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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.

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

  

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

  

How a skin condition like psoriasis can affect your child and what you can do to support them

20Mar

Living with a skin condition like psoriasis or eczema is hard. Around 60% of people with psoriasis suffer with depression and up to 48% report feeling anxious. While we know about the psychological impact of psoriasis on adults, less is … 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

  

What is ‘healthy’ when you’re chronically ill?

13Mar

It has been almost eight years since I first started feeling unwell. This was a something that niggled me at first but would go on to engulf my life at the ripe age of 22. I’ve written about my diagnosis … 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

  

Lemon – Low FODMAP

7Mar

http://www.compoundchem.com The words of the song the Lemon Tree, the words are undeniable “Lemon tree very pretty, and the lemon flower is sweet, but the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat.” Many people with gastro-oesophageal reflux (GORD) … 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

  

Can you exercise if you have osteoarthritis?

23Feb

an infographic showing the benefits of exercising with osteoarthritis

  Osteoarthritis can be seen as a reason to avoid exercise. However a great infographic from the Institute of Bone and Joint Research shows that even if walking and doing some exercise may hurt the answer is not to avoid … 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

  

Eczema- Medication update

21Feb

Hi All, I hope all is well and everyone is recovering from the busy festive fun. I would like to give a quick update on my medication which was prescribed by my dermatologist. Well, I really struggled with the steroids … Continue reading

  

An Introduction to The Drake Foundation

18Feb

  Talk Health Partnership An Introduction to The Drake Foundation Whilst rules are in place in sports to protect players from head injuries, collisions are inevitable in both content and non-contact sports, such as rugby and football. And it’s not … Continue reading

  

IBS Weight Gain and Bloating

15Feb

 I’m the girl on Instagram showing my ‘best life’. I like to show off my love for fashion and life in general through pictures! This is the superficial me, I portray on my socials. Every since having IBS (c), I … 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

  

“Be-friend your mind, be-friend your life: mindfulness and self-care”

13Feb

1 in 5 people in the developed world live with chronic pain. 1 in 3 live with a long-term health condition (LTC). 2 out of 3 adults will experience mental illness over their lifetime. Advances in acute medical care are … Continue reading

  

Narcissistic Personality Disorder

12Feb

Never Enough: The Narcissist’s Insatiable Curse If you have gotten to know a person with narcissism, you are bound to recall how you felt during and after your interactions with them. Not all narcissists are alike. But the term does … 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

  

Kidney Cancer: Is it easy to spot the symptoms?

7Feb

  Every year, nearly 8,500 people are diagnosed with kidney cancer and more than 3,500 people die from the disease. It is one of the most common types of cancer in the country but how easy is it to spot … Continue reading

  

Habit reversal for atopic eczema

4Feb

Habit reversal

              Our 12 year old patient was delighted when her previously troublesome chronic atopic eczema quickly cleared using habit reversal for habitual scratching using The Combined Approach. We asked her what part of the treatment … 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

  

Slimming Down: How to Lose Weight without Working Out

31Jan

When it boils down to it, losing weight is about losing calories. It is a simple idea, but it is not something that most people can achieve quickly. It might surprise you, but more often than not it is the … Continue reading

  

Five ways to boost your Qi or body energy

30Jan

The concept of Qi – body energy that is stored in the blood – is a fundamental aspect of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Massaging your meridians – the paths through which Qi flows – to improve their fluidity will boost … Continue reading

  

Spinach, a superfood – fable, fact or just wartime propaganda?

29Jan

If I had a pound every time a patient says spinach is high in iron in the clinic, I reckon I would be relatively wealthy. Also, if I knew what I was about to find out about this story whilst … Continue reading

  

What to Expect: Endoscopy

28Jan

Welcome back my most exquisite readers. I am starting a new series called “What to Expect.” It will touch base on such topics as doctors, hospitals, treatments, so on and so forth. Note that I am speaking from my personal … Continue reading

  

What Every Woman Should Know About the Menopause

24Jan

Menopause is still a taboo subject, leaving women feeling ill-informed and unsupported. I have worked in Women’s Health for several years and yet 3 years ago as I started experiencing my first symptoms, I realised I knew very little about … Continue reading

  

Low Fodmap Diet is Not for Everyone

22Jan

Greetings! It is the IBS savvy teen, Laura. Being in the IBS community for quite some time, I thought I should share my experience with the lowfod map diet. If you do not know what that is, it is an … Continue reading

  

When is a headache something more serious?

19Jan

Headaches are a symptom of pain that occurs anywhere in the region of the head or neck. Most of the time, headaches are not anything to worry about and will simply go away on their own. You can usually help … 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

  

How to have a healthier commute

17Jan

A daily commute can sometimes take a toll on your physical and mental health. In this post for talkhealth, I will be sharing some helpful tips on how to have a healthier and happier commute. Be more active If your … Continue reading

  

Head lice: what you need to know

17Jan

Head lice made headlines after Labour MP Emma Hardy suggested changes made to NHS guidelines “threatens an epidemic of head lice in our schools” in parliamentary debate at the end of last year. The guidance published by NHS England in … Continue reading

  

How to Explain your IBS

17Jan

“Not one IBS case is alike…” I have heard that phrase from my doctors countless times. Professionals are not wrong when they say it though. Since becoming involved in the IBS community, I have not come across one person with … Continue reading

  

Chronic Pain and Mental Health

16Jan

When it comes to our physical health problems, it’s important that we also consider our mental wellbeing. As a psychotherapist with a background in Health Psychology, the link between our physical and mental health is always at the forefront of … Continue reading

  

Broccoli

13Jan

Broccoli is a newer addition to the low fodmap family – although particular attention needs to be made concerning which parts are low fodmap. Growing conditions and plant storage of FODMAPs affects the fodmap content of foods. A good example … 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

  

Post Holiday Blues

11Jan

Dealing With Post-Holiday Blues JANUARY 7, 2019 It was the most wonderful time of the year. Everyone decked the halls and rocked around the Christmas tree. The New Year has been rung in. The ball has dropped. The resolutions, set. … 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

  

Your Guide to Male Infertility

10Jan

According to the NHS, around 1 in 7 couples may have difficulty conceiving but “84% of couples will conceive naturally within a year if they have regular unprotected sex (every two to three days).” What is male infertility? Male infertility … 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

  

Running Machine: Why are regular runners leaning towards treadmills for training?

4Jan

Treadmills take out the factor of weather and its unpredictability out of one’s fitness routine completely. These are convenient running machines that have found their way into every celebrity’s fitness routine, athlete’s regular workout and beginner’s fancy. Every gym is … Continue reading

  

The Aubergine

1Jan

Aubergines have to be my favourite vegetable. I love that they marry well with other vegetables such as tomato and potato. They have a velvety texture and a creamy taste and more than earn their title as the vegetarian steak. … 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

  

An alternative low fodmap Christmas cake

20Dec

If you have fructose malabsorption and/or fructans malabsorption and you are really missing a Christmas celebration cake – look no further. Christmas cake is exceptional – like the Wedding cake, but in recent years the heavy fruit cake has gone … 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

  

Ménière’s: What I’ve learnt …

12Dec

Ménière’s has been like a rollercoaster ride that has scooped me up and flung me about and turned me upside down. I’m currently in the middle of a relapse and I can’t work, but I wanted to write a positive … 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

  

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

  

Girl with a story about her nine-year struggle with anorexia on Kickstarter

4Dec

špela kranjec book author

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

  

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

  

Meat free Sausages – Low fodmap

2Dec

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

  

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

  

A guide to foreskin problems

29Nov

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

  

My first dermatology appointment

28Nov

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

Improve your quality of life

28Nov

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

  

Should we be eating less fat?

28Nov

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

  

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

  

5 lessons I have learnt from becoming a ‘hypothyroid mum’

21Nov

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

  

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

  

Improving Self Esteem

19Nov

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

  

Chocolate & IBS – what’s the deal?

19Nov

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

  

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 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

  

Managing eczema while looking after children

7Nov

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

  

Living while starving, but you’re not even aware of it

5Nov

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

  

🎆Bonfire bangers and mash low fodmap

3Nov

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

  

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

  

🎃Maple + ginger Halloween cupcakes 👻

31Oct

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

  

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

  

New infographic reveals the true cost of healthcare in the UK

18Oct

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

  

A Natural Approach to Menopause

18Oct

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

  

Woman of the Year award for our blogger Trishna Bharadia

16Oct

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

  

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

  

7 in 10 people with liver disease in the UK don’t even know they have it

10Oct

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

  

Treatments for Osteoarthritis

9Oct

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

  

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

  

Managing Stress

2Oct

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

  

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

  

Saving Starfish

26Sep

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

  

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

  

The Balancing Act: Finding the Sweet Spot Between Work and Life

10Sep

Work-life-balance Teyhou Smyth

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

  

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

  

Here’s what could be causing erectile dysfunction

28Aug

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

  

Letting it go.

24Aug

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

  

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

  

The hidden cost of caring

22Aug

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

  

Anxiety and itching

17Aug

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

  

Talking through your doctor-patient relationship

15Aug

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

  

The Gift of Anxiety

13Aug

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

  

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

  

Fibromyalgia – “Just Because We Don’t Complain, Doesn’t Mean We Aren’t in Pain”

3Aug

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

  

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

  

The lowdown on sleep apnea

25Jul

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

  

Do you have a problem with lactose?

22Jul

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

  

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

  

Tips For A Successful Pre-Op

20Jul

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

  

Your Treatment Plan: What You Need to Know

20Jul

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

  

No News Isn’t Always Good News

20Jul

question mark inside a speech bubble expressing bad communication between doctor and patient when searching for a diagnosis © livingpositivelywithdisability.com

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

  

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

  

Professional tips that will save your face from acne

2Jul

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

  

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

  

What Effect Would A Wet Wipes Ban Have On Ostomates?

18Jun

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

  

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

  

What a Good Relationship With Your Doctor Looks Like

14Jun

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

  

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the sports hall (GCSEs are here again, along with depression, stress and anxiety).

13Jun

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

  

Rosacea and its impact on emotional health

12Jun

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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

  

1 in 8 people will have type 2 diabetes by 2045

5Jun

An image of the BMI calculator which you can click on to take you to an external link for type 2 diabetes by 2045

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

  

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

  

Why You Might Need Hip Surgery

23May

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

  

What is the pancreas?

16May

An icon to represent a conversation about where and what the pancreas is

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

  

A letter to the NHS… no more antihistamines?

13May

Why prescription prepayment certificates are a good idea

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

  

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

  

Living On Steroids

11May

If you follow the news you will have no doubt seen the recent pictures of the magician Dynamo.  He took to social media to show the effects that the steroids used to fight his Crohns Disease, were having on his … Continue reading

  

Asthma and the allergy link

11May

Recently I was invited to speak on BBC West Midlands radio about a recent report detailing the number of deaths caused by asthma in the UK. It makes for pretty shocking reading… UK asthma death rates among the worst in … 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

  

How to spot the signs of bladder cancer and what to do next

2May

Bladder Cancer

A little guide for you this Bladder Cancer Awareness Month, from The Urology Foundation. In the UK, there are over 10,000 new cases of bladder cancer diagnosed every year and nearly 5,000 people die from the disease each year. It … 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

  

10 more new tips to help you stop scratching eczema

1May

Pure Potions skin salvation

I’ve talked about this in a previous blog post, 30 tips to help you stop scratching but there is one really important factor in all this and that’s you. If you have things in your life that are stressing you, … Continue reading

  

Denialism on veganism: a systemic blind spot among doctors regarding the health benefits of plant-based diets

30Apr

“So, where do you get your protein?” A fellow doctor asked this question after finding out I became a vegan. Imagine my surprise, considering that doctors should know that a person’s daily protein requirement was less than one gram per … 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

  

SilDerm – Scar Share

26Apr

Almost everyone will be affected by scarring at some point in their life. They can have a lasting psychological impact on top of the obvious physical effect. However, SilDerm don’t want people to be embarrassed of their scars. Which is … 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

  

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