Is lack of relaxation damaging our health?
7 Posts Last Activity 14/06/2018
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Recently, I heard a programme on the radio, the gist was that constant background noise pollution can damage your health and even shorten your life. It simply isn't relaxing that's for sure. I can remember being at boarding school in Kent, ages ago of course and it was just silent at night and at times during the day, not even aircraft. It is very difficult to find peace and quiet these days.
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Loss of taste buds in husband 77yrs of age
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Anyone any ideas of how to restore loss of taste? Up to 3 months ago had a great appetite and in general good health???
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Prostate Cancer
1 Posts Last Activity 09/02/2018
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My husband went to the GP in October and within the next three months he had MRI and biopsy only to find that he had cancer and in January had an op to remove his prostate. All this happened so quickly that we were a little shell shocked at the outcome. At the end of this month we will be going back for the results regarding the cancer found. I would like to say to everyone out there to get the test for prostate cancer, men, my husband had no symptoms! Ladies enourage your men to go and get it done! Also we cannot fault the treatment we have had from the NHS, the medical staff and their care was excellent.
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What Is Happening To Our National Health Service?
17 Posts Last Activity 19/02/2018
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Barely a day goes by when the NHS is not in the online press for one crisis or another. The Independent sees aggressive privatisation if we sign a trade deal with America. What are the implications of that course of action, especially considering the Americans can't sort out an affordable national health service? Why is our NHS always strapped for cash? And do we think the State should rise to the occasion and cough up more of what is, after all, our money? Boris's claim to feed the NHS £350 million a week extra when we don't contribute to the EU anymore amounts to 18 billion and some. Do we feel this would improve services and pay and conditions for NHS staff - that is badly needed!
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Heart problem
4 Posts Last Activity 23/01/2018
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Just been diagnose with an irregular heartbeat ( arterial fibrillation) and have to see a Cardiologist with a view to having my heart shocked back into a regular heartbeat. Has anyone had the same problem and if so, did it do the trick?
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Bad Skin/Facial Hair
1 Posts Last Activity 20/11/2017
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Hi. I'm a woman approaching her 60's with awful skin. As a teenager, I had a few spots here and there but luckily managed to avoid acne. However, since I entered my 50's, I've had a lot of dark , spiky hairs grow on my chin and cheeks. When they're below the skin they look like big fat blackheads. However, when I pluck them, it leaves a red blemish which seems to take a couple of weeks to fade. I dislike wearing foundation - though I am resorting to it more and more recently - and exfoliation is out of the question as my skin is extremely sensitive. Are there any other ladies out there who have experience of this?
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Is the Flu jab effective?
10 Posts Last Activity 13/11/2017
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My school offered free flu jabs to all its staff. I'd never had one before, but it seemed a good idea, given all the germs we teachers are exposed to on a daily basis. I should add that I consider my immune system to be good, though I had recently had a bit of a cold virus resulting in a creaky voice. The jab was a week ago: today I am off work with a heavy cold and laryngitis - no voice at all. The symptoms started on Tuesday. Is this as a result of the flu jab? No one else was affected as far as I know, but my husband told me this would happen ( don't you hate it when that happens?) I'd be interested in hearing g of this has happened to anyone else. Sue
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UTI Resistance to antibiotics
13 Posts Last Activity 25/09/2017
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Hi, I have suffered for many years with UTI's despite doing everything recommended to avoid getting them. Last week my GP phoned with the result of my latest lab test and told me I had developed an antibiotic resistant strain of e Coli. I was prescribed nitrofurantoin which helped but I felt it wasn't gone completely so was prescribed ciprofloxacin which has had some very negative reports re side effects. Currently I'm drinking cranberry juice, lots of water and taking a powder called D Mannone which apparently is harmless but is very successful at clearing UTI's, so far so good. I will of course put a repeat sample into the lab to ensure all is well. Just wondering if anybody else has experienced antibiotic resistant UTI's? The development of antibiotic infections is rather worrying.
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Viral infection
9 Posts Last Activity 01/06/2017
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Why can't I get antibiotics from my Doctor for a viral infection?
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The Nation's Mental Health
23 Posts Last Activity 25/05/2017
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It's been Mental Health Awareness Week with an enormous amount of news coverage of this topic. I think most of us know at least one person affected by mental health problems, probably more given that the statistics say that one in three of us who consult their GPs has a mental health problem at any one time and i'm wondering what people's thoughts are about why this illness is rising so much. Is it our lifestyles, our diet, our expectations of life. Or perhaps we are overly influenced by advertising showing us what we 'can' and 'should' buy, own and how we should look.............The list of possibilities is endless. What do others think is causing this problem and how can we address it? Is it the government's responsibility to offer mental health care, should we be working to find ways to beat this ourselves or perhaps a combination of the two. It's a growing problem, what are people's thoughts on this?
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