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Monthly Archives: November 2012

Outside the box

29Nov

Thinking outside the box is what my Asperger’s child does – all the time. It’s completely normal for him. What’s difficult is thinking inside the box, thinking like the rest of us ‘normal’ people do. As he gets older, he … Continue reading

  

Sleep: A Technique to Try!

27Nov

  If I toss and turn at night, Cliff sometimes says, “I can hear your brain working.” Wow, those must be pretty good ears. Then he adds, “Just stop thinking and go to sleep.” STOP THINKING?? Sometimes, it’s big thinking: … Continue reading

  

10 Weird Names for The Condom From Around The World

26Nov

Rubber, johnny, hazmat suit, whatever term you use, you can’t deny that there are plenty of names for the ‘condom.’ But English isn’t the only language with a penchant for amusing prophylactic slang. Here are some of DrEd’s favourites from … Continue reading

  

Minimum Pricing

26Nov

How will this affect the way we would drink? I can only speak from my own area of expertise, that is women and mothers of the Middle Class persuasion with a dependence. The answer for them, is not in the … Continue reading

  

What UK can learn from the Smokeless Tobacco Damage in India

26Nov

Written by Dr Priya Patel The wide popularity of chewing tobacco has raised many alarming concerns for health experts in most countries around the world. According to recent health studies the number of oral cancer patients is increasing day by … Continue reading

  

WHICH DOCTOR DO YOU HAVE, WHICH PATIENT SHOULD YOU BE?

26Nov

Fortunately many have the luxury of “firing” bad doctors if they want to. However, often some don’t have the advantage of picking and choosing from a large pool of these professionals. Because of where they live, insurance restrictions, or financial … Continue reading

  

Life is like a box of chocolates…

23Nov

Well life bowled me a googlie recently which has changed a few things around. I had to have a biopsy of my womb in mid-September due to the long term unopposed oestrogen I have been on and unfortunately I got … Continue reading

  

Create Your World Claude’s Way

23Nov

In France last month, my friends Judy and Lisa and I took a jaunt to Giverny, to the whimsical gardens of impressionist painter Claude Monet. At  his Giverny home, our tour guide explained, the artist set the scenes. Claude didn’t … Continue reading

  

Itching has a visual trigger, new research reveals

23Nov

Watching another person scratch causes itchiness without any physical trigger, new research suggests – a finding which could be of benefit to skin disease patients. Most people are familiar with the ‘contagious yawn’ sensation, where watching another person yawn causes … Continue reading

  

Why women should lift heavy weights.

22Nov

Last week I bought a womans magazine. Now I gave up buying woman magazines about a year ago and both my bank balance and my attitude towards my body has thanked me. However this issue had a free nail polish … Continue reading

  

Festive season triggers concerns about Alcohol misuse

20Nov

There’s no more fitting a time than the weeks running up to Christmas, to highlight the concerns about alcohol misuse, particularly in the workplace, warns workplace health and wellbeing organisation, Health@Work. Health@Work regularly works with organisations to get their workforce … Continue reading

  

New web-based therapies help thousands of stroke survivors with visual problems

19Nov

Thousands of stroke survivors with visual problems could improve their sight from the comfort of their own home using two new web-based therapies. The online therapies developed by UCL (University College London) and funded by the Stroke Association are designed … Continue reading

  

A dangerous habit: tobacco chewing in India

16Nov

Dental Principal of Village Dental Practice, Dr. Priya Patel, examines the increasing ‘epidemic’ threat of smokeless tobacco in India, along with the dangers of continual use. Innumerable Indians are addicted to nicotine in various forms. Some smoke, while others chew … Continue reading

  

Women more likely to be recognised with signs of depression than men

15Nov

Study by the University of Westminster reveals that gender stereotypes influence perceptions of depressed people Women are more likely to be identified as having symptoms of depression and mental health disorders than men, according to research by Dr Viren Swami … Continue reading

  

Old Love!

15Nov

A few weeks ago, I flew to Paris with my good friends Judy Brown and Lisa Flinn. Here is an observation, a basically happy one for us older types, from my visit to the Musee Rodin: The Musee Rodin houses … Continue reading

  

My son has Asperger’s

15Nov

I always thought parenthood would be like the images on Athena posters in the 1980’s (remember them?) – gorgeous men tenderly cradling perfect babies. But those babies didn’t have their own poo in their hairline or dribbles of carefully pureed … Continue reading

  

Come fly with me

13Nov

I do actually talk quite a lot. You would never guess though would you? I mean, I’ve been almost Trappist in my approach to this blog and I am actually quite ashamed tbh because I really like talkhealth and now … Continue reading

  

Do you dine out gluten free? With Christmas coming up I have some tips!

13Nov

Hello my name is Jen and welcome to my 1st blog on talkhealth. I have been eating gluten free foods for the last 4 years after being diagnosed as having gluten sensitivity. I have to say eating out used to … Continue reading

  

The modern day cultural obsession with food

13Nov

Food was once just something I ate (too much of, on occasion!) and enjoyed eating!  It wasn’t something I spent too much time thinking about or worried about, but all this changed 8 years ago. Since the births of my … Continue reading

  

Vitiligo patients three times less likely to get skin cancer, study reveals

12Nov

People with vitiligo, one of the most common skin diseases, are three times less likely to develop skin cancer, new research due to be published in the British Journal of Dermatology will reveal. Vitiligo is a condition in which areas … Continue reading

  

Running is fun!!

12Nov

Well, we are one week into our half marathon training! So far we’ve done 3 x 1.2 mile runs – I know it doesn’t sound like a lot, but with 18 weeks of training ahead far better to start steadily … Continue reading

  

Mumsnet Blogfest 2012

12Nov

On Saturday 10 November, Catriona and I attended the very first Mumsnet Blogfest in London. There was an inspiring opening speech from Miriam Gonzelez Durantes and a very funny closing speeach from Caitlin Moran. And we met up with a … Continue reading

  

Online clinic on prostate disease NOW OPEN

9Nov

We are extremely excited that our NHS Choices online clinic on prostate disease, supported by the charity Movember and sponsored by ProstaBrit and TENA Men is now open for pre-clinic questions. Our medical experts will be on hand to answer … Continue reading

  

Crisis what crisis

9Nov

My latest blog makes no apology for challenging the system -so often it is that very system which challenges care delivery and not the will of the carers or the health professionals. All too often the flow of information is slow, … Continue reading

  

Four behaviours than can help you age successfully

8Nov

A report recently published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) shows that practising the following healthy behaviours in midlife (42–63 years of age) makes it significantly more likely people will stay healthy as they age. not smoking moderate alcohol … Continue reading

  

Stigma, I am Sick of It

7Nov

The word Alcoholic conjures up almost without fail, an image of a totally disadvantaged and desolate person, either living rough or in dire circumstances. Weak and worthless individuals who have brought the whole mess on themselves. I am truly sick … Continue reading

  

Cost of stress to British economy estimated at £3.7bn – new research highlights more than 13m workers at risk of mental health problems

6Nov

Stress is among the biggest problems in British workplaces, with the cost to the British economy being estimated at £3.7 billion* per year. More than 13 million employees** are at risk of mental health problems caused by the stress of … Continue reading

  

Mouth Cancer Action Month

6Nov

By Simplyhealth UK We are excited to be sponsoring Mouth Cancer Action Month alongside our colleagues at Denplan. The campaign is running throughout November to help people be better informed about mouth cancer, its symptoms and what can be done … Continue reading

  

AtopicGirl’s Little Secret

5Nov

First, I will apologize for my absence. I’ve moved a couple times and my time has been taken up with new jobs (yes, plural) and a lot of volunteer work. The latter is the point of this post. Over a … Continue reading

  

Confidence? What confidence?

5Nov

Confidence, self-esteem, self-worth… Whatever you call it, I wish I had more of it. Judging by the number of helpful people who offer insightful advice like “You just need more confidence,” there must be plenty of it out there, growing … Continue reading

  

Depression and normality: which is which?

5Nov

Depression has changed me. For better or worse, it’s an experience that has made a permanent mark on my character. Depression has also confused me, because, although I know I’ve changed, I can’t always remember what I was like before … Continue reading

  

Heart strategy must help eradicate rich-poor health divide

5Nov

British Heart Foundation have today published a very intersting article about a new map showing death rates from heart and circulatory disease among older people. It has highlighted a growing gap between our richest and poorest communities. The research was … Continue reading

  

Am I crazy or is this the best way to lose that last half a stone?

5Nov

Well you can be the judge of that … I last blogged back in September with a vague and half-hearted plan of how I was going to lose that extra 7 pounds or so. Since then nothing much has changed … Continue reading

  

THYROID POETRY (THYROETRY)-THE COLD

4Nov

November has made its entrance. Time to pull out coats, hats and long pants. Cold weather to a suffering hypo. Can turn a person psycho. No matter what you do, you can’t get warm. Fitted with layers upon layers, you … Continue reading

  

How do I get the most out of my doctor?

2Nov

This is, in my experience, quite a popular question for journalists to ask which clearly reflects public interest in the answer. Given the time pressure on GPs nowadays, many people feel that they may have less time with their doctor … Continue reading

  

9 out of 10 over 50’s suffer hearing loss in silence

1Nov

ALMOST nine out of 10 over-50s* suffer from hearing loss but most are too embarrassed to admit it, new research has revealed. An incredible 96.4% of Brits aged over 50* say that they have noticed deterioration in their hearing quality … Continue reading

  

Alcoholism Shortens Life More Than Smoking: Study

1Nov

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Women have the highest risk of dying prematurely, researchers report I had to share this on my blog, and this is no small, throw away statistic. It was carried out over 14 years and included 4000 people. Those that know … Continue reading

  

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