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Guest blogger

22 Oct

Growing Antibiotic resistance and UTIs

Antibiotics are used to treat certain types of bacterial infection by killing bacteria or preventing them from spreading, however, antibiotics do not work for everything. Bacteria have discovered the mechanism to be resistant to antibiotics and these resistances are continuously …

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Guest blogger

19 Oct

How Does Emergency Medicaid Simplify the Lives of Immigrants?

For ages, people have been migrating from their native countries in search of better education and job opportunities. Although they manage to earn decent figures, they rarely enjoy the same status and facilities that the permanent residents enjoy. However, this …

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Jessie Ace

14 Oct

My MS diagnosis

My diagnosis came as a shock. Within three days, I went from being perfectly healthy to having a lifelong degenerative health condition. I fell apart, especially when I was told to ‘go home and Google it’ to find out what …

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Ruth Holroyd

14 Oct

Pak choi, nut lovers and tinned grub – the pitfalls of dating with allergies!

In Ruth's second dating blog post, she discusses some of the more ridiculous encounters she's had.

Ruth"s second dating account recounts the most random and socially inept things men have said on dates, and includes some valuable advice!

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Guest blogger

12 Oct

What is the no-scalpel vasectomy?

Vasectomies are one of the most popular methods of sterilization for men. And for good reason–they are a simple outpatient procedure, often done right in the doctor’s clinic, with minimal downtime. For a man who knows he does not want …

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Ruth Holroyd

7 Oct

Navigating the dating game with allergies and TSW

Ruth Holroyd

What Allergy"s Ruth Holroyd on dating with severe allergies.

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Guest blogger

10 Sep

How Chronic Illness Impacts a Family

A chronic health condition can impact the family in a significant way. Parents with chronic illnesses, such as diabetes or cardiovascular diseases, have to deal with anxiety and frustration. They worry about the future of their kids and feel frustrated …

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talkhealth

7 Sep

talkhealth’s 2020 stash of best blog awards

We"ve won three accolades this year so far.

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Julie

29 Aug

Madeira cake low fodmap gluten free

I haven’t posted anything to my blog for a long time but this recipe is perfect for a bank holiday weekend. This is a lovely cake for a treat. Its texture improves after a couple of days in a cake …

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Guest blogger

24 Aug

How To Lose Stomach Fat from Home

Belly fat is the accumulation of fat in parts of the human abdomen. Losing this abdominal fat is a common goal among many people striving for bodyweight loss. Too many fats in the body can, in turn, lead to diseases …

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Helen Barnshaw

18 Aug

The benefits of getting more fruit & vegetables in your diet

    CALCIUM: Supports bone health & muscle function. FIBRE: Reduce coronary disease. FOLATE: Supports healthy child birth. IRON: Healthy blood & normal functioning of cells. MAGNESIUM: Healthy bones & helps assimilate other nutrients. POTASSIUM: Maintains healthy blood pressure. SODIUM: …

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Guest blogger

11 Aug

Tips for Managing Joint Pain

Experiencing any pain can be debilitating, more so, if it affects your joints. Joint pain such as that caused by arthritis can significantly affect mobility, especially since it can worsen over time. What do you do when joint pain becomes …

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Nav Sohanpaul

3 Aug

Stress Chest Pain & Natural Remedies to Help

Although anxiety is a mental concept, it can have a significant impact on the physical body. Our breath becomes more shallow, we may start sweating and even become nauseous and jittery. One frightening but well recognised symptom of anxiety and …

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Guest blogger

3 Aug

5 Resources Veterans Can Take Advantage of Today

Transitioning from active military duty to civilian life can be understandably challenging for a number of veterans. Fortunately, there are an abundant number of resources that are available to help the veteran in your life, whether it’s assistance with their …

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Guest blogger

28 Jul

Wearing a posture bra is the new perfect posture

If you’ve ever found yourself in front of the mirror slouching, you’re certainly not alone! Bad posture is one of the most common problems nowadays. From an early age we are constantly told that we should keep our back straight, …

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Caz

3 Jul

10 Ways To Deal With Pandemic Stress & Overwhelm

  The pandemic is having a considerable effect on many people in different ways, whether physically, financially or emotionally. The situation piles stress and worry on top of pre-existing difficulties and challenges in our lives, and not being able to …

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Guest blogger

30 Jun

Finding Health Insurance Options During the Pandemic & Beyond

Whatever your current healthcare situation, if you are in the marketplace for new insurance or searching the insurance landscape due to upcoming changes, it’s good to consider as many plans and options as possible. Since choosing an insurance plan for …

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Julie

27 Jun

Oatmeal and ginger crusted salmon -low fodmap

I have not posted anything on my blog for some time but hopefully I will be on here more often from now. This may surprise you considering we have all been locked in for 3 months but I have been …

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talkhealth

23 Jun

Miranda Olding

Miranda is an expert MS nurse with a specialism in pain relief.

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Helen Barnshaw

23 Jun

Benefits of growing your own produce

  The benefits of growing your own fruit, vegetables and herbs are tenfold.  It’s easy to do, with lots of online resources to help get you started. Please check out the Royal Horticultural Society: https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/beginners-guide/vegetable-basics Not only does it give …

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talkhealth

18 Jun

Ask the experts…bladder issues

Vagina

Bladder issues can have a devastating impact on confidence, mobility and health - which is why we"ve enlisted the best experts to provide advice.

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talkhealth

5 Jun

Ask the experts…mental health and sleep

Woman sleeping on white bed

Sleep and mental health tend to have a kind of "chicken and egg" relationship.

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talkhealth

5 Jun

Ask the experts…endometriosis

vagina endometriosis

1.5 million women live with endometriosis...so why are so few managing to get it under control?

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talkhealth

4 Jun

Ask The Experts…Lichen sclerosus

online clinic panel

Every month, talkhealth hosts a number online clinics with panels of experts on a particular condition or issue. Last month, we held one in partnership with the British Skin Foundation on lichen sclerosus. Our panel included consultant dermatologists Dr Anton …

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Guest blogger

3 Jun

How can you naturally help to reduce inflammation in the body?

Inflammation in our body can be good for us – it is an essential element of our innate immune response, and its task is to trigger a defense reaction. But sometimes persistent stressors (such as bad diet or lifestyle) lead …

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