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Flu Season 2021- What Your GP Wants You To Know

Although flu almost disappeared throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, with the lifting of restrictions and return to normal life, it has started to circulate again, together with all other viruses responsible for colds and other respiratory ailments. This year, the Influenza virus is expected to be more severe than usual for a number of reasons. Dr Lowri Bailey, General Practitioner at New Victoria Hospital, tells a few flu facts you should really pay attention to before flu season strikes this year.

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Long Covid - How Respiratory Physiotherapy Can Help

Long Covid has been recently defined by WHO as a syndrome affecting individuals who experience Covid-19 symptoms that last at least two months. It is estimated that 1 in 40 people who have had Covid-19 in the UK presents at least one symptom after 3 months. Vicky Robinson, Respiratory Physiotherapist at New Victoria Hospital, explains how specialist physiotherapy treatments can help to relieve breathlessness and many other symptoms that can persist after a Coronavirus infection.

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Red Alert - All You Need To Know About Haematuria This November

November is Men’s Health Awareness Month, and Mr Hamid Abboudi, Consultant Urologist at New Victoria Hospital, talks about haematuria and why you should always seek medical advice if you see blood in the urine. It can occur in both men and women of all ages, but it is often a more alarming symptom for men as it can be the first sign of prostate cancer. The most common causes are not serious but it  is an important symptom that you should never ignore – even if it happens just once.

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Breast Cancer And Menopause - Does HRT Increase The Risk Of Breast Cancer

1 million people in the UK use HRT as a menopause treatment. Recent studies on breast cancer risk associated with Hormone Replacement Therapy have led to different findings that might have concerned many women. This article clarifies the role of HRT to treat menopause symptoms and when it’s considered a risk factor for developing breast cancer.

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