June 1 2018
This week is Volunteer Week. Being a volunteer is a great way to give something of yourself to a favourite charity, cause or community – but as well as being good for those organisations, volunteering is also good for the health of you, the volunteer.
May 31 2018
Today, 31st May, is World No Tobacco Day. If you are a smoker and you are due to have an operation the advice is simple – for the best results and for the benefit of your health, stop smoking before you have an operation.
May 17 2018
Mid-May to mid-June is National Smile Month, and it is a great opportunity to remind people that their oral health is very much their own responsibility, and th
May 14 2018
This month is National Walking Month, and recent figures from Public Health England show that an alarmingly high level of people aged between 40 and 60 are dang
May 8 2018
The Oak processionary moth (OPM) has thousands of toxic hairs over its body which it can eject. These hairs contain an irritating substance called thaumetopoein which, if come into contact with, can cause fevers, eye irritation, skin rashes, trigger asthma attacks and vomiting.
April 23 2018
World Immunisation Week (24-30 April) celebrates the value of vaccines and how they save millions of lives across the globe every year. Here we look at a vaccine of particular interest to older people.
April 23 2018
For the percentage of the population tortured by the nocturnal rumblings of a partner, snoring is no joke but their whistling, clicking, rolling thunder can tell you a great deal about a person’s health and it may also point the way to a silent night.
April 19 2018
It’s set to be a scorcher this Sunday, and while most of us will be pulling out the BBQ, over 40,000 people will be putting on their running shoes to take part in the 2018 London Marathon.
April 12 2018
We all experience stress from time to time, in fact it’s perfectly normal, but stress that overwhelms us and leaves us tense, unable to concentrate or vulnerable to illness, is what we need to look out for and learn how to manage better this Stress Awareness Month.
March 12 2018
A new study of more than one million people with dementia in France has raised further concerns about the part alcohol may play in the development of early onset dementia.