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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month runs through the duration of October, and the purpose is to raise awareness and raise money for those affected by breast cancer. There are many ways to take part in Breast Cancer Awareness Month, such as spreading the word about breast cancer, helping to raise money, wearing pink or even talking to friends and family. Around 1 in 8 women in their lifetime are diagnosed with breast cancer. If caught early, there is a very good chance of recovery and the average survival rate as reported by Cancer Research UK is around 76%. In rare cases, men can also be diagnosed with breast cancer. It is incredibly important for both men and women to regularly check...

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CBD For Hangovers

We’ve all been there, waking up from an incredible night out, only to be greeted with a banging headache, intense nausea and the room spinning. A hangover is the price our bodies pay for consuming a little too much alcohol. The intensity of a hangover can vary from person to person, and many factors can impact the severity of the symptoms. What is a hangover? A hangover is a range of symptoms caused by the effects of consuming alcohol. These Symptoms include: Headache Dehydration Nausea/Vomiting Fatigue Dry Mouth Dizziness Muscle aches/pains Shakiness Sensitivity to light Changes to the mood such as anxiety or depression Rapid heart rate Hangover symptoms usually go away on their own within 24 hours, however there...

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CBD and Acne

What is Acne? Acne is a very common skin condition, often characterised by red, painful pimples most commonly found on the face. These pimples are caused by infected or inflamed sebaceous glands than can leave the skin red, sore and sometimes painful to touch. For patients with acne, there is also an overproduction of sebum. The excess sebum clogs the pores in the skin which causes inflamed bumps on the skin which can black or whiteheads. There are many different types of pimples that can be caused by acne, these include: Black Heads – Black heads are often mistaken for being pores with built up dirt. However black heads are in fact small black or yellow bumps on the skin....

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CBD and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)? Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a long-term condition that affects about 17% of the UK population. Statistics suggest that women are more likely to suffer from the condition with an estimated 23% of women being diagnosed with the condition as opposed to an estimated 11% of men. Despite IBS potentially being quite a severe condition, it often goes undiagnosed as very few people will consult a physician regarding their symptoms. Whilst IBS has no cure, there are treatments and remedies to help sufferers manage the condition. The symptoms vary and are unpredictable. In most cases, they mirror other digestive problems which makes it hard to diagnose the IBS. Some of the symptoms people suffering...

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CBD and Hayfever

What is hay fever? Hay Fever is an allergy to pollen, often triggered when pollen makes contact with the sufferer’s nose, eyes, mouth or throat. The severity of this allergy is different from person to person. As the summer months get closer, increased pollen levels are causing havoc for hay fever sufferers. Between the months of March and September, the pollen count is likely to be at its highest due to the weather being warm, humid and windy. Symptoms of hay fever? The symptoms of hay fever are different for each person, and some symptoms can be a lot more severe than others. The most common symptoms of this allergy are: · Sneezing and coughing · Itchy eyes, throat, nose,...

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