General Health

7 March 2014

How to manage your cholesterol

By eating healthily and exercising regularly we are able to manage the level of cholesterol in our blood. We need cholesterol in our bodies to help form hormones and tissues, protect ...
6 March 2014

Alzheimer’s deaths in the US could be six times higher than reported

The number of people dying from Alzheimer’s disease in the US could be up to six times higher than reported, according to researchers. The study – published in the journal Neurology ...
3 March 2014

Is laughter the best medicine for a cold?

Winter chills are certainly lingering despite the fact that it's spring, but we could have a secret weapon to help fight them off.  Research reveals that Brits who are not feeling ...
26 February 2014

Cooked foods could contribute to Alzheimer’s disease

A compound that's found in cooked foods could contribute to risk of Alzheimer's disease, found new research.  The compounds called advanced glycation endproducts (AGEs) could contribute to the build up of beta-amyloid, ...
25 February 2014

Crohn's disease: The facts

TOWIE's Sam Faiers has recently been diagnosed with Crohn's disease - the long-term digestive problem that affects over 100,000 people in the UK.  But do you even know what it is?  Dr ...
23 February 2014

The health battle of the sexes

Men are healthier and happier than women in general, found a new survey.  Health and Happiness, a nationwide study of 2,000 men and women found that men reported a higher rate ...
22 February 2014

Drug-free compound found to ease arthritis pain

Arthritis sufferers may have their pain cut by 90% with the help of a drug-free compound derived from rose-hip. The new research found that it has the power to reduce the ...
20 February 2014

Back pain sufferers visiting GP but not taking advice

As if there weren’t enough wasted appointments, a new study has revealed that even those who do turn up to get advice from their GP when they’ve got back pain ...
18 February 2014

Painful joints impacting on love lives

Painful joints ranked higher than the traditional excuse of ‘having a headache’ as an out of sex, according to new research. Two thirds of 55-69 year olds felt that their relationship ...
14 February 2014

Can a broken heart make you ill?

Log on to our live and interactive web TV show this Valentine’s Day to hear about the actual medical condition that results from having a broken heart, as well as ...
12 February 2014

Those with long-term illnesses struggle with medication

Nearly half of people suffering with long-term illnesses don't always take their medication as instructed, according to new research.  Less than a third of people with long term conditions said they ...
12 February 2014

Sleepy Brits hitting the snooze button for 14 minutes a day

There’s nothing quite like the snooze button in morning, we all need those extra few minutes in bed. In fact, us Brits are suffering from ‘repetitive snooze injury’, spending 173 ...
10 February 2014

Vitamin C could help fight off cancer

High doses of vitamin C may help to boost chemotherapy’s ability to kill cancer cells, according to new research. Given by injection, it could be a potentially safe, effective and low-cost ...
7 February 2014

Nearly two-thirds of adults in England classed as overweight

Weight has long been a problem in England, and it doesn’t look set to change anytime soon as new data reveals that nearly two-thirds of adults in England are overweight. Public ...
6 February 2014

Healthy heart tips in time for Valentine's Day

As Valentine’s Day approaches, matters of the heart are on the mind, but a romantic meal shouldn’t be the only thing on the menu. If you have a partner then the ...
3 February 2014

Plastic surgery numbers soar

Plastic surgery has seen a dramatic increase, according to figures released from the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (Baaps) today. The number of nose jobs, face lifts and breast implant operations ...
3 February 2014

National heart month: Love your heart

February is National Heart Month: the British Heart Foundation’s annual campaign to raise awareness of all heart and circulatory diseases, including heart disease, stroke, heart failure, cardiomyopathy and atrial fibrillation. Accounting ...
1 February 2014

Five million miles walked for heart health

More than a million people from over 150 countries, achieved an ambitious goal to walk five million miles (eight million kilometres) together, as a part of the Ground Miles Challenge – making ...
1 February 2014

IBS: Everything you need to know

What is IBS? IBS stands for irritable bowel syndrome and the term covers a whole cluster of symptoms, which can include pain, cramping, bloating, diarrhoea and constipation. How can people identify if ...
31 January 2014

Fear of spreading flu keeps Brits off work

It would seem we're a nation of considerate souls, as a new poll has revealed that 6 in 10 Brits are concerned about passing on cold and flu, choosing to ...
31 January 2014

How to be healthy on a budget

We know how important it is to be healthy, but sometimes that of course comes at an expensive price. Here we have some tips on keeping healthy on a budget.  TV ...
30 January 2014

People ignoring symptoms of Type 2 diabetes

Around 2.7 million Brits have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, while another 850,000 are thought to have undiagnosed Type 2 diabetes. A new survey by Bupa, supported by Alexandra Burke, found that over ...
29 January 2014

How to keep your joints healthy

If you've taken up a new fitness regime this year, you may need to stop and consider your joint health.  Tackling any fitness challenge requires strength, stability and nimble footwork. Sudden, ...
28 January 2014

Uneven work-life balance is getting us down

Working long hours, eating a poor diet and lack of sleep is taking its toll on our day-to-day wellbeing as one in two adults feel they have an uneven work-life ...