General Health

14 October 2014

Deadly blood clots brought to light on World Thrombosis Day

Every 37 seconds one person in the western world dies from a blood clot, and sitting for too long could increase your risk of forming one somewhere in your system. And ...
13 October 2014

Obesity crisis could take 10 years to sort

The obesity crisis took a new turn this weekend, as a new report revealed that nothing less than a cross-sector, 5-10 year strategy is required to tackle the problem. ‘Careless eating ...
11 October 2014

How to deal with anxiety and stress

Mental Health statistics revealed by the Mental Health Foundation to celebrate World Mental Health Day (October 10) show that one in four people now experience some kind of mental health ...
10 October 2014

Smokers have greater chance of catching HPV

Smoking cigarettes increases the risk of having a STI linked to mouth cancer three times, according to new research; which in turn significantly increases the risk of developing the disease. The ...
9 October 2014

Zoella helps support mental health charity

Zoella is using her Youtube stardom to help raise awareness for mental health, something you should be aware of. Zoella is the YouTube star and teen icon, real name Zoe ...
8 October 2014

Stem cells – do you know what they do for health?

Life and death is the big difference for patients with leukaemia and other blood conditions if they don't get a stem cell transplant - yet many people aren't aware of ...
7 October 2014

Nation's MPs don't meet government health guidelines

The government has specific health guidelines it suggests we follow for a healthy lifestyle, but a new study reveals even MPs struggle to meet them. The health and lifestyle choices of ...
5 October 2014

Hypo Awareness Week: Manage your diabetes to reduce your risk

In light of Hypo Awareness Week (29 Sept – 5 Oct), London Bridge Hospital www.londonbridgehospital.com has rolled out its campaign to raise awareness of hypoglycaemia (a medical emergency that involves an abnormally diminished ...
4 October 2014

How healthy is your cholesterol?

Six in 10 adults have raised cholesterol – are you one of them? This month is Heart UK’s National Cholesterol month, but how many of us know this important figure? Cholesterol ...

3 October 2014

Stoptober: The facts about being addicted to smoking

During October, thousands of people across England are taking part in Stoptober - a 28 day challenge to stop smoking. This initiative supports people to go a whole month during ...
2 October 2014

Stoptober: What really goes into a cigarette

This month sees Stoptober take place the campaign, supported by the NHS, encourages people to stop smoking for 28 days as they're more likely to give up for good then.  There ...
2 October 2014

What to consider when you’re thinking about cosmetic surgery

For some, cosmetic surgery might seem like the easiest way to shave years off your appearance or improve your physique But, it’s important to remember that with any cosmetic treatment, invasive ...
1 October 2014

Secondary breast cancer not known to more than half of people

Worryingly more than half of the population don’t know what secondary breast cancer is, despite the fact that it kills 1,000 women each month, according to a new survey. Secondary breast ...
1 October 2014

8 ways to be healthy at your desk

It's quite obvious that sitting down at a desk all day is not particulary good for your health, but do you know just how bad it actually is?  According to a ...
29 September 2014

Heart-healthy environments are a priority

On World Heart Day today, more than a thousand people have signed a global petition calling for heart-healthy environments to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD). CVD, which includes ...
27 September 2014

Eye yoga for National Eye Health Week

It's National Eye Health Week, and Austrian eyewear brand Silhouette are giving top tips to help people keep their eyes in focus. Not only is the eyewear from the brand super ...
25 September 2014

Going up a skirt size could increase breast cancer risk

Long-term weight gain has been linked to a 33% greater post-menopausal breast cancer risk, according to new research. Weight gain has long been associated with cancer risks, but now research published ...
22 September 2014

Why has our perception of cosmetic surgery changed?

15 years ago cosmetic surgery used to be the preserve of the wealthy and elite. Fast forward to now and it feels like everyone is having it, from city execs ...
22 September 2014

National Eye health week: Importance of regular sight tests

You’re putting your sight at risk by not attending regular eye checks, that’s the short of it. We need to see opticians regularly to keep in check of our eye ...
22 September 2014

How to fix a bad mood that we spend five hours a week in

Feeling fat, money worries and partners not listening are just some of the triggers for our bad moods, which we spend nearly five hours a week in, according to new ...
21 September 2014

Web TV Show: Common eye health myths

It’s something many of us take for granted, but good eye health is by no means guaranteed and while age is a key factor in the deterioration of our eyesight ...
19 September 2014

Angelina Jolie doubles breast cancer tests

Angelina Jolie’s preventative double mastectomy has helped in doubling the number of women in the UK being tested for breast cancer, researchers have found. A new study shows that in June ...
17 September 2014

Do you know your blood pressure number?

The 15-21st September marks Blood Pressure UK’s, Know Your Numbers Week. To support this annual awareness event, Life Line Screening, the leading experts in preventive community health screening, has partnered ...
16 September 2014

Could you sniff your way to weight loss?

If conventional diets have failed you and you're still struggling to lose weight, then perhaps you need to look at what you ‘sniff' rather than what you eat According to Amphora ...
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