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Manuka Honey has become famous in recent years due to its health properties and...

What should you look for when buying a Manuka honey?

AXA PPP healthcare’s expert team of fitness experts, nutritionists and physiologists answer questions on...

We’re told we should exercise more but how do we go about this?

According to NHS figures there are approximately 10 million people in the UK living...

Arthritis myths debunked

We ask a doctor to sort the fact from fiction. You may have heard of...

A GP busts 5 myths about benign prostate enlargement
Tired all the time? You could have a folate deficiency

Folate deficiency, otherwise known as Vitamin B12 anaemia, is relatively common but would you...

Do you feel under pressure and unable to cope?

All of us can feel stressed from time to time, in fact, it is...

Different labs produce different blood test results

Confusion with patients interpreting blood test results If a blood test result falls outside...

6 common suncare mistakes not to make this summer

Everyone knows that slathering on sunscreen is essential during the sunnier months. But how...

Warfarin, Tinzaparin and INR explained

Warfarin and how it works Warfarin is used in many conditions where there is...

Do you have this common digestive disorder?

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic gastrointestinal (GI) disorder and is characterised by...

5 signs you have a food intolerance

If someone asked you “what are the symptoms of a food intolerance?”, what would...

Are you at risk of skin cancer?

Cancer Research UK report that 1 in 54 people will be diagnosed with malignant...

Exercise to lower blood pressure

A recent diagnosis of high blood pressure may leave you anxious about exerting yourself...

Reducing pain without pills

Pain can be so debilitating and most of us turn to an over the...

Common mouth ailments debunked

Difficulty swallowing?  Yellow tongue?  Metallic taste?  The Health at Hand nurses look at the...

Is this a panic attack or do I have low blood sugar?

Here the Health at Hand nurses take us through the differences between a panic...

Community Advocate for St John Ambulance

St John Ambulance is the nation’s leading first aid charity. Every year, over 400,000...

Ways of keeping safe in the sun

However, while it is still the fashion to have a suntan and you may...

Live well to live longer

Statistics tell us that in the UK we are living longer thanks to improved...

The need to switch off – why it is important for your wellbeing

Do you find it increasingly hard to switch off and relax?  If so, you...

Can tech devices really help to improve our health?

There appears to be no end to new gadgets and gizmos being launched to help...

The lowdown on statins…

Over 7 million of us Brits are taking statins to lower the level of...

On holiday with swimmer’s ear

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

Ways of treating an overactive thyroid

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

You’re as young as your gut feels

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

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...

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