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Monthly Archives: May 2019

GP Surgery Closes, Ultra-processed Food Risks, Dating Apps & Weight & More

31May

Have you missed the latest health news this week (27-31 May)? Don’t miss out, catch up on all the health headlines now. GP surgery closures in UK hit all-time high An investigation by the medical website Pulse has found 138 … Continue reading

  

Sepsis: Life-Threatening Yet Difficult to Spot

28May

Sepsis is responsible for 52,000 deaths in the UK each year. A distressing 250,000 people contract the condition, which can have life changing implications; such as amputations, internal organ failure and brain damage. Why has sepsis been in the news? … Continue reading

  

Support for Carers

28May

Unpaid carers are a lifeline to those they look after and are of huge benefit to society as a whole. A staggering 7 million of us in the UK are carers and so the relief to NHS services is truly … Continue reading

  

Low-FODMAP

28May

  “Mindful eating is eating with intention while paying attention.” – Katie Konersman RD, CDE  If you are present in the digestive health community or simply into diets, you might have heard of something called the Low-FODMAP Diet. The diets abbreviation … Continue reading

  

Advice & guidance for living with Accidental Bowel Leakage

23May

Accidental bowel leakage

Do you have embarrassing bowel leakages? Bladder and Bowel UK estimates that 1 in 10 adults will have some form of bowel control problem at some point in their lives. This chronic condition can be very upsetting and embarrassing and … Continue reading

  

The long-term effects of concussion in sport

22May

Concussion in sport is an issue that’s hit the headlines with increasing frequency over the last few years, but how much do we really know about the long-term effects of head injuries? What do we know so far? In short, … Continue reading

  

The Financial Benefits of Quitting Smoking

22May

It’s a habit that many of us want to be rid of, however, according to the latest NHS statistics, almost 15% of adults in the UK are still classified as smokers. It’s no doubt an incredibly tough habit to kick, … Continue reading

  

Why bank holidays are so dangerous and 14 tips for safer DIY!

21May

The bank holidays in May are the traditional time to undertake longer home or garden improvement projects.  You have the extra day, the weather is better and there is work to be done to ensure your home – and in … Continue reading

  

Acne drug, mental health at work, dementia & more

17May

Have you missed all the latest health news this week (13-17 May)? Don’t miss out, catch up on all the health headlines now! Will this arthritis joint pill cut heart attack risk by a fifth? A pill for arthritis can … Continue reading

  

Healthy Fasting for Ramadan 2019

15May

There are 2.8 million Muslims in Britain and many will be following Ramadan, a month-long fast. To ensure you remain healthy when fasting, it is sensible to plan ahead and understand how fasting can affect your health.  Read on for … Continue reading

  

Do I need my tonsils removed?

15May

Medicspot Dr Abby Hyams on tonsils

Many people who suffer from tonsillitis frequently ask if they need their tonsils removing. This is done by tonsillectomy  – a surgical procedure which involves removing the tonsils. The recommended treatment for tonsillitis depends on its severity, how often it … Continue reading

  

Why I Support the Government Stance on Textured Breast Implants

15May

In April this year, amid a growing global clamour, the UK Government’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) announced that it has no plans to ban ‘macrotextured’ breast implants, or breast implants with polyurethane-coated surfaces. And in spite of … Continue reading

  

Take part in our World IBD Day Twitter Chat!

15May

World IBD Day takes place on 19 May each year and encourages a worldwide conversation that unites all those who are living with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, known as inflammatory bowel diseases. Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) affects more than … Continue reading

  

Iron Infusions

13May

What is anemia? Anemia is when the body produces too little or small red blood cells to support the body. Red blood cells are made to carry oxygen to your lungs and remove carbon dioxide. When someone is anemic they … Continue reading

  

Royal mental health text line, wine & sore throats, pollution & more

10May

health news 6 May 2019

In the same week that Meghan Markle gave birth to baby Archie, you may have missed all the latest health news. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Check out the top health news stories for this week, 6 May. William, … Continue reading

  

Living with arthritis: a guide from a 20-something

9May

After experiencing horrendous pain for a year, it was both a shock and a relief to be told my pain was in fact osteoarthritis. I finally had a name, but now what? Since my late teens, I have been living … Continue reading

  

The Food Standards Agency backs mandatory full ingredient labelling for pre-packed food

8May

As food allergy is becoming a bigger issue, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has advised that more information should be provided on pre-packed food to give consumers greater confidence in the food they are eating. The board has also set … Continue reading

  

How to relieve sinus pain naturally

8May

Medicspot Drinking Water

Sinus pain and pressure can be an unpleasant experience that affects many people, often caused by the common cold or seasonal allergies. The good news is that there are plenty of things you can do to help relieve the pain. … Continue reading

  

Living with Depression

8May

Depression is a severe mental disorder and usually is not taken very seriously. For the majority, depression is almost the same thing as being sad. However, a person with depression knows the difference. Living with depression is one of the … Continue reading

  

Why Dog Owners Should Learn First Aid

7May

Why dog owners should learn first aid For many people, their dog truly is their most loyal companion and best friend. As a dog owner, you are fully responsible for the health of your furry friend, just as you are … Continue reading

  

Teenagers and First Aid

7May

Teenagers are risk takers! Teach them first aid Teenagers and young people are the most likely to push boundaries and take risks. Rather than restricting their freedom, why not equip them with the skills and confidence to help each other … Continue reading

  

Orecchiette con Cima de rape – Low FODMAP

6May

This recipe was in a newspaper supplement but wasn’t really Low FODMAP friendly so I decided to give it an update and make it suitable for those with food intolerances. It is a traditional Puglian recipe using broccoli tops (Cima … Continue reading

  

Coffee & Cancer, Blood Pressure Checks, Dementia Research & More

3May

If you’ve missed out on all the latest health news this week (29th April) then take a look at our round-up of this week’s top stories! Diet rich in coffee, fruit & vegetables could cut cancer risk A new study … Continue reading

  

How I got my asthma diagnosis

1May

I started smoking at the age of 9. Yes, I am very ashamed of it now but we all know that peer pressure has far more influence than it’s given credit for. I smoked all through school, college and into … Continue reading

  

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