Antibiotics – and why less is more

Have any of you ever been to the doctor feeling as rough as anything only to be told you’ve got a virus. A VIRUS?! Argh!! That word makes me shudder. When it’s a virus, you can only take standard over-the-counter medications; maybe a bit of paracetamol, some ibuprofen. That sort of thing. You may have … Continue Reading

Helping someone recognise (and recover from) mental illness

It can be tricky to spot that a loved one is suffering from a mental illness. They may not even realise it themselves, and it can be a friend or family member who notices it first. How can I spot a mental illness? Are you that friend or family member who asks, ‘are you ok?’ … Continue Reading