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Our guest post blogspot features a wide and diverse range of guests who have written one-off blogs about different aspects of health and fitness. If you are interested in featuring on our guest blogspot, please contact us.

A Vision of Good Eye Health

25Sep

Regular eye checks and a healthy lifestyle go hand in hand with healthy eyes, yet too often we overlook the health of our eyes until we start to experience vision problems. So what should we be doing to protect our … Continue reading

  

Is the Robocop knee brace the new ‘must have’ for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis? The celebrities seem to think that it is …

11Sep

Recent media stories, a landmark study and the Autumn/Winter TV schedules highlight the Össur Unloader’s ability to offer pain relief, improve function and maintain a healthy lifestyle Recent national news stories (London, UK – August, 2017) have drawn attention to the … Continue reading

  

Let the sun shine into your life with the vital vitamin D

11Aug

 After I broke my shoulder in an accident three years ago, my GP suggested a DEXA scan to measure bone density for osteoporosis. I was not surprised, at the age of 70 and more than 20 years after suffering from … Continue reading

  

5 Hacks to Improve your Workouts

1Jun

Several individual and group exercise formats are offered by fitness centers, such as those that are choreographed to music like dance and aerobics classes. Many offer boot camp, fall prevention, sculpting, kickboxing, indoor cycling, yoga, Pilates and core conditioning. Group … Continue reading

  

5 Healthy Snacks You Should Avoid at All Costs

16May

Truth be told, a lot of people are confused when it comes to identifying snacks that are really healthy. Even popular labels like “sugar-free” and “organic” tend to mislead us. You should know that not all claims are true and … Continue reading

  

The challenge of coping with osteoarthritis in the workplace

3May

Half of all adults in the UK will develop Osteoarthritis, 1 in 2 will develop osteoarthritis (OA) in their knees while 1 in 4 will develop it in their hips and 1 in 12 will develop it in their hands. … Continue reading

  

Top Healthcare Technology Advances to Watch Out

23Mar

Healthcare organizations are searching for the best tools to improve patient care and, in some cases, reduce healthcare costs. These technology advances may replace obsolete procedures and treatments in the future. However, not all of them are as promising as … Continue reading

  

What Is the Disability Living Allowance?

16Mar

The welfare system is there to help us should we end up in difficulties – it’s the rainy day fund that we all, collectively as a society, contribute to through our salaries. One way in which it’s there to help … Continue reading

  

What Steps Are Taken in a Dental Implant Procedure?

13Mar

Have you had enough of not being able to smile because you’re worried about what people think of your missing teeth? If that’s the case you would have likely already heard of how getting dental implants can give you the … Continue reading

  

Exploring The Major Health Risks That Are Associated With Tobacco

7Mar

Did you know that each year in the United States more than 480,000 people die do to a tobacco related illness? When you factor all this up it means that 1 out of every 5 deaths in the United States … Continue reading

  

How to detox your body

23Feb

A detox is essentially a holistic regimen to clear your body of toxins, invigorate your senses and rejuvenate. If you don’t want to go to extremes like colonic irrigation, here are a few simple and effective ways to help you … Continue reading

  

Everything you need to know about chlamydia

21Feb

What is chlamydia? Chlamydia trachomatis is a bacterial infection transmitted through sexual contact (semen or vaginal fluid). Infection can occur via vaginal, anal, and oral sex and even when a man does not ejaculate. It is treated with antibiotic, usually azithromycin … Continue reading

  

Could microscopic worms help rebalance your biome?

8Feb

Autoimmune illnesses and allergies are becoming a more and more common occurrence. We regularly hear about people with food and seasonal allergies. Many of us know someone who suffers with migraines, Crohn’s disease or eczema. And the increase in the … Continue reading

  

Do e-cigarettes work at helping you kick the habit?

19Jan

In the UK, smoking is the primary cause of preventable illness and premature death, accounting for around 96,000 deaths a year. This figure is more than those for obesity, alcohol, road traffic accidents, illegal drugs and HIV infection combined. The … Continue reading

  

Reasons Why Paternity Tests Should Be Beneficial

10Jan

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Giving birth is one of the most exciting, memorable and painful experiences of your life. In the ideal world, you are accompanied by your loving partner; and you end up with a happy, healthy baby that you both can love … Continue reading

  

Don’t let high blood pressure affect your vision

6Jan

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An eye examination can prove beneficial to more than just your eye health. Conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, and excessive levels of cholesterol can all be spotted during an optician’s routine checks. Whilst this is hugely beneficial for catching irregularities … Continue reading

  

Uncovering the Causes of Self-Medication

5Jan

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We live in a world with thousands of different kinds of drugs. Some of these are common in our daily lives (caffeine, nicotine) and some are more exotic (ayhuasca). It doesn’t matter who you are or what your background is, … Continue reading

  

3 tops tips to improve your quality of life with a long-term health condition

20Dec

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It is estimated over a quarter of the population in England (15.4 million people) has a long-term condition such as diabetes, coronary heart disease or chronic lung disease and an increasing proportion of these people have multiple conditions. Although there … Continue reading

  

How secured emails protect Healthcare industry file exchange

19Dec

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Need to exchange files in health sector: File exchanges in the health care sector is a common affair that needs to be done with complete security. There is a constant need to exchange medical data and records about a patient, … Continue reading

  

Alternative Medications That Can Improve Ailments And Quality Of Life

28Nov

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During the past few years, the media has helped to make consumers aware of the dangers of prescription medications. While these drugs may offer temporary relief, they also come with risks. And, those risks may last for an extensive period … Continue reading

  

How can family help substance addicts on the road to recovery?

17Nov

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Substance addiction can bring in a very powerful, negative impact to any individual and the people around him. In fact, substance addiction costs the US government around $200 billion per year, so the problem is indeed very demanding. But how … Continue reading

  

GHC launch “Small Steps for Big Change”

16Nov

More than 3 million children under 5 years old will die from infectious diseases next year and now, with the cold and flu season firmly upon us, the risk of infectious illnesses spreading thick and fast is far more prevalent. … Continue reading

  

5 Things You Should Do If You Have a Problem with Alcohol

24Oct

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There is no clearly defined line that separates moderate drinking from problem drinking. If you feel ashamed of your drinking, hide your habit from others, or feel that you “need” to drink in order to feel better, you may have … Continue reading

  

Relief from IBS – your route to digestive comfort

20Oct

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Around one in five people in the UK experience IBS or troublesome digestive problems with symptoms such as reflux, heartburn, vomiting, nausea, flatulence, stomach ache, discomfort, and diarrhoea. Self-management of lifestyle and diet is key to managing the daily discomfort … Continue reading

  

Getting a Bikini Body the Healthy Way

13Oct

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Whenever the slumber of winter ends, the goal on the tip of everyone’s tongue seems to be “bikini body.” In many ways, the idea of being “beach body ready” has got a bit out of control, with diets claiming to … Continue reading

  

8 Facts you should know about laser eye surgery

20Sep

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There are different types of laser eye surgery There are three main types of laser eye surgery, LASEK, LASIK and Smile. LASEK involves removing the epitheral layer to perform the surgery, which then grows back within a few hours. Recovery for … Continue reading

  

3 Things You Need to Know About Finding Home Care for Your Parents

19Sep

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As children, we want nothing but the best for our parents. Sometimes, that means letting them live at home instead of an assisted care facility. Your parents will have a better time spending their days with the family – including … Continue reading

  

Why a Career in Biostatistics Could be the Best Move for You

21Aug

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If you are thinking about pursuing a career in the diverse and expanding field of public health, you should consider becoming a biostatistician. In this dynamic position, you will be able to put your knowledge and skills to use in … Continue reading

  

How EMRs Are Transforming Patient Care within the Healthcare Industry

14Jul

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Within recent years there have been huge innovations in digital technology for the healthcare industry, some of which makes it easier for healthcare providers to care for an ever growing number of patients and other innovations that take patient care … Continue reading

  

Become a Live in Carer – What’s involved?

30Jun

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The option of live in care is an alternative to the traditional nursing home. It normally entails the carer living in the home of the client on a full time basis for the duration of the care contract. 24 hour … Continue reading

  

5 Nursing Specialties Worth Considering

16Jun

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Nursing is not for everyone. Some people don’t have the compassion or empathy required to consider nursing as a career. Some faint at the site of blood, which is a no-no if you want to work as a nurse. If … Continue reading

  

Hot Flushes – What Do They Say About Your Health?

15Jun

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Are you experiencing hot flushes? If so, then you could be experiencing some health problems. Hot flushes are something women expect to experience at some point in their lives, usually heralding menopause – but it’s not always menopause that causes … Continue reading

  

Stop suffering and start living with PMS

9Jun

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The symptoms of PMS can be debilitating and frustrating, and they are experienced by all women at some point or another when they are of childbearing age. With symptoms including headaches, tiredness, forgetfulness, bloating, cravings, anxiety and skin problems, PMS … Continue reading

  

Food Allergies – Allergens in unexpected places

19May

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For some of us, eating or being exposed to certain types of food can cause our immune systems to act abnormally. Some of the most common allergic reactions to food can include an itchy mouth, outbreaks of hives or eczema, … Continue reading

  

How Healthcare Apps are Helping to Improve Clinical Trials

11May

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  Smartphones are changing our lives every day. Almost every industry is affected by the mobile revolution in one way or another. At George Clinical, we are in the business of clinical trials and we see how even the clinical … Continue reading

  

5 Healthy Foods That May Be Damaging For Your Teeth

6May

We try to remain as fit and healthy as possible for a variety of reasons. It could be that we want to be around as long as possible to watch our loved ones grow and craft their own lives. It … Continue reading

  

Varicose Veins Affect up to 1 in 5 Men

25Apr

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Varicose veins are a common problem and while there is a tendency to associate the condition with women, one recent review found that an estimated 10-20% of men have varicose veins, with that number increasing at an alarming rate. Varicose … Continue reading

  

The Top Benefits of Vitrification or Egg Freezing – and Why More Women are Safely Doing it Today

15Apr

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Egg freezing has become increasingly popular, not only for medical reasons, but simply because a woman has only so many cycles in her life when she can successfully produce eggs – after the age of 35, fertility rates drop, even … Continue reading

  

Rosacea – by Dr Anton Alexandroff

12Apr

Dr Anton Alexandroff is a Consultant Dermatologist

Rosacea is a common although under recognized inflammatory condition of the face – it affects one in ten people in the UK. Patients suffering from rosacea experience recurrent temporary or persistent redness of the face and/or spots on the centre … Continue reading

  

Polarized Sunglasses – Why You Need a Pair This Summer

11Apr

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  You might have heard the phrase “polarized lenses” before, but you may not know exactly what they do, the advantages they have over more traditional types of sunglasses, and what they can do to improve your eye health and … Continue reading

  

Preventing Cystitis

29Mar

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Recurrent Cystitis – Another bout of Cystitis? You are not alone. Cystitis and urinary tract infections, often referred to as UTIs, are reported as the most common types of bacterial infection in outpatient medicine- causing between 1 – 3% of … Continue reading

  

Soft Laser for vaginal rejuvenation: an intimate makeover

21Mar

Getting older may be scary, especially for women. One day, you will realise that you are just human: the body changes occurring with aging result in changes in function and in appearance. In the contemporary society, which increasingly values youth … Continue reading

  

How To Prevent Leaks When Suffering With Incontinence

15Mar

For those of you who suffer with incontinence, you are probably in need of some tips to prevent any embarrassing situations arising. Even though incontinence can’t be completely avoided, you can alleviate the symptoms through lifestyle changes. 1. Exercising One … Continue reading

  

Prevention of Pressure Sores on Elderly Patients Living in Care Homes

15Mar

Pressure sores are a common and substantial concern for elderly patients living in care homes, with over 700,000 people affected every year. For the NHS, they are the single most costly chronic wound, and most often occur in patients over … Continue reading

  

Everything You Need to Know About Physician Incentive Plans

3Mar

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  In healthcare, there are a wide number of options that offer monetary incentives to healthcare providers. These are known as Physician Incentives Plans, or PIP for short. There are currently around 40 different PIP available across the United States, … Continue reading

  

Diabetes! It’s time to get serious

3Mar

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In the last decade the number of people living with type 2 diabetes has increased by a staggering 60% Shockingly around 2.6 million people in Britain suffer from Type 2 Diabetes. A third of people who have this disease don’t … Continue reading

  

Processed Foods: What’s OK, What to Avoid

19Feb

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There’s a lot of talk about food in the media. Health experts are warning us of an imminent obesity epidemic, with numbers of Type 2 diabetes increasing rapidly. Food-related illnesses are beginning to put real pressure on the NHS. One of … Continue reading

  

5 Facts about Diabetes

18Feb

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1. Type 2 diabetes accounts for 90% of all diabetes cases globally Type 2 Diabetes is by far the most common type of diabetes and is becoming increasingly prevalent. Also known as hyperglycaemia, it is caused by excessively high blood … Continue reading

  

Why You Need Your Travel Insurance in Europe This Year

17Feb

If you’re going on holiday you would never forget to pack your passport, EHIC card, or tickets so there is no reason to forget travel insurance. Delays In the world of public transport and travelling there will always be delays, … Continue reading

  

Seven Benefits of Technology in the Healthcare Industry

17Feb

There is no doubt that healthcare is one of the main industries which has been significantly impacted by advancements and developments in technology, science and IT. From advanced medical research made possible by technology to the opportunity for patients to … Continue reading

  

Cleanmarine for Women

28Jan

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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

  

Should mental health be taught in primary schools?

22Jan

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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

  

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

  

Depression and Pain: Are They Really Linked?

5Jan

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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

  

Medical conditions related to restless legs

14Dec

Many of us have experienced itchy feet in a figurative sense, prompting us to up-sticks and travel, but around 1 in 10 people literally suffer with this and other symptoms of restless leg syndrome (RLS). This disorder can significantly impair … Continue reading

  

The Most Important Lifestyle Choices for Perfect Oral Health

10Dec

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Oral health is just as important as your normal health and we should be making as much effort to keep our mouth healthy as the rest of our body. Poor oral health and oral hygiene can lead to a wide … Continue reading

  

The Most Common Dental Problems and How to Avoid Them

8Dec

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Oral health is one of the most common areas we have medical issues. Few of us haven’t had to have fillings and other dental treatments in our lives. Today we decided to look at a few of the most common … Continue reading

  

Get on top of your dental routine

2Dec

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Few of us actually manage to maintain our oral health as well as we would like, or perhaps should. There’s always so much to do in our lives that we often miss the little details. A recent study found that … Continue reading

  

The Health Benefits of Liquorice

24Nov

In the past, liquorice roots have always held great commercial value. Besides this, their status of luxury meant that they were often offered as a gift to kings. Today, while maybe not treated as quite as luxurious a product as … Continue reading

  

The Most Common Causes of Back Pain and How to Treat Them

23Nov

Back pain is something which thousands of people experience and live with, sometimes for years at a time. Back pain is something which can affect anyone: fitness fanatics, office workers, drivers, professional athletes or any number of individuals. It can … Continue reading

  

What to Do if Your Young Adult Has an Addiction to Marijuana

23Nov

Addiction to a substance can begin at any age, but more often than not it starts when a person is a teen or young adult. Marijuana is a common drug for teenagers to begin taking, and if you think that … Continue reading

  

How to Beat your Fear of the Dentist

23Nov

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Odontophobia is the fear of going to the dentist or receiving dental treatments. Anxiety towards the dentist is one of the most common fears in the UK. Roughly 20% of all adults in the UK suffer from some form of … Continue reading

  

The Most Common Causes of Back Pain and How to Treat Them

12Nov

Back pain is something which thousands of people experience and live with, sometimes for years at a time. Back pain is something which can affect anyone: fitness fanatics, office workers, drivers, professional athletes or any number of individuals. It can … Continue reading

  

Medical Benefits of Botox

3Nov

In the medical world, Botox treatments are generally looked at for its benefits in anti-aging. Although Botox has proven to be useful in that field, studies have shown that the treatment can actually help in other areas. It has also … Continue reading

  

Laser Eye Surgery Breakthroughs on the Horizon

3Nov

Most people are aware of the different types of laser eye surgery out there for correcting vision, such as LASIK, but there are many different procedures for many different issues within the eye. Currently, the same researchers that helped advance … Continue reading

  

Sleep deprivation, and why it’s dangerous

2Nov

For some, sleep deprivation sounds like a problem that’s only experienced by people who have severe sleeping disorders. We all know that not getting enough sleep isn’t a good thing – but a lot of people don’t understand just how … Continue reading

  

The Danger Of Buying DIY Tattoo Kits Online

27Oct

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Hi my name is Maria Patricia and I own a laser clinic where one of the predominant treatments is tattoo removal. Over the years I have noticed alarming numbers of my clients that have had tattoos done when they were … Continue reading

  

Your Recovery Toolbox: How to Adopt Physical Exercise While Beating Your Addiction

8Oct

Fighting an addiction of any kind may be one of the most difficult things you will ever do in your life. Relapse rates are notoriously high among recovering addicts – as many as 60% will relapse at some point, and … Continue reading

  

Can e-cigarettes and liquids help smokers quit sooner?

1Oct

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So you want to quit smoking. Whereas you may have tried in the past – using nicotine patches, gum, or inhalers – and view e-cigarettes as nothing more than another fad that’s going to leave you turning back to your … Continue reading

  

Understanding In Vitro Fertilisation: A Mom’s Guide to IVF Procedures

30Sep

Many couples who are struggling with fertility consider In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) to be one of the most promising options available, which is not surprising considering the procedure’s relatively high success rates. IVF can bypass and circumvent most causes of … Continue reading

  

Healthy Teeth: What to Eat and What Not to Eat

30Sep

It is all too easy to forget that we only get one set of adult teeth that have to last us a lifetime, but we can soon get a reminder of how precious they are when we have to get … Continue reading

  

Back Pain and Bedtime: Top Ways to Sleep Better and Wake Up Refreshed

28Sep

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Back pain during the night can lead to drowsy days and grumpy ways. If you’re struggling with this, as many people are, here are some smart tips to be more comfortable and get a good night’s rest. Get Into The … Continue reading

  

Easy ways to stay healthy when you retire

24Sep

Dealing with the changes that come with finishing work and having a lot more time on your hands sounds easy, but it can be damaging for a lot of people who aren’t prepared for making the transition from having to … Continue reading

  

The Benefits of Using a Shaving Brush

24Sep

For men, shaving is somewhat of a ritualistic practice, generally passed down from father to son, and is an important part of any man’s personal care routine. In past times shaving was more of a procedure involving a complete kit … Continue reading

  

The NHS LA’s role in helping the NHS improve the safety of both patients and staff

15Sep

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The NHS Litigation Authority (NHSLA) was established in 1995 as a not for profit Special Health Authority which fulfils several different roles. The main purpose of the NHSLA is to provide indemnity cover for legal claims made against the NHS, … Continue reading

  

Post-Tramautic Injury Recovery: Drop Foot aka Foot Drop Facts

15Sep

If you’ve recently been through a traumatic event that has left your body broken, you know the frustration. Those with foot drop struggle every day. Here’s what you need to know about the condition and current treatments that can help. … Continue reading

  

What to do if you suspect you have an STI

4Sep

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If you think you may have a sexually transmitted infection (STI), it’s important to act fast. Even if you’re anxious, it’s vital that you don’t make the mistake of burying your head in the sand and simply hoping the problem … Continue reading

  

Changing Places – Changing Lives

2Sep

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Part of everyday life is popping down to the shops, taking a trip into town, or visiting somewhere special for the day – or rather, it is if you are able. If you need a carer to help you do … Continue reading

  

How Did that Mole Get There? Tips to Treating Moles and When to Get Help

24Aug

The body has a funny way of operating. One way in which the body sends signals that something’s going on is through the skin. Various skin conditions such as acne and moles can be an underlying warning sign that something … Continue reading

  

The Black Seed Plant: Over 2,000 Years of Health Benefits

14Aug

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Black seed plant, also known as black cumin, or black caraway, has been used for numerous health problems and conditions. Here’s what it can do, what it might do for you, as well as side effects to be aware of … Continue reading

  

5 Health Choices Women Should Make

5Aug

Women are often much more worried about their health and society puts a lot of pressure on women of all ages when it comes to looks. Magazines are often filled with guidance on health choices women need to make before … Continue reading

  

5 Sweet Swaps for Healthy Teeth This Summer

31Jul

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During the warmer months we are inundated with refreshing choices such as cooling fruit, ice lollies, and freezing cold drinks. However most of these options are packed with sugar, which in excess can cause tooth erosion and decay. We’ve spoken … Continue reading

  

5 High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) Sessions

24Jul

Because of the incredible benefits it offers your body, HIIT is fast becoming an incredibly popular fat loss workout plan in the fitness industry. HIIT enables you to burn a ton of calories, lose more fat and enhances an individual’s … Continue reading

  

Reduce the Risk of Denied Claims by Avoiding Common Mistakes

24Jul

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Whether you are a provider or a patient, little is more frustrating than a denied insurance claim. For patients, a denied claim usually means either a large, unexpected bill or many hours spent on the phone trying to appeal the … Continue reading

  

Job-Related Back Pain: Smart Tips for Getting the Help You Deserve

20Jul

The problem with that strategy is that you can easily end up doing more harm than good to yourself and if you sustained the injury at work, you definitely need to first report the incident as soon as the injury … Continue reading

  

How to Prevent and Treat Sports Injuries

8Jul

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Exercising and playing sports is great for your health, but can result in prolonged injuries. Sports injuries can be caused by a number of situations including; a heavy fall, not warming up properly before exercising/playing sports, using equipment incorrectly, utilising … Continue reading

  

Medical Misdiagnosis Facts & Figures

7Jul

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Medical misdiagnosis is a problem that crops up in the NHS time and time again, despite medical technology becoming increasingly advanced. The vast amount of illnesses and injuries doctors have to diagnose (often under pressure and with limited resources) can … Continue reading

  

Living with Alzheimer’s

2Jul

Alzheimer’s diseaseis the most common type of dementia. It is a chronic neurodegenerative disease that usually starts slowly and gets progressively worse over time. Symptoms The most common early symptom of Alzheimer’s is short-term memory loss, where sufferers have difficulty remembering … Continue reading

  

A complete guide to Breast Reduction within the UK

29Jun

Breast reduction surgery, also known as reduction mammoplasty, is an option open to women with overly large breasts. During the procedure, a surgeon will remove excess breast tissue and fat and re-shape the breast to the desired size. Reasons to … Continue reading

  

Coronary Heart Disease – How we treat it in 2015

25Jun

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Coronary heart disease, often called ischaemic heart disease is a serious condition and its symptoms include chest pain (angina), heart attacks and heart failure. Not every sufferer presents the same symptoms however, and some patients may not experience any symptoms … Continue reading

  

World Continence Week – when inhibitions are cast off and awareness is promoted

25Jun

The first World Continence Week (WCW) was initiated by the international Continence Society (ICS) in Cairo in 2008, with worldwide activities promoted to raise its profile and public awareness. Incontinence and bladder-related problems are now more common than asthma, diabetes … Continue reading

  

Accidents Happen: Painless Pointers for Injured UK Workers

11Jun

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Anyone can have an accident and they can get hurt or seriously injured almost anywhere and under so many different circumstances, but getting hurt at work can be particularly distressing and sometimes avoidable all together. If you suffer an injury … Continue reading

  

Natural Ways to Increase Pain Tolerance

11Jun

Living with chronic pain can be a life sentence and many struggle every day. Although pain killers such as Codeine that you buy with a prescription in the UK can help, they are not recommended to be taken for an indefinite … Continue reading

  

Home Testing: A Revolution in Sexual Health?

11Jun

When it comes to sexual health, knowledge is power. Many people have HIV and other conditions without knowing it. They might lack any symptoms, so they put off the testing that would enable them to get treatment – and to … Continue reading

  

How An Ergonomic Chair Can Benefit You

10Jun

Are you one of the ten million office workers in the UK? Have you ever thought about your work station and how much time during the day you spend sat down on your chair? Well according to BUPA around 1 … Continue reading

  

What exactly is in e-liquid?

4Jun

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Vapers will have heard the magnificent and varied lexicon of flavours, tastes, smells and fantastically elaborate names of e-liquids. They’ll know the feeling in their throat and might be able to compare with the rawness of a cigar or cigarette. … Continue reading

  

Recovering from a brain injury

28May

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Any injury can cause pain and have an impact on your day-to-day life but an injury to the brain can have some of the most long lasting effects and recovery (if it is at all possible) can take months or … Continue reading

  

Risk Factors and Treatment for Varicose Veins

27May

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As the sun comes out and hemlines rise, thoughts often turn to legs. Few women who have reached their thirties are lucky enough to have the flawless skin of youth. Time and childbearing frequently conspire to mar an otherwise shapely … Continue reading

  

6 Tips for New Contact Lens Wearers

26May

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If you are new to wearing contact lenses or have been wearing them for a while, you may have questions about your lenses and caring for the correctly. All first time wearers go through an adjustment phase. After a few … Continue reading

  

Should E-cigarettes Be Used Every Day?

21May

The controversial topic of e-cigarettes has been overtaking the media ever since we were hit by the surprising popularity of vaporisers in 2013. By 2014, half of smokers had tried e-cigarettes, 2.1 million people were using them, and an estimated … Continue reading

  

Why Microbiotics should be in your diet

21May

Many of us are much more aware of our need for good nutrition than ever before – but even more people are confused and bewildered by the contradicting advice, and ever-emerging string of ‘super foods’ we are advised to include … Continue reading

  

Top Health and Safety Concerns for Travellers

13May

Going on holiday is an exciting time, whether you’re going somewhere you’ve been before or somewhere completely new. However with any overseas trip, there is an element of risk to your health and safety. Here we look at some of … Continue reading

  

6 Ways Patients Fare Better When Nurses Are Better Educated

12May

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Nurses have a tremendous impact on patient outcomes whether the patient is receiving care in a Spokane ER or a rehabilitation hospital in rural Kentucky, and while nurses of all education levels work hard on the frontlines of health care, … Continue reading

  

One-Night Stand: 3 Insane Tips To Keep It Safe And Successful

7May

Along with house parties, learning how to cook and – yes – actually getting a degree, one-night stands can be an exciting part of the university experience for many. A university student’s sex life is definitely more fluid – it … Continue reading

  

Be a Better Nurse — Get Your BSN

6May

If you’re in the process of earning your associate’s degree in nursing, you know it’s not an easy credential to get. Earning an ADN means two or three years of pre-requisites plus another two years for the nursing program itself. … Continue reading

  

Brits burying their heads in the sand over UK’s most common cancer, survey finds

5May

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96 per cent of Brits fail to check their skin the recommended once a month for skin cancer, and more than 77 per cent would not recognise signs of the disease, according to a survey of over a thousand people, … Continue reading

  

5 Simple Activities to Prevent Back Pain

5May

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Have you ever experienced back pain so intense that you feel like you can’t do anything? Small everyday tasks become so difficult leaving you feel like you are missing out on leading a normal life. Well you are not alone … Continue reading

  

Age Related Hearing Loss – Causes and Treatment

30Apr

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According to The charity ‘Action On Hearing Loss’, a one in seven UK resident suffers from some kind of hearing loss. There are many reasons for loss of hearing, some are directly linked with medial conditions such as infections, some … Continue reading

  

Protection Through the Correct Use of Vinyl Gloves in the Medical Industry

27Apr

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Working in the medical industry poses risks to workers, which is why it is imperative to use the right protective clothing such as medical gloves and facemasks. These products are designed to protect those who work in the medical profession … Continue reading

  

Gut Feelings: Understanding the Digestive-Immune System Connection

27Apr

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What does digestion have to do with your immune system? Surprisingly, a lot. The gut is intimately tied into your immune system and can dramatically effect your overall health. If you have poor digestion, odds are, you have other health … Continue reading

  

Emotional Eaters think differently about food

23Apr

To define a typical emotional eater one needs to understand that their innate sense of self worth is closely linked to the numbers on their bathroom scales. A pound lost, or a pound gained can set the tenor of their … Continue reading

  

How to eat your way to better fitness

21Apr

If you’re looking to get fit then you cannot ignore your diet. Yes, exercise is important but you can put all the hours in at the gym you like – if you pig out on the wrong foods then your … Continue reading

  

Food safety and gloves

15Apr

When preparing food in your kitchen or restaurant it is essential that you take care when handling raw meat and other foodstuffs. According to the Food Standards Agency (FSA), there are an estimated 5.5 million cases of food poisoning each … Continue reading

  

FeNO: The 10-second breath test to help diagnose and manage asthma

15Apr

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Asthma is one of the most common chronic conditions and, for sufferers, it can be terrifying if not managed properly. In the UK alone, 5.4m people are estimated to have the condition while, in the US, that figure is around … Continue reading

  

Healthy Hydration: Smart Strategies for Drinking More Water

7Apr

Most of us are aware of the need to drink plenty of water in order to stay hydrated and improve our chances of keeping healthy, but finding the time or the inclination to drink water regularly throughout the day, is … Continue reading

  

Is your bed giving you a good night’s sleep?

26Mar

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Sleep is an important part of our overall health and well-being. Without enough sleep we can be grumpy and irritable, find it hard to concentrate during the day, and will often suffer with other health issues such as headaches, back … Continue reading

  

FitBit Breakdown: Watch-Profile Models Compared

26Mar

The current line of FitBit personal activity trackers includes four wrist-worn models: the FitBit Flex, FitBit Charge, FitBit Charge HR, and the FitBit Surge. Although each of them serve a similar purpose, tracking the daily exercise and activity habits of … Continue reading

  

London Youths at Greatest Risk of STIs

24Mar

With more than 3 million people in London affected by STIs every year, the young people of the capital city are at a greater risk of contracting sexual health problems than any other part of the UK. With serious effects … Continue reading

  

5 Pieces of Technology That Will Help You to Lose Weight Permanently

19Mar

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Promising to get fit and lose weight is the start of a long journey. Far harder is actually sticking to your commitments and following through on your promise. Weight loss requires dedication, motivation and the right information. However, all too … Continue reading

  

Are You Addicted to Your Chronic Pain Medication? Here’s How to Tell

17Mar

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If you suffer from chronic pain, the risks of not managing it properly can include anxiety, depression, and increased likelihood of suicide. You could even suffer from hormonal complications as a result of uncontrolled pain. But if you’re using prescription … Continue reading

  

How Counseling Can Help You Lose Weight

14Mar

Losing weight is hard, because it’s rarely just a matter of eating fewer calories and exercising more. In order to successfully lose weight, you also need to change your thoughts and feelings about food and the habits you’ve developed surrounding … Continue reading

  

How to Stay Healthy When You’re a Nurse

12Mar

As a nurse, it’s your job to care for the physical, mental, and emotional health of your patients. But like many professionals, you might put your own health needs aside. Nurses’ schedules are so hectic and demanding that it’s easy … Continue reading

  

5 Subtle Signs That Your Job Might Be Killing You

10Mar

There’s no denying it: Stress can make you sick. According to one recent publication, which looked at more than 80 studies related to health and stress, there is a clear correlation between stress and physical health symptoms. And if you … Continue reading

  

Winter skin and emollients

19Jan

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Many people have naturally dry skin, and this can be made worse by cold weather, central heating at home and air conditioning at work. Dry skin is often rough and scaly, feels uncomfortable and tends to be itchy. Coping with … Continue reading

  

How “Seconds Matter” to someone living with arthritis

17Nov

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With more than 100 forms of arthritis and musculoskeletal diseases, the cost to the UK for musculoskeletal conditions is over £5billion annually. With Arthritis being a disease that affects more than 10 million people of all ages across the UK, … Continue reading

  

The Causes and Treatment of Endometriosis

14Oct

  Endometriosis is a surprisingly common condition that involves tissue behaving in a similar way to the lining of the womb. However, in the case of this sometimes distressing condition, the tissues is outside the womb. While there are several … Continue reading

  

How to join the 10% of Brits who think they’re good sleepers

18Sep

At the end of each day, we Brits love nothing more than to sink into our mattresses and enjoy a good night’s sleep. Unfortunately, this is only a reality for a relatively small amount of the population with following research … Continue reading

  

How emollients work & how much to use

12Aug

If you live with eczema then you know that using emollients regularly is a vital part of an overall routine. But do you know how they work, and more importantly how much emollient to use? Molnlycke Healthcare, manufacturers of the … Continue reading

  

Care at home

24Jun

I have recently lost my husband and cared for him at home until he died. The help I had from my GP and the District Nurses was wonderful and could not be faulted, the NHS staff are a credit to … Continue reading

  

Protecting your child from meningitis

26Feb

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Meningitis can strike quickly and kill within hours – its impact can last a lifetime. Babies and children are the most at risk, with around half of all cases occurring in the under 5s. Risk increases again for teenagers and … Continue reading

  

Epilepsy Cases Set To Rise In Yorkshire Due To Ageing Population

20Feb

A Leeds Consultant Neurologist has voiced his concern over the increasing number of epilepsy cases in the Yorkshire area. Dr. Peter Goulding, a specialist in epilepsy at Spire Leeds Hospital, says he expects the number of cases to continue to … Continue reading

  

True or false? Unhealthy habits that are actually healthy

12Feb

In February it’s tempting to dump your healthy resolutions and sneak a cheeky cigarette or a glass of wine. Research suggests that nearly 50% of us make New Year’s resolutions but only 8 per cent go on to keep them … Continue reading

  

Sticking To New Year’s Resolutions Does Not Depend On Will Power

17Jan

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Those struggling to stick to their New Year’s resolution might take comfort in scientists’ assertion that will power has very little to do with a person’s character. Professor Nick Chater revealed that the environment is a far bigger factor in … Continue reading

  

Hearing and your emotional wellbeing

13Jan

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Many of us take our hearing for granted, and it’s only when a problem develops that the true impact of hearing loss becomes apparent. Hearing is a part of communication, and therefore by extension plays an important role in an … Continue reading

  

Synaesthesia is more common in autism

25Nov

People with autism are more likely to also have synaesthesia, suggests new research in the journal Molecular Autism. Synaesthesia involves people experiencing a ‘mixing of the senses’, for example, seeing colours when they hear sounds, or reporting that musical notes … Continue reading

  

New era for patients and NHS as Government accepts recommendations of Mid Staffordshire inquiry

20Nov

The Government has published its response to the Francis inquiry report. More openness, greater accountability and a relentless focus on safety will be the cornerstones of an NHS which puts compassion at its heart, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced today. … Continue reading

  

Moderate coffee consumption may reduce risk of type 2 diabetes by 25%

18Nov

The Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee highlights the latest research on coffee consumption in the prevention of type 2 diabetes Regular, moderate coffee consumption may decrease an individual’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to research highlighted in … Continue reading

  

Prostate health – why are so many men still in the dark?

7Nov

This month marks the start of Movember, a global movement that seeks to raise awareness of men’s wellbeing, in particular testicular and prostate health.   Many men – in particular young men – don’t pay as much attention to looking … Continue reading

  

Clothing Innovations To Help Diabetics

6Nov

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In the UK alone, there are approximately 2.9 million people who are directly affected by diabetes, with around 850,000 cases of the disease going undetected.  With around 5% of the UK’s 63 million strong population suffering from diabetes, the need … Continue reading

  

Boost for disabled people to fulfil their career aspirations

30Oct

Over 2000 more disabled people got the support they needed to get or keep their job, compared with this time last year, official figures released today show. 22,760 people were being supported through Access to Work between April and June … Continue reading

  

New report shows the NHS could raise up to £500 million from better charging of overseas visitors

22Oct

Government appoints NHS expert to advise on cost recovery. Up to £500 million could be recovered from overseas visitors’ and migrants’ use of the NHS every year – making clear the need for changes to the current system, Health Secretary … Continue reading

  

The Key to Reducing Eye Stress in the Workplace

4Oct

Your sight is one of your most important senses, so it’s a constant source of wonder that so many of us take it for granted. Nowhere is this truer than in the workplace, where we’re at risk of damaging it, … Continue reading

  

Living Your Best Life with Incurable Cancer

2Oct

To be sure, Jane Schwartzberg of Montclair, N.J., would give anything not to have stage 4 metastatic cancer, a disease for which there is no cure. But she says that having a terminal illness has changed the way she lives … Continue reading

  

ARE YOUR DAYS NUMBERED? NEW RESEARCH REVEALS 90% OF US DON’T KNOW THE ONE SET OF NUMBERS THAT COULD SAVE OUR LIVES

16Sep

New research released today [1] reveals that 70% of UK adults can remember 5 or more different sets of numbers unique to them – nearly half of the nation could memorise their national insurance and car registration numbers, and over … Continue reading

  

Local Business are Official Sponsors of National Eye Health Week 2013

13Sep

Butterflies Healthcare Ltd are proud to have been asked to sponsor the UK’s fourth National Eye Health Week. This is a collaboration between opticians, ophthalmologists, eye health charities and organisations. It aims to encourage everyone to have regular sight tests and … Continue reading

  

The magical benefits of Salt for Asthma, COPD, Sinusitis and other respiratory and skin conditions

5Sep

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We are all familiar with the benefits of sea air and natural salt caves, but did you know that salt has also been used for over 200 years as a natural therapy for respiratory ailments and skin conditions? Salt therapy … Continue reading

  

Don’t depend on EHIC when travelling with a medical condition

4Sep

MedicalTravelCompared.com is a travel insurance comparison site specifically for over 65s and those with a pre-existing medical condition. The MedicalTravelCompared insurance panel currently comprises over 18 insurance products. Travellers complete a simple question set and a list of insurers, covers and premiums are returned. MedicalTravelCompared.com is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. The FCA Number is 592298. www.MedicalTravelCompared.com 0844 887 2102

Warnings to UK travellers not to rely solely on the EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) for emergency treatment while they are on holiday should be heeded especially by people with pre-exiting medical conditions.  www.MedicalTravelCompared.com, the first stand-alone comparison site for … Continue reading

  

Millions of patients to benefit from easier access to medication and fewer trips to hospitals

21Aug

New legislation comes into force today which will mean that physiotherapists and podiatrists in the UK will be the first to be able to independently prescribe medication to their patients, Care and Support Minister, Norman Lamb has announced. The move … Continue reading

  

Thinking of taking your e-cigs on holiday? Check before you go

15Aug

Case packed, passport in hand, Euros in purse/pocket – ready to go! The big question now is “Can I take my electronic cigarettes on holiday?” Well, it depends on where you go, as regulations vary from country to country. I … Continue reading

  

Public Health Minister Anna Soubry calls on the nation to get active and get healthy

14Aug

One year on from the Olympics and Paralympics more than half the adult population is doing the recommended amount of physical activity, but worryingly more than a quarter are not doing even 30 minutes a week and putting their health at risk, Public Health Minister Anna Soubry has warned today.

One year on from the Olympics and Paralympics more than half the adult population is doing the recommended amount of physical activity, but worryingly more than a quarter are not doing even 30 minutes a week and putting their health … Continue reading

  

Electronic cigarettes make headline news!

6Aug

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The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) issued a press release stating that electronic cigarettes would be regulated as a medicine in 2016. The media did respond with a few stories and e-cigs made headline news, as you probably … Continue reading

  

Pregnancy – Screening Tests: a quick guide

25Jul

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Prenatal screening tests are an important part of any woman’s pregnancy and can provide vital information about your baby’s health before he or she is born as well as that of your own. Screening tests are available to all pregnant … Continue reading

  

Drive to get more disabled people into mainstream jobs

24Jul

Disabled people will get more support to gain the skills and experience they need to get a job under changes to the Government’s specialist disability employment scheme announced today. Disabled people on traineeships, supported internships, work trials and work academies … Continue reading

  

ISG are finalists in the National Lottery Awards

22Jul

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The Ichthyosis Support Group (ISG) is a fantastic charity, genuinely helping to change people’s lives! Ichthyosis, pronounced Ick-thee-o-sis, is a term used to describe continual scaling of the skin. It comes from a Greek word “ichthys” which means fish although … Continue reading

  

Top 5 Power Vegetables That Can Help You Lose Weight

22Jul

Are you trying to lose some weight? If so, then you’d do well to go about it in a healthy manner. Fad diets that promise quick weight loss are typically detrimental to your health. What you need to do instead … Continue reading

  

Brits Leave Medical Issues Unchecked for a Year before Visiting The GP

18Jul

Brits grin and bear medical problems for a year before getting checked out by their doctor, it emerged yesterday.   Adults in the UK have confessed that they endure conditions that impact their lives for an average of 12 months … Continue reading

  

The Healing Power of Manuka Honey

17Jul

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Honey has been associated as having positive health benefits and being used as a natural remedy for centuries. Great philosophers, such as Aristotle referred to it as a great remedy for wounds. However, the increasingly vast number of products and … Continue reading

  

Prime Time Confidence with the Over 55s

17Jul

Over one fifth of all British over 55s have confided that they have never felt as confident as they do in their prime – showing that, like fine wine, we improve with age. Citing the here and now as the … Continue reading

  

Improvements to drink-drive rehabilitation scheme

16Jul

The Driving Standards Agency (DSA) has announced changes to the Drink-Drive Rehabilitation Scheme (DDRS) to offer more consistent quality standards and wider availability of courses as well as transferring the full cost to the user rather than the taxpayer. DDRS … Continue reading

  

New vaccine offers babies protection against rotavirus

11Jul

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Around 675,000 babies a year in England will be offered a new vaccination to protect them against rotavirus. Rotavirus infection is the most common cause of gastroenteritis (vomiting and diarrhoea) in children under 5. Nearly every child will develop rotavirus … Continue reading

  

Mental health nurses to join police on the beat

10Jul

The street triage scheme sees mental health nurses accompany officers to incidents where police believe people need immediate mental health support. The innovative scheme, funded by the Department of Health and backed by the Home Office, helps people with mental … Continue reading

  

NHS is 65 years old today

5Jul

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The NHS was launched on 5 July 1948. Over the 65 years since then it has continually grown, evolved and improved to become a source of national pride and a service envied around the world. As the NHS passes its … Continue reading

  

Pfizer’s UK patent expires – but what does this mean for the patient?

4Jul

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In recent weeks you will have no doubt heard or seen reports about changes to Viagra and Pfizer’s patent on the drug. Since 1998 Pfizer has owned the patent on Viagra, which means in has had exclusive rights to the … Continue reading

  

DermaSilk in long-term treatment of infantile atopic dermatitis

1Jul

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A recently published paper has reported how DermaSilk may help in the long-term treatment of infantile atopic dermatitis. The double blind, placebo controlled comparative study was carried out with 20 children using either DermaSilk or identically styled cotton underclothes for … Continue reading

  

Stress and University: Inseparable?

26Jun

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Image by: Anna Gutermuth Going off to university is the first adventure of adulthood for many. It is a major life change to strike out on this quest and go to a big city, leaving friends and family behind to … Continue reading

  

UK workers knock 4 years off lives due to poor lifestyle

24Jun

A new study has revealed that bad lifestyle choices are costing British employees over four years off their lives, making them unhealthy and old before their time. The first Britain’s Healthiest Company Index*, run by PruHealth, the health insurer and … Continue reading

  

Antibiotics increase eczema risk in children

20Jun

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Use of antibiotics in early life may increase the risk of developing eczema by up to 40 per cent, according to a new study in the British Journal of Dermatology. The research also found that each additional course of antibiotics … Continue reading

  

Final design of consistent nutritional labelling system given green light

20Jun

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People will now find it easier to make healthier choices about the food they eat with the new consistent front of pack nutritional label launched today by Public Health Minister Anna Soubry. This comes after research shows that people can … Continue reading

  

Know your stuff – the importance of self examination for testicular cancer

18Jun

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Testicular cancer is the most common cancer for men aged 15-49 in the UK[i], with cases having more than doubled in Britain since the mid-1970s[ii]. However, despite this for the vast majority of men – around 95% – testicular cancer is curable, and this rate … Continue reading

  

Sweden has been named ‘STI Capital’ of Europe

5Jun

Britain comes 3rd in the top 10 European STI league

Britain comes third in the list of top European countries that sought STI treatment. SWEDEN has been named as the sexually transmitted infection (STI) hotspot of Europe by a leading online clinic. Data taken from more than 3,500 consultations for … Continue reading

  

Alzheimers leaves clues in blood

4Jun

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With approximately 75% of the estimated 36 million Alzheimer’s sufferers worldwide yet to receive a reliable diagnosis, the potential impact on the lives of possible sufferers, present and future, could be huge. Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative disease most frequently … Continue reading

  

Lottery £40m for community health projects that increase happiness more than riches

30May

£40m of Lottery funding is to be invested in community health schemes across England as new research reveals that taking part in these projects can make you almost three times happier than if your income were to double. 14 organisations, … Continue reading

  

How Can High Heels Affect Your Health

23May

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Many women put up with the pain and discomfort of wearing high heels, without thinking about the long term consequences and damage they can do to their feet and other areas of their body. Mike O’Neill, Consultant Podiatrist and spokesman … Continue reading

  

Anti Bullying Campaign – should be as easy as ABC

21May

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Bullying affects many lives and it can too often have devastating consequences. Many people are bullied for various reasons, whether it is for the clothes they wear, the way they look or whether they have a particular disability or learning … Continue reading

  

£260 million invested in patient safety plans

20May

Responding to the Francis report, which called on the NHS to make better use of technology to improve safe, effective care, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has today announced a new £260 million fund for hospitals. Last year at least 11 … Continue reading

  

Knee pain sufferers let down by lack of treatment choice

20May

Research released today has laid bare the sorry state of Britain’s knees – with 1 in 4 Britons stating they have suffered from knee pain in the last year[1] and 81% of sufferers currently in pain. A third (34%) of … Continue reading

  

People will see health and social care fully joined-up by 2018

14May

An end to people passed around the health and social care system thanks to uncoordinated services will follow plans unveiled by Care and Support Minister Norman Lamb today. Joined-up health and community care is not currently the norm, leaving people … Continue reading

  

Asthma UK warns of ‘alarming variation’ in asthma hospital admissions

8May

Asthma UK has expressed concern at shocking differences in the numbers of people being rushed to hospital with an asthma attack, depending on where they live. Asthma UK has launched its Compare Your Care campaign today to find out why … Continue reading

  

Quick facts about UV protection and your eyes

7May

Studies have shown that the effects of UV radiation are cumulative and may increase the chance of developing eye problems later in life

Many people know that exposure to the sun, especially at the height of summer, can damage their skin. But they don’t realise that extended exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays can also increase the risk of developing eye problems. CUMULATIVE DAMAGE: … Continue reading

  

Sun Awareness Week survey results revealed

7May

Half of Britons think that their skin is darker than it actually is, putting them at risk of developing skin cancer, according to new research by the British Association of Dermatologists. The statistics are being released to mark the start … Continue reading

  

Report on Review To Ensure the Safety of Patients Seeking Cosmetic Treatment

2May

The British Association of Dermatologists (BAD) is proud to have taken part in the review process and is pleased to see that many of its recommendations have been included in the final report of the Sir Bruce Keogh “Review To … Continue reading

  

First fully comprehensive free comparison website for care services goes live

2May

New online information profiles that will help people to choose, compare and comment on care homes and other care services is being launched today by the Care and Support Minister Norman Lamb. The new profiles, part of the NHS Choices … Continue reading

  

Millions more protected against disease – improved vaccinations

30Apr

Millions more people will be protected against disease by improvements to the UK’s world class immunisation schedule, announced today, including three vaccination programmes to protect against flu, shingles and diarrhoea. All children aged two – around 650,000 in total – … Continue reading

  

Identify the hidden causes of childhood obesity says British Osteopathic Association

29Apr

Obesity among British children aged between two and ten has risen since 1995 from 10.1 per cent to 13.9 per cent in 2011 and now 1.3 million children in the England are classed as obese.

Conducting a full structural body check and lifestyle history on over-weight people under 25 years old could reveal the real problems that are causing many of Britain’s youth to gain weight. The new public health watchdog, Health and Wellbeing at … Continue reading

  

Top 10 medical conditions for travellers over the age of 50

26Apr

When it comes to medical conditions declared by older travellers, the latest figures from Staysure, specialist insurers for the over-50s reveal that: High cholesterol, high blood pressure, hypertension, Type 2 diabetes, asthma, heart attack and arthritis consistently top the list … Continue reading

  

Postpartum Mood Disorders

25Apr

Postpartum depression itself is nothing new but the culture of support surrounding women who suffer from this disorder is. Until recently, many women didn’t feel comfortable opening up about their struggles with postpartum depression because it was often seen as … Continue reading

  

Half of people with moles which are cancerous or at risk of skin cancer have a history of sunburn or sunbed use

22Apr

Over half of people with moles which are cancerous or at risk of skin cancer have a history of sunburn or sunbed use, according to figures released by The MOLE Clinic. In the past 12 months, the London-based independent skin … Continue reading

  

People with dementia & hearing loss failed by lack of joined-up health & social care services warns charity

16Apr

Charity Action on Hearing Loss urges NHS to improve the quality of life for people with dementia and hearing loss

Charity Action on Hearing Loss and University College London’s Deafness Cognition and Language Research Centre are urging NHS England to substantially improve the quality of life experienced by people with dementia and hearing loss – and save taxpayers £28 million … Continue reading

  

Depression Awareness Week – 15- 21 April 2013

12Apr

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15-21 April is Depression Awareness Week. Dr Richard Bowskill is a consultant psychiatrist and leading expert at the Priory Group. One of his clinical and research interests is in the field of Depression. Dr Bowskill said:  “Depression is a medical … Continue reading

  

Proposed EU Regulations set to increase costs & reduce choice for cosmetic surgery patients

11Apr

Research reveals proposed European Union (EU) legislation to end free consultations for cosmetic procedures would increase the cost of a typical cosmetic surgery procedure by 15-20%

New research reveals that the proposed European Union legislation to end free consultations for cosmetic procedures would restrict patient choice and drive up the cost of treatment. On average, a patient considering a surgical cosmetic procedure in the UK has … Continue reading

  

Tobacco display ban deters younger smokers

5Apr

One year on, 26% of ex-smokers aged 18-24 say the tobacco display ban spurred them on to quit. A new study of UK smokers and ex-smokers reveals response to Government interventions in this blog article.  The increasing cost and smoking … Continue reading