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Our guest post blogspot features a wide and diverse range of guests who have written one-off blogs about different aspects of health and fitness. If you are interested in featuring on our guest blogspot, please contact us.

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24 Nov

4 smart ways to monitor your own health

Are you a healthy person? Though this seems like a simple question, it can prove very difficult for many people to answer. Indeed, what defines a person as “healthy.” Is it their weight? Their athletic ability? Their stamina? Or is …

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24 Nov

4 healthy ways for women to deal with the ageing process

Though no one likes getting older, the ageing process affects all of us at some point eventually. While this may seem obvious, the reality is that many people struggle to age gracefully. Indeed, some individuals so hate the idea of …

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19 Nov

The most common respiratory diseases and how to avoid them

From influenza to the common cold, and bigger problems such as pneumonia, there’s a wide range of ailments and diseases that affect the respiratory system. Some of them are just symptoms of underlying conditions, whereas others are diseases by themselves. …

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4 Nov

Tell-tale signs you may have cataracts

Vision is one of the most important senses you have, so it’s essential that you protect it. From driving to watching TV, our vision aids us in almost every activity we carry out in the modern world. One of the …

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3 Nov

Collagen vs. Whey Protein: How Are They Different and Why Do We Need Both?

If you’re interested in dietary supplements and consider using them as an addition to your training and diet, you’ve probably heard about protein supplements. Whey has been used for years, and it’s been known as a staple product for muscle …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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1 Jun

What Does it Mean When Your Joints Hurt? 7 Classic Signs of Joint Inflammation

It is significant to keep your joints in good shape. With inflammation in them, it is hard even to walk, lie down, sit, grab something, or do many other basic things because of agonizing pain. To survive for the whole …

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9 Apr

A Beginner’s Guide To Migraines: Symptoms, Triggers & Causes

If you’ve never experienced a migraine before, you might not know that much about them. In fact, you probably think that they’re just a ‘bad headache’, as many people do. But for millions of sufferers across the UK, they’re much …

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6 Apr

Three Superfoods You’ll Be Seeing in 2020

“Superfood” is a term that is thrown around very liberally these days, and whether you believe the fad or not, there is no doubt that a healthy and balanced diet is beneficial to everybody. These “superfoods” are extremely nutrient-rich and …

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12 Feb

5 Tips for Dealing with Aches & Pains from Working Out

No pain, no gain. Right? Well, not exactly. As most health-conscious individuals can attest, a vigorous workout is likely to leave you tired and a little sore after you complete it. And it’s normal to “feel the burn” during a …

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28 Jan

Aspergillosis – a hidden threat

Understanding Aspergillosis. What is Aspergillosis and how is it caused? Aspergillosis is a disease caused by Aspergillus, which is a variety of mould found in the air, soil, rotting plants, leaves and compost. We all breathe in Aspergillus fungal spores …

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29 Nov

Healthcare Sector – Top 4 Tips to Succeed in the Industry

These days, more and more eager entrepreneurs are starting a business within the healthcare sector. And for a good reason: the demand for both products and services in the system are always high, making it a highly lucrative industry of …

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26 Nov

Living with Essential Tremor: How to Minimise Symptoms

Living with essential tremor is never easy. If you are looking for a way to minimise your symptoms, read this quick guide. A diagnosis of essential tremor can be life-changing. This neurological condition causes shaking in the hands, head, voice, …

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18 Nov

How To Reduce The Side Effects of Finasteride

Finasteride is a drug taken to slow down or prevent hair loss. In some cases it has been known to promote hair regrowth, although this is not the ultimate aim for those taking this particular drug. It works by preventing …

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15 Nov

What Happens to Your Body After Quitting Drinking

Regardless of the amount of alcohol you consume, your body will undergo many changes when you quit drinking. Alcohol plays a significant role in many cases of accidents, trauma injuries, and even deaths from homicides, drowning, and burns. Drinking is …

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8 Oct

How to manage stress when applying for medical interviews

Applying for medical interviews is an incredibly stressful time for junior doctors. You have to find time to prepare for your interview whilst doing long on-call shifts and nights. Modern medical interviews have become viva exams where you can be …

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23 Sep

Buddy up – The key to a healthier you

So, come on, how many times have you talked yourself out of going for a jog?  We hear it all the time; I am so unfit, It’s raining, it’s too hot, I haven’t got the right gear, I just don’t …

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22 Aug

5 Reasons Why a Diet May Fail to Cause Weight Loss

We live in a results-oriented world. Indeed, instant gratification is a part of the norm thanks to a myriad of tech innovations. However, some things still require lots of hard work and patience; weight loss is one of those things. …

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8 Jul

Androgenic alopecia: causes and treatment

With 50% of the male population alleged to be affected by the condition to a certain degree, it’s difficult for the notorious pattern of hair loss to not have caught your attention. It’s so peculiar a fact for this condition …

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22 May

The Financial Benefits of Quitting Smoking

It’s a habit that many of us want to be rid of, however, according to the latest NHS statistics, almost 15% of adults in the UK are still classified as smokers. It’s no doubt an incredibly tough habit to kick, …

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29 Apr

What’s The Difference Between A General Dentist And An Orthodontist?

Before going any further, let’s get one thing straight: All orthodontists are, in fact, dentists – but not all dentists are actual orthodontists. You should be able to make informed decisions about dental treatment options, which is why it’s vital …

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5 Apr

Ways to Cope with the Struggles of Depression and Anxiety

WAYS TO COPE WITH THE STRUGGLES OF DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY According to mental health specialists, depression and anxiety are two disorders that have become an increasing public health problem. In the last several years, numerous studies have concluded that more …

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5 Apr

5 Common STD Signs & Symptoms

STDs hold the rare distinction of being both extremely common and deeply misunderstood. Indeed, while sexually transmitted infections occur frequently, many people don’t know the signs and symptoms associated with these conditions. The good news is, modern medicine has made …

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31 Jan

Slimming Down: How to Lose Weight without Working Out

When it boils down to it, losing weight is about losing calories. It is a simple idea, but it is not something that most people can achieve quickly. It might surprise you, but more often than not it is the …

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30 Jan

Five ways to boost your Qi or body energy

The concept of Qi – body energy that is stored in the blood – is a fundamental aspect of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Massaging your meridians – the paths through which Qi flows – to improve their fluidity will boost …

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4 Jan

Running Machine: Why are regular runners leaning towards treadmills for training?

Treadmills take out the factor of weather and its unpredictability out of one’s fitness routine completely. These are convenient running machines that have found their way into every celebrity’s fitness routine, athlete’s regular workout and beginner’s fancy. Every gym is …

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18 Oct

New infographic reveals the true cost of healthcare in the UK

Our beloved health service has been supporting people in the UK when they need care the most for an impressive 70 years, but do we take the NHS for granted? The NHS in England alone costs £110 billion to run, …

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18 Oct

A Natural Approach to Menopause

Menopause is not an illness, it’s part of the natural ageing process for every woman. There is no hard and fast rule to managing symptoms as everyone’s experience will be different. Some women may sail through with very few side …

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9 Oct

Treatments for Osteoarthritis

It has been estimated that the number of people in the UK with osteoarthritis is around 8.75 million with almost half that figure suffering from knee OA. This means that a third of the population aged 45 and older have …

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25 Jul

The lowdown on sleep apnea

Wind back the clock a few years and sleep apnea wasn’t really a thing. Or, it was in health circles, but most of the general public had absolutely no idea of what it actually was. Suffice to say, times have …

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2 Jul

Professional tips that will save your face from acne

Everyone who has pimples on their face knows how overwhelming this state can be. Acne is not only a health issue, but it can also affect your confidence, because you are always worried about the way you look. There are …

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26 Apr

SilDerm – Scar Share

Almost everyone will be affected by scarring at some point in their life. They can have a lasting psychological impact on top of the obvious physical effect. However, SilDerm don’t want people to be embarrassed of their scars. Which is …

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4 Apr

LUV your sensitive skin with SunSense

Do you struggle to find the right sunscreen for your sensitive skin? Finding the right sunscreen can be problematic if you suffer from skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, skin rashes due to prickly heat or polymorphic light eruption and …

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8 Mar

The last taboo? Vaginal dryness during menopause

It’s one of the most common symptoms of menopause, but vaginal dryness is often the least talked-about. Though it can affect women of any age (with an estimated 17% of women aged 18-50 experiencing it at some stage) it is …

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6 Mar

5 protein-rich foods free of gluten

Protein is a key component of a healthy diet and ensuring your daily meals include an ample amount should be a key focus if you’re looking to improve your health or levels of fitness. However, this can be made more …

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20 Feb

Creating an effective uniform for the healthcare industry

Businesses in the healthcare industry have certain specific considerations that they need to keep in mind when they’re creating a uniform. Businesses in the healthcare industry have certain specific considerations that they need to keep in mind when they’re creating a …

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15 Feb

What sort of impact could ‘Aussie Flu’ have on the UK?

A virulent strain of influenza, H3N2 has severely hit the UK this flu season. The number of patients combating the virus at one point rising by 78% in just a week, according to statistics from the Royal College of GPs. …

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6 Dec

Don’t let dry skin spoil your little one’s adventures: tips & solutions for winter

 Over 1 in 5 children have eczema or a dry skin condition. Winter is often worse with wind-chill, cold, and central heating triggering flare ups. The associated itching, irritation and poor sleep can really spoil little ones fun, so dry …

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29 Nov

The success of the Stoptober 2017 campaign

For another year, a focus on quitting smoking swept the nation with the Stoptober campaign. This is a 28 day long event run each October during which smokers are inspired to stop smoking. There is always a considerable amount of …

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30 Oct

New Survey Reveals Stress is Main Cause of IBS

A new survey conducted by talkhealth1, on behalf of Enteromed, shows that stress, rather than food is the main cause of sufferers’ IBS – with 34% saying stress triggered their IBS. And almost 9 out of 10 (88%) said that …

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19 Oct

Sylk Intimate and The Eve Appeal – raising awareness into the 5 gynae cancers

At #TeamEve we are very excited to announce a twelve month charitable partnership between Sylk Intimate and The Eve Appeal.  This partnership  will help to raise much-needed awareness into the 5 gynae cancers and funding for pioneering research into early …

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25 Sep

A Vision of Good Eye Health

Regular eye checks and a healthy lifestyle go hand in hand with healthy eyes, yet too often we overlook the health of our eyes until we start to experience vision problems. So what should we be doing to protect our …

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11 Sep

Is the Robocop knee brace the new ‘must have’ for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis? The celebrities seem to think that it is …

Recent media stories, a landmark study and the Autumn/Winter TV schedules highlight the Össur Unloader’s ability to offer pain relief, improve function and maintain a healthy lifestyle Recent national news stories (London, UK – August, 2017) have drawn attention to the …

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11 Aug

Let the sun shine into your life with the vital vitamin D

 After I broke my shoulder in an accident three years ago, my GP suggested a DEXA scan to measure bone density for osteoporosis. I was not surprised, at the age of 70 and more than 20 years after suffering from …

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1 Jun

5 Hacks to Improve your Workouts

Several individual and group exercise formats are offered by fitness centers, such as those that are choreographed to music like dance and aerobics classes. Many offer boot camp, fall prevention, sculpting, kickboxing, indoor cycling, yoga, Pilates and core conditioning. Group …

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3 May

The challenge of coping with osteoarthritis in the workplace

Half of all adults in the UK will develop Osteoarthritis, 1 in 2 will develop osteoarthritis (OA) in their knees while 1 in 4 will develop it in their hips and 1 in 12 will develop it in their hands. …

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23 Mar

Top Healthcare Technology Advances to Watch Out

Healthcare organizations are searching for the best tools to improve patient care and, in some cases, reduce healthcare costs. These technology advances may replace obsolete procedures and treatments in the future. However, not all of them are as promising as …

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16 Mar

What Is the Disability Living Allowance?

The welfare system is there to help us should we end up in difficulties – it’s the rainy day fund that we all, collectively as a society, contribute to through our salaries. One way in which it’s there to help …

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13 Mar

What Steps Are Taken in a Dental Implant Procedure?

Have you had enough of not being able to smile because you’re worried about what people think of your missing teeth? If that’s the case you would have likely already heard of how getting dental implants can give you the …

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7 Mar

Exploring The Major Health Risks That Are Associated With Tobacco

Did you know that each year in the United States more than 480,000 people die do to a tobacco related illness? When you factor all this up it means that 1 out of every 5 deaths in the United States …

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23 Feb

How to detox your body

A detox is essentially a holistic regimen to clear your body of toxins, invigorate your senses and rejuvenate. If you don’t want to go to extremes like colonic irrigation, here are a few simple and effective ways to help you …

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21 Feb

Everything you need to know about chlamydia

What is chlamydia? Chlamydia trachomatis is a bacterial infection transmitted through sexual contact (semen or vaginal fluid). Infection can occur via vaginal, anal, and oral sex and even when a man does not ejaculate. It is treated with antibiotic, usually azithromycin …

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8 Feb

Could microscopic worms help rebalance your biome?

Autoimmune illnesses and allergies are becoming a more and more common occurrence. We regularly hear about people with food and seasonal allergies. Many of us know someone who suffers with migraines, Crohn’s disease or eczema. And the increase in the …

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19 Jan

Do e-cigarettes work at helping you kick the habit?

In the UK, smoking is the primary cause of preventable illness and premature death, accounting for around 96,000 deaths a year. This figure is more than those for obesity, alcohol, road traffic accidents, illegal drugs and HIV infection combined. The …

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10 Jan

Reasons Why Paternity Tests Should Be Beneficial

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Giving birth is one of the most exciting, memorable and painful experiences of your life. In the ideal world, you are accompanied by your loving partner; and you end up with a happy, healthy baby that you both can love …

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6 Jan

Don’t let high blood pressure affect your vision

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An eye examination can prove beneficial to more than just your eye health. Conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, and excessive levels of cholesterol can all be spotted during an optician’s routine checks. Whilst this is hugely beneficial for catching irregularities …

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5 Jan

Uncovering the Causes of Self-Medication

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We live in a world with thousands of different kinds of drugs. Some of these are common in our daily lives (caffeine, nicotine) and some are more exotic (ayhuasca). It doesn’t matter who you are or what your background is, …

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20 Dec

3 tops tips to improve your quality of life with a long-term health condition

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It is estimated over a quarter of the population in England (15.4 million people) has a long-term condition such as diabetes, coronary heart disease or chronic lung disease and an increasing proportion of these people have multiple conditions. Although there …

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19 Dec

How secured emails protect Healthcare industry file exchange

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Need to exchange files in health sector: File exchanges in the health care sector is a common affair that needs to be done with complete security. There is a constant need to exchange medical data and records about a patient, …

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28 Nov

Alternative Medications That Can Improve Ailments And Quality Of Life

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During the past few years, the media has helped to make consumers aware of the dangers of prescription medications. While these drugs may offer temporary relief, they also come with risks. And, those risks may last for an extensive period …

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17 Nov

How can family help substance addicts on the road to recovery?

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Substance addiction can bring in a very powerful, negative impact to any individual and the people around him. In fact, substance addiction costs the US government around $200 billion per year, so the problem is indeed very demanding. But how …

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16 Nov

GHC launch “Small Steps for Big Change”

More than 3 million children under 5 years old will die from infectious diseases next year and now, with the cold and flu season firmly upon us, the risk of infectious illnesses spreading thick and fast is far more prevalent. …

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24 Oct

5 Things You Should Do If You Have a Problem with Alcohol

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There is no clearly defined line that separates moderate drinking from problem drinking. If you feel ashamed of your drinking, hide your habit from others, or feel that you “need” to drink in order to feel better, you may have …

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20 Oct

Relief from IBS – your route to digestive comfort

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Around one in five people in the UK experience IBS or troublesome digestive problems with symptoms such as reflux, heartburn, vomiting, nausea, flatulence, stomach ache, discomfort, and diarrhoea. Self-management of lifestyle and diet is key to managing the daily discomfort …

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13 Oct

Getting a Bikini Body the Healthy Way

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Whenever the slumber of winter ends, the goal on the tip of everyone’s tongue seems to be “bikini body.” In many ways, the idea of being “beach body ready” has got a bit out of control, with diets claiming to …

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20 Sep

8 Facts you should know about laser eye surgery

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There are different types of laser eye surgery There are three main types of laser eye surgery, LASEK, LASIK and Smile. LASEK involves removing the epitheral layer to perform the surgery, which then grows back within a few hours. Recovery for …

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19 Sep

3 Things You Need to Know About Finding Home Care for Your Parents

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As children, we want nothing but the best for our parents. Sometimes, that means letting them live at home instead of an assisted care facility. Your parents will have a better time spending their days with the family – including …

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21 Aug

Why a Career in Biostatistics Could be the Best Move for You

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If you are thinking about pursuing a career in the diverse and expanding field of public health, you should consider becoming a biostatistician. In this dynamic position, you will be able to put your knowledge and skills to use in …

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14 Jul

How EMRs Are Transforming Patient Care within the Healthcare Industry

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Within recent years there have been huge innovations in digital technology for the healthcare industry, some of which makes it easier for healthcare providers to care for an ever growing number of patients and other innovations that take patient care …

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30 Jun

Become a Live in Carer – What’s involved?

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The option of live in care is an alternative to the traditional nursing home. It normally entails the carer living in the home of the client on a full time basis for the duration of the care contract. 24 hour …

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16 Jun

5 Nursing Specialties Worth Considering

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Nursing is not for everyone. Some people don’t have the compassion or empathy required to consider nursing as a career. Some faint at the site of blood, which is a no-no if you want to work as a nurse. If …

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15 Jun

Hot Flushes – What Do They Say About Your Health?

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Are you experiencing hot flushes? If so, then you could be experiencing some health problems. Hot flushes are something women expect to experience at some point in their lives, usually heralding menopause – but it’s not always menopause that causes …

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9 Jun

Stop suffering and start living with PMS

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The symptoms of PMS can be debilitating and frustrating, and they are experienced by all women at some point or another when they are of childbearing age. With symptoms including headaches, tiredness, forgetfulness, bloating, cravings, anxiety and skin problems, PMS …

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19 May

Food Allergies – Allergens in unexpected places

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For some of us, eating or being exposed to certain types of food can cause our immune systems to act abnormally. Some of the most common allergic reactions to food can include an itchy mouth, outbreaks of hives or eczema, …

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11 May

How Healthcare Apps are Helping to Improve Clinical Trials

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  Smartphones are changing our lives every day. Almost every industry is affected by the mobile revolution in one way or another. At George Clinical, we are in the business of clinical trials and we see how even the clinical …

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6 May

5 Healthy Foods That May Be Damaging For Your Teeth

We try to remain as fit and healthy as possible for a variety of reasons. It could be that we want to be around as long as possible to watch our loved ones grow and craft their own lives. It …

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25 Apr

Varicose Veins Affect up to 1 in 5 Men

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Varicose veins are a common problem and while there is a tendency to associate the condition with women, one recent review found that an estimated 10-20% of men have varicose veins, with that number increasing at an alarming rate. Varicose …

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15 Apr

The Top Benefits of Vitrification or Egg Freezing – and Why More Women are Safely Doing it Today

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Egg freezing has become increasingly popular, not only for medical reasons, but simply because a woman has only so many cycles in her life when she can successfully produce eggs – after the age of 35, fertility rates drop, even …

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12 Apr

Rosacea – by Dr Anton Alexandroff

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Rosacea is a common although under recognized inflammatory condition of the face – it affects one in ten people in the UK. Patients suffering from rosacea experience recurrent temporary or persistent redness of the face and/or spots on the centre …

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11 Apr

Polarized Sunglasses – Why You Need a Pair This Summer

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  You might have heard the phrase “polarized lenses” before, but you may not know exactly what they do, the advantages they have over more traditional types of sunglasses, and what they can do to improve your eye health and …

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29 Mar

Preventing Cystitis

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Recurrent Cystitis – Another bout of Cystitis? You are not alone. Cystitis and urinary tract infections, often referred to as UTIs, are reported as the most common types of bacterial infection in outpatient medicine- causing between 1 – 3% of …

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21 Mar

Soft Laser for vaginal rejuvenation: an intimate makeover

Getting older may be scary, especially for women. One day, you will realise that you are just human: the body changes occurring with aging result in changes in function and in appearance. In the contemporary society, which increasingly values youth …

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15 Mar

How To Prevent Leaks When Suffering With Incontinence

For those of you who suffer with incontinence, you are probably in need of some tips to prevent any embarrassing situations arising. Even though incontinence can’t be completely avoided, you can alleviate the symptoms through lifestyle changes. 1. Exercising One …

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15 Mar

Prevention of Pressure Sores on Elderly Patients Living in Care Homes

Pressure sores are a common and substantial concern for elderly patients living in care homes, with over 700,000 people affected every year. For the NHS, they are the single most costly chronic wound, and most often occur in patients over …

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3 Mar

Everything You Need to Know About Physician Incentive Plans

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  In healthcare, there are a wide number of options that offer monetary incentives to healthcare providers. These are known as Physician Incentives Plans, or PIP for short. There are currently around 40 different PIP available across the United States, …

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3 Mar

Diabetes! It’s time to get serious

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In the last decade the number of people living with type 2 diabetes has increased by a staggering 60% Shockingly around 2.6 million people in Britain suffer from Type 2 Diabetes. A third of people who have this disease don’t …

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19 Feb

Processed Foods: What’s OK, What to Avoid

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There’s a lot of talk about food in the media. Health experts are warning us of an imminent obesity epidemic, with numbers of Type 2 diabetes increasing rapidly. Food-related illnesses are beginning to put real pressure on the NHS. One of …

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18 Feb

5 Facts about Diabetes

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1. Type 2 diabetes accounts for 90% of all diabetes cases globally Type 2 Diabetes is by far the most common type of diabetes and is becoming increasingly prevalent. Also known as hyperglycaemia, it is caused by excessively high blood …

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17 Feb

Why You Need Your Travel Insurance in Europe This Year

If you’re going on holiday you would never forget to pack your passport, EHIC card, or tickets so there is no reason to forget travel insurance. Delays In the world of public transport and travelling there will always be delays, …

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17 Feb

Seven Benefits of Technology in the Healthcare Industry

There is no doubt that healthcare is one of the main industries which has been significantly impacted by advancements and developments in technology, science and IT. From advanced medical research made possible by technology to the opportunity for patients to …

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28 Jan

Cleanmarine for Women

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Most women experience uncomfortable symptoms associated with their menstrual cycle, such as mood changes, physical discomfort, and cravings. Many of these symptoms may be alleviated by taking a natural supplement containing Krill Oil. An independent study has shown that Cleanmarine® …

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22 Jan

Should mental health be taught in primary schools?

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Far from being a problem exclusively suffered by adults, mental health issues affect children too. According to the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health around one in ten youngsters suffer from mental health problems, with 75% of these not …

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11 Jan

Real Pelvic Floor Exercise Advice for Women (and Men)

The pelvic floor muscles are important for controlling and preventing accidental leakage of urine. Incontinence affects both sexes but is thought to be more prevalent in women due to the nature and location of the pelvic floor muscle. As we …

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5 Jan

Depression and Pain: Are They Really Linked?

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It is estimated that 1 in 4 of us will experience some kind of mental health problem during our lives, with depression being the most commonly diagnosed mental disorder in the United Kingdom. Mentally and physically draining, depression can seriously …

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14 Dec

Medical conditions related to restless legs

Many of us have experienced itchy feet in a figurative sense, prompting us to up-sticks and travel, but around 1 in 10 people literally suffer with this and other symptoms of restless leg syndrome (RLS). This disorder can significantly impair …

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10 Dec

The Most Important Lifestyle Choices for Perfect Oral Health

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Oral health is just as important as your normal health and we should be making as much effort to keep our mouth healthy as the rest of our body. Poor oral health and oral hygiene can lead to a wide …

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8 Dec

The Most Common Dental Problems and How to Avoid Them

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Oral health is one of the most common areas we have medical issues. Few of us haven’t had to have fillings and other dental treatments in our lives. Today we decided to look at a few of the most common …

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2 Dec

Get on top of your dental routine

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Few of us actually manage to maintain our oral health as well as we would like, or perhaps should. There’s always so much to do in our lives that we often miss the little details. A recent study found that …

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24 Nov

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 …

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23 Nov

The Most Common Causes of Back Pain and How to Treat Them

Back pain is something which thousands of people experience and live with, sometimes for years at a time. Back pain is something which can affect anyone: fitness fanatics, office workers, drivers, professional athletes or any number of individuals. It can …

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23 Nov

What to Do if Your Young Adult Has an Addiction to Marijuana

Addiction to a substance can begin at any age, but more often than not it starts when a person is a teen or young adult. Marijuana is a common drug for teenagers to begin taking, and if you think that …

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23 Nov

How to Beat your Fear of the Dentist

Odontophobia is the fear of going to the dentist or receiving dental treatments. Anxiety towards the dentist is one of the most common fears in the UK. Roughly 20% of all adults in the UK suffer from some form of …

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12 Nov

The Most Common Causes of Back Pain and How to Treat Them

Back pain is something which thousands of people experience and live with, sometimes for years at a time. Back pain is something which can affect anyone: fitness fanatics, office workers, drivers, professional athletes or any number of individuals. It can …

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3 Nov

Medical Benefits of Botox

In the medical world, Botox treatments are generally looked at for its benefits in anti-aging. Although Botox has proven to be useful in that field, studies have shown that the treatment can actually help in other areas. It has also …

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3 Nov

Laser Eye Surgery Breakthroughs on the Horizon

Most people are aware of the different types of laser eye surgery out there for correcting vision, such as LASIK, but there are many different procedures for many different issues within the eye. Currently, the same researchers that helped advance …

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2 Nov

Sleep deprivation, and why it’s dangerous

For some, sleep deprivation sounds like a problem that’s only experienced by people who have severe sleeping disorders. We all know that not getting enough sleep isn’t a good thing – but a lot of people don’t understand just how …

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27 Oct

The Danger Of Buying DIY Tattoo Kits Online

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Hi my name is Maria Patricia and I own a laser clinic where one of the predominant treatments is tattoo removal. Over the years I have noticed alarming numbers of my clients that have had tattoos done when they were …

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8 Oct

Your Recovery Toolbox: How to Adopt Physical Exercise While Beating Your Addiction

Fighting an addiction of any kind may be one of the most difficult things you will ever do in your life. Relapse rates are notoriously high among recovering addicts – as many as 60% will relapse at some point, and …

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1 Oct

Can e-cigarettes and liquids help smokers quit sooner?

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So you want to quit smoking. Whereas you may have tried in the past – using nicotine patches, gum, or inhalers – and view e-cigarettes as nothing more than another fad that’s going to leave you turning back to your …

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30 Sep

Understanding In Vitro Fertilisation: A Mom’s Guide to IVF Procedures

Many couples who are struggling with fertility consider In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) to be one of the most promising options available, which is not surprising considering the procedure’s relatively high success rates. IVF can bypass and circumvent most causes of …

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30 Sep

Healthy Teeth: What to Eat and What Not to Eat

It is all too easy to forget that we only get one set of adult teeth that have to last us a lifetime, but we can soon get a reminder of how precious they are when we have to get …

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28 Sep

Back Pain and Bedtime: Top Ways to Sleep Better and Wake Up Refreshed

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Back pain during the night can lead to drowsy days and grumpy ways. If you’re struggling with this, as many people are, here are some smart tips to be more comfortable and get a good night’s rest. Get Into The …

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24 Sep

Easy ways to stay healthy when you retire

Dealing with the changes that come with finishing work and having a lot more time on your hands sounds easy, but it can be damaging for a lot of people who aren’t prepared for making the transition from having to …

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24 Sep

The Benefits of Using a Shaving Brush

For men, shaving is somewhat of a ritualistic practice, generally passed down from father to son, and is an important part of any man’s personal care routine. In past times shaving was more of a procedure involving a complete kit …

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15 Sep

The NHS LA’s role in helping the NHS improve the safety of both patients and staff

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The NHS Litigation Authority (NHSLA) was established in 1995 as a not for profit Special Health Authority which fulfils several different roles. The main purpose of the NHSLA is to provide indemnity cover for legal claims made against the NHS, …

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15 Sep

Post-Tramautic Injury Recovery: Drop Foot aka Foot Drop Facts

If you’ve recently been through a traumatic event that has left your body broken, you know the frustration. Those with foot drop struggle every day. Here’s what you need to know about the condition and current treatments that can help. …

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4 Sep

What to do if you suspect you have an STI

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If you think you may have a sexually transmitted infection (STI), it’s important to act fast. Even if you’re anxious, it’s vital that you don’t make the mistake of burying your head in the sand and simply hoping the problem …

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2 Sep

Changing Places – Changing Lives

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Part of everyday life is popping down to the shops, taking a trip into town, or visiting somewhere special for the day – or rather, it is if you are able. If you need a carer to help you do …

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24 Aug

How Did that Mole Get There? Tips to Treating Moles and When to Get Help

The body has a funny way of operating. One way in which the body sends signals that something’s going on is through the skin. Various skin conditions such as acne and moles can be an underlying warning sign that something …

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14 Aug

The Black Seed Plant: Over 2,000 Years of Health Benefits

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Black seed plant, also known as black cumin, or black caraway, has been used for numerous health problems and conditions. Here’s what it can do, what it might do for you, as well as side effects to be aware of …

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5 Aug

5 Health Choices Women Should Make

Women are often much more worried about their health and society puts a lot of pressure on women of all ages when it comes to looks. Magazines are often filled with guidance on health choices women need to make before …

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31 Jul

5 Sweet Swaps for Healthy Teeth This Summer

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During the warmer months we are inundated with refreshing choices such as cooling fruit, ice lollies, and freezing cold drinks. However most of these options are packed with sugar, which in excess can cause tooth erosion and decay. We’ve spoken …

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24 Jul

5 High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) Sessions

Because of the incredible benefits it offers your body, HIIT is fast becoming an incredibly popular fat loss workout plan in the fitness industry. HIIT enables you to burn a ton of calories, lose more fat and enhances an individual’s …

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24 Jul

Reduce the Risk of Denied Claims by Avoiding Common Mistakes

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Whether you are a provider or a patient, little is more frustrating than a denied insurance claim. For patients, a denied claim usually means either a large, unexpected bill or many hours spent on the phone trying to appeal the …

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20 Jul

Job-Related Back Pain: Smart Tips for Getting the Help You Deserve

The problem with that strategy is that you can easily end up doing more harm than good to yourself and if you sustained the injury at work, you definitely need to first report the incident as soon as the injury …

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8 Jul

How to Prevent and Treat Sports Injuries

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Exercising and playing sports is great for your health, but can result in prolonged injuries. Sports injuries can be caused by a number of situations including; a heavy fall, not warming up properly before exercising/playing sports, using equipment incorrectly, utilising …

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7 Jul

Medical Misdiagnosis Facts & Figures

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Medical misdiagnosis is a problem that crops up in the NHS time and time again, despite medical technology becoming increasingly advanced. The vast amount of illnesses and injuries doctors have to diagnose (often under pressure and with limited resources) can …

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2 Jul

Living with Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s diseaseis the most common type of dementia. It is a chronic neurodegenerative disease that usually starts slowly and gets progressively worse over time. Symptoms The most common early symptom of Alzheimer’s is short-term memory loss, where sufferers have difficulty remembering …

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29 Jun

A complete guide to Breast Reduction within the UK

Breast reduction surgery, also known as reduction mammoplasty, is an option open to women with overly large breasts. During the procedure, a surgeon will remove excess breast tissue and fat and re-shape the breast to the desired size. Reasons to …

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25 Jun

Coronary Heart Disease – How we treat it in 2015

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Coronary heart disease, often called ischaemic heart disease is a serious condition and its symptoms include chest pain (angina), heart attacks and heart failure. Not every sufferer presents the same symptoms however, and some patients may not experience any symptoms …

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25 Jun

World Continence Week – when inhibitions are cast off and awareness is promoted

The first World Continence Week (WCW) was initiated by the international Continence Society (ICS) in Cairo in 2008, with worldwide activities promoted to raise its profile and public awareness. Incontinence and bladder-related problems are now more common than asthma, diabetes …

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11 Jun

Accidents Happen: Painless Pointers for Injured UK Workers

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Anyone can have an accident and they can get hurt or seriously injured almost anywhere and under so many different circumstances, but getting hurt at work can be particularly distressing and sometimes avoidable all together. If you suffer an injury …

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11 Jun

Natural Ways to Increase Pain Tolerance

Living with chronic pain can be a life sentence and many struggle every day. Although pain killers such as Codeine that you buy with a prescription in the UK can help, they are not recommended to be taken for an indefinite …

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11 Jun

Home Testing: A Revolution in Sexual Health?

When it comes to sexual health, knowledge is power. Many people have HIV and other conditions without knowing it. They might lack any symptoms, so they put off the testing that would enable them to get treatment – and to …

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10 Jun

How An Ergonomic Chair Can Benefit You

Are you one of the ten million office workers in the UK? Have you ever thought about your work station and how much time during the day you spend sat down on your chair? Well according to BUPA around 1 …

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4 Jun

What exactly is in e-liquid?

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Vapers will have heard the magnificent and varied lexicon of flavours, tastes, smells and fantastically elaborate names of e-liquids. They’ll know the feeling in their throat and might be able to compare with the rawness of a cigar or cigarette. …

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28 May

Recovering from a brain injury

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Any injury can cause pain and have an impact on your day-to-day life but an injury to the brain can have some of the most long lasting effects and recovery (if it is at all possible) can take months or …

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27 May

Risk Factors and Treatment for Varicose Veins

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As the sun comes out and hemlines rise, thoughts often turn to legs. Few women who have reached their thirties are lucky enough to have the flawless skin of youth. Time and childbearing frequently conspire to mar an otherwise shapely …

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26 May

6 Tips for New Contact Lens Wearers

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If you are new to wearing contact lenses or have been wearing them for a while, you may have questions about your lenses and caring for the correctly. All first time wearers go through an adjustment phase. After a few …

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21 May

Should E-cigarettes Be Used Every Day?

The controversial topic of e-cigarettes has been overtaking the media ever since we were hit by the surprising popularity of vaporisers in 2013. By 2014, half of smokers had tried e-cigarettes, 2.1 million people were using them, and an estimated …

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21 May

Why Microbiotics should be in your diet

Many of us are much more aware of our need for good nutrition than ever before – but even more people are confused and bewildered by the contradicting advice, and ever-emerging string of ‘super foods’ we are advised to include …

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13 May

Top Health and Safety Concerns for Travellers

Going on holiday is an exciting time, whether you’re going somewhere you’ve been before or somewhere completely new. However with any overseas trip, there is an element of risk to your health and safety. Here we look at some of …

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12 May

6 Ways Patients Fare Better When Nurses Are Better Educated

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Nurses have a tremendous impact on patient outcomes whether the patient is receiving care in a Spokane ER or a rehabilitation hospital in rural Kentucky, and while nurses of all education levels work hard on the frontlines of health care, …

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7 May

One-Night Stand: 3 Insane Tips To Keep It Safe And Successful

Along with house parties, learning how to cook and – yes – actually getting a degree, one-night stands can be an exciting part of the university experience for many. A university student’s sex life is definitely more fluid – it …

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6 May

Be a Better Nurse — Get Your BSN

If you’re in the process of earning your associate’s degree in nursing, you know it’s not an easy credential to get. Earning an ADN means two or three years of pre-requisites plus another two years for the nursing program itself. …

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5 May

Brits burying their heads in the sand over UK’s most common cancer, survey finds

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96 per cent of Brits fail to check their skin the recommended once a month for skin cancer, and more than 77 per cent would not recognise signs of the disease, according to a survey of over a thousand people, …

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5 May

5 Simple Activities to Prevent Back Pain

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Have you ever experienced back pain so intense that you feel like you can’t do anything? Small everyday tasks become so difficult leaving you feel like you are missing out on leading a normal life. Well you are not alone …

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30 Apr

Age Related Hearing Loss – Causes and Treatment

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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26 Mar

Is your bed giving you a good night’s sleep?

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Sleep is an important part of our overall health and well-being. Without enough sleep we can be grumpy and irritable, find it hard to concentrate during the day, and will often suffer with other health issues such as headaches, back …

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26 Mar

FitBit Breakdown: Watch-Profile Models Compared

The current line of FitBit personal activity trackers includes four wrist-worn models: the FitBit Flex, FitBit Charge, FitBit Charge HR, and the FitBit Surge. Although each of them serve a similar purpose, tracking the daily exercise and activity habits of …

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24 Mar

London Youths at Greatest Risk of STIs

With more than 3 million people in London affected by STIs every year, the young people of the capital city are at a greater risk of contracting sexual health problems than any other part of the UK. With serious effects …

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19 Mar

5 Pieces of Technology That Will Help You to Lose Weight Permanently

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Promising to get fit and lose weight is the start of a long journey. Far harder is actually sticking to your commitments and following through on your promise. Weight loss requires dedication, motivation and the right information. However, all too …

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17 Mar

Are You Addicted to Your Chronic Pain Medication? Here’s How to Tell

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If you suffer from chronic pain, the risks of not managing it properly can include anxiety, depression, and increased likelihood of suicide. You could even suffer from hormonal complications as a result of uncontrolled pain. But if you’re using prescription …

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14 Mar

How Counseling Can Help You Lose Weight

Losing weight is hard, because it’s rarely just a matter of eating fewer calories and exercising more. In order to successfully lose weight, you also need to change your thoughts and feelings about food and the habits you’ve developed surrounding …

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12 Mar

How to Stay Healthy When You’re a Nurse

As a nurse, it’s your job to care for the physical, mental, and emotional health of your patients. But like many professionals, you might put your own health needs aside. Nurses’ schedules are so hectic and demanding that it’s easy …

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10 Mar

5 Subtle Signs That Your Job Might Be Killing You

There’s no denying it: Stress can make you sick. According to one recent publication, which looked at more than 80 studies related to health and stress, there is a clear correlation between stress and physical health symptoms. And if you …

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19 Jan

Winter skin and emollients

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Many people have naturally dry skin, and this can be made worse by cold weather, central heating at home and air conditioning at work. Dry skin is often rough and scaly, feels uncomfortable and tends to be itchy. Coping with …

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17 Nov

How “Seconds Matter” to someone living with arthritis

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With more than 100 forms of arthritis and musculoskeletal diseases, the cost to the UK for musculoskeletal conditions is over £5billion annually. With Arthritis being a disease that affects more than 10 million people of all ages across the UK, …

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14 Oct

The Causes and Treatment of Endometriosis

  Endometriosis is a surprisingly common condition that involves tissue behaving in a similar way to the lining of the womb. However, in the case of this sometimes distressing condition, the tissues is outside the womb. While there are several …

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18 Sep

How to join the 10% of Brits who think they’re good sleepers

At the end of each day, we Brits love nothing more than to sink into our mattresses and enjoy a good night’s sleep. Unfortunately, this is only a reality for a relatively small amount of the population with following research …

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12 Aug

How emollients work & how much to use

If you live with eczema then you know that using emollients regularly is a vital part of an overall routine. But do you know how they work, and more importantly how much emollient to use? Molnlycke Healthcare, manufacturers of the …

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24 Jun

Care at home

I have recently lost my husband and cared for him at home until he died. The help I had from my GP and the District Nurses was wonderful and could not be faulted, the NHS staff are a credit to …

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26 Feb

Protecting your child from meningitis

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Meningitis can strike quickly and kill within hours – its impact can last a lifetime. Babies and children are the most at risk, with around half of all cases occurring in the under 5s. Risk increases again for teenagers and …

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20 Feb

Epilepsy Cases Set To Rise In Yorkshire Due To Ageing Population

A Leeds Consultant Neurologist has voiced his concern over the increasing number of epilepsy cases in the Yorkshire area. Dr. Peter Goulding, a specialist in epilepsy at Spire Leeds Hospital, says he expects the number of cases to continue to …

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12 Feb

True or false? Unhealthy habits that are actually healthy

In February it’s tempting to dump your healthy resolutions and sneak a cheeky cigarette or a glass of wine. Research suggests that nearly 50% of us make New Year’s resolutions but only 8 per cent go on to keep them …

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17 Jan

Sticking To New Year’s Resolutions Does Not Depend On Will Power

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Those struggling to stick to their New Year’s resolution might take comfort in scientists’ assertion that will power has very little to do with a person’s character. Professor Nick Chater revealed that the environment is a far bigger factor in …

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13 Jan

Hearing and your emotional wellbeing

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Many of us take our hearing for granted, and it’s only when a problem develops that the true impact of hearing loss becomes apparent. Hearing is a part of communication, and therefore by extension plays an important role in an …

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25 Nov

Synaesthesia is more common in autism

People with autism are more likely to also have synaesthesia, suggests new research in the journal Molecular Autism. Synaesthesia involves people experiencing a ‘mixing of the senses’, for example, seeing colours when they hear sounds, or reporting that musical notes …

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20 Nov

New era for patients and NHS as Government accepts recommendations of Mid Staffordshire inquiry

The Government has published its response to the Francis inquiry report. More openness, greater accountability and a relentless focus on safety will be the cornerstones of an NHS which puts compassion at its heart, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced today. …

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18 Nov

Moderate coffee consumption may reduce risk of type 2 diabetes by 25%

The Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee highlights the latest research on coffee consumption in the prevention of type 2 diabetes Regular, moderate coffee consumption may decrease an individual’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to research highlighted in …

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7 Nov

Prostate health – why are so many men still in the dark?

This month marks the start of Movember, a global movement that seeks to raise awareness of men’s wellbeing, in particular testicular and prostate health.   Many men – in particular young men – don’t pay as much attention to looking …

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6 Nov

Clothing Innovations To Help Diabetics

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In the UK alone, there are approximately 2.9 million people who are directly affected by diabetes, with around 850,000 cases of the disease going undetected.  With around 5% of the UK’s 63 million strong population suffering from diabetes, the need …

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30 Oct

Boost for disabled people to fulfil their career aspirations

Over 2000 more disabled people got the support they needed to get or keep their job, compared with this time last year, official figures released today show. 22,760 people were being supported through Access to Work between April and June …

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22 Oct

New report shows the NHS could raise up to £500 million from better charging of overseas visitors

Government appoints NHS expert to advise on cost recovery. Up to £500 million could be recovered from overseas visitors’ and migrants’ use of the NHS every year – making clear the need for changes to the current system, Health Secretary …

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4 Oct

The Key to Reducing Eye Stress in the Workplace

Your sight is one of your most important senses, so it’s a constant source of wonder that so many of us take it for granted. Nowhere is this truer than in the workplace, where we’re at risk of damaging it, …

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2 Oct

Living Your Best Life with Incurable Cancer

To be sure, Jane Schwartzberg of Montclair, N.J., would give anything not to have stage 4 metastatic cancer, a disease for which there is no cure. But she says that having a terminal illness has changed the way she lives …

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16 Sep

ARE YOUR DAYS NUMBERED? NEW RESEARCH REVEALS 90% OF US DON’T KNOW THE ONE SET OF NUMBERS THAT COULD SAVE OUR LIVES

New research released today [1] reveals that 70% of UK adults can remember 5 or more different sets of numbers unique to them – nearly half of the nation could memorise their national insurance and car registration numbers, and over …

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13 Sep

Local Business are Official Sponsors of National Eye Health Week 2013

Butterflies Healthcare Ltd are proud to have been asked to sponsor the UK’s fourth National Eye Health Week. This is a collaboration between opticians, ophthalmologists, eye health charities and organisations. It aims to encourage everyone to have regular sight tests and …

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5 Sep

The magical benefits of Salt for Asthma, COPD, Sinusitis and other respiratory and skin conditions

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We are all familiar with the benefits of sea air and natural salt caves, but did you know that salt has also been used for over 200 years as a natural therapy for respiratory ailments and skin conditions? Salt therapy …

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4 Sep

Don’t depend on EHIC when travelling with a medical condition

MedicalTravelCompared.com is a travel insurance comparison site specifically for over 65s and those with a pre-existing medical condition. The MedicalTravelCompared insurance panel currently comprises over 18 insurance products. Travellers complete a simple question set and a list of insurers, covers and premiums are returned. MedicalTravelCompared.com is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. The FCA Number is 592298. www.MedicalTravelCompared.com 0844 887 2102

Warnings to UK travellers not to rely solely on the EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) for emergency treatment while they are on holiday should be heeded especially by people with pre-exiting medical conditions.  www.MedicalTravelCompared.com, the first stand-alone comparison site for …

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21 Aug

Millions of patients to benefit from easier access to medication and fewer trips to hospitals

New legislation comes into force today which will mean that physiotherapists and podiatrists in the UK will be the first to be able to independently prescribe medication to their patients, Care and Support Minister, Norman Lamb has announced. The move …

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15 Aug

Thinking of taking your e-cigs on holiday? Check before you go

Case packed, passport in hand, Euros in purse/pocket – ready to go! The big question now is “Can I take my electronic cigarettes on holiday?” Well, it depends on where you go, as regulations vary from country to country. I …

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14 Aug

Public Health Minister Anna Soubry calls on the nation to get active and get healthy

One year on from the Olympics and Paralympics more than half the adult population is doing the recommended amount of physical activity, but worryingly more than a quarter are not doing even 30 minutes a week and putting their health at risk, Public Health Minister Anna Soubry has warned today.

One year on from the Olympics and Paralympics more than half the adult population is doing the recommended amount of physical activity, but worryingly more than a quarter are not doing even 30 minutes a week and putting their health …

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6 Aug

Electronic cigarettes make headline news!

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The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) issued a press release stating that electronic cigarettes would be regulated as a medicine in 2016. The media did respond with a few stories and e-cigs made headline news, as you probably …

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