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Lyme disease is on the rise: here's what you need to know


Everything you need to know in order to keep you and your family safe this summer

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Health Information Week 2019


Use Health Information Week to take control of your own health with a Medichecks test.

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Hay fever - more to worry about than just a runny nose?


In the UK this summer, the Met Office has estimated that up to 20 million Brits could be more sensitised to hay fever symptoms due to the unusually high pollen count.

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5 changes to your appearance and what they could mean


How you look on the outside can say a lot about how healthy you are on the inside. Here are 5 changes to your appearance that could be caused by an underlying health condition.

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The problem with testing total vitamin B12 levels


A vitamin B12 deficiency is a common health condition that is notoriously difficult to spot and diagnose. Find out more about why an active vitamin B12 test is a more accurate way of diagnosing a vitamin B12 deficiency compared to a total B12 test.

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C Reactive Protein (CRP) and inflammation


Medichecks doctor Emil Hodzovic explains what inflammation is, what causes it and how you can measure your inflammation levels at home.

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All you need to know about blood tests & blood testing


All your blood testing questions and concerns answered.

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Are you immune to measles?


Measles has been a hot topic in the news lately with the number of outbreaks on the rise. Find out more about measles and how simple it is to check if you are immune to the virus.

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Behind the headlines: should we be injecting vitamins?


There has been a lot in the news lately about the growing trend for intravenous "vitamin" drips, but does this new celebrity induced craze provide any health benefits and is it safe?

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Allergy Awareness Week - the link between air pollution and allergies


This week is allergy awareness week, a week dedicated to highlighting the difficulties people with allergies can face. What better to time to investigate those niggling symptoms and see if an allergy could be to blame?

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World Health Day 2019


Use World Health Day to take control of your own health with a Medichecks health check.

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All important sleep - the foundation of good health


For the third part of our sleep, energy and stress series, nutritionist and lifestyle coach Effie Parnell-Hopkinson explains how a good nights sleep is crucial for good health and wellbeing.

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Time to spring clean your health!


Use the season of spring to take control of your health.

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Are your energy levels at an all time low?


In the second part of our stress, energy and sleep series, we talk about the possible causes of low energy levels and explain how easy it is to investigate further with Medichecks.

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Is stress always bad for health?


In the first instalment of our new stress, energy and sleep series, lifestyle coach Effie Parnell-Hopkinson explains how stress affects health and gives her top tips on how to battle stress.

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Stress, energy and sleep - a modern day crisis?


Introducing our new series: stress, energy and sleep

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What is pernicious anaemia?


In the second part of our autoimmune disease series, we focus on pernicious anaemia, which is the most common cause of a vitamin B12 deficiency in the UK, explaining what it is and how to test for it.

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Behind the headlines - what does stress do the body?


Find out more about why and how high stress levels can have a negative effect on your health.

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Understanding autoimmune disease


For the first part of our autoimmune disease series, we look at what autoimmune disease is, a few surprising facts and the limitations of testing.

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Achieving your goals - momentum


In the fourth part of our 'achieving your goals' series, lifestyle coach Effie Parnell-Hopkinson explains how to stop ‘trusting the process” and build momentum for long-term change.

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Achieving your goals - ownership


In the third part of our 'achieving your goals' series, lifestyle coach Effie Parnell-Hopkinson explains how to take ownership and responsibility for goals in order to stay on track.

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Medichecks 2019 Health and Wellness Predictions


What does the New Year have in store? Find out what our doctors predict for 2019!

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Achieving your goals - motivation


In the second part of our 'achieving your goals' series, lifestyle coach Effie Parnell-Hopkinson gives her top tips on how to keep the motivation going in order to stick to your goals.

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Achieving your goals - intention


Lifestyle coach Effie Parnell-Hopkinson kicks off our 'achieving your goals' series with the first instalment focusing on intention and how to set achievable goals.

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The surprising health benefits of Christmas


Knowing that there are aspects of Christmas that are good for our health adds even more sparkle to this festive time of year.

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Are you winter ready?


Don't let the colder months leave you feeling blue, get winter ready with Medichecks

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How are your Vitamin D levels?


You may think spending time in the sun in summer and supplementing in winter may be enough to give you optimum vitamin D levels. But this may not be the case!

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Winter Health and Wellness: Stress


December can be a stressful time of the year. Could the festive period be damaging your health?

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Winter Health and Wellness: Low mood and Fatigue


Do the winter months leave you feeling a little blue and under the weather?

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Winter Health and Wellness: Dry skin and hair


Could your dry skin and hair be a sign of an underlying health condition?

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Winter Health and Wellness: Poor circulation and Joint pain


Could your cold hands and feet and aching joints be down to more than just the winter weather?

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Winter Health and Wellness: Cold and Flu


Many of us complain about sore throats and coughs during the winter time but do we know the difference between a cold and the flu?

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Introducing our new Health and Lifestyle Check


Find out why our new Health and Lifestyle Check is the perfect test for you!

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What you didn't know about your blood test


Here are a number of interesting facts that may surprise you about blood testing!

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5 surprising things you didn't know about cholesterol


Think you know all there is to know about cholesterol? Think again!

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Why September is the new January


Time to set your 'new' new years resolutions!

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What causes blood sample errors?


Here are the 3 most common causes of blood sample errors and how you can help to avoid them.

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5 summer habits to maintain all year round


Feel fab all year round by sticking with these 5 simple summer habits

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What does your blood say about you?


Do you know what's in your blood?

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Everything you need to know about gout


Gout causes inflammation in the joints and affects around 1 in 100 adults.

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Sleep - the best medicine?


The topic of sleep has been in the news a lot lately - and for good reason! There is more and more evidence surrounding the link between insufficient sleep and serious health problems. Are you getting enough?

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1. What is cholesterol?


Everything you need to know about cholesterol

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2. What causes high cholesterol in the body?


Learn more about the factors that may increase your risk of high cholesterol

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3. How do I know if I have high cholesterol?


Do you have high cholesterol?

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4. How can I lower my cholesterol levels?


Learn about the many ways to lower your cholesterol levels

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6 Surprising Causes of Hair Loss


Hair loss can be extremely frustrating as often the cause is unknown. Here are 6 surprising reasons your hair may be falling out.

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Laboratory Blood Tests - FAQs


Medichecks' Clinical Pathologist Dr Peter Prinsloo answers some common questions about laboratory testing.

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Everything you need to know about your Medichecks blood test


For many, blood tests can seem like a scary thing. We have answered the most common blood test questions to put your mind at ease.

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Study: Prioritising health over looks starts at age 35


Thirty-five is the age where health becomes more important than looks.

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Medichecks ‘Work-in’ Gym


Check out some photos from our recent stunt at London’s Liverpool Street Station with Nell McAndrew.

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Do you know yourself inside and out?


Medichecks put Nell McAndrew through her paces at the first ever 'work-in gym' to promote our new range of health and fitness checks.

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Top tips for making your resolutions a long term change


Make your new year resolutions a permanent, positive change to your life by following our 5 simple steps.

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Cholesterol - do you know your numbers?


According to Heart UK, it is estimated that over 50% of adults in the UK have high cholesterol, but with few signs or symptoms, many are unaware they are at risk. 

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6 reasons to have a health check


Should a health check be just for people who are sick or suffering with symptoms? We don't think so.

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Medichecks' Health and Wellness predictions for 2017


Standing desks and 80's dance classes. We predict the upcoming health trends for 2017.

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Zika virus - when to get tested


The Zika virus was first detected in 1947 but has now hit the news headlines because doctors are worried that it may be linked to causing abnormalities in the growing baby if the mother catches the virus while she is pregnant.

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Understanding your blood test results - Frequently Asked Questions


Blood test results can be confusing. At Medichecks we want to make it easy for you to understand what's going on inside your body. Here are 8 answers to frequently asked questions about tests results.

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What your blood test says about you.


It's amazing how much information is stored in just a small amount of blood. And what it can tell you about your health.

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Leading Causes of Death (and how to avoid them)


Did you know that the 5 most common causes of premature death in the UK are in many cases preventable?

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Is sitting the new smoking?


Most people would assume that if they are getting to the gym 3 or 4 times a week, then they are leading a healthy lifestyle. However, this is not necessarily the case.

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Antibiotics


Most infections are caused by viruses and if you have the full monty of cough, sneeze, drip, earache, runny eyes – then this is a very viral picture. ‘Do I need antibiotics?’ and the answer is very often ‘no’.

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5 Health Reasons to Love the Snow


It may surprise you to learn that there are some health benefits to the cold weather!

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Health Screening: The benefits of starting young


You may think you're too young to benefit from a health screen. But there are important reasons to start monitoring your health young!

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Blood Tests for Beginners


First time ordering a health check? Here are some useful tips on surviving your first blood test.

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