You and your health: Why is my body attacking itself?

You and your health: Why is my body attacking itself?

In the UK, there are four million people living with an autoimmune condition, whereby the immune system mistakenly attacks the body’s healthy tissues. Normally, the immune system guards against germs such as bacteria and viruses. When it senses an invader, it sends out an army of fighter cells, aka the...

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You and Your Health: How can your local pharmacy help you?

You and Your Health: How can your local pharmacy help you?

With Goodmeasure Pharmacy, Rotherham Community pharmacies are a common fixture of high streets, neighbourhood centres and even supermarkets, with each playing a vital part in helping people live longer and healthier lives. Nationally, we make around 1.6million visits to over 11,000 pharmacies every day. In fact, most people see their...

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You & Your Health: Chronic Sports Injuries

You & Your Health: Chronic Sports Injuries

Rotherham pharmacist, Andrew Watson, looks at common chronic sports injuries and how they can be prevented through correct training, technique or tools.

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Weston Park Cancer Charity goes the extra mile for Barnsley cancer patients

Weston Park Cancer Charity goes the extra mile for Barnsley cancer patients

A free twice-daily travel service has been launched by Weston Park Cancer Charity to transport people from Barnsley’s Oakwell Stadium to Sheffield Teaching Hospitals. 

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Time to talk about cervical screening

Time to talk about cervical screening

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week: 17-23rd January 2022. This year, Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust, the UK’s leading cervical cancer charity, is encouraging everyone to get involved in Cervical Cancer Prevention Week by sharing tips, facts and stories about cervical screening. Cervical screening, or smear tests, can save lives by stopping cervical...

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You and Your Health: Digestive Disorders

You and Your Health: Digestive Disorders

With Good Measure Pharmacy, Rotherham Bowel movements are one of the most natural – and important – facts of life, so why are we still so privy about toilet talk? Knowing how to keep your bowels healthy can help prevent a range of common digestive disorders which, if ignored, can...

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You and Your Health: Men’s Health

You and Your Health: Men’s Health

With Andrew Watson of Goodmeasure Pharmacy We might like to think it, but us men are not invincible. We’re all guilty of taking better care of our car or phone than our bodies, but unhealthy work and personal lifestyles, as well as poor health education, are putting men at risk...

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Lee Noble: Helping 100

Lee Noble: Helping 100

Following his death in March 2021 after a seven-year fight with leukaemia, the family of Barnsley boxer, Lee Noble, are raising money for bone marrow drills.

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You and Your Health: High blood pressure and cholesterol

You and Your Health: High blood pressure and cholesterol

Knowing your blood pressure and cholesterol readings could reduce your risk of developing a form of cardiovascular disease such as a stroke, heart attack, or peripheral arterial disease.

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You and Your Health: Fibromyalgia

You and Your Health: Fibromyalgia

What is fibromyalgia and how does it affect people? Andrew Watson of Goodmeasure Pharmacy, Rotherham looks into the hidden illness.

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