women’s health

A blog about all aspects of women’s health.

Guest blogger

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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Guest blogger

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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Helen Barnshaw

4 Nov

Make homemade alternatives to eat more nutrient dense & sugar reduced lollies

You’ll already know that manufacturers process food so that we keep buying. This means they put excess refined sugar in most foods. Although recent law for a 20% sugar reduction in food produced by 2020, has meant that manufacturers have …

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Guest blogger

22 Oct

Growing Antibiotic resistance and UTIs

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

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Guest blogger

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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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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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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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

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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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

30 Apr

Homemade Healthy Ginger Beer

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Rex Garratt

22 Apr

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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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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Rex Garratt

25 Mar

How to boost our auto-immunity

How silicawater boosts immunity

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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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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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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

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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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Laura Gamble

13 May

Iron Infusions

What is anemia? Anemia is when the body produces too little or small red blood cells to support the body. Red blood cells are made to carry oxygen to your lungs and remove carbon dioxide. When someone is anemic they …

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Laura Gamble

30 Apr

Chronic Illness and Eating Disorders

Potential trigger(s): Please note I will be talking variables of eating disorders When eating disorders come to mind, for most, people think of the most common like anorexia and bulimia. Eating disorders like these, stem from a psychological disturbance. Whether …

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Guest blogger

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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Anne Bryant

16 Apr

Going On Holiday with ME / CFS and Fibromyalgia

A woman in a straw hat reclines on a white sand beach in front of an azure ocean - going on holiday when you have ME, Chronic Fatigue or Fibromyalgia

I used to really look forward to my holidays, but when I became ill with ME, the thought of going away… honestly – it became a bit of an ordeal for me. This can happen when you are struggling with …

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Guest blogger

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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3 Apr

Here’s why you should always pee after sex

What women suffering from recurring cystitis need to know It may not be top of your priority list when you’ve just had sex, but anyone who’s experienced recurrent cystitis will tell you that a quick trip to the toilet as …

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talkhealth

28 Mar

Apple Watch ECG, Tampon Tax Fund, Wine Cancer Risks & More

Have you not had time to catch up on all the latest health news this week, 29th March? Don’t worry! We’ve summarised some of the key stories for you. Drinking one bottle of wine causes the same cancer risks as …

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Anne Bryant

26 Mar

Listen To Your Body – It Knows What It’s Talking About

Many things contributed to my recovery from ME. Many, many things actually: Getting the nutrition and supplements right to support my body in starting to fire up the processes that it had forgotten how to do properly Protecting my weak …

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talkhealth

22 Mar

DIY Cervical Cancer Kits, Stress Dogs in Schools, Superdrug Breast Checks & More

If you’ve not had time to catch up on all the latest health news this week (22nd March), don’t worry! We’ve summarised some of the key stories for you. Dogs needed to reduce stress in schools The University of Buckingham …

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talkhealth

8 Mar

Health Round Up – Smear Tests, Ambulance Response, Diabetes & Weight loss & More

Happy Internation Women’s Day! If you’ve not had time to catch up on all the latest health news this week (4th March), we’ve summarised some of the key stories for you. Public Health England Launch Cervical Cancer TV Campaign The government …

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talkhealth

7 Mar

Bard stops selling vaginal mesh products for stress urinary incontinence

It has been announced today that C.R. Bard have chosen to stop production and distribution of all urogynaecological mesh products for SUI and POP and that they are removing all urogynaecological mesh products from hospital and distribution centres. This is …

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talkhealth

4 Mar

Ask our gynaecology experts your questions

Every year we run an Online Clinic on Gynaecology. And this year our clinic is sponsored by Babystart, Sylk Intimate and Promensil.  We are also delighted our clinic is being supported by The Eve Appeal and Womb Cancer Support UK charities. Meet …

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Laura Gamble

15 Feb

IBS Weight Gain and Bloating

 I’m the girl on Instagram showing my ‘best life’. I like to show off my love for fashion and life in general through pictures! This is the superficial me, I portray on my socials. Every since having IBS (c), I …

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Teyhou Smyth

12 Feb

Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Never Enough: The Narcissist’s Insatiable Curse If you have gotten to know a person with narcissism, you are bound to recall how you felt during and after your interactions with them. Not all narcissists are alike. But the term does …

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Sally Leech

24 Jan

What Every Woman Should Know About the Menopause

Menopause is still a taboo subject, leaving women feeling ill-informed and unsupported. I have worked in Women’s Health for several years and yet 3 years ago as I started experiencing my first symptoms, I realised I knew very little about …

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Guest blogger

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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talkhealth

21 Dec

This week in health – 21 December 2018

It’s only four days until Christmas Day, but that hasn’t slowed the flow of health news. Instead, it seems to have spurred a number of health professionals to call for stronger actions to dissuade people from eating unhealthy foods. This …

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talkhealth

14 Dec

Walking with the Ramblers – the perfect way to keep fit in the great British countryside

Walking in the great British countryside can be one of the most relaxing and refreshing ways anyone can spend their free time. A little gentle exercise, fresh air and – in many places, wonderful views – are all well known …

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talkhealth

10 Dec

‘Problems Peeing’ Ask the Expert clinic poses a host of questions

Unsurprisingly, many people who experience problems peeing don’t exactly shout from the rooftops about it. That’s probably why our Ask the Expert clinic on the subject, held from 3 to 6 December, attracted lots of questions from anonymous members seeking …

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talkhealth contributors

28 Nov

Improve your quality of life

Businesses and professionals whose daily focus is on helping people coming to the end of their life are well placed to help us all live to the full. Hospice workers, end-of-life carers and funeral directors come face-to-face daily with the …

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Emily Walker

21 Nov

5 lessons I have learnt from becoming a ‘hypothyroid mum’

Having hypothyroidism can be challenging and difficult, even when you have it well managed, add a new born into the mix and life can become extremely overwhelming and exhausting fast. Yes, life as a new mum is exhausting but thyroid fatigue is debilitating, …

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Teyhou Smyth

19 Nov

Improving Self Esteem

When self-esteem is lower than it should be, self-advocacy almost always suffers too. After All, when we are not feeling worthy of our own admiration and love, we likely do not expect others to recognize our worth, either. It’s hard …

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talkhealth

16 Nov

This week in health – 16 November 2018

There’s been a plethora of health stories published this week and, thankfully, some is good news. In this round-up we have… NHS promises flu vaccine shortage will be resolved soon Although the government has advised older people to get the …

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talkhealth

15 Nov

New support programme for anyone with IBS

Did you know that as many as 10-20% of people in Britain today suffer with irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS? These are the figures that healthcare organisations and charities such as The IBS Network quote. This means that potentially a …

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talkhealth

12 Nov

Choosing Self Care for Life

It’s Self Care Week in the UK – probably the single national awareness week that best matches talkhealth’s raison d’être. The Self Care Forum, which organises it and is targeted more than 22 million people around the country, says the …

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talkhealth

9 Nov

This week in health – 9 November 2018

Autumn has well and truly arrived here at talkhealth HQ, and the leaves are falling from the trees almost as fast as new health stories are being published in the media. While focusing on the UK, British health journalists are …

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2 Nov

This week in health – 2 November 2018

After an amazing summer of weather at talkhealth HQ, who would have believed it could continue into November? Healthiest and unhealthiest high streets in the UK The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) has compiled a league table of British high …

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18 Oct

Menopausal Dryness

Spotlight on World Menopause Day Today marks World Menopause Day and we are delighted that for the first time ever, menopause is firmly in the spotlight. It seems like we are finally realising and accepting as a society the massive …

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Guest blogger

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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Guest blogger

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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British Liver Trust

10 Oct

7 in 10 people with liver disease in the UK don’t even know they have it

Nearly 75% percent with liver disease don’t know it, according to research published in the Lancet(1). For many, the first indication is following admission to Accident and Emergency when the disease is advanced and chance of survival is very low. …

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Teyhou Smyth

2 Oct

Managing Stress

  Deadlines. Bills. Money problems. Chores. Family responsibilities. Relationship challenges. Work issues. Politics. Drama. STRESS. TOO MUCH STRESS. Does this sound familiar? Of course it does. Statistics from the APA even show how stressed we are. Forty four percent of …

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Jayne Ellis

26 Sep

Saving Starfish

An old man was walking along a beach when he noticed a young woman off in the distance. As he got closer, he noticed that the woman was collecting starfish that had washed up on the beach and tossing them, …

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21 Sep

This week in health – 21 September 2018

The wind has picked up and the nights have cooled down since our last health news round-up, but we’re still enjoying the odd sunny hour or two at talkhealth headquarters, too. The week’s health news has been as mixed as …

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Teyhou Smyth

10 Sep

The Balancing Act: Finding the Sweet Spot Between Work and Life

Work-life-balance Teyhou Smyth

When you conjure up images of being a success at work, what do you picture in your mind’s eye? If you imagined long hours at the workplace late into evening, slaving over tasks that can’t possibly wait until tomorrow, you …

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7 Sep

This week in health – 7 September 2018

September has kicked off with a variety of interesting stories from the world of health. Here we feature a few which you might find helpful.  What’s your heart age? You may have already read or heard that the NHS and …

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24 Aug

This week in health – 24/08/2018

With another week coming to a close, talkhealth are back with another round-up of the weekly news. This week we will be looking at a range of different news stories in the world of health, including drinking levels, prostate treatment, …

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Jayne Ellis

22 Aug

The hidden cost of caring

In its 2018 Survey of unpaid carers Carers UK states that 72% of unpaid carers in the UK said that they had suffered mental ill health as a result of caring. This carer fatigue or compassion fatigue has been recognised …

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David Neal

15 Aug

Talking through your doctor-patient relationship

Communication cuts across every aspect of good healthcare but it’s also one of the most difficult things to get right consistently. I think we can do better. I know from working as a doctor, and from experiences as a patient, …

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Teyhou Smyth

13 Aug

The Gift of Anxiety

Generally, anxiety isn’t one of our top-ten on any gratitude lists. It can bring a lot of misery to our days, and often sends us mixed messages about what is safe and what isn’t. It can raise our blood pressure, …

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talkhealth

3 Aug

This week in health – 03/08/2018

With another week coming to a close, talkheath’s weekly round-up of the top news in the world of health is here. This week, health news has been dominated by the prolonged heatwave currently affecting the UK. With this in mind, …

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Meghan French

3 Aug

Fibromyalgia – “Just Because We Don’t Complain, Doesn’t Mean We Aren’t in Pain”

Good day my lovely followers! I hope that everyone is doing as well as possible. I know that some of you have been able to power through and get some kind of work done or you may have even been …

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talkhealth

27 Jul

This week in health – 27/07/2018

With another week over, talkhealth have brought together all the top health-related news stories in our round-up article. This week, we will be looking at the legalisation of medicinal cannabis, the ongoing heatwave, and the latest news on smoking and …

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Guest blogger

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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20 Jul

This week in health – 20/07/2018

As another week comes to a close, talkhealth have brought together some of the biggest news stories in the world of health. This week, we will be looking at a new fund to help combat the disability employment gap, how …

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13 Jul

This week in health – 13/07/2018

Welcome to another rendition of talkhealth’s weekly round-up of the biggest news stories of the week. This week, we’ll be looking at topics including vitamin pills, diabetes and sexual health. So, let’s get started! Diabetes Type 1 Experts believe they …

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29 Jun

This week in health – 29/06/2018

With so much going on in the world of health it can be difficult to keep up to date with all the latest news and breakthroughs. Luckily, talkhealth’s weekly round-up should help you keep on top of all the latest …

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22 Jun

This week in health – 22/06/2018

Welcome to talkhealth’s weekly round-up of all the top news stories in the world of health. This week we’ll be covering a wide range of topics, including the current debate around medicinal cannabis, the expected rise in the number of …

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15 Jun

This week in health – 15/06/2018

As another week comes to a close, here at talkhealth we’ve rounded up all of the top news stories from the week in the world of health. From Professor Green talking about depression and the impact of loneliness through to …

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8 Jun

This week in health – 08/06/2018

We’ve come to the end of another week and, as such, talkhealth will be looking through all the top news stories from the world of health. This week’s roundup includes new treatments and research, and overview of the summer months …

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1 Jun

This week in health – 01/06/2018

Cancer

Welcome to another week of talkhealth’s round up on the biggest news in the world of health. This week, we will be looking at subjects including new cancer research, new reports about obesity as well as the rising popularity of …

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talkhealth contributors

23 May

Why You Might Need Hip Surgery

The hip is a crucially important joint in the body. Problems with it create severe difficulties with walking and can subsequently affect the back, knees, ankles, and feet. Issues with the hips are often addressed with surgical intervention, even though …

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talkhealth

3 May

May is Bladder Cancer Awareness Month

May 2018 is Bladder Cancer Awareness Month. It is a global campaign aimed at focusing attention on bladder cancer. Throughout the month talkhealth will be supporting the charity, Fight Bladder Cancer who are highlighting the impact of bladder cancer, promoting …

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27 Apr

How multiple sclerosis (MS) makes you feel

MS Awareness Week

Today’s video from MS Trust for #MSAwarenessWeek approaches the very difficult topic of how being diagnosed and living with MS makes you feel. In today’s video, we are joined by 17-year-old Chloe, 16-year-old Deon and Matthew and Haley, who are …

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talkhealth

27 Apr

Interview: An insight into living with MS

MS Awareness Week

MS has a huge effect on the lives of those diagnosed with the condition. With this week being #MSAwarenessWeek, talkhealth have teamed up with the MS trust to help give others an insight into living with the condition. Today, we …

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talkhealth

26 Apr

Explaining MS symptoms

MS Awareness Week

Trying to explain MS to someone who doesn’t have the condition can be extremely difficult; multiple sclerosis can have a huge impact of people in a variety of different ways, so convey this to someone with no experience of the …

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Guest blogger

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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talkhealth

25 Apr

The A to Z of Multiple Sclerosis

MS Awareness Week

We’ve now reached the mid-way point of #MSAwarenessWeek, and the MS trust have released another video around the condition, in a bid to help raise awareness about the disease. Over 70% of those living with MS experience symptoms before the …

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24 Apr

Advice for young people living with MS

MS Awareness Week

Every day this week, the MS trust will be releasing a new YouTube video starring a young person who has been affected by MS. This is all to help aid #MSAwarenessWeek and aims to highlight the condition to younger people. …

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talkhealth

23 Apr

Who gets MS and why?

MS Awareness Week

It’s MS Awareness Week, and to help raise awareness of the condition the MS Trust have put together a range of videos to help demystify the condition. With over 70% of those with MS experiencing symptoms before the age of …

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Mark

23 Apr

Work”Out” or Work”In” ?

  I talk rather alot about working “In”as well as” Out” in my sessions but how do you know when to work “in” and not work “out”? It’s really simple protocol but as ever you need to be accurate and …

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Guest blogger

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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Trishna Bharadia

1 Apr

#ThinkHand campaign could be a game-changer

I feel like Thursday 22nd February 2018 is going to be one of those days when in years to come I’ll look back and know that I was part of what will hopefully be a game-changer in the world of …

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Pancreatic Cancer Action

20 Mar

Persistence saved my life, it could save yours too

Losing weight, diarrhoea and loss of appetite are symptoms associated with a number of common health issues, and may not cause alarm for many but did for me when I suddenly started experiencing them in the summer of 2007. After …

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Mark

19 Mar

Pilates where did it come from? Should you be Practicing Pilates?

Where Did Pilates Come From? Should you be practicing Pilates?  Joseph Pilates was initially a frail young German who took it upon himself to become a very strong, educated, healthy man. Joseph took part in wide range of sports including fencing, …

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Louise Potter

14 Mar

What Is Diversion Colitis?

I get asked this question a-lot across support groups as I have been quite vocal about diversion colitis since having this diagnosed. I have decided to do a video entry for this to explain about the condition and how it …

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Guest blogger

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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Guest blogger

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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talkhealth

6 Feb

Tinnitus Awareness Week 2018

Tinnitus Awareness Week is running from 5-11 February this year. The aim of the week is to raise awareness of the condition, which affects approximately 1 in 10 of the population. A recent British Tinnitus Association survey found that just under …

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Louise Potter

25 Jan

What to expect after your surgery

So, you’ve been told you need to have an ileostomy formed and the big day arrives for you to go down to theatre and have it formed. All the questions you were going to ask have flown through your ears …

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Trishna Bharadia

18 Jan

#ThinkHand – Understanding why hand function is important for staying independent

Q1. What does it mean to be independent? For me, it means not having to rely on others in order to perform everyday tasks that many of us take for granted. Q2. What is the thing that scares me most …

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Deborah

10 Jan

Weight Loss for Health

Since the start of January, the media has been full of weight loss plans and exercise regimes. My gym, which was quiet over Christmas, was full to the brim on Monday and I struggled to park the car at 6.30am …

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Mark

9 Jan

No Time for Exercise? How about 3 minutes?

Are you tight for time and want to try Pilates?  “I don’t have 10 minutes to myself” sound like you? To busy to book in at a club, drive to the club, and attend a class…. I know that time …

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talkhealth

2 Jan

3 before GP

Patients are being urged to adopt a new three-step approach in order to help relieve pressures on GP services over the winter. The Royal College of GPs (RCGP) have launched a campaign called ‘3 before GP’ which refers to three questions patients …

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Guest blogger

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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Mike Garrett

16 Nov

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a condition that affects many of us. It gradually becomes more common as we age but can also occur in those who are younger with osteoporosis-associated conditions. But what can we do about it? Firstly lets look at …

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talkhealth

14 Nov

World Diabetes Day

There are two main types of diabetes with type 2 being the most common. In the last decade the number of obese people developing Type 2 diabetes has increased, despite the condition being preventable with a healthy diet and regular …

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talkhealth

3 Nov

talkhealth Allergy and Eczema research published in Mail On Sunday

In September we ran a survey to see if patients suffering with eczema are more likely to also have allergies or sensitivity to foods such as eggs, nuts, diary and wheat. The aim of the research was to find out …

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talkhealth

1 Nov

Vitamin B3 found in Marmite linked with preventing miscarriages

You may remember a few months ago the much hyped headline which stated that Marmite may be the key to preventing miscarriages and birth defects. Newspapers around the country jumped on the story branding it the new miracle cure. Results …

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Deborah

27 Oct

Record low sales of antibiotics for use in animals

There’s much in the press about antibiotic resistance and rightly so. Antibiotic resistance is a major threat to modern medicine with estimates suggesting it could be responsible for ten million deaths per year by 2050 and cost the global economy …

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Dr. Seth Rankin

26 Oct

Be Breast Aware

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is drawing to a close, but this doesn’t mean we should stop talking about it. Breast Cancer can strike at any time and in most cases, early detection is key! Early Detection Women of all ages …

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talkhealth

20 Oct

Type 2 diabetes costing NHS £8.8bn each year

It is estimated that 600,000 people in the UK have Type 2 diabetes but have yet to be diagnosed. Including the undiagnosed, that’s around 4 million people in the UK alone. And since 1996, the number of people with diabetes …

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Guest blogger

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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talkhealth

15 Oct

Global Handwashing Day – A Guide to washing your hands

To mark Global Handwashing Day here is our guide for washing your hands the right way. Handwashing is the easiest way to prevent the spread of germs and infections, such as the common cold, meningitis, diarrhoea and hepatitis A. It …

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Deborah

13 Oct

Link between cancer and obesity higher in women

As someone who has recently lost weight (22 pounds or 9.7kg in new money) I was interested to read a recent study published in The Lancet. A recent cancer diagnosis within my family made me stop and think. I’m middle-aged …

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talkhealth

11 Oct

Stoptober – Are you ready for the challenge?

Stop smoking

This month thousands of people are taking on the Stoptober challenge, Stoptober is a 28 day non-smoking awareness campaign run throughout October. It has been said that you are five times more likely to quit smoking after 28 days! Smoking …

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Dr. Seth Rankin

1 Oct

A Guide to…Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is here and we thought it would be good to shine a light on this very important subject. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in females and represents a major health concern for women worldwide. …

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Charity News

27 Sep

Smokers twice as likely to develop debilitating skin disease

Tobacco smokers are twice as likely to develop a debilitating skin disease, according to new research published in the British Journal of Dermatology this week. Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic and recurring inflammatory disease of the hair follicles, which …

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Guest blogger

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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Olivia Rendall

25 Sep

Find the Fun in Fitness for National Fitness Day 2017

This week, talkhealth will be joining thousands all across the UK in supporting National Fitness Day 2017. Wednesday 27th September will see people all across the country shoving on their running shoes or slipping on their swimming costumes to have …

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Alison Webb

20 Sep

National Meningitis Awareness Week

This week is National Meningitis Awareness Week, but how much do we really know about Meningitis and the different strains! As a parent to 18 year old twin daughters who recently lost a very dear friend (George Zographou) to Meningitis, …

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Dr. Seth Rankin

13 Sep

What Is Endometriosis?

Endometriosis   is a condition where the cells that line the womb (uterus) are found elsewhere in the body. The lining of the womb is what is shed during your period but the cells that are found in other parts of …

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talkhealth contributors

31 Aug

How to Cope with What Life Sends Your Way

Stress is a part of life. Sometimes the stress that comes out of each situation is good and sometimes it’s bad. For instance, achieving a goal can become stressful but once you reach it you feel a sense of accomplishment, …

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talkhealth contributors

30 Aug

4 Ways to Stay Healthy

One of the things you will want to do is remain as healthy as possible. This can allow you to get more out of life and enjoy the good things it has to offer. Another reason to work towards the …

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Deborah

30 Aug

Online Doctor v Patient-to-patient Support

Do people seek information from HCPs online or do they prefer online support from fellow patients? Over recent years there has been a steady increase in the availability of patient-focused websites offering health information and support across a wide range …

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Deborah

25 Aug

What does today’s tech-savvy, self-caring, knowledgeable patient look like?

modern, tech-savvy, self-caring, all-knowing patients

There’s little doubt that the 21st century patient is very different to the 20th century patient of my era. Much has changed and technology has been the key driver for change. So what does the modern, tech-savvy, self-caring, all-knowing patient …

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Deborah

24 Aug

40-60 years old not even walking for 10 minutes once a month

According to a report by Public Health England (PHE), middle aged men and woman are not getting enough exercise. In fact a staggering 41% are not even managing a 10 minute brisk walk once a month! Dr Jenny Harries, Deputy …

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Catriona

4 Aug

How do you feel today?

Listening to Sheryl Sandberg this week on Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs, made me really think about our community and those that live day to day with a chronic condition. Sheryl is the Chief Operating Officer at Facebook and for …

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talkhealth

16 May

Manage your health with Patient support Programmes

For those living with chronic health conditions, self-management is crucial for managing and controlling symptoms day to day. Protecting your own health is a responsibility that can require some help and guidance to ensure you pursue the right treatment for …

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talkhealth contributors

12 Apr

Start Each Day Awake and Refreshed Naturally

For many people, as they get older getting the proper amount of sleep just doesn’t seem possible. If you have trouble falling asleep every night or a few times in a week, you’re not alone. Scientific research shows that over …

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British Skin Foundation

15 Mar

Brothers to brave Atlantic Ocean in row for skin cancer research

Two Lymington brothers are preparing to row the Atlantic Ocean in memory of their late father Peter Massey, who sufferer with basal cell carcinoma skin cancer and sadly passed away in 2015 aged 63. Jude Massey, 17, and Dr Greg …

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talkhealth

6 Mar

Quit smoking while pregnancy – No Smoking Day 8 March 2017

March 8th 2017 is national no smoking day and for the estimated 15.8 % of the UK population who regularly light up this is the day you are encouraged to kick the habit. Parents to be are one particular group who …

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talkhealth

3 Mar

Health news round up

There’s been quite a bit of interesting health news this week; from footballers and dementia, to artificial embryos and  ovarian cancer. Blood tests and ovarian cancer – doctors have revealed that a blood test every 4 months could help women that …

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talkhealth

17 Feb

Should you take Vitamin D to combat colds and flu?

Yesterday (16 February 2017) it was widely reported on TV, in newspapers and across the Internet that taking Vitamin D could significantly reduce the incidence of colds and flu amongst the general population. In fact, some newsrooms went as far …

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talkhealth

14 Feb

Introducing Action Against Allergy – our latest charity forum partnership

talkhealth are excited to announce that we are now hosting the forums for the charity ‘Action Against Allergy’. Log on to the AAA forums to join the general discussion, view charity news and individual to talkhealth we are especially delighted to announce a forum …

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British Skin Foundation

9 Feb

BSF – Pollution: How it affects our skin

Concerned about the effects of pollution on the skin? Dr Anjali Mahto, Consultant Dermatologist & British Skin Foundation Spokesperson discusses the measures you can take at home to protect your skin. Dr Mahto explains, “As skin is your outermost barrier, …

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talkhealth

2 Feb

Even celebrities get rosacea

It is estimated that around 6 million people in the UK are currently living with Rosacea. It is a common but poorly understood condition and can often be mistaken for acne. Symptoms of rosacea include permanent flushing and redness of …

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talkhealth

20 Jan

Jo’s trust #smearforsmear campaign

Jo’s trust is the only UK charity which dedicates itself to women affected by cervical cancer and cervical abnormalities. Every year, Jo’s trust campaigns for women to be increasingly aware of the symptoms of cervical cancer and the need to …

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talkhealth

16 Jan

Should GPs run a 7 day service?

The government are keen for GP surgeries to open from 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week. Doctors are being told that if they fail to meet their commitments to keep surgeries open for longer, they may lose extra funding. …

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talkhealth

11 Jan

Tickly coughs and dribbly noses

coughs_colds

It’s that time of year, and if you’re working in an office you’re probably surrounded by coughs and colds. A nasty cold bug started doing the rounds in the talkhealth office just before Christmas with about half of the team …

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Guest blogger

10 Jan

Reasons Why Paternity Tests Should Be Beneficial

father_and_child

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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Kath

10 Jan

Let’s talk about it!

Tender moment between a mother and her 11 days old newborn baby

I wonder what makes it OK to talk openly about breast health yet we still find it awkward to discuss problems with our downstairs department? We all go a bit embarrassed, give it a silly name and laugh it all …

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Guest blogger

5 Jan

Uncovering the Causes of Self-Medication

Laptop and coffee

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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talkhealth

4 Jan

Dentists urge us to cut the cake culture in the office

Yesterday, (3 January 2017), the Royal College of Surgeons, Faculty of Dental Surgery (FDS) issued a press release urging workers to cut the cake culture that seems to have become established in many offices up and down the country. The FDS …

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talkhealth

3 Jan

New Year Resolutions

Weight Loss

  We hope you’ve all had a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! In the talkhealth office today, we’ve been talking about our various New Year resolutions. It’s safe to say we’ve all over-indulged this Christmas and several …

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talkhealth

15 Dec

talkhealth backs the new sepsis awareness campaign

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Today (15th December 2016) a new campaign has been launched by Public Health England (PHE) to help raise awareness of Sepsis – a condition which has been blamed for approximately 37,000 deaths a year and arises as a complication of …

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talkhealth contributors

25 Oct

5 Healthy Activities That Are Actually Enjoyable

Beautiful woman lying and sleep on the snowy bed

Do you ever feel like all the things that are fun for you have over the years been proven bad for your health or waistline? We hear you. But it might delight you know that things aren’t actually as bad …

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Guest blogger

24 Oct

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

Cool Refreshing Dark Amber Beer against a Background

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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talkhealth contributors

29 Sep

Top Tips for Losing Your Baby Weight

Group of different fruit and vegetables

You have just spent the last nine months getting ready for the life-changing birth of your new bundle of joy and we know, you are probably a little bit exhausted after the whole event. The birth of your baby will …

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talkhealth

23 Sep

NEW HUB: talkscars has officially launched

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At talkhealth, we are are very excited to announce that our newest hub is now officially live. talkscars (and wound care), our newest health hub, will bring together articles, blogs and news on the latest developments and research in the …

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Guest blogger

20 Sep

8 Facts you should know about laser eye surgery

laser_surgery

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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