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Oct 21, 2021 
How to manage your child’s separation an...
What causes separation anxiety in children, and how can you ... Read more
Oct 20, 2021 
What causes premature ejaculation – and ...
Premature ejaculation is the most common ejaculation problem... Read more
Oct 14, 2021 
Treating concussion – what to do if some...
If you’ve bumped your head or taken a bad knock, it’s hope... Read more
Oct 13, 2021 
Why folic acid is so vital for maternal ...
There are lots of recommended foods, vitamins and supplement... Read more
Oct 10, 2021 
How to help a child with anxiety – a the...
What are the signs of stress and anxiety in children, and wh... Read more
Oct 10, 2021 
How to talk about your mental health if ...
Too many of us don’t feel able to speak out about our feelin... Read more
Social isolation
Oct 7, 2021 
How does social isolation impact your me...
Livi psychologist Dr Cecilia Radecka shares what it means to... Read more
Sep 26, 2021 
Urinary incontinence – A guide to coping...
Many of us have laughed hard and accidentally peed a little.... Read more
Sep 26, 2021 
How to spot the signs of a heart attack
What are the key heart attack symptoms and what should you d... Read more
Sep 22, 2021 
How to help someone with an eating disor...
How can you offer support if someone close to you is living ... Read more
Sep 20, 2021 
Colds and flu – How to prepare for a pos...
As we return to schools and offices after months of lockdown... Read more
signs of depression in men
Sep 20, 2021 
Signs of depression in men
Men are less likely than women to get treatment for depressi... Read more
Sep 15, 2021 
Erection problems — a doctor’s guide to ...
Erectile dysfunction is common, though because it can be emb... Read more
Sep 5, 2021 
Are you checking your breasts correctly?...
Most breast lumps are harmless. But if they’re cancerous, th... Read more
Sep 3, 2021 
What’s causing your gas and flatulence?
Trapped wind and flatulence happen to everyone, but can be a... Read more
Sep 1, 2021 
How to talk to young people about sex an...
When and how should we talk to children and teenagers about ... Read more
Sep 1, 2021 
What causes excessive sweating? Doctor’s...
It can be tricky to speak to your GP about medical concerns ... Read more
Can I get Covid-19 after I'm vaccinated
Aug 31, 2021 
Can I get Covid-19 after I’m vaccinated?
What’s the risk of getting a breakthrough infection after va... Read more
Painful sex pain after sex
Aug 30, 2021 
What causes painful sex? — A doctor’s gu...
If you’re feeling pain when you have sex, or pain after sex,... Read more
Pregnancy anxiety tokophobia
Aug 30, 2021 
Tokophobia – how to cope with a fear of ...
For some women, chronic anxiety and fear of pregnancy and ch... Read more
Is my sperm healthy?
Aug 30, 2021 
Is my sperm healthy? 6 things that can a...
What does it mean to have healthy sperm? And how does this a... Read more
Aug 30, 2021 
Tick bites – what you need to know
As autumn approaches, so does tick season. Although they're ... Read more
Blood donations: everything you need to know when you give blood
Aug 25, 2021 
Everything you need to know about giving...
Every day, hospitals rely on a generous number of blood dona... Read more
If you’ve had unprotected sex, taking action now can protect your health today and in the future.
Aug 24, 2021 
I had unprotected sex – what should I do...
If you’ve had unprotected sex, taking action now can protect... Read more
Aug 24, 2021 
Why am I constipated? 7 possible causes
From your diet to emotional factors, Dr Rhianna McClymont, L... Read more
Aug 22, 2021 
What your knee pain might be telling you
Our knees are under a lot of strain every day from carrying ... Read more
Aug 18, 2021 
What is long Covid?
Covid-19 is leaving some people with longer-term health prob... Read more
Aug 18, 2021 
7 doctor’s tips for managing eczema flar...
From emollients to light therapy, Dr Rhianna McClymont, Lead... Read more
Aug 17, 2021 
What’s causing my spotting in between pe...
What is spotting, what causes it and when might you want to ... Read more
How to improve your posture
Health tips – Aug 11, 2021 
How to improve your posture – a doctor’s...
Dr Rhianna McClymont, Lead GP at Livi, speaks to lots of pat... Read more
Aug 9, 2021 
10 post-baby body changes — advice from ...
Your body will look and feel different after you’ve had a ba... Read more
Aug 9, 2021 
How to exercise weak pelvic floor muscle...
Keeping your pelvic floor muscles toned can improve your bla... Read more
Aug 9, 2021 
The ‘male menopause’ – what does the med...
While men experience a decline in testosterone and other hor... Read more
Aug 3, 2021 
Managing adult acne – a doctor’s advice ...
Dr Samuel Menon, Lead GP at Livi, shares his expert advice o... Read more
Aug 3, 2021 
Everything you need to know about the th...
Want to understand more about your thyroid health? Livi medi... Read more
Jul 25, 2021 
A doctor’s tips to help beat bloating
Feeling bloated is something we often get after indulging. B... Read more
Jul 20, 2021 
Your summer first aid kit essentials
As the holiday season kicks off across the UK, we’ve put tog... Read more
Jul 6, 2021 
Exercising in the heat – a doctor’s guid...
Dr Samuel Menon, Lead GP at Livi, shares his tips on how to ... Read more
Jul 1, 2021 
What are the warning signs of heatstroke...
From spotting the symptoms of heatstroke to knowing quick co... Read more
Jun 30, 2021 
10 health tips for planning a pregnancy ...
If you’re planning a pregnancy, the advice about fertility a... Read more
Jun 29, 2021 
Learn how to do CPR – a step-by-step gui...
Sometimes the unexpected happens. And you need to act quickl... Read more
Person treating dry skin with moisturiser
Jun 28, 2021 
What causes dry skin? And how to treat ...
Most of us have dry skin from time to time, and it’s usually... Read more
Jun 25, 2021 
How to enjoy the sun safely – and what t...
Many of us are keen to make the most of being out in the sun... Read more
Jun 22, 2021 
What causes fainting and what helps? Gui...
Vasovagal syncope is a common condition that causes us to fa... Read more
Jun 16, 2021 
Your menstrual cycle explained
Understanding your menstrual cycle can help you take better ... Read more
Jun 15, 2021 
A therapist’s advice for coping with gri...
Losing a loved one is one of the hardest emotional experienc... Read more
Jun 9, 2021 
What you need to know about hunger hormo...
Dr Céline Guyomar, a Livi medical doctor, explains everythin... Read more
Jun 9, 2021 
What happens during a cervical smear tes...
Regular cervical smear tests save lives. Lead Livi GP Dr Rhi... Read more
Jun 1, 2021 
Why does my vagina smell? 8 causes of va...
Is your vagina smellier than usual? Dr Elisabeth Rosén, a me... Read more
May 26, 2021 
Feeling anxious about life after Covid-1...
With lockdown restrictions beginning to ease, some of us may... Read more
Health tips – May 26, 2021 
Why is hydration so important? A doctor’...
Dr Samuel Menon, Lead GP at Livi, shares his advice for keep... Read more
May 26, 2021 
5 things you need to know about sustaina...
How much weight is it healthy to lose and what’s the most su... Read more
May 25, 2021 
Spotting the signs of a stroke – a docto...
Knowing the signs of a stroke can save someone’s life. Dr Rh... Read more
May 23, 2021 
Summer bites and stings – a doctor’s gui...
Summer means embracing the great outdoors, but it also comes... Read more
May 13, 2021 
Are my blood pressure levels healthy? A ...
Keeping your blood pressure levels in check could save your ... Read more
May 4, 2021 
Why is my heart racing when I’m resting?...
Dr Rhianna McClymont, Lead GP at Livi, explains what causes ... Read more
Apr 28, 2021 
Hay fever signs and treatment: your self...
Hay fever is a very common condition, affecting at least a q... Read more
Apr 27, 2021 
Did you know that CBT can help these 5 p...
Whether you worry about social interaction or have a crippli... Read more
How to talk a GP about mental health
Apr 27, 2021 
Talking about mental health – how a GP c...
More than a quarter of people experience problems with menta... Read more
Apr 19, 2021 
A therapist’s guide to coping better wit...
From less time socialising to feelings of unpredictability, ... Read more
Apr 19, 2021 
Why are vaccines and immunisation so imp...
How does immunisation work and what is herd immunity? Dr Ann... Read more
Apr 17, 2021 11:00 PM
How does stress affect the body?
Stress can give us a short-term boost to help us tackle thre... Read more
Apr 12, 2021 
10 things your poo can tell you about yo...
From constipation to mucus or blood in poo, your bowel habit... Read more
Apr 11, 2021 
How to help manage a fear of needles bef...
While many of us are eager to get our Covid-19 jabs, for tho... Read more
Mar 31, 2021 
How to stay safe at the gym after lockdo...
The roadmap out of lockdown is fully underway, and gyms in E... Read more
Mar 30, 2021 
Thyroid symptoms to check with a doctor
Symptoms of thyroid problems can be vague and confusing – he... Read more
Mar 29, 2021 
Urinary frequency: what a constant need ...
A nearly constant need to pee – known as ‘urinary frequency’... Read more
Mar 24, 2021 
AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine: safety and...
Since some European countries paused use of the AstraZeneca ... Read more
Mar 22, 2021 
Severe period pain, endometriosis or PCO...
Wondering whether your heavy periods or extreme period pain ... Read more
Mar 18, 2021 
What happens after I’ve been vaccinated ...
Thanks to the extraordinary efforts of the global scientific... Read more
Mar 16, 2021 
What can help my lower back pain? A doct...
Over 80% of people will experience back pain at some point i... Read more
Mar 12, 2021 
A doctor’s guide to iron deficiency
Iron deficiency is very common, but many people have symptom... Read more
Mar 12, 2021 
Having a baby after 35: your questions a...
Are you worried about what it means to get pregnant after 35... Read more
Mar 10, 2021 
A guide to ADHD in adults
As awareness of ADHD is improving, more and more people are ... Read more
Mar 5, 2021 
6 ways to help lower your cholesterol
Your cholesterol measurement is a key indicator of your hear... Read more
Mar 5, 2021 
10 women’s health symptoms you should al...
It may be tempting to dismiss health symptoms that seem mino... Read more
Is my vaginal discharge healthy?
Mar 3, 2021 
Is my vaginal discharge healthy? A docto...
Whether you’re seeing yellow or brown discharge or there’s a... Read more
Mar 3, 2021 
How to cope with anger – in yourself and...
Angry feelings are natural, but learning to manage them can ... Read more
Mar 3, 2021 
Do I have a vitamin D deficiency? Sympto...
To live our healthiest lives, we should aim to get as many v... Read more
Mar 2, 2021 
What causes lower abdominal pain in fema...
Female abdominal pain can be caused by several different con... Read more
Feb 23, 2021 
6 health benefits of sex
Whether you’re having sex for intimacy and pleasure or just ... Read more
Health tips – Feb 23, 2021 
5 sleep problems to discuss with a doct...
Sleep is essential to a strong immune system, stable mood, w... Read more
Feb 22, 2021 
What causes heavy or irregular periods? ...
There are many reasons your period might change — from your ... Read more
Breathing exercises
Health tips – Feb 22, 2021 
3 breathing exercises a psychologist rec...
Your breath is a simple tool you have anytime to help feelin... Read more
Health tips – Feb 22, 2021 
What type of headache do I have? 9 types...
Whether it’s a mild, dull ache or a throbbing pain, most hea... Read more
Feb 9, 2021 
No libido? 8 causes of a loss of sex dri...
It’s common to lose your sex drive at some points in your li... Read more
Feb 5, 2021 
5 ways to build a stronger relationship ...
Boundaries, communication… we all know the foundations for a... Read more
Feb 4, 2021 
7 winter skin questions answered
If you get itchy skin, red patches or eczema flare-ups in th... Read more
Feb 1, 2021 
7 common children’s winter illnesses and...
During winter, it’s normal to be more anxious about your chi... Read more
Jan 25, 2021 
What is orthorexia? A therapist explains
Healthy eating is essential to longevity and wellbeing. But ... Read more
Jan 21, 2021 
How to help your body recover from Covid...
Dr Annette Alaeus, Livi’s infectious diseases expert, has ad... Read more
Jan 20, 2021 
Covid variants — what you need to know
The news on Covid variants has left many of us confused abou... Read more
Jan 20, 2021 
Need help for anxiety? Here are your que...
As the pandemic continues, so does its impact on our mental ... Read more
Jan 19, 2021 
5 things doctors want patients to know
Most GPs would agree that prevention is better than cure. Do... Read more
Jan 19, 2021 
7 ways to help arthritis pain in winter
If your arthritis joint pain feels worse in the colder month... Read more
Jan 13, 2021 
Covid-19 vaccination programme: Doctor Q...
As we start a new year, there’s hope on the horizon in the f... Read more
Jan 5, 2021 
Help for depression — 7 daily tools to i...
If the pandemic or winter’s dark days have affected your moo... Read more
Jan 5, 2021 
Children and nightmares — advice from a ...
Nightmares in children are common around the ages of 3-6. If... Read more
Jan 5, 2021 
How to manage arguments at home — a ther...
With many of us spending more time at home, there might be m... Read more
Dec 29, 2020 
5 motivation secrets to use all year (ba...
If pandemic stress has left you feeling unmotivated, you may... Read more
Dec 29, 2020 
Is your waist size putting your health a...
Excess fat around your middle can raise your risk of type 2 ... Read more
Dec 15, 2020 
Covid 19, nutrition and the gut: what yo...
New evidence highlights a possible link between diet, weight... Read more
Dec 14, 2020 
Heartburn and indigestion — your questio...
It’s the season for eating, and that can come with feelings ... Read more
Dec 11, 2020 
How do antibiotics work and when do you ...
Do antibiotics make a cold go away faster? Can we build resi... Read more
Dec 10, 2020 
5 ways to cope with loneliness this wint...
It’s normal to be feeling lonely as the dark days of winter ... Read more
Dec 5, 2020 
A quick Q&A on the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid...
We answer some common questions about the Pfizer/BioNTech va... Read more
Dec 1, 2020 
4 ways to sleep better during the pandem...
The stress of Covid has led to a rise in sleep problems. Her... Read more
Nov 25, 2020 
10 signs of emotional abuse in a relatio...
Abuse doesn’t always carry physical scars — it can also be e... Read more
Nov 11, 2020 
Testicular Cancer - How to Spot the Sign...
Like many cancers, it’s better to treat testicular cancer wh... Read more
Nov 10, 2020 
Prostate cancer — a doctor’s guide
Men are less likely than women to see a GP over worrying sym... Read more
Nov 10, 2020 
Lockdown 2.0: A doctor’s wellbeing tips
This autumn, while we stay at home and go back to alternativ... Read more
Nov 9, 2020 
What’s causing your child’s stomach ache...
Most stomach aches in children are not serious, but some nee... Read more
Nov 5, 2020 
Help for postnatal depression
If you think you may be suffering from postnatal depression,... Read more
Nov 3, 2020 
What is self-compassion — and why does i...
Learning to show yourself kindness and compassion can benefi... Read more
Nov 3, 2020 
5 simple tips for a healthy BMI
As we become more aware of the risks of obesity, it’s import... Read more
Oct 20, 2020 
What is cytokine storm?
People with Covid-19 can experience an extreme immune system... Read more
Oct 20, 2020 
Covid-19: 7 ways to stay safe in winter
With a new wave of infection in Europe, you may be wondering... Read more
Oct 18, 2020 
Covid-19 — what we know now
Almost a year since the emergence of Covid-19, science has r... Read more
Oct 14, 2020 
UTIs: your questions answered
UTIs are incredibly common. They affect an estimated 50% of ... Read more
Oct 13, 2020 
How to boost children’s immunity this wi...
It’s understandable to be more concerned than usual about pr... Read more
Oct 8, 2020 
Do your skin moles need checking by a do...
Most skin moles are harmless — but a minority are not, which... Read more
Oct 7, 2020 
7 signs of perimenopause — a doctor’s gu...
Symptoms such as erratic periods and mood swings can make th... Read more
Oct 5, 2020 
6 causes of panic attacks — and expert t...
If you suffer from panic attacks, read our expert advice to ... Read more
Oct 4, 2020 
5 reasons to keep exercising outside
Exercising outside was the norm for many of us during the su... Read more
Sep 28, 2020 
7 early signs of burnout and how to avoi...
Most of us have days when we feel depleted, stressed and lac... Read more
Sep 24, 2020 
Breastfeeding: What’s happening in your ...
Breastfeeding can be a confusing time for new mothers, and t... Read more
Sep 23, 2020 
Could your teenager have a mental health...
Mental health struggles among teenagers are on the rise. Her... Read more
Sep 21, 2020 
Ultimate guide to the 6 most common skin...
There’s no need to suffer in silence with a skin condition. ... Read more
Sep 21, 2020 
How to form healthy habits that stick
Making consistent changes can take time. Here are 4 doctor-a... Read more
Health tips – Sep 21, 2020 
6 ways to keep your brain healthy
These simple lifestyle changes can help prevent cognitive de... Read more
Sep 16, 2020 
5 common skin rashes in babies and child...
It’s natural to worry when your child develops a rash — but ... Read more
Sep 3, 2020 
The power of walking for your health
You don’t need to work out intensely to make little improvem... Read more
Sep 1, 2020 
Back to school 2020: 5 ways to help your...
2020 hasn’t gone quite as we expected. The pandemic has chan... Read more
Aug 13, 2020 
6 tips for healthy cooking at home
There’s no inborn art to healthy cooking – it’s something th... Read more
Aug 13, 2020 
6 common STIs and their treatments
Looking after your sexual health is always important – espec... Read more
Aug 6, 2020 
How instant access to a GP can make your...
If you’re travelling abroad from England this summer, or jus... Read more
Jul 14, 2020 
Acne types and their treatments - help t...
Whether acne emerges in puberty or adulthood, it comes with ... Read more
Jul 13, 2020 
Male fertility – 9 lifestyle factors tha...
Often the focus is on the woman when a couple are trying to ... Read more
Jul 13, 2020 
Giving up smoking – what help is availab...
If you have tried giving up smoking before without success, ... Read more
Jul 2, 2020 
15 summer first aid kit essentials
Whether you’re holidaying somewhere local or have decided to... Read more
Jul 2, 2020 
5 weight loss myths exploded
Some commonly-held beliefs about weight loss are simply not ... Read more
Jul 2, 2020 
What is being overweight or obese, and w...
What is being overweight or obese? We can help you understan... Read more
Jun 30, 2020 
5 ways to increase your energy levels
A few simple lifestyle measures can help get your body’s com... Read more
Jun 29, 2020 
What’s causing your tiredness?
It’s not always easy to tell the difference between feeling ... Read more
Jun 29, 2020 
How to prevent and treat summer rashes
Hot weather, swimming, plants and even animals can cause ski... Read more
Jun 17, 2020 
How to increase your emotional wellbeing...
From making memories to bonding with friends and family, the... Read more
Jun 16, 2020 
5 health benefits of being in nature
Time spent in nature has a number of benefits to emotional a... Read more
Jun 14, 2020 
8 Ways How to Make Healthier Food Choice...
If you’re craving salty, fatty or sweet foods, our guide to ... Read more
Jun 14, 2020 
Tips to help children get to sleep
If your child’s routine has been disturbed in the past few m... Read more
Jun 8, 2020 
6 Health Benefits of Drinking Less
Think you might be drinking too much? Here’s how to know. Pl... Read more
Jun 3, 2020 
How to calm your children’s anxiety abou...
If your children are frightened by their new life under Covi... Read more
Jun 1, 2020 
Back to school – a post-lockdown guide f...
As schools reopen in England, we answer your questions on ho... Read more
May 31, 2020 
6 ways to cope with change and increase ...
Change can be unsettling, especially when it’s accompanied b... Read more
May 20, 2020 
Face masks for coronavirus – your questi...
Not long ago the idea that we’d be discussing wearing face m... Read more
May 20, 2020 
What causes hay fever and allergies – i...
With everyone spending less time out and about, hay fever su... Read more
May 18, 2020 
How getting moving can help beat coronav...
For many people, high stress levels are an inevitable outcom... Read more
May 18, 2020 
Coronavirus - advice for pregnancy or br...
If you or someone you love is pregnant or has just had a bab... Read more
May 10, 2020 11:00 PM
How to clean your home to prevent corona...
Our cleaning guide will help make sure your efforts are as e... Read more
May 5, 2020 10:00 PM
Keep snacking under control
Spending so much time at home can make it easy to slip into ... Read more
May 4, 2020 
How to fit exercise into your daily life
You don’t need the gym to stay active. Short bouts of intens... Read more
May 4, 2020 11:00 PM
3 ways stress can disturb your sleep
If the past few months have brought you bouts of insomnia or... Read more
Apr 28, 2020 
This is how your gut bacteria affects yo...
Did you know that up to 80% of your immune system is found i... Read more
Apr 22, 2020 
Supporting others during difficult times
As humans, our natural instinct is to connect, especially du... Read more
Apr 22, 2020 
Is having sex safe during social isolati...
With over a billion couples in lockdown across the globe, we... Read more
Apr 22, 2020 11:00 PM
Testing for coronavirus
We explain the different types of tests for coronavirus and ... Read more
Apr 20, 2020 
How to be healthy when you work from hom...
Turn your home into a working sanctuary and keep yourself we... Read more
Apr 20, 2020 
Why mindfulness matters
Discover how the simple techniques of mindfulness can help ... Read more
Mar 24, 2020 
Managing your mental health during the c...
With coronavirus keeping so many people at home, it's import... Read more
COVID-19 spreads primarily through close contact with someone who is infected, but it can also spread if you touch contaminated objects and surfaces. So good hygiene is critical to protect yourself and others from the virus.
Mar 18, 2020 
5 ways that good hygiene can reduce the ...
COVID-19 spreads primarily through close contact with someon... Read more
Your immune system is there to protect against disease. If bacteria or viruses attack the body, the immune system should respond. But there are some simple ways to help strengthen your immune system – and they might not be what you expect.
Mar 18, 2020 
Support your immune system against coron...
Your immune system is there to protect against disease. If b... Read more
Mar 10, 2020 
How Livi can help you during the coronav...
We explain how Livi's video GPs can help with the everyday m... Read more
Mar 3, 2020 
The hidden dangers of salt
Excess salt can often be found in surprising places. Find ou... Read more
Mar 3, 2020 
Eat yourself happy
How what you eat could affect your entire mood. Read more
Feb 16, 2020 
Depression: the warning signs
How to spot the signs of depression in yourself or someone e... Read more
Feb 4, 2020 
How to sleep better
The health benefits of sleep are extensive. So how can you b... Read more
Feb 4, 2020 
NHS recommended apps to help improve you...
With the rise in ‘sleep tech’, we take a look at three apps ... Read more
Jan 20, 2020 
How do fit notes work?
Fit notes, sick notes, doctor’s notes… what they are and whe... Read more
Dec 28, 2019 
How to succeed at New Year’s resolutions
Finding the right resolution for you – and the right mindset... Read more
Dec 1, 2019 
The vitamins that doctors recommend taki...
Sometimes, the only way to make sure you have enough of cert... Read more
Nov 5, 2019 
Beat flu faster
What really helps with flu recovery.Read more
Oct 22, 2019 
When Winter gets you down
Understanding Seasonal Affective Disorder. Read more
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