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Latest Posts

1Oct

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On 15 October 2014 the British Safety Council will be hosting its annual conference at the America Square Conference Centre, London. This year we are focusing on occupational health. The programme is designed to assist business leaders, managers and practitioners … Continue reading

  

1Oct

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For the first time in a decade, every patient in England will get a named, accountable GP, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced. Under changes to their contract with the NHS, GPs will ensure all 53.9 million people in England … Continue reading

  

30Sep

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Last week I found myself heading to the hospital mid-afternoon, and although I was not completely surprised, I had not packed for the hospital at all. In fact I had brought business casual clothing, makeup and hair accessories in order … Continue reading

  

30Sep

talkhealth's charity supporters news

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“At Bowel Cancer UK, we were all saddened to hear of the news of Lynda Bellingham’s diagnosis of advanced bowel cancer.” “But unfortunately it’s all too common.  Bowel cancer is the UK’s second biggest cancer killer and that’s why we … Continue reading

  

30Sep

Please vote for What Allergy? in the FreeFrom Food People's Choice Awards 2014

I am absolutely delighted to announce that What Allergy? has been accepted as a nominee in the Free From People’s Choice Awards run by Foods You Can. You get one vote each in different categories like best freefrom supermarket, best … Continue reading

  

30Sep

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The news was released on the British Dental Health Foundation News section The first national survey examining the oral health of three year old children has revealed more than one in 10 have signs of visible tooth decay. The report, … Continue reading

  

29Sep

This is my last Monday with only Ella while Lucy is in nursery. Then it’s back to normal from next week. So today I thought we’d do something that would be nigh on impossible with both of them and that … Continue reading

  

28Sep

“When someone is going through a storm your silent presence is more powerful than a million empty words”- Thelma Davis. Support. Something that speaks volumes and shouldn’t cost a penny. Whether you be silent or outspoken having the right support … Continue reading

  

28Sep

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This is a really tasty recipe that can be quickly prepared for an evening meal. Ingredients 1 Marrow (or as in the picture above 1/2 a green and 1/2 a yellow marrow) 400g of new potatoes leave on the skin … Continue reading

  

26Sep

The best freefrom cafe in the world, The Perfect Retreat in Chesham, Bucks

Remember the blog post last month with that amazing freefrom chocolate cake I had at The Perfect Retreat in Chesham? The best freefrom cafe in the world, The Perfect Retreat in Chesham, Bucks Well if you’re looking for an excuse … Continue reading

  

26Sep

Boundaries for Life

The blog was released on the British Dental Health Foundation Blog section Last Saturday, I spent the day with Boundaries for Life at Lords Cricket Ground for the Royal London One-Day Cup Final. The group, who tours cricket grounds all … Continue reading

  

26Sep

Bristol Half Marathon Medal

As usual we’ve been busy in the talkhealth office. Last week our online clinic on skin conditions opened, and on the day of the opening we ran a Twitter chat all about sensitive skin which kick-started the conversation amongst people … Continue reading

  

24Sep

Are you allergic to bad grammar? Me too!

Being a writer and a bit of a grammar pedant this cartoon made me laugh, probably more so because I am all three, an allergic writer who is pedanatic about grammar. I saw it on Facebook last week and just … Continue reading

  

23Sep

Dental Skydive

The blog was released on the British Dental Health Foundation Blog section Two members of the British Dental Health Foundation are jumping 10,000 feet to raise money for charity. Communications Manager David Arnold and Website Officer Doychin Sakutov will be … Continue reading

  

23Sep

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The brain stem controls all basic activities of the central nervous system: consciousness, blood pressure, and breathing. So after a brainstem stroke some patients will be formerly diagnosed with Locked In Syndrome. This doesn’t necessarily mean a death sentence for … Continue reading

  

23Sep

Why does going in the chamber work better than sitting on the wall breathing O2? Henry’s Law states that a liquid can hold a certain quantity of gas at a given pressure. If you increase the outside pressure then the … Continue reading

  

22Sep

*WARNING* This post contains countless clichés! So apologies in advance for a post likely to be packed full of obvious statements but I just can’t find the words to express my total shock at coming away from Friday night’s 2014 … Continue reading

  

21Sep

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This week I’ve been doing something very peculiar. I’ve been diving to great depths, but not the kind of diving that involves water. I’ve just started an intensive month of oxygen therapy at The Chilterns MS Centre in Halton. Before … Continue reading

  

21Sep

There’s this lovely little thing that happens on the 21st of every month in the ‘Future of Downs’ Facebook group. We celebrate our children’s milestones and share what’s made us proud. We do this on the 21st to represent the … Continue reading

  

20Sep

“Talking about our problems is our greatest addiction. Break the habit and talk about your joys” Anon. Haven’t we all fell into this category? Chatting to anyone and everyone about our problems striving for the solution to be right under … Continue reading

  

20Sep

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I have just realised it was June when I last posted a recipe or anything else for that matter, How time rushes on! The above recipe was developed from a learning day at the hospital, everyone brought a low FODMAP … Continue reading

  

19Sep

A look at how employee absence figures have changed for the better There are, of course, times when people have to take time off work due to illness. Whether it’s a mild viral infection that means your bones ache and … Continue reading

  

19Sep

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When I was 15 I attempted to kill myself. In a very typical story I was ground down by school, home and in an abusive relationship with an older man. There seemed to be no end, no escape that I … Continue reading

  

19Sep

Soothe bamboo pajamas for eczema

To celebrate National Eczema Week the amazing people at Everything for Eczema have offered you lot a chance to win a pair of these amazing SOOTHE bamboo pyjamas, made especially for adults with eczema, psoriasis or dermatitis. If you have … Continue reading

  

18Sep

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“To make mistakes is human; to stumble is commonplace; to be able to laugh at yourself is maturity” William Arthur Ward To the average observer, I look normal.  I look like the the average college student: in a sorority, serving … Continue reading