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December 4, 2018Beat the winter blues with Danish hygge

What is hygge? Hygge (pronounced hoo-gah) is a Danish and Norwegian word that loosely translates into English as a feeling of warmth, cosiness, contentment and wellbeing. Although it’s a difficult concept to fully describe, hygge is a big part of Danish culture – there are even Danish words for a number of things associated with […]

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October 10, 2018What is psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a fairly common inflammatory skin condition which affects around 2% of the UK population.  It’s characterised by flaky pink or red patches of skin with silvery-white scales.  These patches can appear anywhere on the body (often on the knees, elbows, trunk and scalp) and are sometimes itchy and sore. In some people psoriasis […]

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October 17, 2017All about Arthritis

Arthritis is a common condition that causes sufferers to feel pain and inflammation in their joints. Around 10 million people in the UK have arthritis. What is arthritis? Arthritis is an inflammation of one or more joints. There are over 100 different types of arthritis, each with different causes and treatments. Two of the most common […]

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Grip strength and Diabetes

Research published in the journal Diabetes Care has found that people with diabetes who have strong grips are more likely to live longer than those with weaker grip strengths.  In the study, those with a stronger grip were also shown to have a lower risk of developing cardiovascular disease. The research was undertaken by the […]

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August 22, 2017How to spot the symptoms of Lyme disease

Many of us have heard about the traumatic ordeal of former England rugby player, Matt Dawson, who contracted Lyme disease after being bitten by a tick in a London park early last year.  Following multiple heart operations and 18 months of treatment, he is now thankfully free of the disease – however, he is still […]

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April 21, 2017Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

Bowel cancer isn’t a subject most of us want to think about, but it’s important that we do. April is Bowel Cancer UK’s annual bowel cancer awareness month.  Bowel cancer is treatable if detected early enough – the earlier it is detected, the easier it is to treat.   Symptoms of bowel cancer include persistent abdomen […]

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October 7, 2013Oxford University Research: Stroke, Heart Disease & Gout

Does Gout increase risk of Heart Disease & Stroke? The “Rheumatology journal” reports new research indicating that having gout may double the risk of heart attack and stroke. The research tracked the health of 205,000 patients using data spanning five decades exploring the connection between gout and heart attack and stroke. Data relating to gout patients between 1963 […]

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September 15, 2013Can exercise cause a stroke?

It was interesting to read that Andrew Marr blames his recent stroke on overworking and an intensive session on the rowing machine.  We all think all types of exercise is beneficial, but can it be the case, that too much exercise, or the wrong type of exercise can in fact be bad for us? There […]

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August 4, 2013Bluecrest Health Screening Healthy Heart Eating Tips

Bluecrest Health Screening is all about disease prevention.  Bluecrest Health Screening delivers high quality, highly affordable health screens direct to the public to empower individuals with knowledge about their current health status. However, Health Screening is only one step in a journey towards proactively managing your health risks and reducing your chances of succumbing to the […]

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July 29, 2013Health Screening for Alzheimer’s Edges Closer?

Bluecrest Health Screening is one of the the UK’s largest mobile health screening organisations, screening approximately 1000 people per week.  Bluecrest Health Screening primarily uses blood tests for the early detection of illness.  Given the aforementioned Bluecrest Health Screening was extremely interested to learn that researchers are getting closer to developing a blood test that […]

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