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Too awkward to discuss; too painful to ignore

Too awkward to discuss; too painful to ignore

November 21 2017

November is National Men’s Health Awareness Month and Care UK’s men’s health expert is encouraging his fellow men to address something they don’t like to talk about, yet all agree it is a killer: men’s mental health.

How old is your heart?

How old is your heart?

November 16 2017

Heart disease (including heart attack and stroke) is still the leading cause of death amongst men. Lifestyle factors, like smoking or not getting enough exercise, mean many people have unhealthy hearts, which means their ‘heart age’ is older than their physical age.

The impact of alcohol on families

The impact of alcohol on families

November 14 2017

Many health experts are now saying that the UK has a problem with alcohol. They claim alcohol is the biggest risk factor for death, ill-health and disability for people aged 15-49, and the fifth biggest threat to health for all ages of people.

Childhood obesity continues to rise

Childhood obesity continues to rise

November 9 2017

New statistics released by NHS Digital show that the number of obese children in England continues to rise, a troubling indicator of the nation’s health as the numbers are considered a predictor of adult obesity.

Just thirty spoonfuls of sugar help lunch go down

Just thirty spoonfuls of sugar help lunch go down

November 6 2017

A worrying new survey from scientists based at Queen Mary University London has revealed the extraordinary levels of sugar lurking in lunchtime meal deals from high street chains.

When it is OK to just put your feet up

When it is OK to just put your feet up

October 31 2017

Public Health England (PHE) has updated its guidance on antibiotics, with advice including fighting infections with plenty of rest with your feet up at home.

Scrapbooking brings family memories to life

Scrapbooking brings family memories to life

October 26 2017

Over the past year you may have read touching interviews with Formula 1 legend, Sir Jackie Stewart, talking about his wife’s experience with dementia. Many of those caring for a loved one with the condition will recognise his description of his wife’s flawless long-term memory but minimal short term memory.

When it’s good not to share

When it’s good not to share

October 23 2017

October saw outbreaks of the norovirus as far apart as Gloucestershire and Suffolk. What can we all do to protect our communities from this highly contagious and nasty bug? 

Lack of sleep is bad for your brain and the economy

Lack of sleep is bad for your brain and the economy

October 18 2017

At one time it was thought the only effect of regular insufficient sleep was feeling a bit tired during the day.

Raw and runny eggs are safe to eat, says food safety watchdog

Raw and runny eggs are safe to eat, says food safety watchdog

October 12 2017

For everyone who likes to start the day with an egg, this week’s news from the Food Standards Agency (FSA) is smashing.

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