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15Jul

Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth or SIBO, is a condition that can be minor or have debilitating symptoms. Most commonly, doctors will prescribe a type of antibiotic to eliminate overgrown bacteria. What happens when the patients SIBO arise again after a … Continue reading

  

12Jul

A qualified nurse, author and first aid trainer with over 30 years’ healthcare and teaching experience

The warmer summer months sees a swell in the insect population of the UK – as we can discover to our cost. Bites and stings can be painful as well as cause a reaction. In some cases a severe one, … Continue reading

  

12Jul

A qualified nurse, author and first aid trainer with over 30 years’ healthcare and teaching experience

On a hot day, plunging into a cool pool or the sea may well be a very appealing prospect. However, every year people die from a physiological reaction known as cold water shock. The Royal National Lifeboat Institution campaigns to … Continue reading

  

12Jul

In case you’ve missed all the latest health news this week, check out our highlights! Amazon Alexa now offers NHS health advice That’s right, people will soon be able to receive expert health advice from their Amazon Alexa, following a … Continue reading

  

11Jul

A qualified nurse, author and first aid trainer with over 30 years’ healthcare and teaching experience

Having fun in the sun during the summer holidays often includes water, be it in a paddling pool, Lido, villa pool, lake, river or the sea. However, whilst it is refreshing to take a dip, staying safe is vital. Sadly, … Continue reading

  

11Jul

A qualified nurse, author and first aid trainer with over 30 years’ healthcare and teaching experience

Whichever festival you’re attending, whether music or literature focused, abroad or in the UK, day-long or spanning a week, the safety risks remain the same… Festivals are exhausting and the late nights, strange food and different living conditions can take … Continue reading

  

11Jul

Nutritional Therapist

95% of the body’s detoxification enzymes are found in the Liver. 🌿 To look after your Liver, start by reducing toxins like refined sugar, saturated fat, carbonated drinks, smoking, alcohol, pollution, cleaning products. 🌺 Try giving your body a rest … Continue reading

  

9Jul

He’s past President & Fellow of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and Founder Member and Past President of the British Association of Hair Restoration Surgery (BAHRS)

If you’ve got an interest in hair restoration, or you’re worried about losing your own locks, chances are you saw the news last week announcing a ‘critical breakthrough’ in the fight against hair loss.  Newspapers and websites trumpeted a ‘cure … Continue reading

  

8Jul

With 50% of the male population alleged to be affected by the condition to a certain degree, it’s difficult for the notorious pattern of hair loss to not have caught your attention. It’s so peculiar a fact for this condition … Continue reading

  

3Jul

The RELIEVE IBS-D clinical trial, which is testing the efficacy of the intestinal adsorbent ENTEROSGEL to treat diarrhoea and abdominal pain in patients with Irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhoea (IBS-D) has so far successfully recruited 105 patients. This large Randomised … Continue reading

  

2Jul

We recently worked with Mediaplanet on the 2019 Health Awareness: Ears, Nose & Throat campaign. One of our very own Directors, Catriona Williams discusses how to self-manage allergies and gives guidance on how to tackle allergies in your home. A … Continue reading

  

28Jun

Have you missed the latest health news this week? There has been a lot happening and we’ve summarised it all for you here. Have a lovely weekend and make sure you stay safe in the sun. Met office issues health … Continue reading

  

27Jun

Physiotherapist, Director of MLH Physio

Go to any gym this time of year and it’ll be packed full of people working hard to get that bikini body. Working out is excellent and should be incorporated into daily routine. It doesn’t just help us look good, … Continue reading

  

27Jun

A qualified nurse, author and first aid trainer with over 30 years’ healthcare and teaching experience

All dog walkers should be aware of the dangers of a serious bacterial infection called Lyme disease, which is passed on by ticks to them and their dog. Dogs, cats and humans can all get Lyme disease. Although it’s uncommon … Continue reading

  

27Jun

A qualified nurse, author and first aid trainer with over 30 years’ healthcare and teaching experience

Scientists have recently discovered that Amazon Echo, Alexa and even smartphones could soon be used to identify cardiac arrests in its owners. How? An AI-powered tool which could be installed on smart phones and speakers could detect irregular gasps of … Continue reading

  

27Jun

The success of the HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccination shows hope for eradicating cervical cancer in the future. HPV causes most cervical cancers and there are over 100 types. Many women will actually be infected with HPV over the course of … Continue reading

  

21Jun

As the working week comes to an end and the sun appears to be shining again, here is your latest health news roundup for the week of 17 June. Should we be working eight hours a week to reduce mental … Continue reading

  

21Jun

Hiit and short bursts of exercise aid weight loss

Amir Qureshi, a leading Consultant Knee and Limb Reconstruction Surgeon at University Hospital Southampton, has suggested that there is a danger in the number of runners failing to warm up before running. He said that the rise in activities such … Continue reading

  

19Jun

A qualified nurse, author and first aid trainer with over 30 years’ healthcare and teaching experience

A stroke (or CVA Cerebral Vascular Accident) is a disturbance to the blood flow of the brain caused by a blockage or bleed in one of the blood vessels supplying the brain. Blockages to the brain are a lot more … Continue reading

  

18Jun

Consultant Plastic and Transgender Surgeon

By Christopher Inglefield, plastic surgeon and medical director at the London Transgender Clinic.  Around forty per cent of transgender people have attempted to take their own lives at some point in time.  That’s a shocking, harrowing statistic, supplied by the National … Continue reading

  

18Jun

Ask any woman if she has had chronic digestive problems in her life. The answers will most likely be positive rather than her male counterpart.  According to the International Gastrointestinal Disorders,” A significant proportion – 35% to 40% – of … Continue reading

  

14Jun

Hiit and short bursts of exercise aid weight loss

In the same week that Boris Johnson appears to be in the lead to become our next Prime Minister and half of the UK was flooded from the rain, find out all the latest health updates in our latest health … Continue reading

  

14Jun

A qualified nurse, author and first aid trainer with over 30 years’ healthcare and teaching experience

British Heart Week 2019 takes place from 7th to 15th June. To mark this event we offer a round up of all our heart health articles. From performing CPR to keeping your blood pressure in check, to dealing with a … Continue reading

  

13Jun

A qualified nurse, author and first aid trainer with over 30 years’ healthcare and teaching experience

The facts One in 15 people in the UK have diabetes. This includes one million people who have Type 2 but haven’t yet been diagnosed. In the UK, someone is diagnosed with diabetes every two minutes. Worldwide According to the … Continue reading

  

11Jun

General Practitioner

Medicspot GP Dr Sufian Ali explain what's causing your cough?

Coughing is a natural reflux that helps keep your airways clear. In this post, we’ll be taking a look at some of the common causes of a lingering cough. While having a cough is quite normal and usually nothing to … Continue reading