General Health

13 October 2012

Varicose veins: the facts

Around 3 in 10 adults will, at some point in their life, develop varicose veins. Bulging veins, visible above the surface of the legs and thighs, varicose veins are not ...
12 October 2012

Family Wellbeing clinic: Get your questions answered now

The Family Wellbeing Index, powered by Actimel and NatCen Social Research, launched on the 27-September 2012. This is a new and exciting online service which gives families smart, simple, positive ...
11 October 2012

World Sight Day: Can eating right save your sight?

Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) affects the macula, the part of the eye that allows a person to see fine detail and gradually destroys the sharp, central vision, which is needed for ...
11 October 2012

A guide to back pain

Back pain is a big problem in our society that starts early on for many as more than 120,000 young people will see a doctor before the age of 16 ...
10 October 2012

National laughter crisis

We all know that ‘laughter is the best medicine’, however a new independent study by Jackpotjoy.com shows that the majority of people in the UK could be at risk of ...
10 October 2012

We're a 'procasti-Nation': Brits putting off everyday tasks

It’s official: Britain is a ‘procrasti-NATION’. A staggering 41 million UK adults regularly put off everyday tasks and chores according to new research from E.ON. Facing a daunting annual to-do list of ...
9 October 2012

Sleep is a thing of the past as more Brits are waking up in pain

New research carried out by the bed expert, Adjustamatic, highlights just how poorly the nation is sleeping. The nationwide survey found 4 in 5 Brits wake up feeling less than refreshed, and ...
8 October 2012

Don't mistake the flu for fatal Carbon Monoxide poisoning

With flu season upon us, many people will be suffering from headaches, dizziness and nausea. While these are common flu symptoms, they are also the tell tale signs of potentially ...
8 October 2012

Seasonal Affective Disorder: Advice and tips

With the dark night’s drawing in and fewer daylight hours, its common to feel a bit gloomy now and again, however in more extreme cases, people can experience Seasonal Affective ...
8 October 2012

Arthritis has poor public understanding

Nearly a quarter of the UK population admit that they have a poor understanding of arthritis, according to a new survey. Of the 78 per cent who think they have a ...
7 October 2012

Top tips for preventing the common cold

Nobody escapes the common cold – according to the NHS, the average adult in the UK catches between two and four colds every year. Despite great advances in medicine, common virus ...
7 October 2012

Back pain? Give it a little bit of TLC

Knowledge is crucial in the prevention of long-term back pain. Regular physical activity can be the right thing to guard against it, but if back pain strikes then early expert ...
6 October 2012

British HIV Association reveals patients with HIV infections are going unnoticed by NHS

The NHS are failing to notice patients who may have HIV, according to new research.  The British HIV Association, BHIVA, the UK’s leading association representing professionals in HIV care, has today ...
3 October 2012

Cherry juice eases the pain of gout

Scientists at Boston University found that consuming up to three servings of 10-12 cherries each day reduced the risk of a gout attack. The study of 633 patients with gout found ...
2 October 2012

Health problems could be disguised by winter habits

Colder evenings are drawing in and the thought of curling up on the sofa in front of the TV is certainly more appealing than bracing the chilly wind outdoors. Watch ...
1 October 2012

Stoptober: Expert tips for quitting smoking

Middlesex University psychology expert Mark Coulson argues that smokers must remember that smoking is a dependency as well as an addiction.  Therefore giving up has physical as well as psychological effects, ...
29 September 2012

Anxiety and sleep drug could increase risk of dementia in over 65s

People over 65 who take a drug used to treat anxiety and sleep problems could increase their risk of developing dementia by 50 per cent. Researchers from France followed 1063 people ...
28 September 2012

Asthma sufferers on the rise - but what is the cause?

With increasing number of asthma sufferers, more and more studies are focusing on the connection with vitamin D and asthma.  The causes of asthma have still not been adequately researched. However, ...
27 September 2012

Procyon: Health Product of the week

The beneficial effects of light and sound have been used for many years as an effective means of helping conditions such as insomnia, anxiety, stress and depression. Modern technology means that ...
25 September 2012

Children's diets lacking 75 per cent of vital omega-3s

The new research from The University of Reading reveals that the UK's four to 18 year-olds are only getting up to 25 per cent of their recommended daily Omega-3 intake. Experts ...
25 September 2012

Heart disease and children: The facts

On World Heart Day, 29th September, the World Heart Federation is calling for people – specifically mothers who are gatekeepers to the home – to take action now to protect ...
25 September 2012

World Heart Federation says heart health starts earlier than you think

When is the right time to start taking action to prevent cardiovascular disease? A lot sooner than most people think.  In a four-country survey sample of 4,000 adults, 49 per cent ...
24 September 2012

People risking health by not visiting GP

Almost a third of people in the UK admit that visiting the GP is the last thing on their mind, even if they had an unusual or persistent change to ...
24 September 2012

People suffering with cancer not given enough support

Almost a third of people affected by cancer feel that they have insufficient information and support outside their healthcare team, according to new research.  It is estimated that 2 million people ...