ of the body that is always exposed to the environment is the skin but its role in keeping the other organs in place and forming a barrier against germs and disease makes it vital Read More

Tags: Beauty, Health

15 Jul 2014

7 Benefits of Using Olive Oil on your Hair

A full head of healthy hair is something most of us aspire to have, but it is only at birth and for the first few years of life that this wish is granted. As the hair continues Read More

Tags: Beauty, Health

11 Jul 2014

Travelling can be a risky business – get prepared

It’s the time of year we’ve all been waiting for, and those lucky enough, will be starting to think of their summer holiday abroad. Although for the most part, this is a time of excitement and anticipation, Read More

Tags: Health, Travel

11 Jul 2014

Are New Insect Repellents Better than DEET?

I see signs up in the Tube, bus stops and travel agencies warning against the dangers of diseases with exotic names such as West Nile fever, ChikV, Lyme disease and the ever present malaria and dengue fever, Read More

Tags: Health, Travel

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