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Dr Nitin Shori

GP Partner and Medical Director of the Pharmacy2U Online Doctor service

Dr Nitin Shori is a GP partner in North Wales and an early adopter of online medicine in his role as Medical Director of the Pharmacy2U Online Doctor service. A graduate of the University of Cardiff, he completed his secondary education at the prestigious King Edward's School in Edgbaston. Dr Shori is a peer reviewer for the British Medical Journal and has been published in the journals GP Update and Thorax. He has presented at international conferences including the American Thoracic Society and British Thoracic Society. He has a strong reputation for health promotion and has recently been involved in improving the standard of Smoking Cessation in Primary Care. In General Practice he shares the knowledge from his own keen interest in health and fitness with his patients.

Why Our Health Services Are Under Pressure From 'Summer Colds'

Hay fever is rife at the moment and my GP surgery had an influx of sufferers this last week. We expect to see people when the pollen count is high, but this, combined with the unusually hot weather, is putting considerable pressure on Britain's healthcare services.
09/07/2015 21:47 BST

The Dual Fuelling of Britain's Childhood Obesity

Teenagers often live in the 'here and now' and rarely think about the long-term consequences of their actions - hitting 30 seems a lifetime away. Like so many things, the implications of what they eat and how active they are has not yet hit home.
07/05/2015 14:26 BST

Facing Up To Female Facial Hair

Whilst designer stubble may be the epitome of style for a man, facial hair is usually a less welcome trait for females. It's certainly not uncommon though, as it affects four in ten women at some point in their life.
17/02/2015 15:27 GMT

Why Premature Ejaculation is a Sensitive Subject

Every man has an idea of how long he should 'last' in order to satisfy his partner - from a few minutes to 20 minutes or longer in some men's minds. One study found that, on average, penetration lasted five and a half minutes.
27/01/2015 17:16 GMT

Avoiding Migraine Triggers This Christmas

While it's the butt of many jokes, it is true to say that women sometimes do get more headaches. Around one in seven people in the UK suffer migraines, but it actually affects three times as many women as men. And as any 'migraineur', male or female, will tell you it's no laughing matter.
24/12/2014 04:24 GMT

When a Relationship With Alcohol Turns Sour

Many people jokingly say they "need a drink" after a stressful day. But for some, a few seemingly harmless glasses of wine after work can turn into a stress-relieving habit that can be hard to break.
27/11/2014 14:10 GMT

How to Know If Your Testosterone Is Running Low

Low testosterone can affect the libido of both genders, but is much more common for men. Mood swings, muscle loss and tiredness are just some the other effects that can signal a man's testosterone could be running low.
28/10/2014 14:41 GMT

Why Bad Skin Is Not Just a Teen Battle

Although many associate spots and skin blemishes with puberty, it's not uncommon to find yourself battling with breakouts way beyond your teenage years and well into your 20s, 30s and much later. One of the biggest culprits is acne.
03/10/2014 15:32 BST

Sun, Sex and Holiday Regrets

Holidays are usually a time to kick back, relax and forget your worries, while you relax on the beach and get a much needed break from work. But being totally carefree can sometimes have less than sunny consequences - particularly when it comes to your health.
27/08/2014 13:23 BST

Breaking the Erectile Dysfunction Taboo

Sexual problems like erectile dysfunction often top the list of conditions that people shy away from talking about. But this 'keep quiet, and carry on' tactic means that many are suffering in silence. Around one in every 10 men has a sex-related problem, such as erectile dysfunction (ED), but it's an issue some find very difficult to discuss with friends, partners or even a doctor.
03/07/2014 17:01 BST

Telltale Signs of 'Body-Enhancement' Drug Use

It's the time of year when many of us are thinking about our summer getaways and lazy days spent at the poolside - but to what lengths do people go to tan and tone their body?
04/06/2014 12:19 BST

How 'Accessible' Is Your GP?

GPs have been challenged to improve access to NHS services, with new pilot schemes looking set to give patients alternative ways to consult with their local doctor.
01/05/2014 13:22 BST

Would You Risk Your Life for a Week in the Sun?

The long-awaited sunshine enjoyed in parts of the UK this past week will no doubt have got many of us in the mood for a holiday, with some tempting last-minute deals on 'winter sun' getaways to be found. But would you be willing to jet-off to an exotic destination without the recommended vaccinations or malaria protection?
12/03/2014 13:34 GMT

Obesity Blame Game Is Pointless

Talk of an obesity crisis in the UK is nothing new. We've seen for decades that the number of people outside of the 'healthy weight' parameters is on the rise and medics have been warning of the dangers for years - so is a new approach needed?
29/10/2013 12:29 GMT

Trust the Doctor, It's the Same Stuff

Patients across the country are increasingly being switched from familiar brand name medications that they have taken for years, to carbon copy medications known as generics. These generics are intended to contain the same active ingredients as the original drug with the same chemical structures and mode of action.
04/10/2013 13:04 BST

The Jury Is Out on E-Smoking

The e-cigarette debate was fuelled last week, with new research suggesting that some electronic pseudo cigarettes on the market could potentially be as harmful as tobacco.
02/09/2013 23:00 BST

Why Britain Still Has a Stiff Upper Lip

Week in and week out in my GP surgery in North Wales I meet patients who have waited weeks, months and even years to seek help for a medical problem because they are simply too embarrassed.
23/05/2013 17:30 BST