SPECIFIC CONDITIONS

Our talkhealth conditions blogs cover a wide range of general health topics including eczema, allergies, asthma, acne, psoriasis, menopause, diabetes, weight, fitness & exercise and much more.

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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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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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…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

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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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talkhealth

2 Jun

talkhealth meets…Ruth Holroyd, blogger and founder of What Allergy

What made you decide to start What Allergy? Starting the blog was a bit of an accident really. I wanted to do something but wasn’t sure what. Originally, I planned to create a website with reviews and safe places to …

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Guest blogger

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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Helen Barnshaw

21 May

Staying trim and healthy during lockdown

  So we’re now being allowed out to exercise for longer than an hour a day….whoop whoop! What about the the challenge of sustaining a healthy eating routine? You’ve stocked up the fridge with fresh fruit & veg, to make …

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Helen Barnshaw

14 May

How is sleep so important in the story of our health?

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When we sleep, we allow our bodies to go into a deep state of healing and repair. This is where our bodies do their recovery work. When we hinder our sleep with poor routine, toxins, and stress, over long periods …

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Trishna Bharadia

12 May

How dancing has kept me moving: Adapting exercise when living with a long term condition

In 2015 I was lucky enough to be one of six people chosen out of over 11,000 nominees to appear on a special four-part edition of Strictly Come Dancing on BBC1. As people watched me being twirled around the dance …

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Helen Barnshaw

7 May

The art of staying resilient during social distancing

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It’s totally normal to feel demotivated and a bit upside down during these times.  There are lots of ways to help get you motivated and back on form again. Here are my tips for creating good days and lifting myself …

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talkhealth

6 May

talkhealth community’s recommendations for self-isolation week seven: working and living with family

Every week, we’re sharing your recommendations for how best to pass the time during this period of social distancing. Many thanks to everyone who has filled in our survey already; if you haven’t had a chance yet, please do take …

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Rex Garratt

5 May

Toxic aluminium link with autism and Alzheimer’s – latest research

Toxic aluminium link with autism and Alzheimer’s – latest research

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talkhealth

5 May

talkhealth is now PIF TICK accredited

We’re delighted to announce that talkhealth is now PIF TICK accredited.  PIF is the Patient Information Forum, the independent UK membership body for companies working in health information and support. Being certified under the scheme demonstrates our commitment to the …

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talkhealth

1 May

talkhealth meets…Claire Richards, community manager and RA survivor

What’s your role at talkhealth? I’m the Community Manager – so I moderate the forums and make sure everything on our community pages is running smoothly. How long have you lived with rheumatoid arthritis? My RA started 12 years ago …

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Helen Barnshaw

30 Apr

Homemade Healthy Ginger Beer

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talkhealth

29 Apr

talkhealth community’s recommendations for self-isolating week six: living with a chronic condition

Every week, we’re sharing your recommendations for how best to pass the time during this period of social distancing. Many thanks to everyone who has filled in our survey already; if you haven’t had a chance yet, please do take …

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talkhealth

29 Apr

Foods for healthier teeth and hair

We are what we eat. What we eat can impact how we feel, how our skin looks, how we operate. And it can play a big role in how healthy our hair and teeth are. But food can also help …

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talkhealth

22 Apr

talkhealth community’s recommendations for self-isolating week four: home hobbies to keep you busy

Every week, we’re sharing your recommendations for how best to pass the time during this period of social distancing. Many thanks to everyone who has filled in our survey already; if you haven’t had a chance yet, please do take …

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talkhealth

22 Apr

How to eat for your skin

They say that our skin is the best window to our health. While that definitely doesn’t mean that you have acne, for example, you’re less healthy than someone with clearer skin, better over all health may contribute to plumper, brighter …

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Rex Garratt

22 Apr

Air pollution linked to mental health issues

Air pollution linked to mental health issues

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Rex Garratt

22 Apr

Silicawater may help reduce bowel inflammation

Silicawater may help reduce bowel inflammation

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Rex Garratt

22 Apr

talkhealth

16 Apr

talkhealth community’s recommendations for self-isolating week three: how to stave off boredom

Every week, we’re sharing your recommendations for how best to pass the time during this period of social distancing. Many thanks to everyone who has filled in our survey already; if you haven’t had a chance yet, please do take …

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talkhealth

15 Apr

How to prevent backache when you’re working from home

Working from home has become the new norm for many of us – swapping our commutes and desks for sofas and cramped kitchen tables. It’s no wonder that come 2pm, your back is cruncher than a crisp bread and your …

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Guest blogger

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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talkhealth

8 Apr

8 tips for beating isolation

Social distancing is absolutely crucial if we’re to beat coronavirus – we all know that. But going for days and weeks without seeing our friends and family is hard and lonely. As we cross roads to avoid walking too near …

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Guest blogger

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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talkhealth

3 Apr

talkhealth community’s recommendations for self-isolating week one: food

Every week, we’re sharing your recommendations for how best to pass the time during this period of social distancing. Many thanks to everyone who has filled in our survey already; if you haven’t had a chance yet, please do take …

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Helen Barnshaw

3 Apr

The best defence against covid-19 ? ??

?????????Is to heal and strengthen your immune system. ?Whether that looks like reversing symptoms of an illness, or beginning to reverse a disease, the immune system is where to start.?There are some simple tips out there to start strengthening your …

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talkhealth

2 Apr

The kitchen heroes to stock up on right now

Tinned foods

We’ve all seen images of idiotic shoppers stockpiling toilet roll and pasta like they’re preparing for an almighty attack of diarrhea. While buying more than we need is nothing short of selfish, it is a good idea to think about …

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talkhealth

26 Mar

talkhealth meets…Sahara Fleetwood-Beresford, inflammatory bowel disease blogger and founder of #IBDSuperHeroes

What symptoms prompted you to seek help initially? When I was 19, I started suffering from diarrhoea and abdominal cramps that got worse over a period of two weeks. I had visited a GP who had diagnosed me with IBS …

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talkhealth

25 Mar

Alternative ways to stay fit when you can’t leave your house

If you can, get walking It’s all very well aiming for 10,000 steps a day when you can leave the house but if you’re house-bound, it’s a lot more tricky. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t try to walk …

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Rex Garratt

25 Mar

How to boost our auto-immunity

How silicawater boosts immunity

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talkhealth

25 Mar

Best at-home gym apps / free living room workouts

Beyond going for a walk, jog or cycle, you can’t exercise outside of your home anymore. For those of us who regularly use the gym, that ruling is going to have a big impact on the way we stay healthy …

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talkhealth

24 Mar

How to exercise when your kids are at home all day

Finding time for yourself is always a big ask when you’re a parent. Add on the fact that you now have your children at home with you all day, every day for the foreseeable future and small acts of self-care …

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Rex Garratt

10 Mar

Aluminium and fluoride in tap water raises risk of dementia – scientific research from Scotland

New scientific research has revealed a greater risk of dementia in people drinking tap water in Scotland loaded with aluminium and fluoride.   The research concluded that higher levels of aluminium and fluoride were related to dementia risk in a …

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talkhealth

4 Mar

talkhealth meets…Tracie Miles, information nurse specialist at the Eve Appeal

What’s your role at the Eve Appeal and what made you decide to work there? I run Ask Eve – a free, confidential service where women can call or email in with any question they have on gynaecology. It’s a …

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Caz

3 Mar

When You Gotta Go, You Gotta Go : Invisible Illness & Public Toilet Troubles

‘When you gotta go, you gotta go’. Everyone goes, everyone uses a toilet and some of us just happen to go in bags. So what? Why is it still so embarrassing to talk about it? I’ll admit I’m embarrassed just …

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Rex Garratt

3 Mar

How to remove toxic aluminium

How to remove toxic aluminium from the brain

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Helen Barnshaw

27 Feb

Having trouble getting all your MICRO and MACRO NUTRIENTS cleanly?

?Have you tried MICRO ALGAE??As well as containing Proteins, Lipids, and Carbohydrates, it’s also a powerhouse of Vitamins A C & E, various B Vitamins, and minerals Magnesium, Calcium, Potassium, Iron, and Iodine.?THE BENEFITS✔️I use Micro Algae in place of …

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talkhealth

27 Feb

Daily dairy milk consumption linked to increased risk of breast cancer: how to check yourself

Drinking dairy milk has been linked to an increased risk of breast cancer in women, a new study has concluded. Scientists from Loma Linda University Health in California claim that daily dairy can increase the risk by up to a …

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Bakasura

26 Feb

The importance of hydration

Now that exercising has become a social status symbol and there are so many people training for the very first time in their lives just to look good and compete with the “Joneses”, it is interesting to realise how the …

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talkhealth

20 Feb

An apple a day may keep the hot flushes at bay

We all know that we should be eating a diet rich in fruit and veg, but did you know that filling up on plants can actually help keep menopausal symptoms under control? A new study published by The North American …

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talkhealth

19 Feb

Stop what you’re doing and get up for a stretch – you may live longer

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Many of us office workers turn up to work, make a cuppa, settle down to our computers and three hours later, realise that we’ve not moved an inch.  ‘It’s because I’m being productive,’ you tell yourself, ‘I don’t have time …

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Guest blogger

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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Bakasura

29 Jan

Time to diet!

Now that the excessive party season is over, people are focused on re-boosting themselves to face the rest of the year ahead and get their weight back on track. Some individuals are desperate to get rid of the extra weight, …

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Guest blogger

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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talkhealth

28 Jan

talkhealth meets… Stephanie Millward, MBE & Paralympian

Hi Stephanie, to start, can you tell us a bit about yourself Aged 16, I was the British 100m Backstroke swimming champion and within months of being selected for Team GB to compete at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games when, …

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Julie

26 Jan

Staffordshire Oatcakes with a vegan filling

So, for those people following the low FODMAP UK method kidney beans are now allowed and I would advise you to use tinned and rinse them well prior to using them. Beans are an excellent source of iron and fibre …

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talkhealth

5 Jan

How to reach your health goals this year

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Whether you’re looking to lose weight, give up smoking, or just try something new, New Year’s Resolutions are tough! According to statistics, most people who set resolutions were likely to give up by 12th January.  Here are some tips to …

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talkhealth

2 Jan

Top tips for beating the January blues

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January can be a difficult time. Once the festive season is over, there are still two solid months left of dark, cold days to endure. For many of us, January is also a time where we feel our worst, and …

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Julie

26 Dec

Vegan nut roast Low FODMAP

We are nearly in Veganuary and what could me more perfect than a vegan nut roast? Some people miss meaty flavours when they venture into meat free eating and this roast is stuffed full of umami flavours meaning you won’t …

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Bakasura

19 Dec

Pigging out for Christmas

This is everybody’s favourite time of the year when people are merry, bright and over indulge themselves with loads of office, family, friends and street parties going on every single week. It is equally the time for indulgence and over …

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Julie

9 Dec

Pecan and maple syrup marzipan – low fodmap

Ok, so why do we need a marzipan based on pecans? Well, marzipan is based on almonds and these are limited on the low fodmap diet, it also contains honey – it would be very difficult to know how much …

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talkhealth

9 Dec

How to detect early signs of mouth cancer

mouth cancer

Mouth Cancer is on the increase. Unlike lung cancer or breast cancer, it’s the only major form of the disease that increases in incidence year on year, now accounting for more deaths in the UK than road traffic accidents or …

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Julie

3 Dec

Christmas Eve tear and share Low FODMAP

Christmas eve is a time to start the celebrations but it is often very busy wrapping presents, last minute gift purchasing and perishable food shopping. I would usually do my food shopping perhaps a day before Christmas Eve as the …

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Helen Barnshaw

2 Dec

Why is sleep so important for health and wellbeing? ??

When the body sleeps, it goes into a deep healing state, helping to repair and recover the body from stress and damage. Not getting enough sleep – over a long period of time – inevitably prevents the body from being …

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Julie

2 Dec

Low FODMAP sausage rolls

Christmas party food is important for people who need to follow a free from diet. Here is a popular choice for most parties and the pastry worked out really well and was fairly easy to make. Ingredients 200g Plain flour …

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talkhealth

29 Nov

How to better look after your health this Christmas

It’s the most wonderful time of year but Christmas can be difficult for those of us with mental and physical health issues. Here are some of our top tips for looking after yourself and making sure you have a merry …

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talkhealth

29 Nov

MHRA seeking views on accessing medicines for women

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is looking to speak to women to discuss the reclassification of medicines used for hormone replacement and oral contraception from prescription-only to medicines that can instead be purchased under the supervision of …

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Guest blogger

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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Guest blogger

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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talkhealth

25 Nov

Self Care Twitter Chat Highlights

To mark Self Care Week (18-24 November 2019) we hosted a live Self Care Twitter Chat, where individuals and organisations were invited to discuss self-care routines, mental health issues and more. We received a massive response, reaching over 119,817 views …

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talkhealth

25 Nov

MS Trust launches new campaign #FairMSCare to highlight the need for more MS specialist nurses

MS Trust has launched a campaign called #FairMSCare, which is aimed at raising awareness of the urgent need for more multiple sclerosis (MS) specialist nurses across the country. Latest figures show us that there are now approximately 130,000 people in …

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Bakasura

25 Nov

Self-compassion and kindness

A conversation I had with a recently arrived graduate in London inspired me to write this blog post. As it happens, this newbie reminded me of how, at some stage, it becomes so easy in London to lose track of …

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Guest blogger

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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Guest blogger

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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Emma Hammett

12 Nov

Key findings of the Health Profile for England report

The Health Profile for England report was published in September 2018 and is a comprehensive report covering life expectancy, major causes of death, mortality trends, child health, inequality in health, wider determinants of health and current health protection issues. The data and …

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Julie

10 Nov

Oyster mushroom soup low FODMAP

Mushroom soup is really very tasty and oyster mushrooms are the only suitable mushrooms for the low FODMAP diet. I love mushrooms and I went on a foraging course to help identify them but I haven’t picked any as yet …

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Julie

9 Nov

Chestnut pies – an alternative to mince pies (low FODMAP)

Mince pies are quintessentially Christmas. Normally mince pies have a large amount of dried fruit which can cause problems for people with fructose malabsorption if enough are eaten, plus they are made from pastry, a source of fructans. This is …

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Helen Barnshaw

7 Nov

Keeping your immune system strong

The colder months have now arrived, and we’re experiencing more colds & flu virus’ ? than ever. ? Although scientists don’t yet understand why we are more susceptible to this in the winter months, we do know that the cold …

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Julie

6 Nov

Chestnut and herb stuffing

Is it too soon to be thinking of Christmas? It’s hardly past Halloween and Bonfire night but if you are like me and make your food for Christmas then perhaps we do need to start. I love chestnuts, and they …

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talkhealth

6 Nov

5 effective ways to prevent loneliness this winter

According to a recent study, lonely people who suffer with heart problems are up to three times more likely to die one year after being hospitalised and discharged. However, it’s not just those with heart problems that are affected. Loneliness …

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Dr Adam Abbs

5 Nov

4 Myths About Ear Infections You Need To Know

What is an ear infection? An ear infection is an infection which can affect any part of the ear. The middle ear is located directly behind the eardrum and this sort of infection is usually caused by trapped bacteria and …

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Emma Hammett

1 Nov

Flu – the new vaccine that’s good news for older people

Boots starts offering their vaccinations this week. This year there is an improved flu vaccine (which also boosts the immune system for older people) and this is the one we are being offered in the UK this coming winter. This …

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Emma Hammett

1 Nov

Heart Attacks Affect Women Too

The British Heart Foundation are campaigning for more people to recognise the signs and symptoms of heart attacks in women. Many people have the misconception that heart attacks only happen to men and this has led to thousands of women …

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Dr Abby Hyams

30 Oct

What does tinnitus sound like?

Medicspot GP Tinnitus

Can you hear a whistling, buzzing, ringing or hissing in your ears? It could be tinnitus – a condition that affects as many as 30% of people at some point in their lives. Tinnitus is very common and people of …

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Helen

29 Oct

World Stroke Day

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Today is World Stroke Day, strokes are the third most common cause of death and the commonest cause of disability in the UK but you can help prevent them. Strokes can happen to anyone but you have the power to …

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Bakasura

28 Oct

Cold and Flu Season Alert– wash your hands!

Autumn has definitely arrived and it is rather beautiful to witness the spectacle of Mother Nature as tree leaves change tones and shades of colour in slow mutation. However, it also poses its own challenges…a lot of wet noses around …

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Helen Barnshaw

28 Oct

Ways to raise your Serotonin and feel good hormones for powerful healing and sustained happiness

? Raising and supporting our happiness is one of the most important parts of sustainable wellbeing. Feeling good enables us to break through poor learned habits more easily and to reach higher levels of healing that are sustainable beyond. ? …

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talkhealth

25 Oct

5 easy ways to get active during winter

Darker mornings and evenings, freezing cold weather and constant rain all make it very difficult to motivate ourselves into staying fit and healthy during winter. If you’re struggling to stay inspired to stick to a fitness regime, or would just …

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talkhealth

23 Oct

World Menopause Day Twitter Chat Highlights

To mark World Menopause Day, Friday 18 October 2019, we hosted a Menopause Twitter Chat on our @talkhealth Twitter Page. The chat started at 1pm GMT and lasted one hour with a series of five questions. This encouraged lots of …

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Helen Barnshaw

17 Oct

Healing yourself from a winter virus or flu ? ?⚠️

? Recently I came down with a dreaded gastrointestinal virus. I’m not one for contracting virus’ normally as I thought my immune health was strong. Turns out I was wrong. I know I haven’t been looking after my health as …

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Jo Jackson

15 Oct

How Anxiety Arrived With the Menopause

Anxiety is one of the most common symptoms of the menopause, yet it’s not one that is immediately associated with this period of change during a woman’s midlife. When you think of the menopause, you probably think of hot flushes. …

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Julie

13 Oct

Pumpkin gnocchi and sage butter

I have been thinking about Halloween recipes this weekend – this is likely to be the last one I post this year. I adore gnocchi but I do find it very filling. It is a dish for a day where …

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Helen Barnshaw

10 Oct

YOU ARE ENOUGH ?

? Believe it!!! ? I always used to hear that saying to yourself ‘you are complete’ is a way of helping you to accept yourself for who you are and what you have now. ? We often fail to recognise …

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talkhealth

10 Oct

How to look after your mental health

As today is World Mental Health Day and this week is Mental Health Awareness week, we wanted to share with you a few ways that can really help improve your mental health. Mental health is something that affects lots of …

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Guest blogger

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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Julie

6 Oct

The Perfect Watercress Soup – low FODMAP

Watercress soup is sublime and tradition in our household means that we have it as a starter every Christmas. I have considered the fact that we can’t use onion – the complete taste profile onion gives to the dish – …

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Helen Barnshaw

3 Oct

Why not replace a meal with a healthy homemade shake? ?

? This gives me the nutrients & fuel I need for a busy day, whilst safely reducing my calorie intake to lose a few pounds. – – And it tastes delicious ? – – ? * 1 cup Nut milk …

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Emma Hammett

2 Oct

The season of sniffles – common causes of breathing difficulties in young children and how to help

Autumn is the prime time for colds, coughs, sneezes and sniffles. As the weather steadily becomes colder and damper, existing breathing issues such as asthma can become unstable and need more careful management.    Added to which, infections and viruses such …

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Bakasura

30 Sep

Oral Health

These days there is a lot of emphasis on wellbeing and balance since being healthy and fit have suddenly become a symbol of social status, however there is one area that is sure to be always dismissed – oral health. …

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Helen Barnshaw

27 Sep

Non-Dairy Ways to Get Calcium & Improve its Absorption

???????‍♀️? ? FOODS HIGH IN CALCIUM: – Green Leafy vegetables such as Broccoli, Cabbage, Okra. – Soya Beans. – Tofu. – Nuts. – Fish (esp with small bones you can eat). ? WAYS TO SUPPORT CALCIUM ABSORPTION: * Include these …

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talkhealth

27 Sep

How to overcome autumn anxiety

This week marked the official start to autumn and for many of us, the change in season brings lots of new changes and challenges. The days get shorter, which means less sunlight and vitamin D, and the weather gets colder …

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talkhealth

27 Sep

7 reasons you have brain fog & what to do

Brain fog is a term you may have used before to describe a moment where you forget what you were saying or doing but it could be a symptom of a more serious medical condition. Brain fog can be associated …

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talkhealth

26 Sep

Myths and facts about bladder incontinence – Urological Health campaign

We recently worked with Health Awareness on the 2019 Urological Health campaign. A printed publication was enclosed within every copy of the Guardian newspaper and the content is available online at www.healthawareness.co.uk/urology. The campaign featured exclusive content from key thought …

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Guest blogger

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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talkhealth

20 Sep

Antidepressants, students & mental health care, sugar tax & tea-drinking benefits

Missed out on all the latest health news this week? Catch up now… Most common antidepressant does little to relieve depression symptoms New research suggests that the most common antidepressant actually does little to relieve symptoms of depression. The largest …

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talkhealth

17 Sep

Five signs you might have iron deficiency anaemia – Health News IE

We recently worked with Mediaplanet on the 2019 Health News IE: Blood Health campaign. A printed publication was enclosed within every copy of the Irish Independent newspaper and the content is available online at (www.healthnews.ie). Our article, written by Deborah …

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talkhealth

17 Sep

talkhealth Eczema Twitter Chat highlights

On Friday 13 September, we hosted an Eczema Twitter Chat to mark World Atopic Eczema Day (14 Sept) and the start of National Eczema Week (15-22 Sept). We’re very pleased to report the chat was a great success! In total, …

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Laura Gamble

17 Sep

Advocacy at the doctors

“Do something your future self will be thankful for,” -unknown   Imagine, two individuals, experiencing similar chronic health issues go to the doctor’s office. The first one roughly explains their symptoms, doesn’t feel prepared, is in a deep desire for relief, …

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Helen Barnshaw

16 Sep

Homemade Healthy Ginger Beer

???????? To make your Ginger Beer: – 140g fresh ginger – 4 tablespoons Honey – 3 Lemons or Limes – 1 litre Soda Water – A few sprigs fresh Mint Thanks to @jamieoliver for the recipe, which I slightly tweaked …

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Helen

15 Sep

Summary – Physical Activity Guidelines 2019

I hope you have found the last five blog posts informative. The infographic is a great way to get out a lot of information in an easily read format but sometimes it’s nice to have a little more detail, and …

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Helen

15 Sep

Summary – Physical Activity Guidelines 2019

I hope you have found the last five blog posts informative. The infographic is a great way to get out a lot of information in an easily read format but sometimes it’s nice to have a little more detail, and …

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Julie

15 Sep

Vegan ‘chicken’ and pumpkin couscous – low fodmap

An autumn favourite is pumpkin and numerous varieties can be found. When I was young pumpkin in the UK was unheard of – in fact we used to make Halloween lanterns with a swede! That certainly was a recipe for …

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Helen

14 Sep

Sit Less (Minimise Sedentary time) – Physical Activity Guidelines 2019

Inforgraphic showing that you should sit less and minimise sedentary time.

“Older adults should break up prolonged periods of being sedentary with light activity when physically possible, or at least with standing ” The message is to sit less as prolonged sedentary behaviour is associated with many poor health and functional …

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Helen

14 Sep

Sit Less (Minimise Sedentary time) – Physical Activity Guidelines 2019

Inforgraphic showing that you should sit less and minimise sedentary time.

“Older adults should break up prolonged periods of being sedentary with light activity when physically possible, or at least with standing ” The message is to sit less as prolonged sedentary behaviour is associated with many poor health and functional …

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Julie

12 Sep

Autumn jacket potatoes

It’s Autumn, I love this time of year but as the dark nights role in thoughts of wholesome, warm filling meals arrive. What could be more sustaining than a jacket potato for people following the low fodmap diet? This is …

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Helen

12 Sep

Improve Balance – Physical Activity Guidelines 2019

Improve Balance part of the Physical Activity Guidelines 2019

In Chichester feeling unsteady will ring true with many people with it’s uneven pavements. Unfortunately not a lot can be done about the pavements but we can improve our balance. Along with building our strength the Improve Balance section has …

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Helen

12 Sep

Improve Balance – Physical Activity Guidelines 2019

Improve Balance part of the Physical Activity Guidelines 2019

In Chichester feeling unsteady will ring true with many people with it’s uneven pavements. Unfortunately not a lot can be done about the pavements but we can improve our balance. Along with building our strength the Improve Balance section has …

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Helen

11 Sep

Build Strength – Physical Activity Guidelines 2019

Build Strength Chief Medical Officer Physical Activity Guidelines 2019

What is getting a lot of press at the moment is the Build Strength part of the guidelines. It’s always been there but it is now given greater emphasis as the evidence it helps maintain physical function, reduce the risk …

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Helen

11 Sep

Build Strength – Physical Activity Guidelines 2019

Build Strength Chief Medical Officer Physical Activity Guidelines 2019

What is getting a lot of press at the moment is the Build Strength part of the guidelines. It’s always been there but it is now given greater emphasis as the evidence it helps maintain physical function, reduce the risk …

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Helen

10 Sep

Be Active – Physical activity Guidelines

Be Active Physical Activity Guidelines Infographic 2019

Be Active – Guidance for the Physical activity Guidelines for Older Adults 2019 “Each week older adults should aim to accumulate at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic activity, building up gradually from current levels. Those who are already …

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Helen Barnshaw

9 Sep

Did you know Meditation supports your gut health and – as a result – your immune health ??‍♂️

—-?????‍♀️???—- The gut and mind are connected via the Vegus Nerve, one of the largest nerves in the body. Treat your mind well, and your gut relationship will follow. Treat your gut well, and your mind relationship will follow too. …

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Helen

8 Sep

Physical Activity Guidelines – Part 1

Describes the new physical activity guidelines for older adults

The new Physical Activity Guidelines were released yesterday and I thought I would take a short break from the falls prevention topic I was on to discuss them. Especially as I found out the other day my Mum doesn’t even …

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Julie

8 Sep

Oyster Mushrooms – A Umami Low Fodmap Option for IBS

It is autumn and the evenings are becoming darker. It is the season for mushrooms and many people really miss mushrooms when following the low fodmap diet. But if you are following the Kings College Low FODMAP diet oyster mushrooms …

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talkhealth

6 Sep

Diet drink risks, suicide rates, vegans & strokes & more

Check out our health roundup, featuring all the latest health news from this week. Two diet drinks a day can increase death risk by 26% Consuming two or more diet drinks a day can increase your chances of dying by …

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Helen

5 Sep

Falls prevention tips in the home

balance exercise showing a man standing sideways with one foot in front of the other helps to improve balance. Falls Prevention in the home.

Whilst exercise is important to help improve your balance and strengthen your muscles here are some falls prevention tips in the home. Make sure that your lighting is good enough you can see. If you need to go to the …

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Emma Hammett

4 Sep

Anaphylaxis and adrenaline auto-injectors a comprehensive guide

Anaphylaxis is an extremely severe allergic reaction. Reactions usually begin within minutes and progress rapidly, however, they can occur up to 2-3 hours after exposure and exercise can also initiate symptoms a while after exposure to an allergen. Common allergens …

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talkhealth

4 Sep

Join us for our Eczema Twitter Chat Friday 13 September

To mark World Atopic Eczema Day (14 September) and National Eczema Week (15-22 September) we’re hosting an Eczema Twitter Chat Friday 13 September between 1pm-2pm GMT. We’ll be discussing topics such as eczema triggers, care routines, self-esteem and managing eczema …

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Caz

4 Sep

Birthdaying With Chronic Illness / Pain

Pass the party poppers because it’s time to talk birthdays. Although ageing is one thing we all have in common, birthdays are a different experience for everyone, from a time of celebration or another average day,  to a time of …

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talkhealth

30 Aug

HRT & breast cancer risks, women & confidence, UK healthcare spending & more

Welcome to this week’s healthcare roundup for 26 – 30th September. Menopause HRT increases risk of breast cancer Researches from Oxford University have found that Menopausal Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) could increase the risk of cancer, even after a decade …

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Bakasura

30 Aug

The Importance of Magnesium

According to the Mental Health Foundation, these days more than 32% of people in the UK keep thinking about work all the time, ¼ actually places their own personal health at risk just to meet deadlines and 1/5 believes that …

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talkhealth

29 Aug

How much does the UK spend on healthcare compared to other countries?

The Office for National Statistics has released figures today that show how much the UK spends on healthcare in relation to its international peers. In 2017, the UK spent £197 billion, which works out £2,989 per person on healthcare, the …

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Helen

29 Aug

Exercise and Falling

Worried about exercise and falling? It is common for people to worry so much about falling that they restrict their movement, unfortunately this is a vicious circle as you are more likely to fall if you spend long periods of …

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Helen

29 Aug

Worried about exercising and falling?

It is common for people to worry so much about falling that they restrict their movement, unfortunately this is a vicious circle as you are more likely to fall if you spend long periods of time seated and don’t do …

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talkhealth

28 Aug

Guts UK explore the ‘Science of Digestion’ in their free event

Gut health charity, Guts UK are hosting an exciting new event for the public on Thursday 12th September starting at 5.30pm at The Revell Ward Suite, Huddersfield, Football Stadium, Stadium Way, HD1 6PG. The event is called ‘Exploring the Science …

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Helen Barnshaw

27 Aug

95% of the body’s detoxification enzymes are found in the Liver.

? To look after your Liver, start by reducing toxins like refined sugar, saturated fat, carbonated drinks, smoking, alcohol, pollution, cleaning products. ? Try giving your body a rest from heavy meats and Monosaccharide carbs, by replacing a meal with …

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talkhealth

23 Aug

Heatwave warning, hospital food, multiple medicine risks & more

Have you missed out on the health news this week? Get up to date now with our weekly health news roundup. Met Office issues heatwave health warning for Bank Holiday weekend The Met Office has issued a level three heat …

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Sylvia Smith

23 Aug

Dealing with Stress – How to prevent anxiety from ruining important relationships

Chronic stress is a bummer. It can have a devastating effect on the body. It can lead to low energy, loss of libido, stomach problems, headaches, insomnia and more. Not only will the body be an absolute wreck when experiencing …

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Guest blogger

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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Laura Gamble

21 Aug

Recovery

“Some days there won’t be a song in your heart, sing anyway.” – Emory Austin Recovery takes everything you don’t feel like you have. It takes the energy you scrape from the bottom of the barrel to someday feel normal …

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Helen Barnshaw

19 Aug

Daily wellbeing practice in setting boundaries for greater self compassion, respect, and happiness

?????‍♂️???‍♀️??? “Daring to set boundaries is about the courage to love ourselves, even when we risk disappointing others.” – Brene Brown ? I am learning to love and accept who I am right now. It is a practice I have been …

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talkhealth

16 Aug

NHS told to charge EU citizens, gender & multitasking, air pollution & more

Check out the latest health news stories for this week! Get ready to charge EU citizens, NHS told New rules circulated to hospital managers means EU citizens living in Britain will have to prove they have the right to free …

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Helen Barnshaw

12 Aug

? Anxiety ?

? As a sufferer of Anxiety my whole life, I have learned and practiced some affective strategies that have enabled me to overcome the fear-based personality that was once stopping me from living a happy and free life, and reaching …

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Julie

11 Aug

A nice cup of tea

There is nothing more quintessentially English than a nice cup of tea. We debate the nuances of how to make it properly – milk before the tea or after, warm the pot before adding the hot water and tea or …

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talkhealth

9 Aug

Recruitment for NHS mental health workers, number of teens needing glasses increases, asthma deaths & more

We hope you’ve had a good week. If you’ve missed out on any health news, here are the latest headline highlights. There are heavy rain and winds set to hit the UK this weekend so stay safe wherever you are! …

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Dr Hana Visnova

9 Aug

WHY WE NEED A FRESH PERSPECTIVE ON IVF STATS

At the end of June, The European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) released new stats on the success rates for assisted reproduction across Europe.  And let’s just say they didn’t paint a flattering picture.  Media outlets commented on …

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Emma Hammett

7 Aug

Everything you need to know about cervical screening but were too embarrassed to ask

Cervical Screening Awareness Week aims to highlight the importance of regular cervical screening for women’s health. It’s an annual event – which runs from 10th to 16th June 2019 this year  – and is organised by Jo’s Trust, a charity …

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Sleep Council

6 Aug

Look After Your Mental Health With A Good Night’s Sleep

There’s a close relationship between sleep and mental health. Lack of sleep can affect mental health but mental health problems can also affect how well you sleep – both the quantity and the quality of it – so it’s extremely …

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Helen Barnshaw

5 Aug

What does abundance mean to you? ???✨??

To me it means knowing we are totally in control of our own health & happiness. ? A mindset that always sees the best in every situation, whether it brings an abundance of joy or teaching us to grow through …

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talkhealth

2 Aug

Birth rates, what food to eat to avoid heart attacks, breast cancer breakthrough & more

If you’ve missed the latest health news from the week beginning 29th July, catch up now in our roundup. Butter, red meat & cheese increase heart attack & stroke risks Too much butter, red meat and cheese are actually bad …

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Emma Hammett

31 Jul

Vaccinations for travellers, a guide to keeping you well when travelling abroad

Vaccinations are viewed as a necessity of childhood. However, there are many jabs to consider in order to keep us healthy as adults, especially when travelling. The vaccines you need when travelling depend on factors such as your age and …

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Helen Barnshaw

30 Jul

Simple steps for growing your daily wellbeing & long term happiness

? Know what your body needs to heal & meal prep in advance to make it easier for you to stay on track. ? Drink plenty of water daily. Take a thermos with you so you can fill with hot …

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Helen Barnshaw

30 Jul

Going Vegan? ?

You may already know of the many benefits of going Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescatarian, Flexitarian; ? To name a few: * Better digestion * Improved metabolism * Improved energy levels * Improved circulation * Healthy weight loss * Improved detoxification ability …

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talkhealth

26 Jul

Supermarkets & obesity, baby health visits, MS scans & more

We hope you enjoyed the hot weather this week and managed to stay safe in the sun. Here are our top health stories for this week. Are supermarkets designed to make us fat? The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) …

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talkhealth

19 Jul

NHS Texting Results, Skin Cancer Rates, Child Mental Health & More

Have you missed out on the health news this week? Catch up now. In other news, we’ve heard the weather is set to turn this weekend so have your umbrellas at the ready! NHS plans to text patients results The …

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Helen Barnshaw

18 Jul

Tips to begin reducing stress, anxiety, and pain, naturally

Did you know? ???????? ———————————- Did you know Magnesium is one of the most important nutrients we require to function? . Magnesium is responsible for over 300 enzyme systems that regulate important biochemical reactions in the body. Its most important …

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Anne Bryant

17 Jul

Feeling run down? Tired all the time? Running on empty?

a pair of feet sticking out of the end of a bed with white bed linen - tired all the time - life coaching for optimum wellbeing

Getting really good quality sleep can make an enormous difference to our health and wellbeing. Here are my top ten tips for getting a really good night"s sleep. Some may be surprising!

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Laura Gamble

15 Jul

SIBO Solutions

Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth or SIBO, is a condition that can be minor or have debilitating symptoms. Most commonly, doctors will prescribe a type of antibiotic to eliminate overgrown bacteria. What happens when the patients SIBO arise again after a …

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Emma Hammett

12 Jul

13 ways to avoid being bitten by these 12 common and not so common culprits

The warmer summer months sees a swell in the insect population of the UK – as we can discover to our cost. Bites and stings can be painful as well as cause a reaction. In some cases a severe one, …

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Emma Hammett

12 Jul

Cold Water Shock

On a hot day, plunging into a cool pool or the sea may well be a very appealing prospect. However, every year people die from a physiological reaction known as cold water shock. The Royal National Lifeboat Institution campaigns to …

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talkhealth

12 Jul

Alexa health advice, joggers & air pollution, fizzy drinks & cancer & more

In case you’ve missed all the latest health news this week, check out our highlights! Amazon Alexa now offers NHS health advice That’s right, people will soon be able to receive expert health advice from their Amazon Alexa, following a …

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Emma Hammett

11 Jul

Staying safe around water this summer – a guide for children and their parents

Having fun in the sun during the summer holidays often includes water, be it in a paddling pool, Lido, villa pool, lake, river or the sea. However, whilst it is refreshing to take a dip, staying safe is vital. Sadly, …

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Emma Hammett

11 Jul

How to Prepare for Festival Season

Whichever festival you’re attending, whether music or literature focused, abroad or in the UK, day-long or spanning a week, the safety risks remain the same… Festivals are exhausting and the late nights, strange food and different living conditions can take …

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Helen Barnshaw

11 Jul

Looking After Your Liver

95% of the body’s detoxification enzymes are found in the Liver. ? To look after your Liver, start by reducing toxins like refined sugar, saturated fat, carbonated drinks, smoking, alcohol, pollution, cleaning products. ? Try giving your body a rest …

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Dr Bessam Farjo

9 Jul

Why new ‘breakthrough’ in hair loss technology might not be such a crowning glory…

If you’ve got an interest in hair restoration, or you’re worried about losing your own locks, chances are you saw the news last week announcing a ‘critical breakthrough’ in the fight against hair loss.  Newspapers and websites trumpeted a ‘cure …

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Guest blogger

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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talkhealth

3 Jul

RELIEVE IBS-D clinical trial & ContactME-IBS

The RELIEVE IBS-D clinical trial, which is testing the efficacy of the intestinal adsorbent ENTEROSGEL to treat diarrhoea and abdominal pain in patients with Irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhoea (IBS-D) has so far successfully recruited 105 patients. This large Randomised …

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talkhealth

2 Jul

Talking allergies & self-managing them (Ears, Nose & Throat campaign)

We recently worked with Mediaplanet on the 2019 Health Awareness: Ears, Nose & Throat campaign. One of our very own Directors, Catriona Williams discusses how to self-manage allergies and gives guidance on how to tackle allergies in your home. A …

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talkhealth

28 Jun

Heatwave health warning, babies eating too much sugar, cervical cancer decline, eczema & more

Have you missed the latest health news this week? There has been a lot happening and we’ve summarised it all for you here. Have a lovely weekend and make sure you stay safe in the sun. Met office issues health …

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Matt Lakin Hall

27 Jun

Stop Getting Injured at the Gym! How to Prevent Common Workout Injuries

Go to any gym this time of year and it’ll be packed full of people working hard to get that bikini body. Working out is excellent and should be incorporated into daily routine. It doesn’t just help us look good, …

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Emma Hammett

27 Jun

Ticks and the Danger of Lyme Disease for you and your dog

All dog walkers should be aware of the dangers of a serious bacterial infection called Lyme disease, which is passed on by ticks to them and their dog. Dogs, cats and humans can all get Lyme disease. Although it’s uncommon …

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Emma Hammett

27 Jun

Can Alexa Save My Life?

Scientists have recently discovered that Amazon Echo, Alexa and even smartphones could soon be used to identify cardiac arrests in its owners. How? An AI-powered tool which could be installed on smart phones and speakers could detect irregular gasps of …

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talkhealth

27 Jun

New evidence suggests HPV vaccination may eradicate cervical cancer

The success of the HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccination shows hope for eradicating cervical cancer in the future. HPV causes most cervical cancers and there are over 100 types. Many women will actually be infected with HPV over the course of …

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talkhealth

21 Jun

Eight-hour working week to reduce mental health issues, breast cancer & alcohol link & more

As the working week comes to an end and the sun appears to be shining again, here is your latest health news roundup for the week of 17 June. Should we be working eight hours a week to reduce mental …

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talkhealth

21 Jun

Leading surgeon warns of the health dangers associated with not warming up before running

Hiit and short bursts of exercise aid weight loss

Amir Qureshi, a leading Consultant Knee and Limb Reconstruction Surgeon at University Hospital Southampton, has suggested that there is a danger in the number of runners failing to warm up before running. He said that the rise in activities such …

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Emma Hammett

19 Jun

Strokes can happen to anyone at any age, what causes them, how to spot them and what to do

A stroke (or CVA Cerebral Vascular Accident) is a disturbance to the blood flow of the brain caused by a blockage or bleed in one of the blood vessels supplying the brain. Blockages to the brain are a lot more …

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Christopher Inglefield

18 Jun

Belittling psychiatric assessments are creating a storm of depression and suicide among trans patients

By Christopher Inglefield, plastic surgeon and medical director at the London Transgender Clinic.  Around forty per cent of transgender people have attempted to take their own lives at some point in time.  That’s a shocking, harrowing statistic, supplied by the National …

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Laura Gamble

18 Jun

Why does Gastrointestinal Problems Affect Mostly Women

Ask any woman if she has had chronic digestive problems in her life. The answers will most likely be positive rather than her male counterpart.  According to the International Gastrointestinal Disorders,” A significant proportion – 35% to 40% – of …

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talkhealth

14 Jun

How to improve your health by going outdoors, student & mental health concerns, tattoo infections & more

Hiit and short bursts of exercise aid weight loss

In the same week that Boris Johnson appears to be in the lead to become our next Prime Minister and half of the UK was flooded from the rain, find out all the latest health updates in our latest health …

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Emma Hammett

14 Jun

The Heart of the Matter – everything you need to know about heart health for British Heart Week 2019

British Heart Week 2019 takes place from 7th to 15th June. To mark this event we offer a round up of all our heart health articles. From performing CPR to keeping your blood pressure in check, to dealing with a …

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Emma Hammett

13 Jun

Diabetes – signs and symptoms and how to help with a hypo

The facts One in 15 people in the UK have diabetes. This includes one million people who have Type 2 but haven’t yet been diagnosed. In the UK, someone is diagnosed with diabetes every two minutes. Worldwide According to the …

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Dr Sufian Ali

11 Jun

What’s causing your cough?

Medicspot GP Dr Sufian Ali explain what's causing your cough?

Coughing is a natural reflux that helps keep your airways clear. In this post, we’ll be taking a look at some of the common causes of a lingering cough. While having a cough is quite normal and usually nothing to …

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talkhealth

7 Jun

Rosacea & exercise, constipation, sleep patterns & more

Missed out on all the latest health news this week? We have all the latest health stories for you to catch up now. Can a workout improve your skin condition? Have you been struggling to make it to the gym? …

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Dr Catherine OLeary

3 Jun

Trauma in childhood can affect your health

In the mid 90s a team of researchers from a private healthcare company in America made a startling discovery.  They asked over 17,000 people about their experiences of abuse and trauma in childhood, and followed them over 15 years.  They …

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talkhealth

31 May

GP Surgery Closes, Ultra-processed Food Risks, Dating Apps & Weight & More

Have you missed the latest health news this week (27-31 May)? Don’t miss out, catch up on all the health headlines now. GP surgery closures in UK hit all-time high An investigation by the medical website Pulse has found 138 …

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Emma Hammett

28 May

Sepsis: Life-Threatening Yet Difficult to Spot

Sepsis is responsible for 52,000 deaths in the UK each year. A distressing 250,000 people contract the condition, which can have life changing implications; such as amputations, internal organ failure and brain damage. Why has sepsis been in the news? …

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Emma Hammett

28 May

Support for Carers

Unpaid carers are a lifeline to those they look after and are of huge benefit to society as a whole. A staggering 7 million of us in the UK are carers and so the relief to NHS services is truly …

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Laura Gamble

28 May

Low-FODMAP

  “Mindful eating is eating with intention while paying attention.” – Katie Konersman RD, CDE  If you are present in the digestive health community or simply into diets, you might have heard of something called the Low-FODMAP Diet. The diets abbreviation …

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talkhealth

23 May

Advice & guidance for living with Accidental Bowel Leakage

Accidental bowel leakage

Do you have embarrassing bowel leakages? Bladder and Bowel UK estimates that 1 in 10 adults will have some form of bowel control problem at some point in their lives. This chronic condition can be very upsetting and embarrassing and …

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Drake Foundation

22 May

The long-term effects of concussion in sport

Concussion in sport is an issue that’s hit the headlines with increasing frequency over the last few years, but how much do we really know about the long-term effects of head injuries? What do we know so far? In short, …

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Guest blogger

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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Emma Hammett

21 May

Why bank holidays are so dangerous and 14 tips for safer DIY!

The bank holidays in May are the traditional time to undertake longer home or garden improvement projects.  You have the extra day, the weather is better and there is work to be done to ensure your home – and in …

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talkhealth

17 May

Acne drug, mental health at work, dementia & more

Have you missed all the latest health news this week (13-17 May)? Don’t miss out, catch up on all the health headlines now! Will this arthritis joint pill cut heart attack risk by a fifth? A pill for arthritis can …

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Emma Hammett

15 May

Healthy Fasting for Ramadan 2019

There are 2.8 million Muslims in Britain and many will be following Ramadan, a month-long fast. To ensure you remain healthy when fasting, it is sensible to plan ahead and understand how fasting can affect your health.  Read on for …

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Dr Abby Hyams

15 May

Do I need my tonsils removed?

Medicspot Dr Abby Hyams on tonsils

Many people who suffer from tonsillitis frequently ask if they need their tonsils removing. This is done by tonsillectomy  – a surgical procedure which involves removing the tonsils. The recommended treatment for tonsillitis depends on its severity, how often it …

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Christopher Inglefield

15 May

Why I Support the Government Stance on Textured Breast Implants

In April this year, amid a growing global clamour, the UK Government’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) announced that it has no plans to ban ‘macrotextured’ breast implants, or breast implants with polyurethane-coated surfaces. And in spite of …

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