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All about Raynaud's

All about Raynaud's

February 1 2017

February is Raynaud’s Awareness Month, but what is Raynaud’s and how can it be treated or managed?

Well, Raynaud’s is a common condition (it affects up to 20% of the adult population worldwide) which affects the blood supply to certain parts of the body, usually the fingers and toes.

Help minimise your risk of cancer and heart disease

Help minimise your risk of cancer and heart disease

February 1 2017

Cancer and heart disease are the two biggest killers of mankind. Every three minutes someone in the UK is struck by a heart attack. And around 980 people are diagnosed with cancer every day. But there is much we can do to minimise the risk of both; the key being to eat healthily.

Tinnitus – time to make a noise about this annoying complaint

Tinnitus – time to make a noise about this annoying complaint

February 1 2017

Tinnitus may be the subject of a few jokey comments but it’s certainly no laughing matter for the one in five people who are affected by this very annoying complaint.

Go on, give someone a hug – it’s very good for you!

Go on, give someone a hug – it’s very good for you!

January 19 2017

January 21 is National Hug Day – but did you know there’s more to a hug than meets the eye?

Women urged to take up smear test invitation

Women urged to take up smear test invitation

January 19 2017

Cervical cancer is the most common cancer in women aged 35 - killing three women in the UK every single day. Three-quarters of cervical cancers are prevented by cervical screening, (smear tests) yet one in four women does not attend this potentially life-saving test. 

Cold weather health advice

Cold weather health advice

January 12 2017

With weather forecasters predicting an icy blast, now is the time for us all to think about how cold weather can seriously affect the health of older people.

Antibiotics and when you really need them

Antibiotics and when you really need them

December 15 2016

Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats facing us today. To put it simply, many bacteria are evolving to be resistant to antibiotics. Without effective antibiotics many routine treatments will become increasingly dangerous.

Your winter survival guide

Your winter survival guide

December 13 2016

With winter officially here, we are all presented with fresh challenges for staying fit and healthy during the cold months that lie ahead. Download our guide to get winter ready.

SAD sufferers find light relief

SAD sufferers find light relief

December 6 2016

As winter approaches with its longer nights, the lack of sunlight will have a serious effect on some people’s mental wellbeing.

Blood clots - raising awareness of the silent killer

Blood clots - raising awareness of the silent killer

December 6 2016

Venous thromboembolisms (VTE), more commonly known as blood clots, are often a silent condition with no obvious symptoms or signs.

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