General Health

21 November 2014

Unveiling the truth about infertility

With egg freezing and IVF high on the UK news agenda, there is much speculation surrounding the topic of assisted fertility. From lifestyle choices that might thwart the chances of ...
18 November 2014

High blood pressure affects five million – yet we have no idea

Experts have warned that more than five million people are considered ticking time bombs, as they are walking around with high blood pressure, but they have no idea they suffer ...
14 November 2014

World Diabetes Day: The health facts

Today, November 14, marks World Diabetes Day, which for the past five years has centred on the theme of education and prevention of diabetes, highlighting the growing concerns about the global ...
13 November 2014

Take a Blood Sugar Selfie for World Diabetes Day

Health awareness campaigns are capitalising on the popularity of selfies this year, and the latest campaign launches for World Diabetes Day. Europe’s largest diabetes community, Diabetes.co.uk are hoping to raise awareness ...
11 November 2014

'Healthy' juices have more sugar than coke

Are you making a conscious effort to be healthier and as a result giving yourself and your children fruit juices? Well you could be serving them more sugar than what ...
8 November 2014

Using the 5:2 principles to get the health balance right

The 5:2 diet has taken the weight loss world by storm, with plenty of celebrities using the plan to keep them in their best possible shape, but new research shows ...
6 November 2014

Prevention of ill health needs to become a priority

The UK will fail to meet international commitments on reducing deaths from preventable diseases unless it prioritises the prevention of ill health, warn leading health charities. Without a national plan for ...
5 November 2014

National Stress Awareness Day: Top tips to beat it

While we are all living such hectic lives, it can be difficult to take time to focus on ourselves and notice the effects that stress can have not only on ...
4 November 2014

3 ways to beat Seasonal Affective Disorder

With the onset of winter creating darker, colder days, it’s easy for S.A.D (Seasonal Affective Disorder) to set in, sapping our energy and leaving us feeling blue. It’s even more ...
3 November 2014

Health Matters: Lung Cancer Awareness

It's Lung Cancer Awareness Month, but how much do you really know about it? Today we de-mystify the myths surrounding the disease in a live web TV show, today at ...
3 November 2014

CoppaFeel campaign increases awareness in spotting the signs of breast cancer

The CoppaFeel campaign has seen a huge success with research indicating the significant impact it's had on breast cancer awareness. The Sun's Page 3 teamed up with Breast Cancer Charity, ...
30 October 2014

Homer Simpson blamed for obesity epidemic

He may be one of the most loved characters on television but Homer Simpson is encouraging us to be fat – according to one weight loss expert. Fat Families presenter Steve Miller ...
29 October 2014

Fifth of women will have a stroke in their lifetime

Today is World Stroke Day, and this year's campaign focuses on Women and Stroke as it kills three times as many women as breast cancer and is the third leading ...
29 October 2014

Living with Psoriasis

Psoriasis may be a skin condition that we now associate with stars like Kim Kardashian, Cara Delevingne and Alan Carr, but research shows that it's definitely much more than that. Today ...
28 October 2014

Stoptober encourages a quarter of a million people to quit smoking

The Stoptober campaign may come to an end today, but the 28-day stop smoking challenge has certainly had an effect as more than 250,000 smokers across England and Wales have ...

27 October 2014

How to fight fatigue

Tired all the time? Don't worry, you're not alone. 5-7% of patients visiting their GP complain of tiredness or fatigue and all too often we don't get to the bottom ...
26 October 2014

How to sleep better: What foods to eat

The right food can definitely help get you in the mood for sleep. And as the clocks have gone back today, what better way to ensure you have a good ...
25 October 2014

The perfect sleep for this weekend

Ready for National Sleep-In Day this Sunday, we have the tips on how to create the perfect sleep environment.  The clocks go back this weekend, October 26, and we all get ...
23 October 2014

Obesity, smoking and stress more likely to cause heart attack than genes

Heart attacks have previously been thought to be linked to family history and genetics, but new research shows that this is not as strongly the case as once thought. It all ...
21 October 2014

The answer to quitting smoking

Have you managed to quit smoking this Stoptober? According to new research, the key to successfully quitting smoking is by keeping it a secret. A new study from Boots UK ...
20 October 2014

What's important to you when considering cosmetic surgery?

The UK's largest private hospital group BMI Healthcare is encouraging readers of FemaleFirst.co.uk, who are interested in or considering cosmetic surgery and looking for advice and tips, to fully understand all ...
20 October 2014

Bowel cancer: The health facts

Lynda Bellingham sadly passed away yesterday in her husbands arms after a long battle with bowel cancer.  She had been undergoing chemotherapy but said the time had come to “cease and ...
20 October 2014

Body anxiety traps millions of women in poor health

The pressure of trying to achieve an unrealistic ‘ideal body’ is trapping millions of women in an unhealthy cycle of depression, short-term dieting, cosmetic intervention and eating disorders, according to ...
17 October 2014

How to find winter vitality

When the winter months come around shorter, darker and colder days can leave us wishing that we could hibernate on the sofa for the duration while having to power through ...
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