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Health news

Here we share interesting stories and news from across the health and social care sectors.

Food allergies: the facts

Food allergies: the facts

May 9 2019

A food allergy reaction can range from a blocked nose or hives, to vomiting or difficulty breathing, to anaphylaxis. These reactions happen after eating a particular food that causes the immune system to mount an attack against the ‘enemy’ food. When this food is consumed again, the antibodies previously created will trigger and kick-start the allergic reaction.

Why you need to be washing your hands properly, every time!

Why you need to be washing your hands properly, every time!

May 2 2019

Only one in five people wash their hands with soap after going to the toilet. Many of those people will then go on to eat or prepare food for themselves or others leading to contamination and running the risk of causing illnesses such as food poisoning and flu.

Gardening after a total hip or knee replacement

Gardening after a total hip or knee replacement

April 29 2019

Having a new hip or knee doesn’t mean that you have to give up on your garden.We are a nation of keen gardeners.

White Coat Syndrome - How we can help?

White Coat Syndrome - How we can help?

April 24 2019

White Coat Syndrome, also known as White Coat Hypertension or the White Coat Effect, describes a patient experiencing high blood pressure and anxiety when

Gardening indoors when you don’t have a garden

Gardening indoors when you don’t have a garden

April 24 2019

Can’t get outside to enjoy the garden, or don’t have one? There’s always another way to flex those green fingers.

How to stay healthy this Easter

How to stay healthy this Easter

April 18 2019

Easter doesn’t have to mean saying yes to eating everything. It also doesn’t mean you have to say no to everything either.

Think you know about Parkinson's?

Think you know about Parkinson's?

April 16 2019

Every hour, two people in the UK are told they have Parkinson’s, that’s around one adult in every 350.

Advice for marathon runners

Advice for marathon runners

April 8 2019

April heralds the start of the marathon season in the UK. Here’s a few tips that will help you keep your cool on the day.

National Walk to Work Day

National Walk to Work Day

April 4 2019

Friday 5th April is National Walk to Work Day, and it is a great reminder to ditch the car, put on some walking shoes and take some gentle but effective exercis

Discovering national parks

Discovering national parks

April 2 2019

National parks are great places to take a stroll in, but figures from Public Health England (PHE) show an alarmingly high amount of people aged between 40 and 60 are dangerously inactive.

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