General Health

15 September 2014

Charcot-Marie-Tooth Awareness Month 2014

CMT UK is hoping Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) Awareness Month 2014, which launched this September, will encourage people with the condition to get in touch with the charity for advice and support, ...
13 September 2014

Stress hits us 14 times a day

New research reveals how stressed people in the UK have become, with two-thirds of Britons feeling stressed before they even get out of bed. Research shows that it is vital for ...
12 September 2014

Colds, flu and the snivels are a year round worry

Immune health is a year-round worry according to the latest research by Potter’s Herbals expert panel, the Henry Potter Advisory Committee. In a survey of 2,000 men and women, more than ...
11 September 2014

Brits battle through the pain

Almost 10 million Britons are affected by some sort of pain daily, which has a major impact on their quality of life.  Yet a new survey of 2,000 UK adults, ...
11 September 2014

Bowel health causing embarrassment

Bowel problems are plaguing Brits, but they’re too embarrassed to talk to their GP about it. According to a new survey by constipation treatment Dulcolax, a quarter of those polled have ...
10 September 2014

Women drink drivers double

Worrying new figures show that millions of women across the UK regularly consume alcohol and take to the roads. The results of the in-depth study found that one in six (17 ...
9 September 2014

Migraine Awareness Week: Health tips and facts

Migraine affects 1 in 7 people in the UK and has been classified as a major health disorder by the World Health Organisation, rated among the top 20 most disabling ...
7 September 2014

Omega 3 - why we need it for good health

We are often told that we should cut right down on fats. But there are two types of fats that are absolutely essential for our diets – both rather unimaginatively ...
3 September 2014

Dangerous misconceptions about skin cancer revealed

More than half of people in the UK worry less about skin cancer than other cancer, with nearly one in five misguidedly thinking it’s easily avoidable, according to new research. What’s ...
1 September 2014

8 ways to ease knee pain

Whatever exercise you do – from hitting the treadmill to taking a yoga class – knee pain can spoil your enjoyment of activity and eventually cause huge disruption to your ...
28 August 2014

We feel healthiest on holiday despite more alcohol & calories and less exercise

Despite the fact that we’re consuming more alcohol and calories and performing less exercise, new research shows that three-quarters of Brits feel healthiest on holiday. The healthy perception seems to come ...
28 August 2014

Fifth of Brits not sure how to cut dementia risk

More than a fifth of people do not think it is possible to reduce their risk of developing dementia, according to a YouGov poll commissioned by Alzheimer’s Society. Despite growing evidence ...
21 August 2014

Barbecue bellyaches as Brits risk food poisoning

Barbecues have firmly been on the menu this summer, and as we approach the Bank Holiday weekend it seems we’re getting ready to make the most of the last of ...
21 August 2014

Mid-life obesity increases risk of dementia

Obesity in mid-life has been linked to a heightened risk of dementia in later life, according to a new study. The researchers at the University of Oxford found that the age ...
20 August 2014

How to prevent diabetes

Each day, around 700 people are diagnosed with type-2 diabetes in the UK, which emphasizes the scale of what is quickly becoming a national emergency. With 3.2 million sufferers and one in ...
19 August 2014

Poor hygiene leaving eye health at risk

Eye health is being neglecting by Brits and research shows that we’re risking irritation and infection. Women are particularly bad when it comes to good practice with make-up, as the new ...
17 August 2014

The impact of obesity on your joints

We’ve all been made well aware we’re in the midst of an obesity epidemic, but have you considered the effect it’s having on our joint health. Recent figures have reveals that ...
16 August 2014

Don’t let holidays play havoc on your digestive system

Let’s face it, talking about your tummy troubles isn’t the way any of us imagine spending our holidays. So to mark National Gut Week, which runs from 11-17 August, dietician ...

13 August 2014

Keeping safe in the sun: Those questions we all ask

Whether you’re going on holiday this summer or not, it’s important we all protect ourselves in the sun. Those UV rays that penetrate deep down into the epidermis can increase your ...
12 August 2014

Eye health conditions increasing amongst young people

Eye health conditions amongst young people are on the up, as a new report shows show thirds of Optometrists reported an increase in the number of younger patients presenting symptoms ...
9 August 2014

Gut Week: Toilet trauma across the UK

Love Your Gut, a campaign that emphasises the importance of maintaining good gut health, has released the results of a UK survey which reveals a social taboo around toilet habits ...
9 August 2014

World Heart Federation calls for heart choices, not hard choices

The World Heart Federation has announced the theme of World Heart Day 2014, which takes place on Monday 29th September, as heart-healthy environments. Heart-healthy environments have been chosen as they are ...

8 August 2014

How to look after your health when travelling

As new research reveals that Brits underestimate the risks of sun exposure, a leading healthcare service is reminding Brits to consider not only sun protection but all aspects of health ...
4 August 2014

How to talk about mental health with your children

One in ten young people will experience a mental health problem, that's three in every class, yet there is still a huge amount of stigma surrounding mental illness with people, ...
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