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Thyroid – how a small gland can make a big difference to your health

Thyroid – how a small gland can make a big difference to your health

March 22 2017

Are you feeling tired all the time? Are you experiencing depression or mood swings?

The forgotten killer that is lurking in your kitchen cupboard

The forgotten killer that is lurking in your kitchen cupboard

March 17 2017

Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH) is organising the 18th National Salt Awareness Week (20-26 March 2017) with this year’s theme being ‘Salt: The Forgotten Killer’.

Raising awareness of glaucoma

Raising awareness of glaucoma

March 14 2017

In the UK glaucoma affects 1 per cent of people aged over 40 and 5 per cent over the age of 80. World Glaucoma Week (12-18 March 2017) will see healthcare professionals across the country educating people about the eye condition that can lead to blindness.

Piling on the pounds? Maybe your alarm clock is to blame?

Piling on the pounds? Maybe your alarm clock is to blame?

March 9 2017

A study, recently released by researchers at the University of Glasgow’s Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences, has linked obesity with abnormal sleeping patterns and genetics.

Could National No Smoking Day be your date to give up?

Could National No Smoking Day be your date to give up?

March 6 2017

According to NHS England, smoking remains the biggest cause of premature death in England, accounting for more than 80,000 deaths in the UK annually.

Medical director says don’t be put off by new call to double your five-a-day

Medical director says don’t be put off by new call to double your five-a-day

March 1 2017

Care UK medical director Dr Marco la Malfa is calling on people not to be put off by a new study from scientists at Imperial College London that claims we should be aiming to double the five portions a day of fruit and vegetables recommended by the Department of Health.

Is loneliness contributing to our nation’s poor health?

Is loneliness contributing to our nation’s poor health?

February 27 2017

The recent announcement that MPs have launched a commission to tackle the ‘silent epidemic’ of loneliness across the UK in honour of the murdered Labour MP Jo Cox has bought this subject firmly back into the spotlight.

Asthma charity calls for smart planning and rigorous testing on new smart inhalers

Asthma charity calls for smart planning and rigorous testing on new smart inhalers

February 20 2017

So called smart inhalers are poised to be available to patients shortly and have the potential to transform care for people with asthma.

Quarter of people wouldn’t call 999 at the first signs of stroke

Quarter of people wouldn’t call 999 at the first signs of stroke

February 15 2017

What would you do if you suspect someone you love has just suffered a stroke? A new campaign has been launched to remind people of the main symptoms of stroke and the importance of calling 999 immediately.

When getting that tingling feeling on Valentine’s Day is a bad thing

When getting that tingling feeling on Valentine’s Day is a bad thing

February 14 2017

While you may be planning to pucker-up on 14 February, be careful you aren’t giving or getting a bit more than you bargained for.

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