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Our talkhealth conditions blogs cover a wide range of general health topics including eczema, allergies, asthma, acne, psoriasis, menopause, diabetes, weight, fitness & exercise and much more.

Three Superfoods You’ll Be Seeing in 2020

6Apr

“Superfood” is a term that is thrown around very liberally these days, and whether you believe the fad or not, there is no doubt that a healthy and balanced diet is beneficial to everybody. These “superfoods” are extremely nutrient-rich and … Continue reading

  

talkhealth community’s recommendations for self-isolating week one: food

3Apr

Every week, we’re sharing your recommendations for how best to pass the time during this period of social distancing. Many thanks to everyone who has filled in our survey already; if you haven’t had a chance yet, please do take … Continue reading

  

The best defence against covid-19 💥 💪🏻

3Apr

🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿Is to heal and strengthen your immune system. 🌺Whether that looks like reversing symptoms of an illness, or beginning to reverse a disease, the immune system is where to start.🌿There are some simple tips out there to start strengthening your … Continue reading

  

The kitchen heroes to stock up on right now

2Apr

Tinned foods

We’ve all seen images of idiotic shoppers stockpiling toilet roll and pasta like they’re preparing for an almighty attack of diarrhea. While buying more than we need is nothing short of selfish, it is a good idea to think about … Continue reading

  

talkhealth meets…Sahara Fleetwood-Beresford, inflammatory bowel disease blogger and founder of #IBDSuperHeroes

26Mar

What symptoms prompted you to seek help initially? When I was 19, I started suffering from diarrhoea and abdominal cramps that got worse over a period of two weeks. I had visited a GP who had diagnosed me with IBS … Continue reading

  

Alternative ways to stay fit when you can’t leave your house

25Mar

If you can, get walking It’s all very well aiming for 10,000 steps a day when you can leave the house but if you’re house-bound, it’s a lot more tricky. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t try to walk … Continue reading

  

Best at-home gym apps / free living room workouts

25Mar

Beyond going for a walk, jog or cycle, you can’t exercise outside of your home anymore. For those of us who regularly use the gym, that ruling is going to have a big impact on the way we stay healthy … Continue reading

  

How to exercise when your kids are at home all day

24Mar

Finding time for yourself is always a big ask when you’re a parent. Add on the fact that you now have your children at home with you all day, every day for the foreseeable future and small acts of self-care … Continue reading

  

Aluminium and fluoride in tap water raises risk of dementia – scientific research from Scotland

10Mar

New scientific research has revealed a greater risk of dementia in people drinking tap water in Scotland loaded with aluminium and fluoride.   The research concluded that higher levels of aluminium and fluoride were related to dementia risk in a … Continue reading

  

talkhealth meets…Tracie Miles, information nurse specialist at the Eve Appeal

4Mar

What’s your role at the Eve Appeal and what made you decide to work there? I run Ask Eve – a free, confidential service where women can call or email in with any question they have on gynaecology. It’s a … Continue reading

  

When You Gotta Go, You Gotta Go : Invisible Illness & Public Toilet Troubles

3Mar

‘When you gotta go, you gotta go’. Everyone goes, everyone uses a toilet and some of us just happen to go in bags. So what? Why is it still so embarrassing to talk about it? I’ll admit I’m embarrassed just … Continue reading

  

Having trouble getting all your MICRO and MACRO NUTRIENTS cleanly?

27Feb

🌿Have you tried MICRO ALGAE?🌺As well as containing Proteins, Lipids, and Carbohydrates, it’s also a powerhouse of Vitamins A C & E, various B Vitamins, and minerals Magnesium, Calcium, Potassium, Iron, and Iodine.🌿THE BENEFITS✔️I use Micro Algae in place of … Continue reading

  

Daily dairy milk consumption linked to increased risk of breast cancer: how to check yourself

27Feb

Drinking dairy milk has been linked to an increased risk of breast cancer in women, a new study has concluded. Scientists from Loma Linda University Health in California claim that daily dairy can increase the risk by up to a … Continue reading

  

The importance of hydration

26Feb

Now that exercising has become a social status symbol and there are so many people training for the very first time in their lives just to look good and compete with the “Joneses”, it is interesting to realise how the … Continue reading

  

An apple a day may keep the hot flushes at bay

20Feb

We all know that we should be eating a diet rich in fruit and veg, but did you know that filling up on plants can actually help keep menopausal symptoms under control? A new study published by The North American … Continue reading

  

Stop what you’re doing and get up for a stretch – you may live longer

19Feb

Woman standing behind desk at work

Many of us office workers turn up to work, make a cuppa, settle down to our computers and three hours later, realise that we’ve not moved an inch.  ‘It’s because I’m being productive,’ you tell yourself, ‘I don’t have time … Continue reading

  

5 Tips for Dealing with Aches & Pains from Working Out

12Feb

No pain, no gain. Right? Well, not exactly. As most health-conscious individuals can attest, a vigorous workout is likely to leave you tired and a little sore after you complete it. And it’s normal to “feel the burn” during a … Continue reading

  

Time to diet!

29Jan

Now that the excessive party season is over, people are focused on re-boosting themselves to face the rest of the year ahead and get their weight back on track. Some individuals are desperate to get rid of the extra weight, … Continue reading

  

Aspergillosis – a hidden threat

28Jan

Understanding Aspergillosis. What is Aspergillosis and how is it caused? Aspergillosis is a disease caused by Aspergillus, which is a variety of mould found in the air, soil, rotting plants, leaves and compost. We all breathe in Aspergillus fungal spores … Continue reading

  

talkhealth meets… Stephanie Millward, MBE & Paralympian

28Jan

Hi Stephanie, to start, can you tell us a bit about yourself Aged 16, I was the British 100m Backstroke swimming champion and within months of being selected for Team GB to compete at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games when, … Continue reading

  

Staffordshire Oatcakes with a vegan filling

26Jan

So, for those people following the low FODMAP UK method kidney beans are now allowed and I would advise you to use tinned and rinse them well prior to using them. Beans are an excellent source of iron and fibre … Continue reading

  

How to reach your health goals this year

5Jan

achieve health goals

Whether you’re looking to lose weight, give up smoking, or just try something new, New Year’s Resolutions are tough! According to statistics, most people who set resolutions were likely to give up by 12th January.  Here are some tips to … Continue reading

  

Top tips for beating the January blues

2Jan

overcome january blues

January can be a difficult time. Once the festive season is over, there are still two solid months left of dark, cold days to endure. For many of us, January is also a time where we feel our worst, and … Continue reading

  

Vegan nut roast Low FODMAP

26Dec

We are nearly in Veganuary and what could me more perfect than a vegan nut roast? Some people miss meaty flavours when they venture into meat free eating and this roast is stuffed full of umami flavours meaning you won’t … Continue reading

  

Pigging out for Christmas

19Dec

This is everybody’s favourite time of the year when people are merry, bright and over indulge themselves with loads of office, family, friends and street parties going on every single week. It is equally the time for indulgence and over … Continue reading

  

Pecan and maple syrup marzipan – low fodmap

9Dec

Ok, so why do we need a marzipan based on pecans? Well, marzipan is based on almonds and these are limited on the low fodmap diet, it also contains honey – it would be very difficult to know how much … Continue reading

  

How to detect early signs of mouth cancer

9Dec

mouth cancer

Mouth Cancer is on the increase. Unlike lung cancer or breast cancer, it’s the only major form of the disease that increases in incidence year on year, now accounting for more deaths in the UK than road traffic accidents or … Continue reading

  

Christmas Eve tear and share Low FODMAP

3Dec

Christmas eve is a time to start the celebrations but it is often very busy wrapping presents, last minute gift purchasing and perishable food shopping. I would usually do my food shopping perhaps a day before Christmas Eve as the … Continue reading

  

Why is sleep so important for health and wellbeing? 💤😴

2Dec

When the body sleeps, it goes into a deep healing state, helping to repair and recover the body from stress and damage. Not getting enough sleep – over a long period of time – inevitably prevents the body from being … Continue reading

  

Low FODMAP sausage rolls

2Dec

Christmas party food is important for people who need to follow a free from diet. Here is a popular choice for most parties and the pastry worked out really well and was fairly easy to make. Ingredients 200g Plain flour … Continue reading

  

How to better look after your health this Christmas

29Nov

It’s the most wonderful time of year but Christmas can be difficult for those of us with mental and physical health issues. Here are some of our top tips for looking after yourself and making sure you have a merry … Continue reading

  

MHRA seeking views on accessing medicines for women

29Nov

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is looking to speak to women to discuss the reclassification of medicines used for hormone replacement and oral contraception from prescription-only to medicines that can instead be purchased under the supervision of … Continue reading

  

Healthcare Sector – Top 4 Tips to Succeed in the Industry

29Nov

These days, more and more eager entrepreneurs are starting a business within the healthcare sector. And for a good reason: the demand for both products and services in the system are always high, making it a highly lucrative industry of … Continue reading

  

Living with Essential Tremor: How to Minimise Symptoms

26Nov

Living with essential tremor is never easy. If you are looking for a way to minimise your symptoms, read this quick guide. A diagnosis of essential tremor can be life-changing. This neurological condition causes shaking in the hands, head, voice, … Continue reading

  

Self Care Twitter Chat Highlights

25Nov

To mark Self Care Week (18-24 November 2019) we hosted a live Self Care Twitter Chat, where individuals and organisations were invited to discuss self-care routines, mental health issues and more. We received a massive response, reaching over 119,817 views … Continue reading

  

MS Trust launches new campaign #FairMSCare to highlight the need for more MS specialist nurses

25Nov

MS Trust has launched a campaign called #FairMSCare, which is aimed at raising awareness of the urgent need for more multiple sclerosis (MS) specialist nurses across the country. Latest figures show us that there are now approximately 130,000 people in … Continue reading

  

Self-compassion and kindness

25Nov

A conversation I had with a recently arrived graduate in London inspired me to write this blog post. As it happens, this newbie reminded me of how, at some stage, it becomes so easy in London to lose track of … Continue reading

  

How To Reduce The Side Effects of Finasteride

18Nov

Finasteride is a drug taken to slow down or prevent hair loss. In some cases it has been known to promote hair regrowth, although this is not the ultimate aim for those taking this particular drug. It works by preventing … Continue reading

  

What Happens to Your Body After Quitting Drinking

15Nov

Regardless of the amount of alcohol you consume, your body will undergo many changes when you quit drinking. Alcohol plays a significant role in many cases of accidents, trauma injuries, and even deaths from homicides, drowning, and burns. Drinking is … Continue reading

  

Key findings of the Health Profile for England report

12Nov

The Health Profile for England report was published in September 2018 and is a comprehensive report covering life expectancy, major causes of death, mortality trends, child health, inequality in health, wider determinants of health and current health protection issues. The data and … Continue reading

  

Oyster mushroom soup low FODMAP

10Nov

Mushroom soup is really very tasty and oyster mushrooms are the only suitable mushrooms for the low FODMAP diet. I love mushrooms and I went on a foraging course to help identify them but I haven’t picked any as yet … Continue reading

  

Chestnut pies – an alternative to mince pies (low FODMAP)

9Nov

Mince pies are quintessentially Christmas. Normally mince pies have a large amount of dried fruit which can cause problems for people with fructose malabsorption if enough are eaten, plus they are made from pastry, a source of fructans. This is … Continue reading

  

Keeping your immune system strong

7Nov

The colder months have now arrived, and we’re experiencing more colds & flu virus’ 🦠 than ever. 🌿 Although scientists don’t yet understand why we are more susceptible to this in the winter months, we do know that the cold … Continue reading

  

Chestnut and herb stuffing

6Nov

Is it too soon to be thinking of Christmas? It’s hardly past Halloween and Bonfire night but if you are like me and make your food for Christmas then perhaps we do need to start. I love chestnuts, and they … Continue reading

  

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

  

4 Myths About Ear Infections You Need To Know

5Nov

What is an ear infection? An ear infection is an infection which can affect any part of the ear. The middle ear is located directly behind the eardrum and this sort of infection is usually caused by trapped bacteria and … Continue reading

  

Flu – the new vaccine that’s good news for older people

1Nov

Boots starts offering their vaccinations this week. This year there is an improved flu vaccine (which also boosts the immune system for older people) and this is the one we are being offered in the UK this coming winter. This … Continue reading

  

Heart Attacks Affect Women Too

1Nov

The British Heart Foundation are campaigning for more people to recognise the signs and symptoms of heart attacks in women. Many people have the misconception that heart attacks only happen to men and this has led to thousands of women … Continue reading

  

What does tinnitus sound like?

30Oct

Medicspot GP Tinnitus

Can you hear a whistling, buzzing, ringing or hissing in your ears? It could be tinnitus – a condition that affects as many as 30% of people at some point in their lives. Tinnitus is very common and people of … Continue reading

  

World Stroke Day

29Oct

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Today is World Stroke Day, strokes are the third most common cause of death and the commonest cause of disability in the UK but you can help prevent them. Strokes can happen to anyone but you have the power to … Continue reading

  

Cold and Flu Season Alert– wash your hands!

28Oct

Autumn has definitely arrived and it is rather beautiful to witness the spectacle of Mother Nature as tree leaves change tones and shades of colour in slow mutation. However, it also poses its own challenges…a lot of wet noses around … Continue reading

  

Ways to raise your Serotonin and feel good hormones for powerful healing and sustained happiness

28Oct

🌿 Raising and supporting our happiness is one of the most important parts of sustainable wellbeing. Feeling good enables us to break through poor learned habits more easily and to reach higher levels of healing that are sustainable beyond. 🌺 … 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

  

Healing yourself from a winter virus or flu 🤒 🦠⚠️

17Oct

🌿 Recently I came down with a dreaded gastrointestinal virus. I’m not one for contracting virus’ normally as I thought my immune health was strong. Turns out I was wrong. I know I haven’t been looking after my health as … Continue reading

  

How Anxiety Arrived With the Menopause

15Oct

Anxiety is one of the most common symptoms of the menopause, yet it’s not one that is immediately associated with this period of change during a woman’s midlife. When you think of the menopause, you probably think of hot flushes. … Continue reading

  

Pumpkin gnocchi and sage butter

13Oct

I have been thinking about Halloween recipes this weekend – this is likely to be the last one I post this year. I adore gnocchi but I do find it very filling. It is a dish for a day where … Continue reading

  

YOU ARE ENOUGH 💐

10Oct

🍃 Believe it!!! 🌺 I always used to hear that saying to yourself ‘you are complete’ is a way of helping you to accept yourself for who you are and what you have now. 🍃 We often fail to recognise … 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 manage stress when applying for medical interviews

8Oct

Applying for medical interviews is an incredibly stressful time for junior doctors. You have to find time to prepare for your interview whilst doing long on-call shifts and nights. Modern medical interviews have become viva exams where you can be … Continue reading

  

The Perfect Watercress Soup – low FODMAP

6Oct

Watercress soup is sublime and tradition in our household means that we have it as a starter every Christmas. I have considered the fact that we can’t use onion – the complete taste profile onion gives to the dish – … Continue reading

  

Why not replace a meal with a healthy homemade shake? 🥛

3Oct

🌿 This gives me the nutrients & fuel I need for a busy day, whilst safely reducing my calorie intake to lose a few pounds. – – And it tastes delicious 😋 – – 🌺 * 1 cup Nut milk … Continue reading

  

The season of sniffles – common causes of breathing difficulties in young children and how to help

2Oct

Autumn is the prime time for colds, coughs, sneezes and sniffles. As the weather steadily becomes colder and damper, existing breathing issues such as asthma can become unstable and need more careful management.    Added to which, infections and viruses such … Continue reading

  

Oral Health

30Sep

These days there is a lot of emphasis on wellbeing and balance since being healthy and fit have suddenly become a symbol of social status, however there is one area that is sure to be always dismissed – oral health. … Continue reading

  

Non-Dairy Ways to Get Calcium & Improve its Absorption

27Sep

🌸🥛🍃🌾🥜🏃🏻‍♀️🌸 🌿 FOODS HIGH IN CALCIUM: – Green Leafy vegetables such as Broccoli, Cabbage, Okra. – Soya Beans. – Tofu. – Nuts. – Fish (esp with small bones you can eat). 🌺 WAYS TO SUPPORT CALCIUM ABSORPTION: * Include these … 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

  

Buddy up – The key to a healthier you

23Sep

So, come on, how many times have you talked yourself out of going for a jog?  We hear it all the time; I am so unfit, It’s raining, it’s too hot, I haven’t got the right gear, I just don’t … 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

  

Advocacy at the doctors

17Sep

“Do something your future self will be thankful for,” -unknown   Imagine, two individuals, experiencing similar chronic health issues go to the doctor’s office. The first one roughly explains their symptoms, doesn’t feel prepared, is in a deep desire for relief, … Continue reading

  

Homemade Healthy Ginger Beer

16Sep

🌿🌺🍋🍠🍹🌻🌺🌿 To make your Ginger Beer: – 140g fresh ginger – 4 tablespoons Honey – 3 Lemons or Limes – 1 litre Soda Water – A few sprigs fresh Mint Thanks to @jamieoliver for the recipe, which I slightly tweaked … Continue reading

  

Summary – Physical Activity Guidelines 2019

15Sep

I hope you have found the last five blog posts informative. The infographic is a great way to get out a lot of information in an easily read format but sometimes it’s nice to have a little more detail, and … Continue reading

  

Summary – Physical Activity Guidelines 2019

15Sep

I hope you have found the last five blog posts informative. The infographic is a great way to get out a lot of information in an easily read format but sometimes it’s nice to have a little more detail, and … Continue reading

  

Vegan ‘chicken’ and pumpkin couscous – low fodmap

15Sep

An autumn favourite is pumpkin and numerous varieties can be found. When I was young pumpkin in the UK was unheard of – in fact we used to make Halloween lanterns with a swede! That certainly was a recipe for … Continue reading

  

Sit Less (Minimise Sedentary time) – Physical Activity Guidelines 2019

14Sep

Inforgraphic showing that you should sit less and minimise sedentary time.

“Older adults should break up prolonged periods of being sedentary with light activity when physically possible, or at least with standing ” The message is to sit less as prolonged sedentary behaviour is associated with many poor health and functional … Continue reading

  

Sit Less (Minimise Sedentary time) – Physical Activity Guidelines 2019

14Sep

Inforgraphic showing that you should sit less and minimise sedentary time.

“Older adults should break up prolonged periods of being sedentary with light activity when physically possible, or at least with standing ” The message is to sit less as prolonged sedentary behaviour is associated with many poor health and functional … Continue reading

  

Autumn jacket potatoes

12Sep

It’s Autumn, I love this time of year but as the dark nights role in thoughts of wholesome, warm filling meals arrive. What could be more sustaining than a jacket potato for people following the low fodmap diet? This is … Continue reading

  

Improve Balance – Physical Activity Guidelines 2019

12Sep

Improve Balance part of the Physical Activity Guidelines 2019

In Chichester feeling unsteady will ring true with many people with it’s uneven pavements. Unfortunately not a lot can be done about the pavements but we can improve our balance. Along with building our strength the Improve Balance section has … Continue reading

  

Improve Balance – Physical Activity Guidelines 2019

12Sep

Improve Balance part of the Physical Activity Guidelines 2019

In Chichester feeling unsteady will ring true with many people with it’s uneven pavements. Unfortunately not a lot can be done about the pavements but we can improve our balance. Along with building our strength the Improve Balance section has … Continue reading

  

Build Strength – Physical Activity Guidelines 2019

11Sep

Build Strength Chief Medical Officer Physical Activity Guidelines 2019

What is getting a lot of press at the moment is the Build Strength part of the guidelines. It’s always been there but it is now given greater emphasis as the evidence it helps maintain physical function, reduce the risk … Continue reading

  

Build Strength – Physical Activity Guidelines 2019

11Sep

Build Strength Chief Medical Officer Physical Activity Guidelines 2019

What is getting a lot of press at the moment is the Build Strength part of the guidelines. It’s always been there but it is now given greater emphasis as the evidence it helps maintain physical function, reduce the risk … Continue reading

  

Be Active – Physical activity Guidelines

10Sep

Be Active Physical Activity Guidelines Infographic 2019

Be Active – Guidance for the Physical activity Guidelines for Older Adults 2019 “Each week older adults should aim to accumulate at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic activity, building up gradually from current levels. Those who are already … Continue reading

  

Did you know Meditation supports your gut health and – as a result – your immune health 🤸🏻‍♂️

9Sep

—-🌸🌿🌞🧘🏻‍♀️🌞🌿🌸—- The gut and mind are connected via the Vegus Nerve, one of the largest nerves in the body. Treat your mind well, and your gut relationship will follow. Treat your gut well, and your mind relationship will follow too. … Continue reading

  

Physical Activity Guidelines – Part 1

8Sep

Describes the new physical activity guidelines for older adults

The new Physical Activity Guidelines were released yesterday and I thought I would take a short break from the falls prevention topic I was on to discuss them. Especially as I found out the other day my Mum doesn’t even … Continue reading

  

Oyster Mushrooms – A Umami Low Fodmap Option for IBS

8Sep

It is autumn and the evenings are becoming darker. It is the season for mushrooms and many people really miss mushrooms when following the low fodmap diet. But if you are following the Kings College Low FODMAP diet oyster mushrooms … 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

  

Falls prevention tips in the home

5Sep

balance exercise showing a man standing sideways with one foot in front of the other helps to improve balance. Falls Prevention in the home.

Whilst exercise is important to help improve your balance and strengthen your muscles here are some falls prevention tips in the home. Make sure that your lighting is good enough you can see. If you need to go to the … Continue reading

  

Anaphylaxis and adrenaline auto-injectors a comprehensive guide

4Sep

Anaphylaxis is an extremely severe allergic reaction. Reactions usually begin within minutes and progress rapidly, however, they can occur up to 2-3 hours after exposure and exercise can also initiate symptoms a while after exposure to an allergen. Common allergens … 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

  

Birthdaying With Chronic Illness / Pain

4Sep

Pass the party poppers because it’s time to talk birthdays. Although ageing is one thing we all have in common, birthdays are a different experience for everyone, from a time of celebration or another average day,  to a time of … 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

  

The Importance of Magnesium

30Aug

According to the Mental Health Foundation, these days more than 32% of people in the UK keep thinking about work all the time, ¼ actually places their own personal health at risk just to meet deadlines and 1/5 believes that … 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

  

Exercise and Falling

29Aug

Worried about exercise and falling? It is common for people to worry so much about falling that they restrict their movement, unfortunately this is a vicious circle as you are more likely to fall if you spend long periods of … Continue reading

  

Worried about exercising and falling?

29Aug

It is common for people to worry so much about falling that they restrict their movement, unfortunately this is a vicious circle as you are more likely to fall if you spend long periods of time seated and don’t do … 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

  

95% of the body’s detoxification enzymes are found in the Liver.

27Aug

🌿 To look after your Liver, start by reducing toxins like refined sugar, saturated fat, carbonated drinks, smoking, alcohol, pollution, cleaning products. 🌺 Try giving your body a rest from heavy meats and Monosaccharide carbs, by replacing a meal with … 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

  

Dealing with Stress – How to prevent anxiety from ruining important relationships

23Aug

Chronic stress is a bummer. It can have a devastating effect on the body. It can lead to low energy, loss of libido, stomach problems, headaches, insomnia and more. Not only will the body be an absolute wreck when experiencing … Continue reading

  

5 Reasons Why a Diet May Fail to Cause Weight Loss

22Aug

We live in a results-oriented world. Indeed, instant gratification is a part of the norm thanks to a myriad of tech innovations. However, some things still require lots of hard work and patience; weight loss is one of those things. … Continue reading

  

Recovery

21Aug

“Some days there won’t be a song in your heart, sing anyway.” – Emory Austin Recovery takes everything you don’t feel like you have. It takes the energy you scrape from the bottom of the barrel to someday feel normal … Continue reading

  

Daily wellbeing practice in setting boundaries for greater self compassion, respect, and happiness

19Aug

🌺🌿💜🤸🏻‍♂️😊🤸🏻‍♀️💜🌿🌺 “Daring to set boundaries is about the courage to love ourselves, even when we risk disappointing others.” – Brene Brown 🌿 I am learning to love and accept who I am right now. It is a practice I have been … 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

  

😳 Anxiety 😳

12Aug

🌺 As a sufferer of Anxiety my whole life, I have learned and practiced some affective strategies that have enabled me to overcome the fear-based personality that was once stopping me from living a happy and free life, and reaching … Continue reading

  

A nice cup of tea

11Aug

There is nothing more quintessentially English than a nice cup of tea. We debate the nuances of how to make it properly – milk before the tea or after, warm the pot before adding the hot water and tea or … 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

  

WHY WE NEED A FRESH PERSPECTIVE ON IVF STATS

9Aug

At the end of June, The European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) released new stats on the success rates for assisted reproduction across Europe.  And let’s just say they didn’t paint a flattering picture.  Media outlets commented on … Continue reading

  

Everything you need to know about cervical screening but were too embarrassed to ask

7Aug

Cervical Screening Awareness Week aims to highlight the importance of regular cervical screening for women’s health. It’s an annual event – which runs from 10th to 16th June 2019 this year  – and is organised by Jo’s Trust, a charity … Continue reading

  

Look After Your Mental Health With A Good Night’s Sleep

6Aug

There’s a close relationship between sleep and mental health. Lack of sleep can affect mental health but mental health problems can also affect how well you sleep – both the quantity and the quality of it – so it’s extremely … Continue reading

  

What does abundance mean to you? 🦋🌸💞✨💥💫

5Aug

To me it means knowing we are totally in control of our own health & happiness. 🌿 A mindset that always sees the best in every situation, whether it brings an abundance of joy or teaching us to grow through … 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

  

Vaccinations for travellers, a guide to keeping you well when travelling abroad

31Jul

Vaccinations are viewed as a necessity of childhood. However, there are many jabs to consider in order to keep us healthy as adults, especially when travelling. The vaccines you need when travelling depend on factors such as your age and … Continue reading

  

Simple steps for growing your daily wellbeing & long term happiness

30Jul

🌺 Know what your body needs to heal & meal prep in advance to make it easier for you to stay on track. 🌿 Drink plenty of water daily. Take a thermos with you so you can fill with hot … Continue reading

  

Going Vegan? 🌱

30Jul

You may already know of the many benefits of going Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescatarian, Flexitarian; 🌺 To name a few: * Better digestion * Improved metabolism * Improved energy levels * Improved circulation * Healthy weight loss * Improved detoxification ability … 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

  

Tips to begin reducing stress, anxiety, and pain, naturally

18Jul

Did you know? 🍃🌸🥬🍫🥜🥑🌸🍃 ———————————- Did you know Magnesium is one of the most important nutrients we require to function? . Magnesium is responsible for over 300 enzyme systems that regulate important biochemical reactions in the body. Its most important … Continue reading

  

Feeling run down? Tired all the time? Running on empty?

17Jul

a pair of feet sticking out of the end of a bed with white bed linen - tired all the time - life coaching for optimum wellbeing

Getting really good quality sleep can make an enormous difference to our health and wellbeing. Here are my top ten tips for getting a really good night’s sleep. Some may be surprising! Continue reading

  

SIBO Solutions

15Jul

Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth or SIBO, is a condition that can be minor or have debilitating symptoms. Most commonly, doctors will prescribe a type of antibiotic to eliminate overgrown bacteria. What happens when the patients SIBO arise again after a … Continue reading

  

13 ways to avoid being bitten by these 12 common and not so common culprits

12Jul

The warmer summer months sees a swell in the insect population of the UK – as we can discover to our cost. Bites and stings can be painful as well as cause a reaction. In some cases a severe one, … Continue reading

  

Cold Water Shock

12Jul

On a hot day, plunging into a cool pool or the sea may well be a very appealing prospect. However, every year people die from a physiological reaction known as cold water shock. The Royal National Lifeboat Institution campaigns to … 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

  

Staying safe around water this summer – a guide for children and their parents

11Jul

Having fun in the sun during the summer holidays often includes water, be it in a paddling pool, Lido, villa pool, lake, river or the sea. However, whilst it is refreshing to take a dip, staying safe is vital. Sadly, … Continue reading

  

How to Prepare for Festival Season

11Jul

Whichever festival you’re attending, whether music or literature focused, abroad or in the UK, day-long or spanning a week, the safety risks remain the same… Festivals are exhausting and the late nights, strange food and different living conditions can take … Continue reading

  

Looking After Your Liver

11Jul

95% of the body’s detoxification enzymes are found in the Liver. 🌿 To look after your Liver, start by reducing toxins like refined sugar, saturated fat, carbonated drinks, smoking, alcohol, pollution, cleaning products. 🌺 Try giving your body a rest … Continue reading

  

Why new ‘breakthrough’ in hair loss technology might not be such a crowning glory…

9Jul

If you’ve got an interest in hair restoration, or you’re worried about losing your own locks, chances are you saw the news last week announcing a ‘critical breakthrough’ in the fight against hair loss.  Newspapers and websites trumpeted a ‘cure … Continue reading

  

Androgenic alopecia: causes and treatment

8Jul

With 50% of the male population alleged to be affected by the condition to a certain degree, it’s difficult for the notorious pattern of hair loss to not have caught your attention. It’s so peculiar a fact for this condition … 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

  

Stop Getting Injured at the Gym! How to Prevent Common Workout Injuries

27Jun

Go to any gym this time of year and it’ll be packed full of people working hard to get that bikini body. Working out is excellent and should be incorporated into daily routine. It doesn’t just help us look good, … Continue reading

  

Ticks and the Danger of Lyme Disease for you and your dog

27Jun

All dog walkers should be aware of the dangers of a serious bacterial infection called Lyme disease, which is passed on by ticks to them and their dog. Dogs, cats and humans can all get Lyme disease. Although it’s uncommon … Continue reading

  

Can Alexa Save My Life?

27Jun

Scientists have recently discovered that Amazon Echo, Alexa and even smartphones could soon be used to identify cardiac arrests in its owners. How? An AI-powered tool which could be installed on smart phones and speakers could detect irregular gasps of … 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

  

Strokes can happen to anyone at any age, what causes them, how to spot them and what to do

19Jun

A stroke (or CVA Cerebral Vascular Accident) is a disturbance to the blood flow of the brain caused by a blockage or bleed in one of the blood vessels supplying the brain. Blockages to the brain are a lot more … Continue reading

  

Belittling psychiatric assessments are creating a storm of depression and suicide among trans patients

18Jun

By Christopher Inglefield, plastic surgeon and medical director at the London Transgender Clinic.  Around forty per cent of transgender people have attempted to take their own lives at some point in time.  That’s a shocking, harrowing statistic, supplied by the National … Continue reading

  

Why does Gastrointestinal Problems Affect Mostly Women

18Jun

Ask any woman if she has had chronic digestive problems in her life. The answers will most likely be positive rather than her male counterpart.  According to the International Gastrointestinal Disorders,” A significant proportion – 35% to 40% – of … 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

  

The Heart of the Matter – everything you need to know about heart health for British Heart Week 2019

14Jun

British Heart Week 2019 takes place from 7th to 15th June. To mark this event we offer a round up of all our heart health articles. From performing CPR to keeping your blood pressure in check, to dealing with a … Continue reading

  

Diabetes – signs and symptoms and how to help with a hypo

13Jun

The facts One in 15 people in the UK have diabetes. This includes one million people who have Type 2 but haven’t yet been diagnosed. In the UK, someone is diagnosed with diabetes every two minutes. Worldwide According to the … Continue reading

  

What’s causing your cough?

11Jun

Medicspot GP Dr Sufian Ali explain what's causing your cough?

Coughing is a natural reflux that helps keep your airways clear. In this post, we’ll be taking a look at some of the common causes of a lingering cough. While having a cough is quite normal and usually nothing to … 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

  

Trauma in childhood can affect your health

3Jun

In the mid 90s a team of researchers from a private healthcare company in America made a startling discovery.  They asked over 17,000 people about their experiences of abuse and trauma in childhood, and followed them over 15 years.  They … 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

  

Sepsis: Life-Threatening Yet Difficult to Spot

28May

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

  

Support for Carers

28May

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

  

Low-FODMAP

28May

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

  

Advice & guidance for living with Accidental Bowel Leakage

23May

Accidental bowel leakage

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

  

The long-term effects of concussion in sport

22May

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

  

The Financial Benefits of Quitting Smoking

22May

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

  

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

21May

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

  

Acne drug, mental health at work, dementia & more

17May

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

  

Healthy Fasting for Ramadan 2019

15May

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

  

Do I need my tonsils removed?

15May

Medicspot Dr Abby Hyams on tonsils

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

  

Why I Support the Government Stance on Textured Breast Implants

15May

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

  

Take part in our World IBD Day Twitter Chat!

15May

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

  

Iron Infusions

13May

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

  

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

10May

health news 6 May 2019

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

  

Living with arthritis: a guide from a 20-something

9May

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

  

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

8May

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

  

How to relieve sinus pain naturally

8May

Medicspot Drinking Water

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

  

Living with Depression

8May

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

  

Why Dog Owners Should Learn First Aid

7May

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

  

Teenagers and First Aid

7May

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

  

Orecchiette con Cima de rape – Low FODMAP

6May

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

  

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

3May

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

  

How I got my asthma diagnosis

1May

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

  

Chronic Illness and Eating Disorders

30Apr

Potential trigger(s): Please note I will be talking variables of eating disorders When eating disorders come to mind, for most, people think of the most common like anorexia and bulimia. Eating disorders like these, stem from a psychological disturbance. Whether … Continue reading

  

What’s The Difference Between A General Dentist And An Orthodontist?

29Apr

Before going any further, let’s get one thing straight: All orthodontists are, in fact, dentists – but not all dentists are actual orthodontists. You should be able to make informed decisions about dental treatment options, which is why it’s vital … 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

  

The Future of Concussion in Premier League Football

26Apr

The University of Birmingham and University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust have launched a new study, supported by the Premier League and funded by The Drake Foundation, to review and potentially enhance concussion diagnosis in football. This study is running … 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

  

Why We Dismiss ‘Breast Implant Illness’ At Our Peril

23Apr

Breast Implant Illness, or BII, is so far little known in the UK but has exploded in the US in recent months. Large numbers of women are becoming concerned that their breast implants are making them unwell.   And they’re … Continue reading

  

How Grapefruit Could Have A Disastrous Effect on Your Medication

18Apr

How Grapefruit Could Have a Disastrous Effect on Your Medication Have you ever seen the following contraindication on your medication – Do not take this medicine with fruit juice – and wondered why? This article helps explain why grapefruit and … Continue reading

  

Going On Holiday with ME / CFS and Fibromyalgia

16Apr

A woman in a straw hat reclines on a white sand beach in front of an azure ocean - going on holiday when you have ME, Chronic Fatigue or Fibromyalgia

I used to really look forward to my holidays, but when I became ill with ME, the thought of going away… honestly – it became a bit of an ordeal for me. This can happen when you are struggling with … Continue reading

  

Chronic Illness and Body Image

15Apr

Body image is a touchy subject. Your body and how you view it is personal. Speaking for a lot of the chronic illness community, we all do not have the best relationship with our bodies 24/7. They go through a … 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

  

Hospital Go Bags : Prepare For The Unexpected

12Apr

Have you ever had unexpected trips to the hospital emergency department before? Maybe you know all too well what it’s like to be caught off guard. Life gets thrown into disarray, best laid plans go out the window, and you’re … 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

  

Diet and Psoriasis: What Works?

8Apr

Diets were in the news again this week.  An article in The Lancet looked at diets in 195 countries across the world and confirmed that a poor diet of processed meat, sodium and sugary foods was the leading factor in … 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

  

Ways to Cope with the Struggles of Depression and Anxiety

5Apr

WAYS TO COPE WITH THE STRUGGLES OF DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY According to mental health specialists, depression and anxiety are two disorders that have become an increasing public health problem. In the last several years, numerous studies have concluded that more … Continue reading

  

5 Common STD Signs & Symptoms

5Apr

STDs hold the rare distinction of being both extremely common and deeply misunderstood. Indeed, while sexually transmitted infections occur frequently, many people don’t know the signs and symptoms associated with these conditions. The good news is, modern medicine has made … Continue reading

  

Here’s why you should always pee after sex

3Apr

What women suffering from recurring cystitis need to know It may not be top of your priority list when you’ve just had sex, but anyone who’s experienced recurrent cystitis will tell you that a quick trip to the toilet as … Continue reading

  

Small Steps To Sustainable Health

3Apr

Huffing and puffing up the hill, putting one foot in front of the other. I never thought that my return to running would feel so hard. But after gaining weight and becoming inactive I was a far cry from my … Continue reading

  

Sleep

2Apr

We spend a third of lives doing it. It’s vital to our health and wellbeing. And yet we don’t always pay enough attention to why we need it! The answer of course is sleep – something that every single one … Continue reading

  

Mental Health and IBS

1Apr

Hello again beautiful people, it has been some time since I have uploaded. My life has been busy with college classes, dance, and juggling my health. None the less, I appreciate being a blogger for talkhealth. I am grateful for … 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

  

Listen To Your Body – It Knows What It’s Talking About

26Mar

Many things contributed to my recovery from ME. Many, many things actually: Getting the nutrition and supplements right to support my body in starting to fire up the processes that it had forgotten how to do properly Protecting my weak … Continue reading

  

Concussion and Head Injuries in Football

22Mar

Concussion within professional English football and its long-term effects is something that’s been talked about by sporting bodies, players and spectators for years: however, it’s still happening all too much. No official statistics on concussion rates in football are released, … 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

  

How to know if your prostate is infected

21Mar

Prostates are usually talked about in relation to cancer, and whilst this is the most common cancer in men – affecting roughly 1 in 8 men – it is not the only medical problem that your prostate could face. Prostatitis … Continue reading

  

Adjusting To A Chronic Illness Diagnosis

21Mar

  Around 15 million people in the UK have a diagnosed chronic illness and recent research indicates that this number is only going to increase.  In the UK, the most common chronic illnesses are asthma, diabetes and coronary heart disease.  … Continue reading

  

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