Seasonal affective disorder

Seasonal affective disorder is a type of depression striking in the autumn and winter months. Symptoms include difficulty waking up, extreme tiredness and lack of energy.

Mental Health

ADHD treatments

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) treatments include behaviour management strategies for parents and teachers, psychological therapies and medicines. 

Mental Health

ADHD symptoms and diagnosis

Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can have problems with inattention (difficulty concentrating), hyperactivity and impulsivity (lack of self-control).

Mental Health

Japanese encephalitis

Japanese encephalitis - a vaccine-preventable viral illness that is spread by mosquitos - can cause inflammation of your brain (encephalitis).

Travel Health

Hayfever: self-care

Hayfever can be seasonal or happen all year round. It is important to prevent and treat it because it can affect your sleep, work or learning. Find out what products are available for hayfever.

Pharmacy Care

Hay fever treatments

Antihistamines work fast and are good at treating mild symptoms of hay fever, such as sneezing and runny nose, whereas corticosteroid nasal sprays may take several days to work.


Bacterial vaginosis

Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is the most common cause of abnormal discharge in women of childbearing age - even more common than thrush. BV is caused by an imbalance in the natural bacteria in the vagina.

Women's Health


Boils (furuncles) are inflamed, pus-filled areas under the skin that look like oversized pimples. Boils can be treated with simple self-help measures but sometimes need to be drained and treated with antibiotics.

Skin & Hair

Gout diet

Help reduce gout attacks by changing your diet - find out which foods to avoid to reduce purines in your diet. Reducing your intake of purine-rich foods should reduce gout symptoms.


Down syndrome

Down syndrome is a genetic disorder, usually associated with a delay in development and some intellectual disability. Pre-natal screening tests can identify women at greater risk of having a baby with Down syndrome.

Babies & Pregnancy

Cleft lip and palate

Cleft lip and cleft palate are birth defects of the upper lip and palate (roof of the mouth). The cleft (opening) may be present on one side or both sides of the face and sometimes affects the nose as well as the mouth.

Babies & Pregnancy