Monthly Archives: April 2015

Guest blogger

30 Apr

Age Related Hearing Loss – Causes and Treatment

The-ear

According to The charity ‘Action On Hearing Loss’, a one in seven UK resident suffers from some kind of hearing loss. There are many reasons for loss of hearing, some are directly linked with medial conditions such as infections, some …

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Delsion Diversity

28 Apr

Disability, Desolation, Desperation and the Dole

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Yes, that’s me in the photo, although it’s hard for me to look at it let alone post it on social media. Career, tick. Just got married, tick. Happy, tick. Rest of our lives planned, tick. Then, I collapsed. Brain …

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Oral Health Foundation

28 Apr

E-cigarettes – where do we stand?

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The blog entry was originally posted on the British Dental Health Foundation Blog Section The explosion of e-cigarettes to the market has seen health professionals race against time to discover whether their introduction has been for better or for worse. …

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Barbara Younger

28 Apr

Going Through the Change: A Menopause Superhero Novel!

Going Through the Change

(Cover art by Polina Sapershteyn) Here’s a post by a writer friend of mine, Samantha Bryant. She’s written a novel about menopause and superheros! Menopause can be a pretty scary word. In a world that values youth and physical perfection above …

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Guest blogger

27 Apr

Protection Through the Correct Use of Vinyl Gloves in the Medical Industry

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Working in the medical industry poses risks to workers, which is why it is imperative to use the right protective clothing such as medical gloves and facemasks. These products are designed to protect those who work in the medical profession …

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Guest blogger

27 Apr

Gut Feelings: Understanding the Digestive-Immune System Connection

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What does digestion have to do with your immune system? Surprisingly, a lot. The gut is intimately tied into your immune system and can dramatically effect your overall health. If you have poor digestion, odds are, you have other health …

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Katie

26 Apr

Consistency

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For a few weeks I have been trying to get back on the wagon and lose my baby weight that I had put on throughout my pregnancy with my second son James. Now, I confess that my head was not in …

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Guest blogger

23 Apr

Emotional Eaters think differently about food

To define a typical emotional eater one needs to understand that their innate sense of self worth is closely linked to the numbers on their bathroom scales. A pound lost, or a pound gained can set the tenor of their …

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Oral Health Foundation

22 Apr

World Earth Day and the secret life of a toothbrush

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The blog entry was originally posted on the British Dental Health Foundation Blog Section Today (22 April) is World Earth Day – a day dedicated to both simple individual acts and larger organisational initiatives that reduce carbon emissions and support …

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Sarah Brocker

21 Apr

IT CATCHES UP WITH YOU

This post is written by Karen Brocker, my mom, about what it is like to have a daughter with a chronic illness. When you live with a chronic disease you sometimes become accustomed to dealing with serious, even scary,  health issues.  This becomes …

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Guest blogger

21 Apr

How to eat your way to better fitness

If you’re looking to get fit then you cannot ignore your diet. Yes, exercise is important but you can put all the hours in at the gym you like – if you pig out on the wrong foods then your …

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MyItchyBoy

21 Apr

Allergies: Eating out in Edinburgh

Allergies: Eating out in Edinburgh

Plans for the big Scottish Adventure began to take shape earlier this year as we realised how many years have gone by since we last visited and MyItchyBoy could no longer remember going. A train was booked, accommodation sorted and …

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Danielle Ward

21 Apr

Diet and lifestyle habits of highly fit and successful people

Have you looked at the almost unreal fitness of some successful people and wondered how they manage it, given their stressful and work-filled daily lives? The secret lies in accepting your flaws as a part of who you are and …

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Amy Dunn

20 Apr

The language of life

I often wish I could get inside Ella’s head…   I wonder what the world is like from her perspective, what she sees, how she thinks and how she feels.   I’ve had a challenging time with her recently – …

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Ultrabonkers

20 Apr

ONE WEEK! One week of paranoia, excitment, balanced nutrition, hydration & staying healthy

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This is it, just one week left till the Virgin Money London Marathon 2015.  A week / 7 days.  Seems a short time but, oh my word!  This is going to be a long, long, long week!  Not that I’m excited or …

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Amy Dunn

17 Apr

School and the EHCP

As with a lot of families across the country, this week we received our offer of a place at Primary School for Ella.  We did our research and ended up choosing our local, mainstream school that we live in the …

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Oral Health Foundation

17 Apr

Word of Mouth – April 2015

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The blog entry was originally posted on the British Dental Health Foundation Blog Section Hello, and welcome to April’s Word of Mouth. As spring finally crops up and an extra hour lost, it can only mean that National Smile Month …

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Guest blogger

15 Apr

Food safety and gloves

When preparing food in your kitchen or restaurant it is essential that you take care when handling raw meat and other foodstuffs. According to the Food Standards Agency (FSA), there are an estimated 5.5 million cases of food poisoning each …

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AnnA_R

15 Apr

7 Key Symptoms At Menopause

Menopause changes many aspects of our lives from our appearance to our health, but these common symptoms do have solutions. Throughout our hormonal life we get so many symptoms and changes that it can be hard to tell just what …

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Oral Health Foundation

15 Apr

Jamie’s manifesto missing the mark

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The blog entry was originally posted on the British Dental Health Foundation Blog Section Letter in response to ‘Jamie Oliver calls for a Singapore-style ban on chewing gum in public‘, published in the Independent online, 13.04.2015. After reading the article …

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Guest blogger

15 Apr

FeNO: The 10-second breath test to help diagnose and manage asthma

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Asthma is one of the most common chronic conditions and, for sufferers, it can be terrifying if not managed properly. In the UK alone, 5.4m people are estimated to have the condition while, in the US, that figure is around …

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Delsion Diversity

13 Apr

It’s a Question of Balance

Out of Balance It is easy to take your sense of balance for granted – it is there just as the breaths you take. But what happens when you lose your balance? Here is an overview of some of the …

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Charity News

13 Apr

Arm Yourself Against Allergies

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Allergy Awareness Week runs from 20th April to 26th April and is organised by Allergy UK to support allergy sufferers and raise awareness of the issues they face. In the UK, the number of allergy sufferers increases by five per …

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DrB

9 Apr

Stress and atopic eczema

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from AtopicSkinDisease.com   When we ask someone in clinic what seems to bring on their eczema or make it worse, almost always stress is mentioned. This is can also be the case with the other two common skin diseases, acne …

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Saz

8 Apr

A little word called hope.. 

‘Pain is real, it comes, it goes but hope is just around the corner’- Sarah Dryden.  As I sit in a world of wonder I look and see what is around me. Whether it be the Epilepsy or anything else …

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Guest blogger

7 Apr

Healthy Hydration: Smart Strategies for Drinking More Water

Most of us are aware of the need to drink plenty of water in order to stay hydrated and improve our chances of keeping healthy, but finding the time or the inclination to drink water regularly throughout the day, is …

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Sarah Brocker

2 Apr

I see , I remember and I PANIC!

Another Blog post by Karen Brocker about what it is like to have a daughter with a Chronic Illness. Sarah spends most of her time at school. So when I am with her I am reminded, in a very real …

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talkhealth

1 Apr

talkhealth members’ top 5 gynae issues

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In March, we ran our online clinic on gynaecology 2015. This clinic is always one of our most popular and covered over 65 gynaecology topics. If you missed out don’t worry – the clinic is still available for reference, so you …

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