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Mindfulness for psoriasis


The exciting news is that mindfulness can help if you have psoriasis. But what is it and how does it work? Mindfulness is a meditation technique where you focus your mind on the present moment and appreciate now rather than … Continue reading


Actions You Can Take to Keep Your Health-Related Resolutions


Every year it’s the same: “This year I’m going to work out every day!” “This year I’m going to only eat healthy food!” “This year I’m going to be healthier than I have ever been!” And on and on. We … Continue reading


Control Your High Blood Pressure


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          Every now and then, at least one person is declared a patient of hypertension or high blood pressure. Hypertension is a disease when the blood pressure of a person elevates as compared to average. All … Continue reading


The Health Benefits of Liquorice


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


How To Reduce Blood Pressure Naturally


An amazing number of us are now on hypertension medication, and once on it is difficult to get off without a very long discussion with your doctor. This is particularly true as we hit our 50’s and may show signs … Continue reading


Reduce Blood Pressure Using Self-Hypnosis


With the festive season being advertised already (!) I recall that last year I certainly ate too much. When speaking with a friend, he told me that they were not able to partake in so much chocolate related gluttony as … Continue reading


Pregnancy – Screening Tests: a quick guide



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


UK workers knock 4 years off lives due to poor lifestyle


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


NHS failings lead to deaths of 24,000 diabetics each year, says report


Last month it was reported in The Guardian that “Widespread failings in NHS care for the growing number of diabetics lead to 24,000 unnecessary deaths each year and many others suffering complications such as blindness and amputation, a damning report by … Continue reading


Huge regional variation in patients having diabetes care checks


Younger patients less likely to have all checks, new figures show Diabetes patients are up to four times more likely to have all their essential care checks depending on where they live in England and Wales, new figures reveal. Today’s … Continue reading


Online consultations with doctors for those with long term conditions


Ministers are planning on allowing patients with long term conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) to manage their illnesses at home via telehealth and telecare. Telehealth is a system which allows patients to submit … Continue reading


GPs To ‘Prescribe’ Apps For Patients


Best health apps and ideas to revolutionise NHS for patients People could soon be directed to free or cheap apps by their GPs to allow them to monitor and manage their health more effectively. The latest innovations in smartphone technology … Continue reading


Memory loss begins at 45


Researchers have found that memory loss, as well as other brain skills, begins to decline at 45 which is much earlier than previously thought. According to the researchers involved in this study diseases such as dementia are thought to take … Continue reading


My first blog – vascular dementia


Hi – I’m Catriona and part of the talkhealth team……I’ve had Deborah on my case since we started getting serious about our talkhealth blog to share with you my experiences of having an elderly parent in the advanced stages of … Continue reading