General Health

4 May 2014

Expert advice on insomnia

As new research from Nature’s Best reveals that 87% of women claim they get a regular lack of sleep and 59% of people lack sleep because of worry, we have ...
3 May 2014

Serious hayfever linked to asthma hospital admissions

Hayfever plagues so many people at this time of year, but what are the consequences of not treating it properly? A new report released today, supported by Allergy UK in partnership ...
2 May 2014

Employee burnout, don't let it affect you

In light of recent news that one-third of UK employees are afflicted by depression and burn-out in the workplace, Dr Tom Stevens, Consultant Psychiatrist at London Bridge Hospital, sheds some ...
1 May 2014

Allergy Awareness Week: Sneeze-proof your summer

Two-thirds of hayfever sufferers are claiming that their current treatment isn’t helping to alleviate the symptoms, so we’re on hand to help sneeze-proof your summer. Pollen from trees, grass and even ...
1 May 2014

Cholesterol levels confusing Brits

Cholesterol levels are leaving Brits feeling a little more than confused, as they try to get more sleep and change their shampoo in order to cut cholesterol. Misconceptions about cholesterol have ...
30 April 2014

25 million overweight adults risking health and happiness

Half of overweight and a third of obese adults believe they are in very good or excellent health, unaware of the potential health risks their lifestyle brings, according to a ...
29 April 2014

Slimming solutions to try before summer

More than half of women would like to change the look of their stomach, according to study by the Anti-Ageing Health and Beauty show, so we have some advice to ...
28 April 2014

E-cigarette users have tripled in past 2 years

The number of people who use electronic cigarettes in the UK has tripled over the past two years to 2.1 million – the highest it has ever been. Despite the long ...
24 April 2014

The importance of wearing sunscreen whilst at home too

Sun protection is vital for our health, and it’s just as important when we’re at home as when we’re abroad too. Yet, new research from Boots reveals that nearly a quarter ...
23 April 2014

Doctor diagnosis is the final say despite us thinking differently

Four fifths of Britons feel that a doctor has misdiagnosed them at least once in the past 5 years and what’s more shocking is 73% of adults in the UK ...
22 April 2014

Refresh your life for spring

Whether revamping your kitchen cupboard or adding a little freshness to your sex life, Robert Hobson, Head of Nutrition at Healthspan and a team of experts share their top ten ...
22 April 2014

Dangers lurking in our cupboards: Out-of-date food and medicines

It seems we are a nation of complete hoarders when it comes to the contents of our cupboards, a new survey commissioned by Healthspan reveals. It seems Brits hoard everything ...
18 April 2014

Beat the heat this weekend for a good night's sleep

With 90 degree heat predicted before May, the rise in temperature will make it more difficult to get a great night’s sleep. More than 58% of Brits say their sleep ...
17 April 2014

Shocking facts about Bowel cancer

Bowel cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death in the UK despite being treatable in 90% of cases if identified at the earliest stage – and what’s more surprising is that ...
14 April 2014

4 healthy things you can do today

We're constantly reading all of the things we have to do, eat and take to make ourselves that bit healthier - and quite frankly we think it takes a lot ...
13 April 2014

The healthiest way to eat chocolate this Easter

Easter coming next weekend means we’ll be indulging in plenty of chocolate throughout the day, and whilst the thought of a steady supply of chocolate throughout the day is tempting, ...
11 April 2014

How to boost your confidence

80% of adults would like to feel more confident, according to new research, so we’re here to help with tips on how to boost it. The top five look food, feel ...
9 April 2014

Depression: The Risks Explained

Researchers in Norway have highlighted the importance of understanding and controlling the symptoms of depression in order to reduce risk of heart failure. Ms Lise Tuset Gustad, an intensive care nurse ...
9 April 2014

Where You Live Could Increase the Risk of Medical Negligence

A poll, carried out by Medical Accident Group as part of an ongoing study, asked 1,497 over 18's from across the UK about medical negligence or catastrophic injury claims they ...
8 April 2014

Sleep Problems: The Health Risks

Researchers, who studied a group of people who had been hospitalised for heart failure, found that the risk of hospitalisation was more than double in patients with continued sleep problems. Dr ...
7 April 2014

5 of the best for sleep

Mobile phones and smart devices are being blamed for a lack of sleep across the nation, and as we struggle to switch off we have some helpful tips to get ...
5 April 2014

Don't let your health be affected by the air pollution

With high levels of air pollution continuing in the UK, LloydsPharmacy is offering advice on how to avoid being affected. According to Louise Baglole, LloydsPharmacy’s asthma specialist: “Some of our pharmacists ...
3 April 2014

Family doctor is a thing of the past

The tradition of a family doctor may be a thing of the past, as only 4% of Brits claim they see their own doctor every time they have an appointment ...
31 March 2014

Five of the best for back pain

Recent research warned that Britain is facing an epidemic of lower back pain as the population ages. Research carried out by Dr Tony Woolf from the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro, ...