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Monthly Archives: November 2011

Exercise as important as diet in losing weight

30Nov

Scientists have discovered that to lose weight you must combine exercise and healthy eating. This is something that has been assumed for some time yet this new study has found the science behind the theory that suggests starting a fitness … Continue reading

  

Mouthwash or Mudras For Sweet Breath?

30Nov

I have heard many benefits from doing yoga, but having fresh breath has so far not been one of them. However, I love to live and learn and certainly many of the commercially available mouthwashes come with unwanted additives, one … Continue reading

  

Many Men could be suffering in silence from prostate problems, new survey reveals

30Nov

A new One Poll survey has highlighted that that many men might be suffering in silence with uncomfortable and unpleasant prostate problems because 40% consider them to be just part of the ageing process. Despite possible reduction in quality of … Continue reading

  

Think you may suffer from Food Intolerance? Tips to get you through those Christmas parties…..

30Nov

So many food intolerance sufferers find the Christmas season tricky; after all ’tis the season to be merry and there isn’t much to be merry about when you are suffering from gut problems, headaches, migraines, skin symptoms, low energy or … Continue reading

  

Prostate protection – drink coffee

29Nov

We read in deliciousmagazine.co.uk that drinking coffee may help to guard against the most dangerous types of prostate cancer. The study included nearly 50,000 men and the research discovered that those men who drank 6 or more cups of coffee … Continue reading

  

Would You? Questions for People and Bunnies

29Nov

  I’ve gotten myself in trouble by asking hypothetical questions.  I can’t help it.  I love them. Arguments, some silly, some serious (and some huge) have been sparked by my questions. Years ago, a friend even got so upset when visiting … Continue reading

  

Dealing with Rosacea

28Nov

Rosacea is a common rash, found on the central part of the face, a tendency to flush easily is followed by persistent redness on the cheeks, chin, forehead and nose, and by crops of small inflamed red bumps and pus spots. The … Continue reading

  

Staggering news on staggered overdoses

28Nov

Professor Ronald Eccles, Director of the Common Cold Centre in Cardiff, has a warning for cold and flu sufferers this winter. Be careful you don’t over dose on cold remedies. You could be taking paracetamol tablets as well as a … Continue reading

  

Fingers & thumbs

28Nov

Spent most of the day counting gloves. We sell hundreds and hundreds of pairs of white cotton gloves which we have specially made for AllergyBestBuys.com with long wrists and comfortable boxed fingers for customers with eczema and dermatitis. A fresh … Continue reading

  

A busy week!

28Nov

Hi everyone I’m rather late in doing my blog this week as the lead up to Christmas seems to have started a bit earlier this year. Firstly the Eczema at the moment is not doing too badly, although the skin … Continue reading

  

1 in 4 women in UK obese

25Nov

British women are the most obese of all women in Europe. A new study has revealed that 23.9% off British women are obese. It was also found that 16.6% of 16-24 year old women in the UK are severely overweight. … Continue reading

  

Home birth for first time mums higher risk

25Nov

First time mothers who choose to have a home birth have an increased risk of harm to the baby. The chance of harm is below 1% yet for future births there is no increased risk. The study looked at 65,000 … Continue reading

  

Could you have psoriatic arthritis?

25Nov

If you, or a member of your family suffers with psoriasis and you are experiencing joint pain and swelling you may have psoriatic arthritis. The National Psoriasis Foundation are aiming to make psoriasis sufferers aware of the signs of psoriatic … Continue reading

  

Three bowel cancer drugs rejected

25Nov

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) have rejected 3 bowel cancer drugs over concerns of cost effectiveness. Chief Executive Andrew Dillon said “We have to be confident that the benefits that drugs offer patients really do justify what … Continue reading

  

First blog

25Nov

Hi I’m Lisa and this is my first blog for TalkHealth. I have very sensitive skin, particularly on my face. Certain facial creams cause aggravation resulting in areas of itchy, dry eczema which now has been diagnosed as Rosacea along … Continue reading

  

Change in cervical cancer jab

25Nov

The current cervical cancer jab, Cervarix is to be replaced by Gardasil. The jab is given to girls aged 12 and 13 and protects against strains of human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV is a sexually transmitted infection which is the cause of … Continue reading

  

Feeding fish to babies could prevent breathing problems

25Nov

Feeding salmon and cod to a baby before it reaches 9 months old could prevent breathing problems such as wheezing later on in life. A recent study showed that half of babies in a trial who weren’t fed fish developed … Continue reading

  

Life expectancy in UK fallen behind Europe

25Nov

Life expectancy in the UK has risen by 9.6 years since the 1960s yet in many European countries such as Italy and Spain it has increased by 12 years. When life expectancy of a woman is compared to other industrialised countries the … Continue reading

  

Online clinic on prostate disease – now open

25Nov

Talkhealth with NHS Choices are running an online clinic on prostate disease for you to ask the experts your questions. Together with AXA PPP healthcare, ProstaBrit and patient research charities Prostate Action and Bob Champion Cancer Trust the clinic will … Continue reading

  

To Jab Or Not This Winter?

24Nov

Every winter there is a call to summon us to the doctor’s surgery for a flu injection.  Now I am the possessor of a bus pass I am automatically on the list and I have had to strenuously resist the … Continue reading

  

Should we expose children to foods earlier to prevent allergies?

24Nov

Recent research has led to a shift in the way experts think about exposing babies to foods that may lead to allergic reactions such as peanuts. Until now mothers have been told to avoid high risk foods whilst pregnant and … Continue reading

  

Sorry!

24Nov

Hey guys, I am so sorry I haven’t posted a blog post in a while but so much has been going on in college & I’ve been coming home everyday literally shattered from all the walking around and work I’ve … Continue reading

  

Patient choice on healthcare

24Nov

Since 2009 patient choice has been included in the NHS Constitution making it the patients legal right to choose who delivers your healthcare, what treatments you choose to have and the right to the information to help you decide. The … Continue reading

  

Overcooked meat dangerous for men

24Nov

New research has revealed that men who eat overcooked red meat are at a higher risk of getting prostate cancer. Even eating just a small amount of well done meat could increase the chances and experts warn that it could … Continue reading

  

New machine could help asthma sufferers

24Nov

A new machine that filters air whilst you sleep and removes irritants and allergens such as dust mites and pet hair has been revealed. The Protexo machine also produces a stream of filtered, clean air to the sufferer thus minimising … Continue reading

  

Losing weight’s a piece of cake!

23Nov

Well, it’s been well over a week since I wrote my last blog! And why is this you ask? Well, I think I’ve lost my way a little already … I’ve still lost 5.5 pounds in total (not put any … Continue reading

  

It’s not catching!

23Nov

I’m 28 years old and I’ve had psoriasis for as long as I can remember. There was never a moment where I saw a red scaly patch and wondered what it was, as I always knew I had this thing … Continue reading

  

Whirligig Menopause

22Nov

Mr.  Whirligig stands on my porch. You never know when the wind will set his arms spinning. And that’s how I’ve found it to be with menopause. You never know when a symptom (a new one or an old one) … Continue reading

  

Mould spore test results shock

22Nov

Crikey, I wasn’t expecting this. The mould spore count in the MouldCheck petri dish showed a level between Poor and Very Poor. Which means that there is an unacceptable amount of mould spores in my Dad’s flat that could be … Continue reading

  

Acne medication linked to sore throats

22Nov

A new study has revealed that young adults who take oral medication for acne are more prone to sore throats. Although the researchers don’t know for sure what causes this early suggestions have included the long term use of antibiotics … Continue reading

  

Is bread the enemy?

22Nov

New research by the University of Portsmouth has found that 1 in 5 British adults believe they have a food allergy and most blame wheat. This could explain why bread sales have been declining since the 1970s. Many diets portray … Continue reading

  

Major improvement in cancer survival

22Nov

Some cancer survivors are living nearly six times longer than 40 years ago. However whilst some cancers such as breast, bladder and colon have shown vast improvements others including lung and stomach have shown a lack of progress. It is believed … Continue reading

  

Allergy Sufferers Prone To Osteoporosis!

22Nov

Research reveals that Osteoporosis is one of the major complications of prolonged corticosteroid treatment. Efforts need to be made to minimise the dose of steroid and to reduce the risk factors. 12.2 million allergy sufferers visit their GP’s annually for … Continue reading

  

Health And Financial Case Strengthens For HPV Vaccination Of Males

22Nov

An influential Federal Advisory Committee in the USA has voted to recommend that boys aged 11 and 12 are vaccinated against the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). The recommendation follows growing evidence that the vaccination will protect young men from a variety … Continue reading

  

Echinacea research

22Nov

One of the most exciting things about working with herbs today is that their age-long uses are gradually being verified by modern research into their mode of action. To say that we now know all about any particular herb would, … Continue reading

  

Transforming sickness support will boost productivity and the economy

21Nov

An independent review aimed at reducing the cost of sickness to employers, taxpayers and the economy is presented to the Government today by health and business experts Dame Carol Black and David Frost. Each year around 11 million employees take … Continue reading

  

Calpol dosage guidelines changed

21Nov

Until recently guidelines on calpol allowed the same dose to be given to any child between 12 months and 6 years. However the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) have now changed the recommendation saying that with the wide … Continue reading

  

Plate that could help you lose weight

21Nov

A talking plate could be the answer to the UK’s obesity woes. The £1500 plate from Sweden is to be used in a new initiative by the NHS. Underneath the plate is a scale that weighs the food and a small computer … Continue reading

  

Antibiotics not a cure-all

18Nov

Many people believe that using antibiotics will cure most illnesses including coughs and colds. However antibiotics don’t work on viruses which is what causes most respiratory tract infections. Whilst doctors state that antibiotics are not a cure-all they are still being over-prescribed. … Continue reading

  

Have you done a mould check?

18Nov

We’ve been trying out a new mould test today. I’ve set up the MouldCheck Test in my 92 year old Dad’s kitchen because there’s been a distinct  smell of damp which I think is coming from under his sink but … Continue reading

  

Tubifast® Gloves Help Hand Dermatitis

17Nov

Tubifast® Gloves with 2-Way Stretch® Technology, from Mölnlycke Health Care, can be used to manage hand dermatitis, which causes anxiety and discomfort to sufferers.  A report entitled: ‘Skin Conditions In The UK: A Health Care Needs Assessment’ (Schofield, Grindlay & … Continue reading

  

Does Eczema stop us having fun?

17Nov

Hi everyone This week I wanted to start on a positive note and tell you about the things we try to do as a family, because sometimes living with eczema can get you down, with the constant scratching  when you have … Continue reading

  

Lives at risk due to UK air pollution

16Nov

The government’s failure to meet EU standards on air pollution is “putting the health of UK residents at risk”, says the Environmental Audit Committee. Committee chair Joan Walley MP said “It is a national scandal that thousands of people are still … Continue reading

  

Is there a link between the contraceptive pill and rise in prostate cancer?

16Nov

A possible link has been found between the oral contraceptive pill and prostate cancer. It has been stated that this is not proof but scientists have recommended research should be conducted to discover whether there is a link. It is suggested … Continue reading

  

Winter asthma triggers

16Nov

Winter and cold air can be a major trigger of asthma.  Many people with asthma find that when they inhale cold, dry air they develop wheezing and become short of breath.  Also those that suffer with exercise-induced asthma should be … Continue reading

  

Goodnight Menopause

14Nov

I love Margaret Wise Brown’s Goodnight Moon.  Truly I do. And I’ve never quite approved of writers who use the book’s easygoing rhythm and understated whimsy for playful parody. But the other day, the Menopause Devil came over me, and I … Continue reading

  

Prostate Action teams up with This Morning in first ever live prostate check

14Nov

Tomorrow, Tuesday 15 November, Prostate Action are teaming up with ITV’s This Morning, and resident GP Dr Chris Steele, to hold the first ever live prostate examination in order to help raise awareness of men’s health and prostate cancer. Dr … Continue reading

  

3 in 10 New Mums Have Baby Blues

14Nov

I am not referring to the colour of their babies eyes either. I was amazed to read a new survey from the charity 4Children that produced that figure, and that a horrifying 25% of mothers still suffered from PND up … Continue reading

  

Just two fizzy drinks a day increases risk of heart disease…

14Nov

The Daily Mail reports today that women who drink just two fizzy drinks a day are more likely to develop heart disease. According to a recent study of over 4,000 women aged 45 to 84, those who regularly consume sugary … Continue reading

  

I’m A Celebrity 2011: Freddie Starr is hospitalised for allergic reaction

14Nov

According to the Daily Mail, celebrity Freddie Starr has been taken to hospital with a suspected severe allergic reaction. Doctors were called to check on the comedian, aged 68, after he started feeling sick following one of the infamous Bushtucker … Continue reading

  

NHS Direct app helps one million patients in just 6 months

14Nov

Health advice is now being given to more than one million NHS patients via their smartphones following the launch of an app by the NHS just six months ago. The NHS Direct app is free and available to patients with … Continue reading

  

Epidemic – allergic rhinitis on the increase

14Nov

The house dust mite is behind a huge rise in household allergies, with around 12 million Britons allergic to their own homes, according to new research today undertaken by Allergy UK. Cases of perennial allergic rhinitis – known as “home … Continue reading

  

UK air pollution puts lives at risk

14Nov

The Environmental Audit Committee has said that the Government has failed to meet the EU standards on air pollution. Bad air quality costs the UK £8.5-20bn each year and lowers life expectancy for many by years. The government’s has made … Continue reading

  

Acne – therapy focus

14Nov

Acne is one of the most common skin complaints, suffered by more than 80 per cent of people at some stage, but particularly during pubescent years. Up to 14 per cent of those people consult their GP and 0.3 per … Continue reading

  

Being ill can suckkkkk…

13Nov

Hey guys 🙂 As you can tell by the title I’ve been ill! I’ve recovered now, and it was a surpirisngly short peroid of illnes – about 4 or 5 hours long. It was really odd! Basically, I was in … Continue reading

  

Heating things Up a Little…..

11Nov

I am not sure if anyone is actually aware but the word Eczema is actually taken from the Greeks ἔκζεμα ēkzema , and translated means – ‘to boil over’! This is particulary relavant as for anyone that directly suffers from … Continue reading

  

Slowly slowly – very slowly!

10Nov

Still sticking to my healthy eating but the weight is slow to shift! I know if I could find the time to exercise it would come off quicker, but trying to find even half an hour a couple of times … Continue reading

  

Time is precious……………

10Nov

A recent survey clearly showed that having time to enjoy life no longer takes second place to earning a better living. If you, or someone that you know, suffers from symptoms of food intolerance you will know the impact that … Continue reading

  

Attention all Coeliacs and food intolerants! We have FreeFrom Christmas goodies galore!

10Nov

FoodsMatter’s special ‘freefrom’ Christmas site has just been launched to coincide with the judging of the Christmas category for the 2012 FreeFromFood Awards – both filled with products to delight Coeliacs and anyone with a food allergy or intolerance! Gluten-free, dairy-free, … Continue reading

  

Global warming could increase allergies

10Nov

A new investigation has been launched to assess the impact global warming could have on allergic diseases. The project is funded by the European Commission and will include researchers from the University of East Anglia. It is the first investigation to focus … Continue reading

  

Allergies could be reduced if infants were exposed to more bacteria

10Nov

A new study from the University of Copenhagen has revealed that the risk of allergic disease could be reduced if infants were exposed to more bacteria. The research found that in the children observed those who had reduced diversity of … Continue reading

  

Epaderm® Cream Tops Study

10Nov

A recent study, to assess the efficacy of a number of emollients, shows Epaderm® Cream out performs two of the leading emollients.  It also shows Epaderm Cream increases hydration and reduces skin roughness after application1. Epaderm Cream is a 2-in-1 … Continue reading

  

Could fish help you beat psoriasis?

9Nov

Channel 4’s The Food Hospital looks at whether diet can help improve various conditions. One of the participants was 7 year old Callum and his mum Karen, both psoriasis sufferers. Experts suggested a diet of oily fish, turmeric, cinnamon and … Continue reading

  

Paracetamol linked to worsening asthma symptoms

9Nov

A new study by Dr John McBride has found a link between acetaminophen, which is marketed as tylenol and paracetamol, and asthma. It was discovered that paracetamol could worsen asthma symptoms in children and adults and may lead to new … Continue reading

  

Mölnlycke Health Care Supporting Eczema Outreach Scotland

9Nov

Mölnlycke Health Care, a leading provider of wound care and dermatology solutions to the health sector, has pledged its support to the charity Eczema Outreach (Scotland). Eczema Outreach (Scotland) was set up earlier this year by the mother of a … Continue reading

  

What causes our flare-ups

9Nov

Hi everyone I’m a bit late doing my blog this week as have been a bit megga busy, you know the sort of week – arranging firework outings, catching up with homework, football matches, parents evening and oh yes grandma … Continue reading

  

Snooze to Lose

9Nov

Lose weight while you sleep. Sounds like a dream diet – literally! Well before you decide this sounds “too good to be true” it’s worth noting that more and more studies support this theory so it really may be a … Continue reading

  

The Ministry Of The Stunningly Obvious

9Nov

In my fantasy life – which we all have I am sure – after winning the lottery I think I am perfect for a post in the above Ministry. Either that or the Head of Research Into Thing We Already … Continue reading

  

Still the saaame

8Nov

Hey guys, My skin has pretty much stayed the same lately, not getting any better but not getting any worse, which is good 🙂 I haven’t used steroid creams on my face in a few weeks now, & I don’t … Continue reading

  

In the Middle of the (Sweaty) Night

7Nov

January: This dampness was weird.  From middle of the night nowhere. “I’m all sweaty,” I said to Cliff. (We have the rule that if the other person seems to be awake, it’s okay to talk, even if it’s two a.m.) … Continue reading

  

The trouble with a bit too much fizz is ….

4Nov

that it goes to your head AND interferes with a weight loss regime!! It’s not been a good week to be honest. As you know, I had a dinner party last week and was determined to be good and stay … Continue reading

  

ACHOO!

2Nov

And just a few years ago, I heard a not-so-pretty revelation at a women only dinner party.  Six ladies all fessed up to the same problem:  When they sneezed, sometimes they leaked! So I fessed up too. The first time … Continue reading

  

Developing Food Intolerances

2Nov

One of the most common questions that I get asked when I go out lecturing and giving talks is “How do food intolerances develop?”. An interesting question, and with the estimate for those suffering from food intolerance at 45% of … Continue reading

  

How clean is your fridge?

1Nov

A new study has revealed that our fridges may contain up to 750 times the level of bacteria considered safe. Around a million cases of food related illnesses occur each year in the UK and it is believed that this is … Continue reading

  

Can diet cure illness? A new programme aims to find out

1Nov

A new series starts tonight on Channel 4 looking at whether diet can improve or even cure illnesses or ailments. The Food Hospital will feature patients with a range of medical conditions such as polycystic ovary syndrome and type 2 … Continue reading

  

Is losing weight down to willpower or hormones?

1Nov

I read an interesting article in the Daily Mail last week entitle “Lost weight then piled it all back on? Blame your hormones – not your willpower”. A new study, undertaken in Australia, shows that hormones will insist a dieter … Continue reading

  

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