General Health

3 June 2014

Tea drinkers at reduced risk of breast cancer

Tea drinkers could have less of a breast cancer risk, according to new research. The aim of this latest analysis was to evaluate the links between tea consumption and alcohol drinking ...
2 June 2014

Why we need supplements for better health

We are forever being told about the need to make our diets more nutritious, to fill ourselves with all manner of potions and pills, in order to supplement our everyday ...
1 June 2014

Healthy eyes this hayfever season

This year’s hay fever season is upon us the temperatures and pollen count continue to rise, noses are beginning to run and eyes are starting to itch. According to the Met ...
31 May 2014

Back pain ensures the end of housework

Of all the activities that Brits give up when back pain strikes, housework is the first to bite the dust. A recent survey of 2056 people by backpainhelp.com has revealed that ...
30 May 2014

Exposure to light whilst sleeping linked to obesity

Being exposed to greater levels of light while sleeping could result in obesity, according to new research.  Scientists at The Institute of Cancer Research, London, found that body mass index, waist-hip ...
29 May 2014

Billie Faiers bares her bump for British Heart Foundation

Billie Faiers is baring her bump to help raise awareness of inherited heart conditions.  The Only Way is Essex star was joined by fellow pregnant ladies on Primrose Hill, London’s most ...
28 May 2014

Hayfever hits Brits early

Hayfever is palguing Brits earlier than usual this year, as we try and fight the allergies.  ChemistiDirect.co.uk announces a 59% spike in sales of hayfever medicines, as a nation of sufferers stock up ...
28 May 2014

Unhealthiest professions revealed

Call centre operators have today been uncovered as the unhealthiest workers in the UK, meaning stars of popular BBC fly-­-on-­-the-­-wall documentary, ‘The Call Centre’, will have even fewer reasons than ...
26 May 2014

Protect yourself from insect bites and stings

With the news this week that the warm temperatures and water containers in gardens are bringing us into closer contact with mosquitoes, LloydsPharmacy has issued some advice on dealing with ...
25 May 2014

Chickenpox: 'Spotting' the health myths

Research shows nine out of 10 children in the UK will catch chickenpox, most of them before the age of four. Caused by the highly contagious virus, varicella-zoster, chickenpox results ...
24 May 2014

Hughes Syndrome Awareness Month

Hughes Syndrome is a little-known disease more common than Parkinson’s and multiple sclerosis - but have you ever heard of it? The beginning of May signals the start of Hughes Syndrome ...
23 May 2014

Keep your body healthy on holiday

Staying healthy on holiday doesn’t need to be daunting and time consuming, just a few simple changes could make all of the difference. Lepicol’s Nutritional Therapist Natalie Lamb is on hand ...
22 May 2014

App launched to help women manage their family’s health

A new innovative health app has been launched to help people stay on track and in control of their medicines and treatments, which is perfect for busy families with plenty ...
20 May 2014

Medical tourism hotspots

As millions of Brits start jetting off on their holidays, others will be travelling overseas for a very different reason this summer, as medical tourism skyrockets. Overseas procedures have more than ...
19 May 2014

Quicker IBD diagnosis in children needed to prevent mental health conditions

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is increasing in children and can have a significant impact on their mental health and social wellbeing. As World IBD Day is marked today, United European Gastroenterology ...
18 May 2014

How to beat eczema

If you suffer from eczema you may be dreading the warmer months and having to bare your skin, so we have some tips on how to beat eczema.  Maria Narsoomamode, Nurse ...
16 May 2014

How to spot skin cancer

Just off the back of Sun Awareness Week and the fact we’re expecting plenty of sun this weekend, it’s important we know how to spot the changes with our skin. Skin ...
15 May 2014

Anxiety clinic – how to spot the signs and how to treat it

We reported earlier in the week how anxiety is affecting the health and wellbeing of the nation, but do you know what you're looking for and more importantly how to ...
13 May 2014

Health myths about bottled water

Health myths about the safety of bottled water could be leading consumers to make less healthy drink choices. That’s according to a poll of 2,000 people conducted on behalf of ...
12 May 2014

Increasing anxiety affecting health and wellbeing of the nation

There is increasing levels of anxiety plaguing British people, as new research shows that 57% of people are struggling to cope and wish they could be less anxious in everyday ...
8 May 2014

Dementia training for every NHS staff member by 2018

All NHS staff will have received dementia training by 2018, according to the Health Education England. The commitment runs in parallel to plans aiming to make sure that NHS higher education courses ...
8 May 2014

Comedians unite for Action on Stroke month

Mel Giedroyc, Paul O’Grady and Honor Blackman are just a few of the British comedians who have joined together to raise awareness of the Stroke Association’s Not Just a Funny ...
7 May 2014

High blood pressure in children linked to time in front of screen

We know that the more time a child spends in front of a screen, whether it’s a TV or computer, the less benefits it is having on their health, and ...
6 May 2014

Pancreatic cancer: Reducing your risk

Good news was released about cancer survival rates last week, showing that 10 year survival rates have reached 50%, but despite this positive news the shocking revelation came that 10 ...