HPV Vaccine

The HPV Vaccine Essential Guide

The HPV vaccine (human papillomavirus vaccine) has been in the headlines this month.  With cervical cancer experts and scientists talking of the impressive results the vaccine has had in the reduction of HPV infections and pre-cancerous cervical lesions. To mark World Cancer Day Essex Private Doctors GP Doctor Alice Scott takes a look at the…

Summer Holidays

The summer holidays are here and we want you to have the best time possible. Here are a few tips for the summer season. Sun safety: Exposure to sunlight can lead to sunburn and skin damage. Sunscreen is vital to prevent premature ageing, wrinkles and pigmentation problems. We recommend sunscreen of at least SPF 30 and one which is protective against…

hayfever treatments

Hayfever Update

In our commitment to staying up to date and offering safe evidence based care, Dr Athreya and Dr Scott recently attended an Allergy Course. Included in this course there was a detailed lecture into evidence-based treatments for hayfever given by a world leading expert in the management of allergies. As a result of this we have…

Be smart with your sunscreen

Be Sun Smart with your Sunscreen

The sunscreen aisle of a chemist or supermarket offers lots of choices, but which one is right for you? As a private medical clinic and dermatology specialist we promote safe skin and high factor sun protection. Sunscreens are products combining several ingredients that help prevent the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation from reaching the skin. Two…

moles

Skin Focus | Moles

What is a Mole? Moles are small coloured spots on the skin made up of cells called melanocytes, which produce the colour (pigment) in your skin. The scientific name for moles is melanocytic naevi. Moles are often a brownish colour, although some may be darker or skin-coloured. They can be flat or raised, smooth or…

Yoga could be as effective as cycling or brisk walks in reducing the risk of a heart attack or stroke

Researchers have pooled the results of previous studies and report finding “promising evidence” of yoga’s health benefits, specifically in reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), as well asmetabolic syndrome. Compared to doing nothing, or interventions that did not include exercise, yoga reduced body weight by 2.32kg, on average, and also improved body mass index (BMI),…

12 ailments of christmas

The 12 Ailments of Christmas

The festive season is upon us once again and we find that we are busier than ever over Christmas.   What with goodwill and merriment of the season it is a time for festivities, joy, families, presents, the perennial box of Brazil Nuts, and bountiful Turkey.  Yes, December is a veritable winter wonderland of hearty…