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Reduce Blood Pressure Using Self-Hypnosis

11Oct

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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

25Jul

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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

24Jun

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

22Jun

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

14Jun

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

12Mar

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

23Feb

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

6Jan

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

30Dec

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