How to Avoid Freshers Flu and other hazards of going to uni!

on Friday, 12 October 2012. Posted in Blog

With all the new students back in Hampshire this October, cases of flu are on the up as germs from across the country collide.

Flu isn’t the only thing that new students need to worry about though with cases of sexually transmitted infections or STIs increasing year on year.

Getting an STI at uni is fairly common and the only way to avoid it is by abstaining or practising safe sex. Carrying condoms can certainly help as can avoiding drinking too much alcohol.

Chlamydia and human papilloma virus are the most common STIs around but herpes and gonorrhoea are also possibilities.

What did you pick up this summer?

on Tuesday, 11 September 2012. Posted in Blog

Don't let summer fun spoil your winter with worry

If you had a summer fling this year - relaxed a bit too much and forgot about protecting your sexual health, then it is wise to get checked out.

Lots of people let their guard down on holiday in the summer months and forget to take precautions. Boris Johnson's speech at the closing ceremony of the Paralympics yesterday suggested that this summer athletes not only inspired a generation but perhaps made one too!


Never mind the streaks - bring on the fake tan!

on Thursday, 12 July 2012. Posted in Blog


In the UK, 1 in 10 of us will be diagnosed with a skin cancer.

Even young adults are at risk – melanoma is now the second most common cancer in 15 to 35 year olds.

The good news is that early detection saves lives – with Southdowns Private Healthcare in Sussex and Hampshire your peace of mind is now only a phone call away.

Our private doctors offer a ‘top to toe’ check which is not always available from your NHS GP.

Should our doctors have any concern we can quickly arrange for a skin biopsy or for you to be seen by one of our dermatology consultant colleagues.

Our screening is quick, convenient and affordable, costing only £100.

Call us on 01243 388 712 to arrange your appointment at our consulting rooms at 97 Havant Road, Emsworth, Hampshire.


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