Washing hands and wearing face-masks are key steps to preventing COVID-19 – but they can also dry out your skin and cause various skin rashes.
With the summer months here, it’s important to consider your skincare routine to ensure your skin is protected and doesn't get dry and itchy.
Dr Thivi Maruthappu, Consultant Dermatologist at Highgate Private Hospital, explains.
The gallbladder is a pear-shaped organ that stores bile, the fluid that helps to digest food. If the gallbladder is not functioning properly (or your bile gets out of balance), hard fragments start to form – these are known as gallstones. These can be as small as a grain of rice or as big as a golf ball. But when do you know if you need surgery on your gallbladder? Mr Niteen Tapuria, Consultant General Surgery, Laparoscopy and Hepatobiliary, takes a closer look
The UK’s Covid vaccination programme is well underway with more 31 million people having received their first dose at the time of publication. However, with various anti-vaccination conspiracy theories still being circulated online, it’s important to consider the facts. Dr Zoltan Varga, Aspen’s Medical Director, looks at the detail of the Covid-19 vaccines and tackles some of the common questions.