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Health Hub

Our health hub contains lots of useful health and lifestyle articles to give you all the information you need to make more informed decisions and take control of your health.


Homocysteine - a hidden risk factor for heart disease

Could you have raised homocysteine?


Zika virus - when to get tested

The Zika virus was first detected in 1947 but has now hit the news headlines because doctors are worried that it may be linked to causing abnormalities in the growing baby if the mother catches the virus while she is pregnant.


When to get tested for HIV: risks and symptoms

What are the facts and what can you do to prevent and test for it?


Is your body ageing faster than you - Daily Mail

Medichecks provided the Daily Mail with a number of health check for their study into ageing.


Leading causes of death (and how to avoid them)

Did you know that the 5 most common causes of premature death in the UK are in many cases preventable?


Inflammation: the hidden cause of our health problems?

It's not just something that happens on the outside. Read about the dangers of hidden inflammation.


Is sitting the new smoking?

Most people would assume that if they are getting to the gym 3 or 4 times a week, then they are leading a healthy lifestyle. However, this is not necessarily the case.


Heartburn - when should we worry?

Heartburn and acid reflux are both very common, and usually just due to an overproduction of acid causing inflammation in the food pipe.


Living life well - is your liver up to it?

Perhaps this isn’t the best time of year to be thinking about cutting down your drinking, or maybe it is


Diabetes in the news

A new study published in the British Medical Journal has shown that over a third of adults in the UK have borderline diabetes.


Heart disease risk - a case study

Timothy called us up about 3 months before his 40th birthday wanting to get his heart checked out. 


How much do you know about Group B Strep?

If you are pregnant, or ever have been, you may have heard of the infamous Group B Strep(tococcus), but chances are you many not have been told very much about the infection by your doctor.