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VAT exemption on Diabetic Test Kits

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How do you know if you are entitled to VAT exemption if you are Diabetic ? HMRC allows retail customers to complete a declaration of exemption from UK VAT in certain chronic conditions and disabilities. Diabetes is one of these chronic conditions. The HMRC guidlines do not specifically refer to Diabetes, and in most cases you will need to be under the long term care of a Doctor for diagnosed Diabetes and receiving care in the form of medicines, either oral or injected insulin to qualify. Long term is again, not defined but is reasonably considered to be in excess...

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Why test for ferritin

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How to test your Ferritin levels? Ferritin tests used to only be available as a laboratory blood test  via a Doctor. Now a home or self test kit that measures the amount of ferritin in a person's blood stream is available.  What is Ferritin?  Ferritin is the major iron storage protein in the body, so a ferritin test is done as an indirect way to measure the iron stores in the body. If a ferritin test reveals that your blood ferritin level is lower than normal, it indicates your body's iron stores are low and you have iron deficiency. This is often associated with anaemia. If a ferritin test shows higher than...

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New Helicobacter Pylori (H Pylori) stool screening test from ALLTEST

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Valuemed is please to offer the New H Pylori Antigen stool screening test kits for NHS clinics GP's and Health promotion screening. The new test is packaged in 25 test cassette packs with 25 combined stool sampling and buffer transfer tubes, manufacturers data sheet and instruction. Packs allow 25 complete screening tests for Helicobacter Pylori infection by detecting the bacterial antigen being excreted in the faeces. As with laboratory H Pylori screening tests, donors should be asked to stop Proton pump, H2 and Bismuth subsalicylate treatments for 7 days before testing.   Click her to buy online

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Do you know the UK recommended max drinking levels?

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In 2017 the UK introduced new health guidelines for max alcohol consumption and significantly lowered the max recommended drinking levels for both men and women. 

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Drinking alcohol 'raises cancer risk'

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Drinking more than a pint of beer a day can substantially increase the risk of some cancers, research suggests.The Europe-wide study of 363,988 people reported in the British Medical Journal found one in 10 of all cancers in men and one in 33 in women were caused by past or current alcohol intake.

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