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Monthly Archives: January 2016

Losing Down’s syndrome?

31Jan

This is Ella at 2 days old, snuggled with her daddy. Loved and protected. All that she knew and all that she needed.       And in so many ways, I wish we could keep her just like this. … Continue reading

  

When the office buys you birthday cake you can’t eat…

30Jan

NOT #FreeFrom Birthday cake from my colleagues at work

It was my birthday this month. I always struggle with my birthday. I never want stuff. It’s just so soon after Christmas and I never want much for Christmas presents either. I’m a nightmare to buy for. Despite all this … Continue reading

  

Why I put on a stone in weight judging the FreeFrom Food Awards

29Jan

FreeFrom Food Awards Coffee to start the judging day off

I love this time of year and not just because it’s January and my birthday, it’s also the FreeFrom Food Awards judging week where I get to discover so many new #FreeFrom products and meet lots of lovely people from … Continue reading

  

Dermo steroid strips to heal nodular prurigo

29Jan

Dermo healing strips for treating nodular prurigo

This blog post seems a nonsense on the back of my fears about steroids, but having nodular prurigo can be infuriating. The little itchy, hard lumps itch so much you just have to tear off the top, and they bleed … Continue reading

  

Cleanmarine for Women

28Jan

Cleanmarine Krill Oil for Women

Most women experience uncomfortable symptoms associated with their menstrual cycle, such as mood changes, physical discomfort, and cravings. Many of these symptoms may be alleviated by taking a natural supplement containing Krill Oil. An independent study has shown that Cleanmarine® … Continue reading

  

Parenting Stress: Aren’t You Fed Up?

27Jan

Mother Baby

Being a parent is a terrible full-time job. And if you meet people who say it isn’t – believe me, they are either on meds, or still pregnant and have never been ‘in the field’ for real-life parenting. Of course, … Continue reading

  

This week in health news: Strikes, Sugar Tax, and more

27Jan

The NHS could be set to undergo yet more reforms

Welcome to our second weekly round-up of health news! Last week, we talked about the ongoing dispute about junior doctors’ contract renegotiations and the strikes that had broken out the week before, as well as the proposed ‘sugar tax’ in … Continue reading

  

7 Essentials for the low FODMAP traveller

25Jan

7 essentials for the low FODMAP traveler

Foreword by Lee Martin My partner Mel and I have been travelling the world for just over 4 months. We are coming towards the end of our time in Asia and soon move onto Australia and New Zealand. We have … Continue reading

  

7 Essentials for the low FODMAP traveller

25Jan

7 essentials for the low FODMAP traveler

Foreword by Lee Martin My partner Mel and I have been travelling the world for just over 4 months. We are coming towards the end of our time in Asia and soon move onto Australia and New Zealand. We have … Continue reading

  

Should mental health be taught in primary schools?

22Jan

child with depression

Far from being a problem exclusively suffered by adults, mental health issues affect children too. According to the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health around one in ten youngsters suffer from mental health problems, with 75% of these not … Continue reading

  

This week in health news: Strikes, Sugar Tax, and more

19Jan

Junior Doctors organized nationwide strike action last week

At talkhealth we like to keep up to date with what’s going on in the world of health so that we can keep you updated and keep the health conversation going. This week’s brought a number of high-profile health stories … Continue reading

  

R.I.P. David Bowie – and what do we know about liver cancer?

13Jan

David Bowie died this week of liver cancer.

The world experienced a palpable and seismic tremor of sadness at the death of David Bowie this week, who had fought an 18 month battle with cancer. As further details emerge it seems that the underlying diagnosis was of liver … Continue reading

  

Meet Speedo Mick … charity fundraiser extraordinaire

12Jan

BBC

Amongst other things I’m a Wycombe Wanderers football fan. A league 2 club with no money but fans who totally believe in and support the manager and the squad week in and week out. And this weekend just gone was … Continue reading

  

All You Need to Know About High Cholesterol

11Jan

High cholesterol is a disease that plagues worldwide (WHO, 2015). Every now and then, a new patient is diagnosed with high cholesterol, and asked to make major changes in life if he wants to live longer. Cholesterol: The Basics Cholesterol … Continue reading

  

Real Pelvic Floor Exercise Advice for Women (and Men)

11Jan

The pelvic floor muscles are important for controlling and preventing accidental leakage of urine. Incontinence affects both sexes but is thought to be more prevalent in women due to the nature and location of the pelvic floor muscle. As we … Continue reading

  

Topical steroid addiction and withdrawal and what it means…

9Jan

My red allergy face

I’m addicted. There, I said it. I’m an addict and it’s all my fault. Well I didn’t know that the drugs I was prescribed would cause any long term problems at the time but it would seem topical steroids are … Continue reading

  

Why does eczema skin itch and should you just stop scratching?

8Jan

Anyone with eczema will know how impossibly draining living with constant itching can be. Just recently I’ve had a mini flare-up and some pretty insane itching. It happens around this time of year, without fail, but I think also I … Continue reading

  

Effective Treatment of Genital Herpes

8Jan

Genital herpes is one of the most common yet silent sexually transmitted diseases (Gerbase, et al., 1998). With effective treatment, the disease can be nipped in the bud before it spreads in the body and becomes serious. Genital Herpes Genital … Continue reading

  

Control Your High Blood Pressure

8Jan

blood cells

          Every now and then, at least one person is declared a patient of hypertension or high blood pressure. Hypertension is a disease when the blood pressure of a person elevates as compared to average. All … Continue reading

  

1.5 million visitors to What Allergy in 2015!

7Jan

Thank you to all 1.5 million visitors who read this blog in 2015

Thank you all! What an awesome year! Happy New Year to you all, 2015 was a pretty busy year and this blog just continues to grow. Last year over 1.5 million people visited this blog. That’s awesome! People from 219 … Continue reading

  

The year that was – 2015

7Jan

I always enjoy writing these end of year posts on the blog.  What we’ve done, where we’ve been, who we’ve met and what we have learnt. It’s always lovely to be able to look back and see where the year … Continue reading

  

7 Things I Have Experienced About Red Skin Syndrome

5Jan

Red Skin Syndrome is resulted from Total Steroid Withdrawal. I am currently going through it and it is like living hell. My neck, shoulder, chest and hands are the worse hit areas. There are 7 things I have experienced during … Continue reading

  

Depression and Pain: Are They Really Linked?

5Jan

sad woman alone leaning on street window at night looking desperate suffering depression crying in pain lonely and lost as violence and abuse female victim or addict concept grunge dirty edit

It is estimated that 1 in 4 of us will experience some kind of mental health problem during our lives, with depression being the most commonly diagnosed mental disorder in the United Kingdom. Mentally and physically draining, depression can seriously … Continue reading

  

Please vote for me in the UK Blog Awards 2016

4Jan

Vote for me now in the UK Blog Awards #UKBA16

Happy New Year people and thank you all for your support during 2015. I couldn’t do all this without you guys. Blogging can get very lonely when you don’t hear what people think, good or bad. You don’t always have … Continue reading

  

Why does asparagus make your wee smell? – Book Review

2Jan

My husband has received this book as a Christmas present and I am afraid he has not had much chance to read it yet! I am a bibliophile and I also have a passion for graphic design and chemistry (I … Continue reading

  

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