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January 5, 2018What you need to know about Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer is the fourth most common cause of cancer-death among women – in the UK, it causes over 4,000 deaths per year. Around 140 women are diagnosed with the disease per week – that means each day, 20 women are diagnosed. Early diagnosis of ovarian cancer gives women the best chance of survival. Unfortunately, […]

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October 17, 2017Grip 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 23, 2017World Heart Day

The World Heart Federation’s annual World Heart Day falls on 29th September this year.  The day is part of an international campaign to spread awareness about heart disease and stroke prevention. High blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose levels and a lack of exercise or unhealthy diet are all factors which can trigger heart disease and increase […]

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July 31, 2017The hidden signs of a thyroid disorder

Thyroid disorders are very common in the UK – it’s estimated that one in twenty of us are affected by them. Although the thyroid gland is one of the smallest in the body, its role is very important.  The thyroid regulates energy production and metabolic rate throughout the body, including the heart, brain, skin, bowels […]

July 21, 2017Risk of aggressive prostate cancer increases with height

New research conducted at Oxford University has found that taller men have an increased risk of developing aggressive prostate cancer than their shorter peers. The study found that whilst there is little association between overall height and the risk of developing prostate cancer, taller men have a higher risk of developing aggressive high-grade tumours. For […]

June 1, 2017Diabetes – do you know the warning signs?

The number of people in the UK currently living with diabetes is around 3.5 million, but it is estimated that a further half a million people are yet to be diagnosed.  This means that a staggering 1 in 16 of us living in the UK have diabetes – that’s about 6% of the UK population. […]

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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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A spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down?

NHS Hospitals today issued guidance on the sale of sugary products on their premises. It seems entirely logical that a building where the purpose is to help improve health does not, at the same time, sell products that harm health. Simon Stevens, chief executive of NHS England, said: “A spoonful of sugar may help the […]

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February 24, 20175-a-day or 10-a-day?

5 or 10 a day – what’s best? There has been quite a bit of publicity recently regarding the importance of consuming more fruit and vegetables. Most people are familiar with the “5-a-day” mantra that has been promoted over the years, but recent research indicates that for optimum health, even more is required. These results […]

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January 16, 2017Blue Monday – but should it be known as that?

Someone very clever came back with a very popular concept that we see publicised every year around this time. Apparently “Blue Monday” is classified as the most depressing time of the year – and there is even a formula that is supposed to explain why: …and, of course, there can be many things that make […]

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