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Get up and make it happen!

Get up and make it happen!

April 24 2017

Eating your lunch ‘al desko’ may be an increasing part of working life in Britain but on Friday 28 April we are all being encouraged to take a break and go for a walk.

Back to the playground – your body will thank you

Back to the playground – your body will thank you

April 21 2017

This month, young and old alike picked up their skipping ropes as school and community groups took part in events designed to highlight the health benefits of skipping.

If you know someone who snores, read on….

If you know someone who snores, read on….

April 19 2017

For the percentage of the population tortured by the nocturnal rumblings of a partner, snoring is no joke but Dr Asim Hasan, Care UK’s regional medical director for London, knows that the whistling, clicking, rolling thunder can tell you a great deal about a person’s health and it may also point the way to a silent night.

Making the most of Easter when you care for someone with dementia

Making the most of Easter when you care for someone with dementia

April 13 2017

Easter is a special time for many families; the chance to spend four days together is a rare treat for many and, for those caring for a loved one with dementia, it offers the opportunity for some fun activities that also increase health and wellbeing.

Care UK’s top tips for safe Easter fun in the sun

Care UK’s top tips for safe Easter fun in the sun

April 10 2017

With more people seeking refuge from the gloomy British weather at Easter with a trip somewhere warm, an experienced GP is warning spring sun-seekers to take some basic measures to reduce the risk of skin cancer.

The facts about prostate cancer

The facts about prostate cancer

April 5 2017

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK, with more than 40,000 new cases diagnosed every year. Prostate cancer usually develops slowly, so there may be no signs you have it for many years.

Ovarian cancer – know the symptoms

Ovarian cancer – know the symptoms

March 31 2017

March has been ovarian cancer awareness month. As this special campaign draws to a close we thought it would be good to find out more about this disease.

Treating epilepsy in later life

Treating epilepsy in later life

March 27 2017

The highest rate of first seizures occurs in new-born babies and those over the age of 65. But while paediatric services provide gold-standard facilities for children with epilepsy, treating people in later life often remains more of a challenge.

Thyroid – how a small gland can make a big difference to your health

Thyroid – how a small gland can make a big difference to your health

March 22 2017

Are you feeling tired all the time? Are you experiencing depression or mood swings?

The forgotten killer that is lurking in your kitchen cupboard

The forgotten killer that is lurking in your kitchen cupboard

March 17 2017

Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH) is organising the 18th National Salt Awareness Week (20-26 March 2017) with this year’s theme being ‘Salt: The Forgotten Killer’.

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