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Drink More Water
the Easy Way

by Laura on 12th July 2016 in Health tips

Why Drink More Water? Water is our most important life source. It makes up 85% of your brain, 80% of your blood and 70% of your muscles. While we can go weeks without food, we can only go 3 days without water. It is essential for alertness, circulation, nutrient absorption, digestion, kidney function, detoxification, regulation …

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Sun Protection in Ten Simple Tips

Sun Protection in
Ten Simple Tips

by Laura on 21st June 2016 in Health tips

While sun is essential for Vitamin D, bone health and high mood, it is important to take proper precaution, regardless of your skin type or tone. Protecting your skin and your health has never been more fashionable and fun! Five Facts about Sun Protection Longer Ultraviolet A (UVA) and shorter Ultraviolet B (UVB) rays can …

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Prep for Paradise: Your Healthy Holiday Guide

Prep for Paradise:
Your Healthy
Holiday Guide

by Laura on 21st June 2016 in Health tips

Summer is officially in full-swing and we’re all looking forward to the holidays! Whether you’re hiking in the Himalayas or soaking up the sun in Spain, GPDQ has some travel tips that will make sure this summer is the best one yet. Preparing for Holiday Heaven 1. Vaccines About 4-6 weeks before departure, check the …

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8 Ways to Combat Stress

by Laura on 19th May 2016 in Health tips

What is stress? Stress is difficult to quantify or explain, but it is something that almost all of us have felt at one time or another. Most people describe stress as being overwhelmed and/or under pressure and feeling unable to cope. Everyone has different thresholds for stress and while some people may prefer a busy, …

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Managing dementia

Diagnosing and Managing Dementia

by Laura on 16th May 2016 in Health tips

Dementia is not a disease in itself, but rather a word used to describe a group of symptoms that occur when brain cells stop working properly. Symptoms often develop over years, and early signs are often missed or mistaken for the natural ageing process. It can be debilitating and upsetting, and whilst there is currently …

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Asthma attack

The 5 steps to follow during an asthma attack

by Laura on 3rd May 2016 in Health tips

In the UK, around 1 in every 12 adults and 1 in every 11 children are being treated for asthma. It can develop at any age and we don’t know exactly why certain people develop asthma, except that it is more likely if there is a family history of the condition. Asthma is caused by …

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Childhood obesity: Time to act

by Laura on 20th April 2016 in Health tips

In the March Budget, a new tax on sugary drinks was announced to help tackle childhood obesity and fund sporting activities in primary schools. But how big a problem is childhood obesity? We asked one of our GPDQ doctors, Dr Kazim Dhanji, to tell us more about the issue and how parents can keep their …

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boy with hay fever

Survive the hay fever season

by Laura on 15th March 2016 in Health tips

With Spring comes the inevitable beginnings of hay fever season. For those of you that suffer from hay fever, or have children that do, you know how miserable it can be. From sleepless nights to streaming eyes, hay fever is more than a mild irritation. Our founder, Dr Anshu Bhagat, provided MyBaba readers with the …

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Waiting for a GP home visit

Changing the way you see a GP

by Laura on 25th February 2016 in GPDQ news

GPDQ launched the UK’s first on-demand app for GP visits in late 2015, making same-day, high quality GP consultations at home a reality for patients across Central London. In just a few short months, we have expanded to cover 41 postcode areas and have attended visits for young children, busy professionals, expats living in London …

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