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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

  

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

  

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

  

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

  

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

  

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

  

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

  

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

  

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

  

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

  

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 – 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

  

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

  

“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

  

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

  

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

  

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

  

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

  

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

  

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

  

Why we can’t define human gender at birth

15Dec

As a surgeon who’s treated many patients transitioning from one gender to another, I know there are myriad complex reasons behind that decision, reasons which are not yet fully understood by science. But what we do know is that those in the trans community often suffer greatly just to get to … 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

  

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

4Dec

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

  

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

  

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

15Oct

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

  

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