World Cancer Day – Embracing Prevention and Early Diagnosis
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by Dr Wayne Cottrell
1M ago
World Cancer Day, observed every February, marks a global initiative to raise awareness and encourage cancer prevention, detection, and treatment. In the United Kingdom, cancer remains a critical public health issue, with continuous efforts directed towards reducing its impact. This article delves into the significance of lifestyle medicine, the importance of vaccinations and screenings, and the promising future of liquid biopsy tests in cancer prevention and early diagnosis. World Cancer Day The Role of Lifestyle Medicine in Cancer Prevention: Insights from Dr Stephani Bernard Understanding L ..read more
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Sexual Health Services in London
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by Dr Wayne Cottrell
2M ago
Navigating Sexual Health Services in London Over the Christmas Period The festive season in London, with its dazzling lights, cheerful carols, and the promise of snow, often comes with the hustle and bustle of holidays and an altered schedule for many services. Among these, our services see a shift in operational timings, which can be crucial for many individuals. Sexual health services in London over Christmas, here’s what you need to know: Holiday Adjustments   Many clinics across London will have modified working hours during the festive season. It’s advisable to check with individual ..read more
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Contraception
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by Dr Wayne Cottrell
3M ago
Understanding Contraception: The Best Methods and Their Importance In the reproductive health journey, choosing the proper contraception method is paramount. It allows individuals and couples to plan when or if they wish to have children, and it also plays a role in preventing sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Let’s explore some of the best contraception methods available, their unique benefits, and the importance of contraception overall. Why is Contraception Important? Family Planning: It allows couples to decide the number of children they want and the gaps between them. Empowerment ..read more
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Gonorrhea
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by Dr Wayne Cottrell
3M ago
Gonorrhea: The Lowdown on The “Clap” and Its Implications Gonorrhea, colloquially known as “The Clap,” is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Yet, despite its prevalence, misconceptions abound. In this guide, we’ll navigate through the realities of Gonorrhea, its symptoms, treatment options, and the significance of addressing it promptly. What is Gonorrhea? Gonorrhea is an STI caused by the bacteria Neisseria gonorrhoeae. It affects both men and women and can infect the genitals, rectum, and throat. The transmission typically happens through unprotected vaginal, an ..read more
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Emergency Contraception
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by Dr Wayne Cottrell
4M ago
Emergency Contraception: An Essential Guide In sexual health, knowing and understanding the options available to you is paramount. One such area often surrounded by misconceptions is emergency contraception. In this guide, we’ll demystify emergency contraception, explore its offerings at the clinic, and understand why one might need it. What is Emergency Contraception? Emergency contraception is used to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex or contraceptive failure (e.g., a broken condom). Contrary to popular belief, it’s not just a “morning-after pill”; multiple methods are available. Its p ..read more
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Chlamydia
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by Dr Wayne Cottrell
4M ago
Chlamydia is often called the “silent” sexually transmitted infection (STI) because many people who contract it don’t show symptoms. But silent doesn’t mean harmless. Let’s delve deeper into understanding Chlamydia, its symptoms, treatment, and the importance of addressing it promptly. What is Chlamydia? Chlamydia is an STI caused by the bacteria ‘Chlamydia trachomatis.’ It can affect both men and women and is most prevalent among young adults. Transmission typically occurs during vaginal, anal, or oral sex with someone infected. Chlamydia can also be passed from the mother to her baby during ..read more
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LGBTQIA+ Friendly Healthcare in London
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by Dr Wayne Cottrell
5M ago
Dr Wayne Cottrell’s & Co: A Beacon of LGBTQIA+ Friendly Healthcare in London In the heart of London, Dr. Wayne Cottrell & Co, shines as an exemplary healthcare provider, ensuring that every patient, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, feels welcome, understood, and cared for. Championing LGBTQIA+ Healthcare   The clinic has taken meticulous steps to be at the forefront of LGBTQIA+ healthcare. One of the most notable features of Dr Wayne Cottrell’s practice is its specialised services catering to gay men and women”s sexual health. The Gay Men’s Sexual Health ..read more
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Consistency in Care at Dr. Wayne Cottrells Clinic
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by Dr Wayne Cottrell
5M ago
In the ever-evolving healthcare landscape, where rapid developments and growing patient numbers can often make medical consultations feel rushed or impersonal, Dr. Wayne Cottrell’s clinic remains a beacon of consistency and personalised care. One of the foundational pillars of Dr. Wayne Cottrell’s practice is the commitment to providing patients with a continuous care experience. What sets his clinic apart and is practically unique in Canary Wharf is the assurance that patients will see the same doctor each time they book an appointment. But why is this so crucial? The Value of Continuity Fam ..read more
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Dr. Steven Miller
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by Dr Wayne Cottrell
6M ago
Welcoming a New Expert to Our Clinic We are thrilled to announce the newest addition to our team at Dr. Wayne Cottrell’s clinic – Dr. Steven Miller MB BCh DTMH MMed FFPath MRCPath DipHIVMed. With September ushering in new beginnings, our clinic is all set to provide even more comprehensive healthcare services to our valued patients. Introducing Dr. Steven Miller Dr. Miller comes to us with an impressive track record in both adult and paediatric practice. His wealth of experience spans years of dedication in academic settings and private medicine. Such extensive training has honed his expertise ..read more
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Chemsex
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by Dr Wayne Cottrell
6M ago
Recent Update: 30/08/2023 London has witnessed a significant increase in HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) due to the rising popularity of chemsex. Chemsex involves engaging in sexual activities while under the influence of drugs like methamphetamine, mephedrone, GHB, GBL, cocaine, and ketamine, which lower inhibitions and increase the likelihood of unprotected sex. Public health officials and sexual health clinics across the city have expressed deep concerns as this trend is not only contributing to a surge in HIV and STI cases but also exacerbating mental health issues amo ..read more
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