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What is cholesterol? Cholesterol is a fatty substance found in the blood.  Everyone has...

The lowdown on statins…

At some point in our lives 1 in 4 of us will suffer from...

On holiday with swimmer’s ear

Here we take a look at the treatment available for an overactive thyroid and...

Ways of treating an overactive thyroid

How do we solve the paradox of wanting to live to a ripe old...

You’re as young as your gut feels
Insect bites and stings – how to keep safe

Being stung by an insect can be painful and happily, for most of us...

Calf muscle strain – symptoms and treatment

Unfortunately, it is almost inevitable that if we play sport or exercise hard then...

Resources for family carers

It’s Carers Week in the UK – a nationwide campaign that aims to raise...

The health benefits of drinking lemon water

We all know drinking water helps keep us healthy and feeling our best –...

National Blood Week: Find the Missing Type

It’s National Blood Week and a new campaign has been launched by the NHS...

Take up a challenge for BNF Healthy Eating Week

It’s Healthy Eating Week, a campaign from the British Nutrition Foundation that encourages us...

Diabetes Week: 7 things everyone should know about the condition

To mark Diabetes Week (June 10–16) we find out what people need to know...

Men’s Health Week: 5 ways to lower your blood pressure

Men’s Health Week (June 10-16) is hoping to raise men’s awareness of numbers like...

Self-help tips on how to lower blood pressure naturally

High blood pressure, or hypertension, should be taken seriously as it can lead onto...

Do certain foods make you ill?

Here we look at the difference between the two and ways to manage them....

Want to give blood? Tips for first-time donors

Thinking about donating blood for the first time? It’s normal to be nervous, but...

Maintain bone health at any age

Keeping your bones healthy and strong is especially important as we age, when even...

Say No To Smoking for World No Tobacco Day

31 May is World No Tobacco Day, a global initiative aiming to raise awareness...

‘Burnout syndrome’ officially recognised as a medical condition – here’s what you need to know

You know when you’ve been completely overworked and under-rested for far too long, and...

Sleep apnoea – not just a male problem

Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is something only old men suffer with, right? Wrong. While...

Doing more to prevent dementia

With already over 850,000 of us in the UK diagnosed with symptoms of dementia...

Losing a loved one – how to cope

Losing a loved one is always hard and everyone deals with their emotions in...

These are the signs and symptoms of sepsis to be aware of

Sepsis is a condition where the body’s immune system reacts abnormally to an infection...

Dementia Action Week

This week we’re celebrating Dementia Action Week to help spread the word that life doesn’t...

Protect your skin for Sun Awareness Week

The start of summer is an exciting time; longer days, warmer weather, and if...

Mental Health Awareness Week 2019

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week – a UK-wide initiative to help raise awareness about...

Slipped discs – all you need to know

The vertebrae in your back are separated by spinal discs which are tough on...

World Ovarian Cancer Day: 7 risk factors every woman needs to know about

Ovarian cancer is one of the most common female cancers, but many people don’t...

How to prevent osteoporosis

Often labelled the silent killer, osteoporosis develops slowly, generally only revealing itself when a relatively...

Summer asthma tips for World Asthma Day

Tuesday 7th May is World Asthma Day, a campaign that aims to raise awareness...

Deaf Awareness Week

This week is Deaf Awareness Week – an initiative that aims to promote social inclusion and highlight...

Medication Tantrums

AXA PPP healthcare look at the reason why we could be having mood swings....

What you need to know about shingles

It is estimated that around 1 in 5 people who have had chickenpox will...

Stye’s the limit

A stye is an inflamed swelling on the edge of the eyelid that can...

Stay aware for Action on Stroke Month

May is Action on Stroke Month, an initiative that aims to raise awareness of...

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