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Male depression: How Covid-19 is affecting men and signs to look out for

Depression is a serious medical condition and has been given increased attention and focus over the past year as the Covid-19 pandemic has taken hold. This is especially true for men who might be experiencing depression. Experts say a large percentage of men typically avoid seeking treatment for their physical or mental health. This can affect the people they love, things they enjoy and ability to carry out their responsibilities.
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It is my pleasure to welcome you to The Holly’s new blog on all things health and wellbeing, and for updates from our award-winning hospital. We’ll be updating this blog with content from our world-renowned Consultants and our fantastic staff as well as our hard-working management team – all in one place on our website with a brand new design. We hope you like it.

Hair loss during the pandemic – an unexpected symptom

The main symptoms of Covid-19 are by now well known – a persistent cough, a high temperature and loss of taste or smell. But some people who have been infected with Covid-19 have also reported a new long-term effect: hair loss. But how do you define hair loss and what could be the cause of this increase in people reporting hair loss? Dr Rina Davison, Consultant Endocrinologist at The Holly, takes a closer look.

Covid-19 vaccine: FAQs with Aspen Medical Director, Dr Zoltan Varga

The UK’s Covid vaccination programme is well underway with more 31 million people having received their first dose at the time of publication. However, with various anti-vaccination conspiracy theories still being circulated online, it’s important to consider the facts. Dr Zoltan Varga, Aspen’s Medical Director, looks at the detail of the Covid-19 vaccines and tackles some of the common questions.