General Health

11 July 2014

How to avoid back pain whilst on your bike this summer

After all the excitement over the weekend with the Tour de France and with an exciting summer of cycling in full swing many Brits may be feeling the need for ...
10 July 2014

Inflammatory bowel disease could affect more than child's health

Debilitating daily symptoms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) not only cause depression and psychological complications in children, but also significantly disrupts their education and ability to stay at work. In response ...
9 July 2014

How to treat sunburn naturally

When you’ve overdone the sunbathing or been caught by surprise with the heat of the sun, there’s a natural remedy you should turn to, aloe vera. The aloe vera plant produces ...
8 July 2014

Celebs encourage people to spell out their organ donation decision

It’s important that we make our stance on organ donation known before we pass away to ensure an easy decision for our family, according to new research. Just 45% of families ...
7 July 2014

High cholesterol could lead to breast cancer

An association between high blood cholesterol and breast cancer has been found in a study of more than 1 million patients over a 14-year time period in the UK. The preliminary ...
3 July 2014

Experts warn of health risks of dehydration

Acute or chronic dehydration can cause serious short and long term health issues, and health experts say the condition is much more common than we think.  Experts say that many of ...
2 July 2014

Third of Brits have been sunburnt in the UK in past year

Despite nine in ten Brits knowing that too much exposure to UV radiation can increase their risk of skin cancer, new figures show that more than a third of Brits have ...
1 July 2014

Breast cancer patients feel isolated

Breast cancer patients are left feeling isolated and unsupported, according to new research. New findings from a nationwide Realities of living with advanced breast cancer (ABC) survey have revealed the true ...
1 July 2014

Lunch time sunbathing is unprotected

When the sun makes an appearance we’re all eager to soak it up, in fact nearly half the nation admit to having sunbathed on their lunch breaks at work revealing ...
30 June 2014

UV lenses now offered as standard by Boots Opticians

Eye health comes first at Boots Opticians by including UV lenses as standard with every single pair of frames that they sell.  Not only that, but they're also urging other high ...
30 June 2014

Relationships are the biggest factor for good health

Having good relationships are the biggest factor for a healthy life, according to a 75-year study.  George E. Vaillant, Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School followed the lives of 268 ...
26 June 2014

How to get a good night's sleep in the heat

With the heat to soar before June is out, the rise in temperature will make it more difficult to get a great night’s sleep. More than 58% of Brits say ...
25 June 2014

Why are we so obsessed with celebrity weight loss?

Or should I say, why celebrities are that desperate to stay in good shape? But then that would be too easy. Most media people know you look bigger on TV ...
24 June 2014

Low levels of vitamin D increases death risk

People with very low levels of vitamin D appear to be at higher risk of death from all causes (including cancer) according to a paper published in the BMJ. The study ...
23 June 2014

How to look after yourself as you get older

As our body ages it's important we're getting all of the right nutrition, so with the help of nutritionist Sarah West (www.sarahwestnutrition.co.uk) we have a guide on how to look after yourself ...
18 June 2014

Aspirin could be the wrong drug for thousands of heart patients

Aspirin should no longer be used to try to prevent strokes in people with a common heart rhythm disorder, according to new guidelines. Government experts say that aspirin is ineffective and has ...
17 June 2014

Chronic fatigue plaguing people with rheumatoid arthritis

Chronic fatigue affects 89% of people with rheumatoid arthritis, according to new research. There are nearly 690,000 people across the United Kingdom with RA. Many of these people experience chronic pain, ...
17 June 2014

Hydration levels cause for concern in children

Healthy hydration levels in children are a cause for concern as more than 32 cases per day involving children and young people showing signs of dehydration were treated in NHS ...
16 June 2014

Festival health survival guide

Festivals are so much fun - fantastic bands, uplifting community spirit, amazing times with friends, getting back to nature and hopefully lots of sun. But what festival-goers often forget till the ...
15 June 2014

Breast cancer patients not getting enough exercise

Physical activity after a breast cancer diagnosis has been linked to a longer and more qualitative life, but most patients aren’t doing enough. The new research found that but most participants ...
14 June 2014

Depression: How to spot it

The number of people with depression is rising in the UK, and each year 1 in 4 people will experience mental health problems. There are a number of effective therapies for ...
13 June 2014

Summer health tips

As the sun gets warmer we’re all encouraged to spend more and more time outside, and of course we need to be healthy and happy. Here we have nutritionist Amanda Hamiliton ...
11 June 2014

Breast cancer risk increases with intake of red meat

The higher the intake of red meat the higher the risk of breast cancer finds new research. Experts suggest that eating higher intakes of red meat in early adulthood might be ...
6 June 2014

Fizzy drinks contain more harmful sugars than first thought

We’re constantly told about the negative health effects fizzy drinks can have on our bodies, and a new study has warned that they contain far more harmful sugars than the ...
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