General Health

16 February 2013

Inhaler recycling scheme

73 million inhalers are used in the UK every year and over 63% are placed in domestic bins after use. While most local authorities can recycle certain plastics, some inhaler components contain ...
15 February 2013

Nations laid back attitude to heart health leaves us at risk

Just one in ten people in Britain most fear developing heart disease over other health conditions despite it being the leading cause of death in the UK. Worryingly, even having a ...
14 February 2013

The health benefits of beer

Beer, is a favored drink for many of us, but thanks to the so-called “beer belly”, beer has got a reputation as a “bad-for-you” beverage. The term alone seems to ...
11 February 2013

The cost of caring is a fearing thought

Young and old share serious anxieties over the cost of caring for a family member who becomes frail, seriously ill or disabled – and say they could not cope on ...
11 February 2013

Healthy bone tips

Bones play many roles in the body from providing structure and anchoring muscles to protecting internal organs and storing calcium. Bones are continually changing with old bone being broken down and ...
7 February 2013

Why do healthy swimmers die?

Deaths of seemingly healthy athletes during competitive open water swimming could be explained by research. Scientists at the University of Portsmouth are looking into why more athletes die during the swim ...
5 February 2013

Tinnitus - the facts

Tinitus is the medical term for any noises heard in the ears or head, and a study revealed a couple of years ago that revealed people were complaining to the ...
4 February 2013

Going on holiday is good for your health

Sun, sea and sand. It sounds like bliss doesn't it. Not only do you get a healthy glow off holiday, feel great whilst your there, you also reap the health ...
2 February 2013

Keep your throat healthy with these tips

If there was a gold medal for talking, Britain would fare very well as new research reveals we are a nation of chatterboxes. A quarter of adults in the UK ...
2 February 2013

Make your eye health a priority

The gift of sight is so importance to us, yet taking better care of our eyes isn’t often top of our priority list. Research has shown 20 Million Brits risk avoidable ...
31 January 2013

How to lower you cholesterol

High cholesterol is increasingly common, affecting 2 out of 3 adults over the age of 40 in the UK.  New research found that almost half of people with high cholesterol exercise ...
28 January 2013

Is it just everyday stress you're suffering or a more serious form of anxiety?

Dr Cheryl Rezek, clinical psychologist, will discuss how to spot the symptoms of anxiety in yourself and others and ways of managing it, in the live and interactive web TV ...
26 January 2013

Deceiving the doctor: 7.3 million Brits have lied to their GP

It seems we’re becoming more reliant than ever on the internet, so much so, two thirds of Brits now admit to surfing for symptoms and analysing ailments online before consulting ...
25 January 2013

Cholesterol: Do you know your level?

Brits are in a cholesterol awareness crisis.   A report by Flora pro.activ revealed today that a staggering 70% of the nation are utterly clueless when it comes to their own ...
22 January 2013

Sleepless Britain: More than half say they wake up at least 3 times a night

Feeling sluggish and tired in the morning? Have you really had the best sleep you possibly can? Nearly a third of people feel their quality of sleep is poor and ...
22 January 2013

Eye health myths dispelled by the expert

Eye health is something that people often forget about, but it's important that we get regular check-ups to ensure everything is ok.  Dr Norden dispels the common myths that are associated ...
19 January 2013

Frankie Sandford announced as ambassador for mental health charity Mind

Frankie Sandford is the perfect new ambassador for the mental health charity, Mind, as she opened up about her own experience with depression last year.  The star says: “Mind is a fantastic ...
16 January 2013

Alternative smoking – electronic cigarettes

The first electronic cigarette was invented in the mid 20th century. Later, in the mid-90's, Hon Lik (China), an engineer and a chemist who had seen his father die of ...
16 January 2013

Third of Brits switch off from conversations they just can't hear

New research by hearing specialists, Hidden Hearing, highlights that a third of Brits admit to switching off from a conversation within the first 30 seconds, simply because they can’t hear. “Switching ...
15 January 2013

Drink launched to reduce early symptoms of Alzheimer's disease

The once-a-day drink has been launched after more than ten years of research and clinical trials that show it could have significant benefits for those diagnosed with early-stage disease. Souvenaid (a 125ml ...
6 January 2013

Quit smoking for good this January

Almost one in five current smokers admit their last quit attempt failed in less than 24 hours, with 55 per cent of quit attempts lasting less than a week. Perhaps ...
6 January 2013

Love your liver: Get it tested now

Liver disease, now the fifth biggest killer in the UK, has increased in the past year as British culture continues to embrace the daily consumption of alcohol and unhealthy food ...
4 January 2013

The 31 ways to Live young

January is usually about the detox but what about doing something each day to make you feel younger and happier? evian have been workin with UCL psychologist Dr Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic to ...
4 January 2013

Michelle Collins: Health interview

How long were you a smoker? I started smoking at 15 years old and carried on until I fell pregnant at aged 34. After the birth of my daughter Maia I ...