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This is the talkhealth blog spot, where we post on a wide range of health conditions, topics, issues and concerns. We post when we see something that we believe is of interest to our vistiors. Our posts do not reflect any particular view or stand point of talkhealth, but are merely to raise attention and awareness.

5 effective ways to prevent loneliness this winter

6Nov

According to a recent study, lonely people who suffer with heart problems are up to three times more likely to die one year after being hospitalised and discharged. However, it’s not just those with heart problems that are affected. Loneliness … Continue reading

  

5 easy ways to get active during winter

25Oct

Darker mornings and evenings, freezing cold weather and constant rain all make it very difficult to motivate ourselves into staying fit and healthy during winter. If you’re struggling to stay inspired to stick to a fitness regime, or would just … Continue reading

  

World Menopause Day Twitter Chat Highlights

23Oct

To mark World Menopause Day, Friday 18 October 2019, we hosted a Menopause Twitter Chat on our @talkhealth Twitter Page. The chat started at 1pm GMT and lasted one hour with a series of five questions. This encouraged lots of … Continue reading

  

How to look after your mental health

10Oct

As today is World Mental Health Day and this week is Mental Health Awareness week, we wanted to share with you a few ways that can really help improve your mental health. Mental health is something that affects lots of … Continue reading

  

How to overcome autumn anxiety

27Sep

This week marked the official start to autumn and for many of us, the change in season brings lots of new changes and challenges. The days get shorter, which means less sunlight and vitamin D, and the weather gets colder … Continue reading

  

7 reasons you have brain fog & what to do

27Sep

Brain fog is a term you may have used before to describe a moment where you forget what you were saying or doing but it could be a symptom of a more serious medical condition. Brain fog can be associated … Continue reading

  

Myths and facts about bladder incontinence – Urological Health campaign

26Sep

We recently worked with Health Awareness on the 2019 Urological Health campaign. A printed publication was enclosed within every copy of the Guardian newspaper and the content is available online at www.healthawareness.co.uk/urology. The campaign featured exclusive content from key thought … Continue reading

  

Antidepressants, students & mental health care, sugar tax & tea-drinking benefits

20Sep

Missed out on all the latest health news this week? Catch up now… Most common antidepressant does little to relieve depression symptoms New research suggests that the most common antidepressant actually does little to relieve symptoms of depression. The largest … Continue reading

  

Five signs you might have iron deficiency anaemia – Health News IE

17Sep

We recently worked with Mediaplanet on the 2019 Health News IE: Blood Health campaign. A printed publication was enclosed within every copy of the Irish Independent newspaper and the content is available online at (www.healthnews.ie). Our article, written by Deborah … Continue reading

  

talkhealth Eczema Twitter Chat highlights

17Sep

On Friday 13 September, we hosted an Eczema Twitter Chat to mark World Atopic Eczema Day (14 Sept) and the start of National Eczema Week (15-22 Sept). We’re very pleased to report the chat was a great success! In total, … Continue reading

  

Diet drink risks, suicide rates, vegans & strokes & more

6Sep

Check out our health roundup, featuring all the latest health news from this week. Two diet drinks a day can increase death risk by 26% Consuming two or more diet drinks a day can increase your chances of dying by … Continue reading

  

Join us for our Eczema Twitter Chat Friday 13 September

4Sep

To mark World Atopic Eczema Day (14 September) and National Eczema Week (15-22 September) we’re hosting an Eczema Twitter Chat Friday 13 September between 1pm-2pm GMT. We’ll be discussing topics such as eczema triggers, care routines, self-esteem and managing eczema … Continue reading

  

HRT & breast cancer risks, women & confidence, UK healthcare spending & more

30Aug

Welcome to this week’s healthcare roundup for 26 – 30th September. Menopause HRT increases risk of breast cancer Researches from Oxford University have found that Menopausal Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) could increase the risk of cancer, even after a decade … Continue reading

  

How much does the UK spend on healthcare compared to other countries?

29Aug

The Office for National Statistics has released figures today that show how much the UK spends on healthcare in relation to its international peers. In 2017, the UK spent £197 billion, which works out £2,989 per person on healthcare, the … Continue reading

  

Guts UK explore the ‘Science of Digestion’ in their free event

28Aug

Gut health charity, Guts UK are hosting an exciting new event for the public on Thursday 12th September starting at 5.30pm at The Revell Ward Suite, Huddersfield, Football Stadium, Stadium Way, HD1 6PG. The event is called ‘Exploring the Science … Continue reading

  

Heatwave warning, hospital food, multiple medicine risks & more

23Aug

Have you missed out on the health news this week? Get up to date now with our weekly health news roundup. Met Office issues heatwave health warning for Bank Holiday weekend The Met Office has issued a level three heat … Continue reading

  

NHS told to charge EU citizens, gender & multitasking, air pollution & more

16Aug

Check out the latest health news stories for this week! Get ready to charge EU citizens, NHS told New rules circulated to hospital managers means EU citizens living in Britain will have to prove they have the right to free … Continue reading

  

Recruitment for NHS mental health workers, number of teens needing glasses increases, asthma deaths & more

9Aug

We hope you’ve had a good week. If you’ve missed out on any health news, here are the latest headline highlights. There are heavy rain and winds set to hit the UK this weekend so stay safe wherever you are! … Continue reading

  

Birth rates, what food to eat to avoid heart attacks, breast cancer breakthrough & more

2Aug

If you’ve missed the latest health news from the week beginning 29th July, catch up now in our roundup. Butter, red meat & cheese increase heart attack & stroke risks Too much butter, red meat and cheese are actually bad … Continue reading

  

Supermarkets & obesity, baby health visits, MS scans & more

26Jul

We hope you enjoyed the hot weather this week and managed to stay safe in the sun. Here are our top health stories for this week. Are supermarkets designed to make us fat? The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) … Continue reading

  

NHS Texting Results, Skin Cancer Rates, Child Mental Health & More

19Jul

Have you missed out on the health news this week? Catch up now. In other news, we’ve heard the weather is set to turn this weekend so have your umbrellas at the ready! NHS plans to text patients results The … Continue reading

  

Alexa health advice, joggers & air pollution, fizzy drinks & cancer & more

12Jul

In case you’ve missed all the latest health news this week, check out our highlights! Amazon Alexa now offers NHS health advice That’s right, people will soon be able to receive expert health advice from their Amazon Alexa, following a … Continue reading

  

RELIEVE IBS-D clinical trial & ContactME-IBS

3Jul

The RELIEVE IBS-D clinical trial, which is testing the efficacy of the intestinal adsorbent ENTEROSGEL to treat diarrhoea and abdominal pain in patients with Irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhoea (IBS-D) has so far successfully recruited 105 patients. This large Randomised … Continue reading

  

Talking allergies & self-managing them (Ears, Nose & Throat campaign)

2Jul

We recently worked with Mediaplanet on the 2019 Health Awareness: Ears, Nose & Throat campaign. One of our very own Directors, Catriona Williams discusses how to self-manage allergies and gives guidance on how to tackle allergies in your home. A … Continue reading

  

Heatwave health warning, babies eating too much sugar, cervical cancer decline, eczema & more

28Jun

Have you missed the latest health news this week? There has been a lot happening and we’ve summarised it all for you here. Have a lovely weekend and make sure you stay safe in the sun. Met office issues health … Continue reading

  

New evidence suggests HPV vaccination may eradicate cervical cancer

27Jun

The success of the HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccination shows hope for eradicating cervical cancer in the future. HPV causes most cervical cancers and there are over 100 types. Many women will actually be infected with HPV over the course of … Continue reading

  

Eight-hour working week to reduce mental health issues, breast cancer & alcohol link & more

21Jun

As the working week comes to an end and the sun appears to be shining again, here is your latest health news roundup for the week of 17 June. Should we be working eight hours a week to reduce mental … Continue reading

  

Leading surgeon warns of the health dangers associated with not warming up before running

21Jun

Hiit and short bursts of exercise aid weight loss

Amir Qureshi, a leading Consultant Knee and Limb Reconstruction Surgeon at University Hospital Southampton, has suggested that there is a danger in the number of runners failing to warm up before running. He said that the rise in activities such … Continue reading

  

How to improve your health by going outdoors, student & mental health concerns, tattoo infections & more

14Jun

Hiit and short bursts of exercise aid weight loss

In the same week that Boris Johnson appears to be in the lead to become our next Prime Minister and half of the UK was flooded from the rain, find out all the latest health updates in our latest health … Continue reading

  

Rosacea & exercise, constipation, sleep patterns & more

7Jun

Missed out on all the latest health news this week? We have all the latest health stories for you to catch up now. Can a workout improve your skin condition? Have you been struggling to make it to the gym? … Continue reading

  

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

31May

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

  

Advice & guidance for living with Accidental Bowel Leakage

23May

Accidental bowel leakage

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

  

Acne drug, mental health at work, dementia & more

17May

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

  

Take part in our World IBD Day Twitter Chat!

15May

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

  

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

10May

health news 6 May 2019

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

  

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

8May

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

  

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

3May

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

  

Eating late health risks, babies & screen time, e-cigarette risks & more

26Apr

If you’ve missed out on all the latest health news this week (22nd April) then take a look at our round-up of this week’s top stories! Eating late could increase the risk of heart attacks, strokes & diabetes A recent … Continue reading

  

Rosacea Awareness Month at talkhealth

23Apr

Did you know it’s Rosacea Awareness Month?  This month is an excellent opportunity to improve the education of rosacea, a chronic disorder of the facial skin, which affects 415 million worldwide. Rosacea is a chronic skin condition, often characterised by … Continue reading

  

Web IBS Therapy, Fatty Liver Disease, Cancer Treatment & More

12Apr

If you’ve not had the chance to catch up on the latest news this week, here are the latest stories from 12 April. Fatty Liver Disease in Young People Experts have warned that high levels of fatty liver disease among young … Continue reading

  

It’s World Allergy Week 2019!

9Apr

World Allergy Week

This week (7-13 April 2019) is World Allergy Week! The World Allergy Organization (WAO) and organisations like us work hard to dedicate the week to raise awareness about the global problem of food allergy. This affects the quality of life … Continue reading

  

Zebrafish & Parkinson’s, Poor Diets, Stroke Risks & More

5Apr

Have you missed the latest news this week (5th April?) Don’t worry, we’ve summarised the key stories for you below. The diets cutting 1 in 5 lives short A recent, influential study shows how the food we eat is putting … Continue reading

  

Apple Watch ECG, Tampon Tax Fund, Wine Cancer Risks & More

28Mar

Have you not had time to catch up on all the latest health news this week, 29th March? Don’t worry! We’ve summarised some of the key stories for you. Drinking one bottle of wine causes the same cancer risks as … Continue reading

  

DIY Cervical Cancer Kits, Stress Dogs in Schools, Superdrug Breast Checks & More

22Mar

If you’ve not had time to catch up on all the latest health news this week (22nd March), don’t worry! We’ve summarised some of the key stories for you. Dogs needed to reduce stress in schools The University of Buckingham … Continue reading

  

Natasha’s parents campaign for better food labelling

20Mar

Following the death of their daughter, who had severe allergies and died after eating a baguette sandwich containing sesame seeds baked into the dough, Nadim and Tanya Ednan-Laperouse are campaigning for full food labelling on all pre-packaged food sold to … Continue reading

  

A&E Waiting Times, Prostate Cancer Treatment, Cholesterol & More

14Mar

vitamin D, multivitamins & children

If you’ve not had time to catch up on all the latest health news this week (11th March), we’ve summarised some of the key stories for you. A new drug to lower cholesterol  A new type of drug, called Bempedoic … Continue reading

  

Health Round Up – Smear Tests, Ambulance Response, Diabetes & Weight loss & More

8Mar

Happy Internation Women’s Day! If you’ve not had time to catch up on all the latest health news this week (4th March), we’ve summarised some of the key stories for you. Public Health England Launch Cervical Cancer TV Campaign The government … Continue reading

  

Bard stops selling vaginal mesh products for stress urinary incontinence

7Mar

It has been announced today that C.R. Bard have chosen to stop production and distribution of all urogynaecological mesh products for SUI and POP and that they are removing all urogynaecological mesh products from hospital and distribution centres. This is … Continue reading

  

Health round up – Parkinson’s, autism & anorexia, vitamin D and more!

4Mar

Parkinson's, Parkinson's treatment

If you’ve not had time this week (1 March 2019) to read the health news, we’ve summarised some of the key stories for you. Radical Parkinson’s treatment Researchers have tested a radical treatment for people with Parkinson’s. The treatment delivers … Continue reading

  

Ask our gynaecology experts your questions

4Mar

Every year we run an Online Clinic on Gynaecology. And this year our clinic is sponsored by Babystart, Sylk Intimate and Promensil.  We are also delighted our clinic is being supported by The Eve Appeal and Womb Cancer Support UK charities. Meet … Continue reading

  

Health round up – exercise & weight loss, asthma & young people, PTSD

22Feb

Hiit and short bursts of exercise aid weight loss

This week in the news about health (22 February 2019) we look at exercise and weight loss, young deaths in the UK from asthma and PTSD in young people. Short bursts of exercise is good for weight loss According to … Continue reading

  

A&E waiting times, hip & knee replacements and sleep

15Feb

Knee replacements & hip replacements last 25 years say researchers

In this week’s health news (15 February 2019) we cover A&E waiting times, knee and hip replacement research and brains of early risers and night owls. A&E waiting times at worst level for 15 years Waiting times in A&E departments … Continue reading

  

Genes & depression, mobile phones & children, meat consumption and talkhealth’s FREE well-being programme’s launched!

8Feb

This week in health (8 February 2019) some of the key stories are summarised below. And to help with your overall health and well-being, we’ve launched mywellbeing this week – a FREE support programme for anyone wanting to improve their physical … Continue reading

  

World Cancer Day 2019: global cancer experts call for urgent action to improve early cancer detection

4Feb

Today, 4 February 2019, is World Cancer Day. Today’s focus is based on highlighting the need for urgent action to increase early stage cancer detection, screening, and diagnosis to significantly improve cancer patients’ chances of survival. Taking place under the theme of ‘I Am and I Will’, today’s World Cancer Day led by the Union for International Cancer … Continue reading

  

Ask our experts your questions about allergies

4Feb

allergies, hayfever, childrens allergy, anapylaxis

From today until 15 February 2019, we are running an Online Clinic on Allergies. Medical experts will be available to answer questions throughout this time. We are delighted that Green People and Imutest are sponsoring the clinic. The clinic is … Continue reading

  

Cancer screening, social prescribing & antibiotic resistance

1Feb

This week in health – 1 February 2019 This week one of the main stories has been about social prescribing. We also cover what might happen within in the NHS with a no deal Brexit. And cancer screening backlog and … Continue reading

  

Correct portion size, diet, sandwich carers, cancer & more

18Jan

portion size, British Nutrition Foundation, healthier portions

This week in health – 18 January 2019. This week we look at diet, portion size, research into concussion with premiership footballers, and teenage cancer and more. A snapshot of some of the key stories in health can be found … Continue reading

  

NHS health plan, HRT, mental health, pollution, fibre & more

11Jan

Mental health patients missing appointments are at risk

11 January 2019 – this week in health Each week, we look at the key health news. Below are just some of the health stories for this week. Find out quickly about the NHS long-term plan, HRT, mental health, asthma … Continue reading

  

Should prescriptions for eczema treatments be cut by the NHS?

11Jan

Are you aware the NHS might stop prescribing certain treatments for eczema and other chronic conditions? We are interested to understand what you think about the proposed changes and the impact this could have on you, as either a patient … Continue reading

  

This week in health – 4 January 2019

4Jan

Children are consuming too much sugar

Each week, talkhealth summarises the key health stories of the week. This week it’s all about wasted GP appointments, sugar and children, children and screen time, how the NHS is coping better this winter and the challenges the NHS will … Continue reading

  

This week in health – 21 December 2018

21Dec

It’s only four days until Christmas Day, but that hasn’t slowed the flow of health news. Instead, it seems to have spurred a number of health professionals to call for stronger actions to dissuade people from eating unhealthy foods. This … Continue reading

  

Super advice from our Ask the Expert session on work/life balance

20Dec

Work/life balance is probably underrated as a major factor in people’s mental wellbeing. The truth is that some people thrive on working long, hard hours and some people don’t. In contrast, some people want to work more than they currently … Continue reading

  

Herbal skin cream found to contain steroids

19Dec

MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency) have warned the general public that a skin cream claiming to be a natural Chinese herbal remedy for treating eczema contains a potentially harmful steroid and should not be used. Zudaifu cream Zudaifu … Continue reading

  

Walking with the Ramblers – the perfect way to keep fit in the great British countryside

14Dec

Walking in the great British countryside can be one of the most relaxing and refreshing ways anyone can spend their free time. A little gentle exercise, fresh air and – in many places, wonderful views – are all well known … Continue reading

  

This week in health – 14 December 2018

14Dec

The temperature has suddenly dropped around the UK, which could have implications for the nation’s health services. Hospitals bed occupancy in the ‘red zone’ With Christmas Day less than two weeks away, health experts have already warned that hospitals are … Continue reading

  

‘Problems Peeing’ Ask the Expert clinic poses a host of questions

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

  

We reach the finals of Pharmaceutical Marketing Europe Awards

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

  

This week in health – 7 December 2018

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

  

What’s the truth about vitamin D pills?

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

  

Coming soon: Wellbeing support programme for teachers

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

  

This week in health – 30 November 2018

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

  

Excellent advice given in Our Ask the Expert session on Eczema

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

  

This week in health – 23 November 2018

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

  

Valuable advice given in our prostate & testicular health online clinic

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

  

This week in health – 16 November 2018

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

  

Our Ask the Expert session on self-esteem raised several sensitive issues

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

  

Our Prostate & Testicular Health Online Clinic remains open for your questions

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

  

New support programme for anyone with IBS

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

  

Choosing Self Care for Life

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

  

This week in health – 9 November 2018

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

  

This week in health – 2 November 2018

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

  

talkhealth launches its support programme for hair loss

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

  

This week in health – 26 October 2018

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

  

Assortment of arthritis and pain management questions answered in our online clinic

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

  

‘Ask the Expert – psoriasis’ raised some interesting questions from our members

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

  

This week in health – 19 October 2018

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

  

World Psoriasis Day is on Monday 29 October

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

  

Menopausal Dryness

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

  

‘Ask the Expert – stress management’ summed up the feelings of the nation

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

  

This week in health – 12 October 2018

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

  

This week in health – 5 October 2018

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

  

Ask the Expert Anxiety day raised many issues

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

  

Can Psychic Readings Promote Emotional Health?

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

  

Happy 18th Birthday to talkhealth!

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

  

This week in health – 28 September 2018

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

  

Eczema isn’t just for one week a year

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

  

Acne Twitter Chat

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

  

This week in health – 21 September 2018

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

  

Rosacea Twitter Chat

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

  

The psychological impact of rosacea and its treatment: Increasing wellbeing and not being shy about asking for support

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

  

This week in health – 14 September 2018

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

  

Employee ill health and poor wellbeing costing the UK economy a fortune

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

  

This week in health – 7 September 2018

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

  

This week in health – 24/08/2018

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

  

PM awards outstanding Buckinghamshire-based MS and chronic illness ambassador

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

  

This week in health – 03/08/2018

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

  

This week in health – 27/07/2018

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

  

This week in health – 20/07/2018

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

  

This week in health – 13/07/2018

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

  

talkhealth at the Allergy and Free From Show

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

  

Interview with Andrew Smyth – author of Grave Island

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

  

This week in health – 29/06/2018

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

  

NHS England celebrates turning 70

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

  

This week in health – 22/06/2018

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

  

Online Clinic for Bladder Issues

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

  

Sacral Neuromodulation Ask the Expert Session

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

  

This week in health – 15/06/2018

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

  

Rosacea and its impact on emotional health

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

  

This week in health – 08/06/2018

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

  

This week in health – 01/06/2018

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

  

Sun Awareness Week

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

  

This week in health – 11/05/2018

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

  

New evidence challenges use of bath emollients for children with eczema

3May

A study published today in the BMJ suggests that there is little good evidence on the benefits of emollient bath additives, although the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommends regular use of “emollient wash products” for children … Continue reading

  

May is Bladder Cancer Awareness Month

3May

May 2018 is Bladder Cancer Awareness Month. It is a global campaign aimed at focusing attention on bladder cancer. Throughout the month talkhealth will be supporting the charity, Fight Bladder Cancer who are highlighting the impact of bladder cancer, promoting … Continue reading

  

Twitter chat for World IBD Day

2May

To mark World IBD Day, talkhealth will be teaming up with @JanssenEMEA to host our latest Tweet Chat, on Friday May 18th between 1PM and 2PM. We’ll be putting questions out to the Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) community to raise … Continue reading

  

Don’t miss out on The Ticker Ball

2May

Ticker Ball

On the 18th of May 2018, SIX TIMES OPEN will be hosting their latest event, The Ticker Ball. In support of the British Heart Foundation, the Ticker Ball will combine an evening of exquisite dining, live jazz and an auction, … Continue reading

  

How multiple sclerosis (MS) makes you feel

27Apr

MS Awareness Week

Today’s video from MS Trust for #MSAwarenessWeek approaches the very difficult topic of how being diagnosed and living with MS makes you feel. In today’s video, we are joined by 17-year-old Chloe, 16-year-old Deon and Matthew and Haley, who are … Continue reading

  

Interview: An insight into living with MS

27Apr

MS Awareness Week

MS has a huge effect on the lives of those diagnosed with the condition. With this week being #MSAwarenessWeek, talkhealth have teamed up with the MS trust to help give others an insight into living with the condition. Today, we … Continue reading

  

Explaining MS symptoms

26Apr

MS Awareness Week

Trying to explain MS to someone who doesn’t have the condition can be extremely difficult; multiple sclerosis can have a huge impact of people in a variety of different ways, so convey this to someone with no experience of the … Continue reading

  

The A to Z of Multiple Sclerosis

25Apr

MS Awareness Week

We’ve now reached the mid-way point of #MSAwarenessWeek, and the MS trust have released another video around the condition, in a bid to help raise awareness about the disease. Over 70% of those living with MS experience symptoms before the … Continue reading

  

Advice for young people living with MS

24Apr

MS Awareness Week

Every day this week, the MS trust will be releasing a new YouTube video starring a young person who has been affected by MS. This is all to help aid #MSAwarenessWeek and aims to highlight the condition to younger people. … Continue reading

  

Who gets MS and why?

23Apr

MS Awareness Week

It’s MS Awareness Week, and to help raise awareness of the condition the MS Trust have put together a range of videos to help demystify the condition. With over 70% of those with MS experiencing symptoms before the age of … Continue reading

  

This week in health – 20/04/2018

20Apr

Hello and welcome to this week’s round-up on the biggest news stories in the world of health. From medical breakthroughs to scorching weather conditions, this week’s round-up certainly has a wide breadth of topics to take on. So, without further … Continue reading

  

Have your say in the future of local NHS dermatology services

16Apr

Skin Care

The NHS Commissioning Alliance for Brighton and Hove, Crawley, East Surrey, High Weald Lewes Havens and Horsham and Mid Sussex are looking in to change how their local dermatology services operate, and they need your help. If you, a member … Continue reading

  

This Week in Health – 13/04/2018

13Apr

Cancer Research

Every week, talkhealth round up the top news stories on the world of health from across the web and condense them into one bitesize read. This week, we’re looking at some new advancements in the understanding of cancer, diet and … Continue reading

  

This week in health – 06/04/2018

6Apr

Sugar

Keep up to date on all the latest developments in the world of health with talkhealth’s weekly round-up! In this week’s round-up of the top news stories in the world of health, we’ll be discussing the newly introduced sugar taxes … Continue reading

  

The next fundraising challenge for SIX TIMES OPEN

5Apr

Three Peaks Challenge

SIX TIMES OPEN, a fundraising campaign led by fraternal twins, Jonathan and David Stretton-Downes, have been working hard to reach their goal of raising £100,000 in one year for the British Heart Foundation’s research into heart disease. They have taken … Continue reading

  

This week in health – 23/03/2018

23Mar

This Week in Health

In this week’s health round-up, we’ve got a range of news stories to cover, including the likes of diet, depression, care homes and back pain. This week also saw #WorldDownSyndromeDay, which came with a very heart-warming video, which you can … Continue reading

  

This week in health – 16/03/2018

16Mar

This week in health

It’s been a varied week in health. There’s been some shocking and saddening news stories, including a report about the links between depression and cancer and the passing of Stephen Hawking. However, there’s also been a great deal of awareness … Continue reading

  

This week in health – 09/03/2018

9Mar

This week in health

Bringing together some of the biggest news stories in the world of health, this week’s talkhealth news roundup will focus on some wide-ranging topics. Obesity has been one of the biggest health topics of the week, with many papers and … Continue reading

  

Inspirational women in health

8Mar

Women in health

It’s international women’s day, and to celebrate we’ve put together a list of some of the most influential women in medicine. Ranging from the 19th century right up to the modern day, we’ve included just some of the woman who … Continue reading

  

This week in health – 02/03/2018

2Mar

This week in health

It should come as no surprise, but the topic on everyone’s lips this week has been the sub-zero temperatures that have hit the UK. With snowfall across much of the country, the attention to health conditions during these treacherous times … Continue reading

  

Tinnitus Awareness Week 2018

6Feb

Tinnitus Awareness Week is running from 5-11 February this year. The aim of the week is to raise awareness of the condition, which affects approximately 1 in 10 of the population. A recent British Tinnitus Association survey found that just under … Continue reading

  

PHE launches Change4Life campaign around children’s snacking

2Jan

Public Health England (PHE) has launched the first Change4Life campaign specifically promoting healthier snacks in order to help parents take better control of their children’s snacks. Shockingly, half of children’s sugar intake, currently around 7 sugar cubes a day, comes … Continue reading

  

3 before GP

2Jan

Patients are being urged to adopt a new three-step approach in order to help relieve pressures on GP services over the winter. The Royal College of GPs (RCGP) have launched a campaign called ‘3 before GP’ which refers to three questions patients … Continue reading

  

Is porridge better for health than statins?

23Nov

A study conducted by Chris Seal, Professor of Food and Human Nutrition at Newcastle University, has stated that the incredible health benefits of porridge outweigh those gained by taking daily cholesterol-lowering medication. “Porridge is known to have many health benefits; … Continue reading

  

World Diabetes Day

14Nov

There are two main types of diabetes with type 2 being the most common. In the last decade the number of obese people developing Type 2 diabetes has increased, despite the condition being preventable with a healthy diet and regular … Continue reading

  

talkhealth Allergy and Eczema research published in Mail On Sunday

3Nov

In September we ran a survey to see if patients suffering with eczema are more likely to also have allergies or sensitivity to foods such as eggs, nuts, diary and wheat. The aim of the research was to find out … Continue reading

  

Vitamin B3 found in Marmite linked with preventing miscarriages

1Nov

You may remember a few months ago the much hyped headline which stated that Marmite may be the key to preventing miscarriages and birth defects. Newspapers around the country jumped on the story branding it the new miracle cure. Results … Continue reading

  

#TalkSchizophrenia Tweet Chat

27Oct

On 10th October 2017, talkhealth and Janssen collaborated to run a tweet chat for World Mental Health Day focusing on Schizophrenia. Using the hashtag, #TalkSchizophrenia and #WMHD17.  Talkhealth, Janssen, members of the talkhealth community and other interested parties including MIND … Continue reading

  

Type 2 diabetes costing NHS £8.8bn each year

20Oct

It is estimated that 600,000 people in the UK have Type 2 diabetes but have yet to be diagnosed. Including the undiagnosed, that’s around 4 million people in the UK alone. And since 1996, the number of people with diabetes … Continue reading

  

Global Handwashing Day – A Guide to washing your hands

15Oct

To mark Global Handwashing Day here is our guide for washing your hands the right way. Handwashing is the easiest way to prevent the spread of germs and infections, such as the common cold, meningitis, diarrhoea and hepatitis A. It … Continue reading

  

Stoptober – Are you ready for the challenge?

11Oct

Stop smoking

This month thousands of people are taking on the Stoptober challenge, Stoptober is a 28 day non-smoking awareness campaign run throughout October. It has been said that you are five times more likely to quit smoking after 28 days! Smoking … Continue reading

  

Breaking the stigma: talkschizophrenia tweetchat

2Oct

To mark World Mental Health Day (#WMHD17), we have collaborated with Janssen to host an hour long tweetchat on 10th October focusing on schizophrenia. If you have been affected by or are interested in this condition, we welcome you to … Continue reading

  

Fun Runs for the British Heart Foundation

28Sep

You may remember in late last year us talking about the very inspiring twin brothers, Jonathan and David Stretton-Downes, that have partnered with the British Heart Foundation to raise £100,000 in the space of a year. The campaign, titled SIX … Continue reading

  

Do you need private medical insurance?

27Sep

With hundreds of health insurance plans to choose from it is never easy to find the right one that suits you best. Many people’s thoughts on private medical insurance are….”not for me too expensive”, “I have a condition already so I … Continue reading

  

Unwanted scarring on your face or body – What can you do?

25Sep

Unwanted scarring on your face or body – What can you do? Most people have at least one scar somewhere on their body (i) so you are not alone. Scars can be caused by a number of factors including surgery, … Continue reading

  

Why you might wee when you are running or exercising?

30Aug

Most women, at some point in their lives have experienced urine leakage while running, but never talk about it and more often than not, this is due to weaker bladder muscles. Exercising should be enjoyable and not uncomfortable and there … Continue reading

  

Next stage of world-leading childhood obesity plan announced

29Aug

Publich Health England (PHE) are now considering the evidence on children’s calorie consumption and are setting the ambition for the calorie reduction programme to remove excess calories from the foods children consume the most. These foods include pizzas, burgers, ready … Continue reading

  

Psoriasis Treatment – Approval from the MHRA of Dovonex

25Aug

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)  have just announced the approval of Dovonex Psoriasis Ointment to be made available through pharmacies without a prescription. At talkhealth we would like to thank everyone that responded to our request to … Continue reading

  

Medical devices regulator issues warning on unreliable HIV home-testing kit

23Aug

  The Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is warning people not to purchase or use Hightop HIV/AIDS home test kit as they may be unreliable and produce inaccurate results.  If you or someone you know has used a Hightop … Continue reading

  

The NHS – The Beginning

5Jul

The NHS was born was 5 July 1948. Aneurin Bevan, a Welsh Labour Party politician who was the Minister for Health following the Second World War, launched the NHS in the Park hospital in Manchester, otherwise known today as Trafford … Continue reading

  

UK expats could cost NHS £500million report says

31May

A report, published today, by the Nuffield Trust, suggests that when reciprocal health arrangements within Europe end, post Brexit, the cost to the NHS could be as much as an extra £500m each year as expats return to the UK for … Continue reading

  

talkhealth: Winners of BHBIA BOBI Award 2017!

25May

Last week talkhealth had the honour of winning one of the BHBIA’s (British Healthcare Business Intelligence Association) 2017 BOBI awards. The BOBI Awards (Best of Business Intelligence) are the first and only healthcare-specific business intelligence awards scheme in the UK, … Continue reading

  

Ear Nose and Throat – See talkhealth in The Guardian

25May

talkhealth recently partnered with Mediaplanet UK on the 2017 Ears, Nose & Throat Campaign in The Guardian newspaper and online. Our article, titled 5 Remedies for blocked Ears, covered a number of remedies and manoeuvres to alleviate blocked ears such … Continue reading

  

Manage your health with Patient support Programmes

16May

For those living with chronic health conditions, self-management is crucial for managing and controlling symptoms day to day. Protecting your own health is a responsibility that can require some help and guidance to ensure you pursue the right treatment for … Continue reading

  

GLUTEN FREE PRESCRIPTIONS – Action Against Allergy

5Apr

AAA support for coeliacs Action Against Allergy is giving its support to the campaign being co-ordinated by Coeliac UK to persuade the NHS to seek an alternative to their proposed withdrawal of prescriptions for the gluten free foods needed by … Continue reading

  

Anaphylaxis Campaign – Orange Wig Day Friday 19 May 2017

30Mar

Living with severe allergies and being at risk of anaphylaxis (a severe and potentially fatal allergic reaction) seriously affects the lives of those at risk. There is currently no cure or treatment to prevent anaphylaxis – instead people must learn … Continue reading

  

WellChild Awards 2017:  Nominations open for inspirational children, young people and carers

29Mar

More than 100,000 children and young people are living with serious illness or exceptional health needs across the UK. Many spend months, even years in hospital simply because there is no support enabling them to leave. Do you know a … Continue reading

  

Paraffin in skin creams linked to fire deaths

21Mar

You may have read in the news this week (19 March 2017) about the link between people using paraffin based skin creams and dozens of fire deaths across England. People living with conditions such as eczema and psoriasis who use paraffin based … Continue reading

  

Quit smoking while pregnancy – No Smoking Day 8 March 2017

6Mar

March 8th 2017 is national no smoking day and for the estimated 15.8 % of the UK population who regularly light up this is the day you are encouraged to kick the habit. Parents to be are one particular group who … Continue reading

  

Health news round up

3Mar

There’s been quite a bit of interesting health news this week; from footballers and dementia, to artificial embryos and  ovarian cancer. Blood tests and ovarian cancer – doctors have revealed that a blood test every 4 months could help women that … Continue reading

  

Should you take Vitamin D to combat colds and flu?

17Feb

Yesterday (16 February 2017) it was widely reported on TV, in newspapers and across the Internet that taking Vitamin D could significantly reduce the incidence of colds and flu amongst the general population. In fact, some newsrooms went as far … Continue reading

  

Introducing Action Against Allergy – our latest charity forum partnership

14Feb

talkhealth are excited to announce that we are now hosting the forums for the charity ‘Action Against Allergy’. Log on to the AAA forums to join the general discussion, view charity news and individual to talkhealth we are especially delighted to announce a forum … Continue reading

  

Meal delivery services – is this the new way to lose weight and eat healthily?

6Feb

In theory, losing weight should be easy – eat fewer calories than you burn. But in practice most of us know that it’s really difficult to lose weight and requires a combination of the right food and portion size, with lots … Continue reading

  

World Cancer Day – Saturday 4th February – We can, I can.

4Feb

Currently 8.2 million people die a year from cancer with lung cancer being the most diagnosed globally. In the UK 2.5 million people are living with cancer and this number is expected to rise to 4 million by 2030. Living … Continue reading

  

Even celebrities get rosacea

2Feb

It is estimated that around 6 million people in the UK are currently living with Rosacea. It is a common but poorly understood condition and can often be mistaken for acne. Symptoms of rosacea include permanent flushing and redness of … Continue reading

  

Can a robot really help the elderly?

31Jan

You may have seen in the news that researchers from Middlesex University and the University of Bedfordshire are using £2m of EU and Japanese funding to develop robots that will be culturally and socially aware, in order to help the … Continue reading

  

Ask the Expert: Children’s Skin Conditions

27Jan

Last week saw the launch of our latest venture – Ask the Expert. The one day clinic, which took place Wednesday 18th January, was the first in a series of Ask the Expert sessions which will run in partnership with … Continue reading

  

Go for gold

23Jan

According to the Food Standards Agency (FSA), you shouldn’t eat burnt toast as you may be increasing your exposure to acrylamide, a carcinogenic chemical formed via a reaction between amino acids and sugars when foods with a high starch content are … Continue reading

  

Jo’s trust #smearforsmear campaign

20Jan

Jo’s trust is the only UK charity which dedicates itself to women affected by cervical cancer and cervical abnormalities. Every year, Jo’s trust campaigns for women to be increasingly aware of the symptoms of cervical cancer and the need to … Continue reading

  

Should GPs run a 7 day service?

16Jan

The government are keen for GP surgeries to open from 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week. Doctors are being told that if they fail to meet their commitments to keep surgeries open for longer, they may lose extra funding. … Continue reading

  

Tickly coughs and dribbly noses

11Jan

coughs_colds

It’s that time of year, and if you’re working in an office you’re probably surrounded by coughs and colds. A nasty cold bug started doing the rounds in the talkhealth office just before Christmas with about half of the team … Continue reading

  

Dentists urge us to cut the cake culture in the office

4Jan

Yesterday, (3 January 2017), the Royal College of Surgeons, Faculty of Dental Surgery (FDS) issued a press release urging workers to cut the cake culture that seems to have become established in many offices up and down the country. The FDS … Continue reading

  

New Year Resolutions

3Jan

Weight Loss

  We hope you’ve all had a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! In the talkhealth office today, we’ve been talking about our various New Year resolutions. It’s safe to say we’ve all over-indulged this Christmas and several … Continue reading

  

talkhealth backs the new sepsis awareness campaign

15Dec

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Today (15th December 2016) a new campaign has been launched by Public Health England (PHE) to help raise awareness of Sepsis – a condition which has been blamed for approximately 37,000 deaths a year and arises as a complication of … Continue reading

  

talkhealth went to Parliament

8Dec

parliament

On December 7th, talkhealth was kindly invited to attend an event organised by the Chronic Pain Policy Coalition (CPPC) in the Houses of Parliament. The event, which was titled ‘Living better with Chronic Pain: The Vital Role of Primary Care’, … Continue reading

  

Winter warmers: top tips to get through winter

8Dec

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Winter is indeed here. With more long dark and cold days ahead, it is important to know what you can do to stay warm, happy and healthy over the coming months. talkhealth want to give you a few of our … Continue reading

  

Exciting new campaign SIX TIMES OPEN in association with the British Heart Foundation

7Dec

Jonathan and David - SIX TIMES OPEN

Twins, Jonathan and David Stretton-Downes, have partnered with the British Heart Foundation to launch an exciting campaign called SIX TIMES OPEN. The official launch happened in November and was attended by representatives from the BHF. The story behind the campaign – … Continue reading

  

This week in health news: prostate and testicular care

15Nov

online-clinic-on-prostate-and-testicular-health-sm-promo-v2

November is considered by many to be the month of men’s health awareness. Campaigns such as Movember have made waves in recent years, raising awareness and funds across the world for men’s health issues, in particular the issue of prostate … Continue reading

  

Alcohol awareness week

11Nov

alcohol-awareness-design

Did you know that next week (14-20 November) sees the start of alcohol awareness week? An initiative run by Alcohol Concern (you know them- the founders of Dry January!) which aims to raise awareness of the risks of alcohol to … Continue reading

  

MHRA – The Importance of Reporting

9Nov

pills-hand-small

This week, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is running a social media campaign to stress the importance of reporting suspected side effects. The campaign, which runs from 7 – 11 November, has been launched as part of … Continue reading

  

Early Osteoarthritis Diagnosis Blood Test

28Oct

blood test

Warwick University are engaged in research that could see a blood test developed that can provide an early diagnosis of osteoarthritis several years before the onset of physical and irreversible symptoms. The blood test will work by allowing the detection … Continue reading

  

Psoriasis Awareness Week 2016 – What Does Psoriasis Mean to You?

27Oct

PsoriasisIS Awareness Poster

Psoriasis Awareness Week runs annually and aims to inform and raise awareness of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. This year the awareness week is running from Saturday 29th October – Saturday 5th November and talkhealth are working to support Psoriasis Association with … Continue reading

  

This week in health news: DVLA mishaps lead to many being denied licences

20Oct

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This week, an investigation carried out by the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO) identified that many vulnerable people with medical conditions and disabilities are having their driving licences revoked unfairly due to the DVLA’s (Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency) … Continue reading

  

An interview with Dr Andrew Thompson: Support for dermatology patients

11Oct

Back in July, talkhealth published an article which highlighted the need for psychological support which dermatology patients are severely lacking. The article was inspired by the team of experts from the Severe Eczema and Psoriasis Team at St. John’s Institute … Continue reading

  

A spoonful, a spoon less

6Oct

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“Day in bed for me it seems…#spoonie.” You may have seen tweets or posts similar to this pop up on your social media news feed which include #spoonie. For many of you that do know what it means, it’s probable … Continue reading

  

This week in health news: The Pharmacy Show

5Oct

my-trusty-stand

Last week, talkhealth attended the annual Pharmacy Show conference. The event, which was held in the NEC in Birmingham, brought together some of the most prestigious pharmaceutical and healthcare companies in the world. Each company used their stall to feature … Continue reading

  

NEW HUB: talkscars has officially launched

23Sep

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At talkhealth, we are are very excited to announce that our newest hub is now officially live. talkscars (and wound care), our newest health hub, will bring together articles, blogs and news on the latest developments and research in the … Continue reading

  

Refusal to treat obese patients and smokers: should this plan be put on hold?

13Sep

Fat man holding a measurement tape against white background

In April of this year, the Vale of York clinical commissioning group (CCG) voiced their plans to make people wait for up to a year for treatment for non-life-threatening conditions such as hip and knee replacements if their body mass … Continue reading

  

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