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Seth Rankin


Dr Seth Rankin is the founder of the UK's fastest growing private GP practice, London Doctors Clinic, and Former Clinical Commissioner at the NHS


It's that time of year again, folks! Each year, Movember is responsible for the suspicious sprouting of many moustaches and beards across the world, all aimed at raising vital awareness and funds to change the face of men's health!
09/11/2017 14:13 GMT

Andropause (Male Menopause)

Andropause is a term used by some to describe the age-related changes in testosterone and the effects they may cause. It is not as dramatic and easily defined as the female menopause as the results are gradual, building up over several years and there is still some medical debate as to whether andropause should be considered a 'real' condition.
06/11/2017 13:29 GMT

What Does It Mean If I'm Losing My Hair?

When you start to notice your hair falling out it can be stressful, however, hair loss (also known as alopecia) is not often a cause for concern! It can occur on any area of hair on your body but most commonly and noticeably affects your scalp as this is where the hair grows quickest.
25/10/2017 11:31 BST

Stub It Out This October And Feel Healthier For Life

Stoptober is upon us and thousands of people around the UK are trying to quit cigarettes and alcohol for an entire month. First of all, well done to all taking part! Giving up something you love is not easy but you will feel better for it!
19/10/2017 12:03 BST

A Guide To... Conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis is one of those common health complaints that can affect us all from time to time and it occurs when the conjunctiva (a thin layer of cells covering the front of your eyes) becomes inflamed.
11/10/2017 10:35 BST

Bell's Palsy: What Is It And Who Does It Affect?

What do Pierce Brosnan, Ayrton Senna, and George Clooney all have in common ... other than their fame? They all at one point suffered from Bell's Palsy - and they aren't the only celebrities to have had it!
04/10/2017 13:07 BST

A Guide To... Antibiotics

Centuries ago, the Black Death wiped out over 30% of the European population because of a disease spread by bacteria. Before antibiotics were discovered, if someone had a bacterial infection there was very little doctors could do to treat them, so people would get seriously ill or even die from diseases that seem quite trivial today.
26/09/2017 14:06 BST

A Guide To... STIs

Chlamydia is the most common STI in the UK due mainly to many people being unaware that they have it. Most do not experience symptoms making it very easy to spread, therefore it is very important to regularly visit your sexual health clinic.
11/09/2017 12:12 BST

What Is B12 And Are You Getting Enough?

B12 deficiencies are common in older people, with 1 in 10 over 75s suffering from a B12 deficiency and 1 in 20 for aged 65 to 75. Improving your diet can help to treat the condition and prevent it from occurring again. Adding foods like meat, fish, eggs, dairy products and specially fortified foods can help to raise B12 levels.
04/09/2017 11:13 BST

A Guide To... Diarrhoea

Preventing diarrhoea is normally a case of reducing your risk of catching an infection. This includes making sure you maintain high standards of personal and food hygiene. You should make sure you wash your hands with soap and hot water after going to the toilet and both before and after eating/ preparing food.
16/08/2017 13:22 BST

Health Risks To The IT Crowd

According to recent research, Brits now spend an average of five hours a day on their mobile phones, not to mention all the hours sat in front of computer screens at work. So, what's the impact of this on our health?
19/07/2017 15:06 BST

Fit And Healthy Adults Should Pay To See A GP And Ease The NHS Burden

Cash strapped, under-staffed and over-stretched - GP practices across the UK are at breaking point but there is a simple solution. If more fit and healthy adults between the ages of 18 - 65 paid to see a private doctor, it would significantly ease the overwhelming burden on NHS GPs.
12/06/2017 16:20 BST