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July 10, 2014Health screening for Atrial Fibrillation
Usually the heart beats in a regular, organised fashion controlled by a small group of pacemaker cells found on the right side of the heart. It’s also normal for the heart to pump at different rates during the day – for example if we exercise or become anxious. Arial fibrillation is a condition in which […]
June 24, 2014Lack of vitamin D linked to early death
The traditional view of Vitamin D is that it is essential for maintaining bone health. Vitamin D deficiency is linked to rickets – in children; and osteomalacia – in adults. These two conditions can lead to bone deformities with an increased risk of fractures. Beyond the focus on bone health the evidence for other health […]
June 5, 2014New research identifies a simple test to cut the risk of developing stomach cancer by one-third
Helicobacter Pylori (H.Pylori) is a common bacterial infection of the lining of the stomach. It affects around half of adults in the UK with virtually everyone becoming infected by the time they reach the age of seventy. Unfortunately H. Pylori often causes no symptoms but is associated with the development of a number of significant […]
What is the Prostate? The prostate gland is only found in men, is the size and shape of a walnut and lies beneath the bladder, and surrounds the tube the passes urine and semen. It’s job is to make some of the fluid that carries sperm, called semen. There are three common problems that affect the prostate and they are: An enlarged prostate, Prostatitis, Prostate Cancer…
March 20, 2014Seven ways for women to improve their heart health!
In the years after the menopause the risk to women of getting heart disease significantly increases. You may also be interested to know that heart disease is three times more likely to kill women in the UK than breast cancer. Bluecrest Health screening have put together the following list of ways to protect yourself. 1. […]
February 21, 2014Prostate Cancer and PSA (prostate specific antigen) testing.
What is the Prostate? The prostate gland is only found in men, is the size and shape of a walnut and lies beneath the bladder, and surrounds the tube the passes urine and semen. It’s job is to make some of the fluid that carries sperm, called semen. There are three common problems that affect […]
February 19, 2014Reducing Cancer Risk through Diet
It is known that you can reduce your risk of developing cancer through living a healthy lifestyle. Although there are no proven ways of preventing cancer, you can reduce your risk of getting it. A healthy lifestyle is defined by the following: - Maintaining a healthy weight - Eating a healthy and balanced diet - […]
February 6, 20146 ways to help in the fight against gout.
Gout can be an extremely painful condition. It is a form of arthritis which is most prominent in the feet and toes. The affected toes can become stiff, painful and inflamed. Gout is caused by high levels of uric acid forming crystals in the joints of the body. An excess level of uric acid can […]
February 5, 2014Atrial Fibrillation and the Arrhythmia Alliance – Latest News
Atrial Fibrillation in the news again today: The Arrythmia Alliance was featured on BBC news this morning, commenting on NEW procedures to assist people who suffer from Atrial Fibrillation (AF). See http://www.heartrhythmcharity.org.uk/www/index.php and http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01rqyr1 The piece mentioned the fact that there are no symptoms at all for many people who have AF and “more often […]
January 31, 2014More Than A Million UK Citizens Affected By Atrial Fibrillation
Sometimes you need a large number in a report to pay attention to what is being said. No matter how serious the condition is or how badly it can affect people, there is a need for the size of the problem to be stated before too many people will start to pay attention to it. […]