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Influenza

Influenza is a viral infection of the respiratory tract and is highly infectious.  Symptoms include sudden onset of fever, chills, muscle pain, fatigue, headache, dry cough, sore throat and stuffy nose. Most healthy individuals usually recover within two to seven...

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The Prostate and Prostate Cancer

What is the prostate gland? The prostate is a small gland found only in men and contributes to the production of healthy sperm. It is about the size and shape of a walnut, however it tends to get bigger with increasing age. It lies just below the bladder and surrounds...

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Diabetes

Diabetes is a condition where your blood sugar level is too high.  High levels of glucose in the blood can cause symptoms which can lead to complications.  However with early detection, treatment and management you can live a healthy life and reduce the risk...

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Breast Symptoms

Breast Lumps Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide.  Most breast lumps are not cancerous, but it is always best to have them checked by your GP. Non-cancerous causes of breast lumps include fibroadenomas and cysts. Fibroadenomas are solid...

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GERRY SLOAN JOINS THE LONDON GENERAL PRACTICE

We are very pleased to announce that Gerry Sloan has joined The London General Practice as Operations Manager.  Gerry joins from The London Clinic to head up the day to day running of the Practice and support our continuing growth. As part of his role Gerry leads...

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Guidelines on cervical screening are changing

A smear test (cervical screening) is when the health of the cervix (the opening to the womb from the vagina) is checked.  A sample of cells is taken form the cervix to look for abnormal cell changes. Abnormal cell changes if left untreated can lead to cancerous...

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GUIDELINES FOR FASTING IN RAMADAN

All able-bodied Muslims are expected to fast during the month of Ramadan from dawn until dusk. This is complete abstinence from food, drink and sexual relations. There are a number of exemptions to this, and in such cases the individual will either make up a fast at a...

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BREAST CANCER AWARENESS

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, one of the most common cancers in the UK with around 1 in 8 women developing breast cancer in their lifetime,  Being aware of symptoms can lead to earlier diagnosis and treatment, and with that more effective...

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FOCUS ON VITAMIN D

Dr Angela Rai from The London General Practice, discusses the benefits and importance of vitamin D. Vitamin D is essential for healthy teeth and bones and helps regulate calcium levels in the body. The consequences of vitamin D deficiency are cardiomyopathy (a...

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