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Health in Hand: How Technology and Medicine Make the Perfect Team


Today, more than ever, patients are taking their care into their own hands. People are tired of not being able to monitor their health outcomes. And, with doctors being understaffed and overburdened, there’s an incentive for people to take control. … 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