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10Dec

Unsurprisingly, many people who experience problems peeing don’t exactly shout from the rooftops about it. That’s probably why our Ask the Expert clinic on the subject, held from 3 to 6 December, attracted lots of questions from anonymous members seeking … Continue reading

  

7Dec

We are delighted to be named as a finalist in the ‘Excellence in Patience Education and Support’ category at the recent Pharmaceutical Marketing Europe Awards (PMEA) night in London. Our entry for the competition was the mydryskin support programme, backed by … Continue reading

  

7Dec

Have you kept up to date with the health news this week? New waiting time figures have been published by the NHS, which also warns about the general health of the nation’s adults. And Sport England has surveyed children to … Continue reading

  

5Dec

Did you know that one in five people in the UK have a vitamin D deficiency in the autumn and winter months? We all need the vitamin to keep our bones, teeth and muscles healthy, but much of what we … Continue reading

  

4Dec

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To have anorexia is not a fad, it’s not your decision – which is what many people mistakenly believe. This is a serious psychological disorder that, in this particular category, has one of the highest mortality rates. No one wants … Continue reading

  

4Dec

From Edd Williams – our Education Wellbeing Lead… Wellbeing. A phrase so often on the lips and in the headlines that like saying cauliflower a hundred times in a row it has started to lose all sense and meaning. However, … Continue reading

  

2Dec

This recipe was devised as a result of trying to find low fodmap meat-free sausages and failing to find a suitable option easily. They are very tasty – although they do not taste the same as standard sausages – perhaps … Continue reading

  

30Nov

Our last health news round-up of November 2018 features an exciting new health trial for the over-65s, a major achievement by Public Health England (PHE) and the continuing theme of the UK’s major diabetes challenge. Keep up to date in … Continue reading

  

30Nov

A wide variety of questions were posted to our panel of skin experts during our Ask the Expert – Eczema session on 19-22 November. Topics included vitamins, good gut health, avoiding certain foods, going vegan, sleep, medication options, Aron Regimen … Continue reading

  

29Nov

Foreskin problems are not to be taken lightly. If you notice a foreskin problem, either on yourself, or on your child, it’s important that you get it seen to right away. When boys are born, their foreskin will often be … Continue reading

  

28Nov

Welcome to my second blog… Like many other eczema sufferers I have often visited my GP with irritated skin, often leaving their office with a prescription, whether it be bath creams, antibiotic creams or moisturising lotions. The one thing I … Continue reading

28Nov

Businesses and professionals whose daily focus is on helping people coming to the end of their life are well placed to help us all live to the full. Hospice workers, end-of-life carers and funeral directors come face-to-face daily with the … Continue reading

  

28Nov

With Christmas coming up, many people will be worried about the amount of fat they are consuming during the festive period. In my first blog post for talkhealth, I hope to dispel some of the myths surrounding fat. Although the … Continue reading

  

23Nov

News about diabetes and mental health continue to top the agendas for the media channels – and these are topics that talkhealth really cares about, too. Catch up with the health news in just 2 minutes. Type 2 diabetes numbers … Continue reading

  

21Nov

Having hypothyroidism can be challenging and difficult, even when you have it well managed, add a new born into the mix and life can become extremely overwhelming and exhausting fast. Yes, life as a new mum is exhausting but thyroid fatigue is debilitating, … Continue reading

  

20Nov

Our recent Online Clinic on Prostate & Testicular Health (5-16 November), supported by iMEDicare Ltd., Bladder & Bowel UK and The Urology Foundation, proved to be extremely valuable for a number of people who posted their questions anonymously. Understandably though, … Continue reading

  

19Nov

When self-esteem is lower than it should be, self-advocacy almost always suffers too. After All, when we are not feeling worthy of our own admiration and love, we likely do not expect others to recognize our worth, either. It’s hard … Continue reading

  

19Nov

Chocolate is a complex food for people with IBS, as it contains more than one ingredient that could make IBS symptoms worse – high-fat content, lactose in milk chocolate and caffeine. Yet it is allowed in the low fodmap diet … Continue reading

  

16Nov

There’s been a plethora of health stories published this week and, thankfully, some is good news. In this round-up we have… NHS promises flu vaccine shortage will be resolved soon Although the government has advised older people to get the … Continue reading

  

16Nov

With mental wellbeing currently being top of mind for many people around the country, talkhealth is running a series of monthly free Ask the Expert sessions this year and next. September’s theme was anxiety while in October we focused on … Continue reading

  

15Nov

Our ongoing Online Clinic on Prostate & Testicular Health, supported by iMEDicare Ltd., Bladder & Bowel UK and The Urology Foundation, has already seen a variety of questions from men wanting to learn more about how to manage their condition. … Continue reading

  

15Nov

Did you know that as many as 10-20% of people in Britain today suffer with irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS? These are the figures that healthcare organisations and charities such as The IBS Network quote. This means that potentially a … Continue reading

  

12Nov

It’s Self Care Week in the UK – probably the single national awareness week that best matches talkhealth’s raison d’être. The Self Care Forum, which organises it and is targeted more than 22 million people around the country, says the … Continue reading

  

9Nov

Autumn has well and truly arrived here at talkhealth HQ, and the leaves are falling from the trees almost as fast as new health stories are being published in the media. While focusing on the UK, British health journalists are … Continue reading

  

7Nov

Hi everyone! My name is Rebecca and I suffer from eczema. I have had eczema since I was a baby but I remember the first time I had a major break-out, I was about six years old and I missed … Continue reading

  

5Nov

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Every parent wants to provide the best environment for their child, where they could develop a healthy attitude to themselves and their food, which will become part of their everyday life. This is a very important aspect of raising a … Continue reading

  

3Nov

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Gravy, mmm, this is what most low fodmapers miss the most. I have found a ready-made beef stock from Atkins & Potts  https://www.atkinsandpotts.co.uk/products/stocks-gravies/17-stocks-and-gravies/P2724-beef-stock it does contain lemon juice concentrate, but as the stock ingredients consist of only 5% of the … Continue reading

  

2Nov

After an amazing summer of weather at talkhealth HQ, who would have believed it could continue into November? Healthiest and unhealthiest high streets in the UK The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) has compiled a league table of British high … Continue reading

  

1Nov

We’re delighted to launch our newest support programme, myhairloss. Like all our support programmes, it’s been written by experts and it’s free of charge to anyone who registers for it. myhairloss runs for 21 weeks and is suitable for anyone … Continue reading

  

31Oct

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OK – what has grandma got on her scary doily-covered table for you? Yes, these small cupcakes are a great low fodmap treat for Halloween! Just don’t scare your gut by eating too many Ingredients 175g gluten-free self-raising flour 50g … Continue reading

  

26Oct

Government considers fortifying bread with folic acid Health experts are pushing the government to add folic acid to bread, saying that other countries are already doing what can only benefit consumers. The B vitamin would not change the taste of … Continue reading

  

24Oct

You might have taken part in our recent two-week Online Clinic on Arthritis & Pain Management, where we teamed up with Össur and Pharma Medico Limited, manufacturers of LithoLexal®. The clinic was kindly supported by Arthritis Action, the Institute of Osteopathy … Continue reading

  

22Oct

With the support of the British Skin Foundation (BSF), our October Ask the Expert session focused on the common skin disease of psoriasis. According to the BSF, psoriasis affects one in 50 people, and men and women in equal numbers. … Continue reading

  

19Oct

October is flying by, but don’t worry if you’ve been too busy to keep up with the health news because we’ve scanned the latest stories for you. Drinking coffee could be good for your skin This week the Daily Mail … Continue reading

  

19Oct

Every year, for more than ten years, the International Federation of Psoriasis Associations (IFPA) has organised World Psoriasis Day on 29 October. The day aims to raise awareness of this debilitating disease, which today affects around 2% of people worldwide, … Continue reading

  

18Oct

Spotlight on World Menopause Day Today marks World Menopause Day and we are delighted that for the first time ever, menopause is firmly in the spotlight. It seems like we are finally realising and accepting as a society the massive … Continue reading

  

18Oct

Our beloved health service has been supporting people in the UK when they need care the most for an impressive 70 years, but do we take the NHS for granted? The NHS in England alone costs £110 billion to run, … Continue reading

  

18Oct

Menopause is not an illness, it’s part of the natural ageing process for every woman. There is no hard and fast rule to managing symptoms as everyone’s experience will be different. Some women may sail through with very few side … Continue reading

  

16Oct

I was fortunate enough to attend the 18th Asian Achievers Awards 2018 in September, an event held to celebrate the achievements of some exceptionally talented people in the British Asian community across the arts and media, sports, community service, as … Continue reading

  

15Oct

Our monthly series of mental wellbeing sessions continued on Thursday last week (11 October) when we focused on stress management. Jayne Ellis and Teyhou Smyth kindly returned to answer people’s questions on this very sensitive subject. As usual with mental … Continue reading

  

12Oct

Friday has arrived, but the end of talkhealth’s working week has not – we’ll be working at The Sleep Show in London all weekend. But Sleep Show or no Sleep Show, we bring you another brief round-up from the world … Continue reading

  

10Oct

Nearly 75% percent with liver disease don’t know it, according to research published in the Lancet(1). For many, the first indication is following admission to Accident and Emergency when the disease is advanced and chance of survival is very low. … Continue reading

  

9Oct

It has been estimated that the number of people in the UK with osteoarthritis is around 8.75 million with almost half that figure suffering from knee OA. This means that a third of the population aged 45 and older have … Continue reading

  

5Oct

The week has flown by at talkhealth, so it’s time for our Friday health news round-up. Allergy news makes the headlines Perhaps the biggest health story of the past week or so has been about the sad death of 15-year-old … Continue reading

  

4Oct

With mental wellbeing and anxiety being such hot topics at talkhealth at the moment it’s no surprise that our Ask the Expert online clinic on these subjects last month was well attended. Here are talkhealth we never know what topics and … Continue reading

  

3Oct

Psychic readings have been around since hope became a source of inspiration for many. Some critics and supporters claim to be for and against psychic readings and what they attempt to offer their clients. But whether or not the readings … Continue reading

  

2Oct

  Deadlines. Bills. Money problems. Chores. Family responsibilities. Relationship challenges. Work issues. Politics. Drama. STRESS. TOO MUCH STRESS. Does this sound familiar? Of course it does. Statistics from the APA even show how stressed we are. Forty four percent of … Continue reading

  

2Oct

On 1st October 2000, the talkhealth website was launched. Back then, when websites and the world wide web were barely toddlers, who would have guessed that 18 years later we’re celebrating a major milestone in the company’s history. Our aim … Continue reading

  

28Sep

It’s been another busy week at talkhealth but that hasn’t prevented us from monitoring news from the world of health. Our topics this time include sleep, allergies and weight loss. We always welcome your views so why not air them … Continue reading

  

26Sep

An old man was walking along a beach when he noticed a young woman off in the distance. As he got closer, he noticed that the woman was collecting starfish that had washed up on the beach and tossing them, … Continue reading

  

25Sep

This year’s National Eczema Week, which actually took place over nine days, comes to a close today, 25 September. However, as many people know all too well, eczema doesn’t just affect sufferers for one week per year. talkhealth works with … Continue reading

  

25Sep

During our Online Clinic on Skin Conditions we will be holding an acne twitter chat on 27 September from 1pm-2pm BST via @talkhealth on Twitter supported by Eucerin. Just follow #talkacne and include the hashtag in your tweets on the … Continue reading

  

21Sep

The wind has picked up and the nights have cooled down since our last health news round-up, but we’re still enjoying the odd sunny hour or two at talkhealth headquarters, too. The week’s health news has been as mixed as … Continue reading

  

18Sep

During our Online Clinic on Skin Conditions we will be holding a rosacea twitter chat on 20 September from 1pm-2pm BST via @talkhealth on Twitter.  Just follow #talkrosacea and include the hashtag in your tweets on the day so you … Continue reading

  

17Sep

Social media accounts demonstrate that for some people living with rosacea can be related to significant levels of distress. That said, many people cope well with this long-term condition, yet understandably at times they may still experience anxiety, depression, and … Continue reading

  

14Sep

You might agree that health seems to have suddenly become a more popular topic than ever in the media, with breaking news stories almost every day. Here are a few that caught our attention here at talkhealth in the past … Continue reading

  

11Sep

Every year, employee absence due to sickness, ill health and poor wellbeing is costing the UK economy a fortune. According to a new report by the CBI (the Confederation of British Industry), in partnership with Bupa and HCA Healthcare, last … Continue reading

  

10Sep

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When you conjure up images of being a success at work, what do you picture in your mind’s eye? If you imagined long hours at the workplace late into evening, slaving over tasks that can’t possibly wait until tomorrow, you … Continue reading

  

7Sep

September has kicked off with a variety of interesting stories from the world of health. Here we feature a few which you might find helpful.  What’s your heart age? You may have already read or heard that the NHS and … Continue reading

  

28Aug

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is among the most taboo subjects in our society. Yet it is an incredibly common occurrence, with an estimated 50% of men between the ages of 40 and 70 suffering and 1 in 10 of all men … Continue reading

  

24Aug

’I give myself permission to feel whatever feelings live below the triggers’- Gabrielle Bernstein. Well hello there, and who may this be you may ask? It’s been three years since I last posted. Let me introduce myself. I’m Saz, I’m … Continue reading

  

24Aug

With another week coming to a close, talkhealth are back with another round-up of the weekly news. This week we will be looking at a range of different news stories in the world of health, including drinking levels, prostate treatment, … Continue reading

  

22Aug

In its 2018 Survey of unpaid carers Carers UK states that 72% of unpaid carers in the UK said that they had suffered mental ill health as a result of caring. This carer fatigue or compassion fatigue has been recognised … Continue reading

  

17Aug

They tell you that eczema is caused by stress and there is some truth in that, but it’s not the only cause. There are so many triggers, including food, environmental factors, airborne allergens, soap, skincare products, heat, cold and I … Continue reading

  

15Aug

Communication cuts across every aspect of good healthcare but it’s also one of the most difficult things to get right consistently. I think we can do better. I know from working as a doctor, and from experiences as a patient, … Continue reading

  

13Aug

Generally, anxiety isn’t one of our top-ten on any gratitude lists. It can bring a lot of misery to our days, and often sends us mixed messages about what is safe and what isn’t. It can raise our blood pressure, … Continue reading

  

10Aug

talkhealth would like to congratulate Trishna Bharadia, who has been recognised by the Prime Minister for supporting people living with MS and other chronic conditions. Trishna is the latest recipient of the Points of Light award, which recognises outstanding volunteers … Continue reading

  

3Aug

With another week coming to a close, talkheath’s weekly round-up of the top news in the world of health is here. This week, health news has been dominated by the prolonged heatwave currently affecting the UK. With this in mind, … Continue reading

  

3Aug

Good day my lovely followers! I hope that everyone is doing as well as possible. I know that some of you have been able to power through and get some kind of work done or you may have even been … Continue reading

  

27Jul

With another week over, talkhealth have brought together all the top health-related news stories in our round-up article. This week, we will be looking at the legalisation of medicinal cannabis, the ongoing heatwave, and the latest news on smoking and … Continue reading

  

25Jul

Wind back the clock a few years and sleep apnea wasn’t really a thing. Or, it was in health circles, but most of the general public had absolutely no idea of what it actually was. Suffice to say, times have … Continue reading

  

22Jul

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The following script is based on an article I wrote for the Allergy & Free From show magazine last year. With some updates! What is lactose? Lactose is a sugar, for this sugar to be used by us, the walls … Continue reading

  

20Jul

As another week comes to a close, talkhealth have brought together some of the biggest news stories in the world of health. This week, we will be looking at a new fund to help combat the disability employment gap, how … Continue reading

  

20Jul

Tips For A Successful Pre-Op Surgery. It’s a word that sparks abject fear and worry for some, and a need for distance and distraction for others. I tend to fall into the latter category. Regardless of you deal with the … Continue reading

  

20Jul

By Kristin Reynolds Upon diagnosis, pancreatic cancer patients should work closely with their healthcare team in making treatment decisions. Among the points to discuss are: goals of treatment, types of treatments, potential side effects and length of treatment. The healthcare team is critical in making … Continue reading

  

20Jul

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Struggling to find a diagnosis in a health system that doesn’t care as much as it should… It’s been exactly six months and three days since I first visited my Rheumatologist with hands that were sore and unable to do … Continue reading

  

13Jul

Welcome to another rendition of talkhealth’s weekly round-up of the biggest news stories of the week. This week, we’ll be looking at topics including vitamin pills, diabetes and sexual health. So, let’s get started! Diabetes Type 1 Experts believe they … Continue reading

  

5Jul

This weekend, from Friday 6th – Sunday 8th July, talkhealth will be at the Allergy and Free From Show at the Olympia, London. We’ll be exhibiting at stand A611 and would love anyone attending to drop by and say hello! … Continue reading

  

2Jul

With his new book, Grave Island, now available to buy, talkhealth caught up with author Andrew Smyth to discuss the research that went in to the book around the operations and activity of pharmaceutical companies, fake drugs and medical legislation. … Continue reading

  

2Jul

Everyone who has pimples on their face knows how overwhelming this state can be. Acne is not only a health issue, but it can also affect your confidence, because you are always worried about the way you look. There are … Continue reading

  

29Jun

With so much going on in the world of health it can be difficult to keep up to date with all the latest news and breakthroughs. Luckily, talkhealth’s weekly round-up should help you keep on top of all the latest … Continue reading

  

28Jun

This year NHS England will be turning 70. Since it’s inception in 1948, after the Second World War, the NHS has provided healthcare to millions, if not billions, of those living in the UK. On Thursday 5th July 2018, the … Continue reading

  

22Jun

Welcome to talkhealth’s weekly round-up of all the top news stories in the world of health. This week we’ll be covering a wide range of topics, including the current debate around medicinal cannabis, the expected rise in the number of … Continue reading

  

22Jun

In support of World Continence Week, talkhealth hosted an Online Clinic for bladder issues, which ran from 4-15 June, giving our community the opportunity to get their bladder related questions answered by expert medical professionals. Questions & Answers Most people … Continue reading

  

22Jun

In the UK, urinary incontinence affects an estimated 14.9% of adults over 40 years of age with faecal incontinence affecting an estimated 1.4% of adults over 40 years of age. talkhealth recently hosted an Ask the Expert session on Sacral … Continue reading

  

18Jun

You may have seen the news recently and the talk of the Government banning wet wipes.  With the current focus on the environment, recyclable products are much more in favour at the moment.  Wet wipes contain non-biodegradable plastics, are single … Continue reading

  

15Jun

As another week comes to a close, here at talkhealth we’ve rounded up all of the top news stories from the week in the world of health. From Professor Green talking about depression and the impact of loneliness through to … Continue reading

  

14Jun

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Have you ever walked out of an appointment with your GP and wondered what you paid all that money for? Have you ever felt like they didn’t really listen, palmed you off, even scoffed at your symptoms? Getting good medical … Continue reading

  

13Jun

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Doesn’t time fly? I can hardly believe that once more a querulous cohort of GCSE students are being ushered begrudgingly into sports halls up and down the country with the weight and expectations of their parents resting heavy upon their … Continue reading

  

12Jun

Rosacea

Rosacea is a lifelong condition that can adversely affect emotional health and quality of life. Even when the physical symptoms of rosacea are relatively mild the impact on the quality of life for those living with the condition can be … Continue reading

  

8Jun

We’ve come to the end of another week and, as such, talkhealth will be looking through all the top news stories from the world of health. This week’s roundup includes new treatments and research, and overview of the summer months … Continue reading

  

5Jun

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Concerning new research just presented at this year’s European Congress on Obesity in Vienna indicates that almost one in eight people will have type 2 diabetes and that almost a quarter of people worldwide will be obese by 2045. The … Continue reading

  

1Jun

Cancer

Welcome to another week of talkhealth’s round up on the biggest news in the world of health. This week, we will be looking at subjects including new cancer research, new reports about obesity as well as the rising popularity of … Continue reading

  

23May

The hip is a crucially important joint in the body. Problems with it create severe difficulties with walking and can subsequently affect the back, knees, ankles, and feet. Issues with the hips are often addressed with surgical intervention, even though … Continue reading

  

18May

Sun Awareness Week

Summer is certainly closing in and with it the allure of barbeques, pub gardens and, of course, glorious sunny days. While we like those sun-soaked days as much as the next person, it’s important to remember the adverse effects the … Continue reading

  

16May

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Why is it easy to recall the location and purpose of some organs and more difficult for others? Perhaps it is because you can see a person breathing, or can hear someone’s heartbeat. The pancreas may work quietly in the body … Continue reading

  

13May

Why prescription prepayment certificates are a good idea

This week I had a call from a lovely lady at my local doctors surgery to tell me that I would no longer be able to get anti-histamines on prescription. Just an average month of prescriptions for the allergic girl … Continue reading

  

11May

Hair Loss

Welcome to another week of talkhealth’s news round-up. This week, we will be looking at news around a new drug that could help cure male baldness, how delays in cancer treatment are having a huge impact on patients, and new … Continue reading