Coronavirus: Advice for people with health conditions

Coronavirus can affect anyone, but people with pre-existing health problems and older people are thought to be at greater risk of developing severe symptoms. If you have a long-term health condition you may be feeling anxious. So here's what experts are advising. Who is at risk? Having a health condition does not make you more likely than anyone else to come into contact with coronavirus. But it appears people who are older, those with weakened immune systems and people who have underlying chronic conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, or asthma, are more at risk of severe effects if they do catch it. Most people recover from coronavirus quickly after a few days' rest. For some peopl

Coronavirus: How long can I exercise for each day? And other questions

The UK government has introduced strict new measures to try to slow the spread of coronavirus. Here are the answers to some of the most common readers' questions. Is there a time limit on how long we can be outside for once-a-day exercise, and are we allowed to get in our car to travel to go for a walk? The current government guidance is to take "one form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk or cycle - alone or with members of your household". No mention is given to the length of exercise, although Cabinet Minister Michael Gove said on Tuesday that "people can go for the standard length of run or walk that they ordinarily would have done. But… the important thing is, once a day". Nothi

Coronavirus: Young people are not ‘invincible’, WHO warns

Young people are not immune from coronavirus and must avoid socialising and communicating it to older, more vulnerable people, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned. The choices made by the young can be "the difference between life and death for someone else", WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said. Over 11,000 patients have died from the Covid-19 respiratory illness worldwide. Nearly 250,000 patients have tested positive overall. The WHO chief's remarks follow reports that young people in many countries are being complacent about health warnings, because of the greater susceptibility to the virus among older patients. The coronavirus outbreak was first recorded in Chi

Why you shouldn't trust 'Dr Google'

With GP appointments hard to come by and the internet just a click away, many turn to “Dr Google” when feeling under the weather. Millions of people look up everything from depression and pneumonia to diabetes and endometriosis on the search engine every month, statistics show. While it may seem a time saver, a harmless headache could easily be mistaken for a brain tumour, while chest pain could be confused for breast cancer. One doctor worries the rise of so-called cyberchondria leaves patients in a “psychological trap”, creating unnecessary anxiety and even stopping them seeking medical help. “Health anxiety isn’t a new problem,” Dr Daniel Atkinson, clinical lead at Treated.com, said. “It’

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Yew Tree Pharmacy

Yew Tree Pharmacy, 20 Redwood Road, Yew Tree Estate, Walsall, West Midlands, WS5 4LB.

Tel: (01922) 62 6918 
Fax: (01922) 63 7542 

Opening Times:

Monday to Friday 9:00am to 6:00pm;

Saturday 9:00am to 1:00pm;

Sunday Closed;

Open Over Lunch

Bank Holidays 2020

Aug 31 - Closed
Dec 25 - Closed
Dec 28 - Closed

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