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September 29, 2014Celebrate World Heart Day today!
Founded in 2000 World Heart Day aims to raise awareness about the 17.3 million lives lost to heart disease and stroke yearly. This year’s theme is about creating heart healthy environments – so the places you live and work in encourage you to make the right decisions about your heart health. Click here to read […]
According to the World Health Organization, the UK has one of the highest rates of Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) in the world and it is the leading cause of death not just in the UK, but worldwide. With this is mind, it’s important to take your heart health seriously. This disease does affect more men, but […]
August 22, 2014Cancer screening – the patient perspective
No screening test for cancer is 100% accurate. While some individuals might benefit from having an early cancer spotted, many more will have abnormalities detected that, although suggestive of a cancer, turn out after further investigations to be completely innocuous. Such false-positives have led to concerns that cancer screening can result in psychological and physical […]
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 - […]