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Top reasons for seeking medical

Weight worries and pregnancy are among the health concerns that drive thousands of people to seek medical advice on Christmas Day, new data shows.

They are among the most popular searches on nhs.uk, the NHS website, on 25 December in recent years.

More than people searched information on pregnancy on Christmas Day. With traditional festive food racking up calories other top searches were for BMI or body mass index, which is a measure of whether you are a healthy weight.

Seasonal ailments such as chest infections and fever also feature heavily but the most popular search was about getting help from a pharmacy or chemist. More….