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Health > General Health

Skin and foot care

A quick and easy guide on how to avoid dry, rough and cracked skin especially on your heels.

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13th Aug 2014
50connect editorial
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Keeping tabs on your pill count

Faced with a pile of pills to take each morning? Dr Trisha Macnair suggests it might be time to streamline your intake.

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11th Aug 2014
50connect editorial
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Enlarged Prostate – It’s Time to Talk

Dr Roger Henderson says get over the "embarrassment factor" and ensure you have a healthy prostate.

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29th Jul 2014
Gareth Hargreaves
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Health > Nutrition

Getting to grips with gout

As anyone who has suffered an attack knows only too well, gout can cause extreme joint discomfort.

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22nd Jul 2014
Sarah Brewer
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Summer here but still feeling tired and lethargic?

Martin Budd is a naturopathic consultant who has treated patients with chronic fatigue for more than 40 years. He is also author of Why Am I So Exhausted?

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15th Jul 2014
Gareth Hargreaves
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Health > General Health

Weeding, bending and backpain

Summer gardening can put in positions you'd rather not be in and the after effects can leave you feeling as stiff as a board.

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14th Jul 2014
50connect editorial
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How to boost your energy

Dr Lynda Shaw shares some non-diet tips that will have you feeling refreshed- both mentally and physically.

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25th Jun 2014
Lynda Shaw
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5 Questions to ask your GP before taking statins

You may be worried about your heart health or cholesterol levels but don't be railroaded in to accepting Statins without first asking these questions.

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23rd Jun 2014
50connect editorial
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Health > General Health

Sunshine: friend or foe?

How do you get the health benefits of the sun (Vitamin D) without exposing your skin to damage? 50connect asked Dr Sarah Brewer's for her advice.

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17th Jun 2014
50connect editorial
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Health > Dementia care & awareness

The importance of dementia prevention

Dr Lynda Shaw continues her look at health issues affecting older people with a look at dementia prevention

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16th Jun 2014
Lynda Shaw
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Health > General Health

Be aware of skin cancer

Sun-worshipping Brits ignoring risks and symptoms of skin cancer

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28th May 2014
Gareth Hargreaves
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Health > General Health

Digital Hearing Aids explained

Age related hearing loss (presbycusis), affects 40% of people over 50. Also known as Sensorineural Hearing Loss, it is a condition often ignored in its early stages. This easy to follow guide explains the many options available if you are concerned about your hearing.

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28th May 2014
Gareth Hargreaves
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Health > General Health

Top 10 tips to rediscover your joie de vivre

50connect experts reveal their tips for revitalising your life.

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27th May 2014
Gareth Hargreaves
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Health > Nutrition

The dangers lurking in our cupboards

Out-of-date foods and medicines lurking in our cupboards

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23rd May 2014
Gareth Hargreaves
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Health > Alternative Health

What’s so special about Manuka?

Studies suggest anti-bacterial, anti fungal and anti-inflammatory properties within Manuka Oil may help in the treatment of a range of health conditions.

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16th May 2014
50connect editorial
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Keeping your brain fit in later life

Dr Lynda Shaw says challenge your mental accuity and keep your brain healthy in retirement with these quick tips.

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29th Apr 2014
Lynda Shaw
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Allergy-proof your summer

The number of people with allergies has tripled over the last 20 years, and many people in their 40s and 50s are now experiencing hay fever and other allergies for the first time in their life.

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16th Apr 2014
Gareth Hargreaves
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Health > Dementia care & awareness

Never too late to begin a healthy lifestyle

A misspent youth can sometimes lead us to think that there is no point in working on a healthy lifestyle, but research suggests this isn’t the case, particularly when it comes to brain health.

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31st Mar 2014
50connect editorial
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Health > General Health

Psychology of losing weight

Dr Lynda Shaw looks at comfort eating and offers some common sense reasons to lose weight.

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19th Mar 2014
Lynda Shaw
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Health > Nutrition

health tips to boost your lifespan

Here are some simple health tips that show there's more to wellbeing than vitamin supplements and zumba.

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19th Mar 2014
50connect editorial
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Health > Women's Health

10 cool ways to stop hot flushes

Feeling the heat? Dr Sarah Brewer explores the science behind hot flushes and suggests ways to cool things down…

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7th Mar 2014
50connect editorial
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10 Steps to take before you start Statins

How to keep a heathy heart, without resorting to medication

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18th Feb 2014
50connect editorial
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GP referral delays: have consultants found the answer?

Health concerns cause stress - especially when you can't see your GP. When you're worried about your health, you want to be seen by the right person as soon as possible ... and now you can be!

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10th Feb 2014
50connect editorial
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Health > Fitness

Exercise as you age

Exercise doesn't have to be press ups and jogging. There are low intensity activities that will improve your flexibility, strength and stamina as you get older.

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10th Feb 2014
50connect editorial
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Health > Alternative Health

Understand herbal medicine

Know the facts about herbal medicines and the many everyday health conditions they can treat.

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7th Feb 2014
50connect editorial
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Dealing with OCD

Obsessive compulsive disorder can have a massive impact on your life and, as Dr Lynda Shaw explains, it can emerge in later life through feelings of isolation and lack of purpose after retirement.

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31st Jan 2014
Lynda Shaw
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Health > Alternative Health

Middle Piccadilly in the middle of Dorset

Diane Priestley finds tranquillity and reconnects with herself at Middle Piccadilly Rural Spa Retreat in Dorset

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30th Jan 2014
Diane Priestley
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Health > Nutrition

Can looking at pictures of food actually affect your appetite?

Join in the fun with Wink Bingo's new breakfast theme - share your photos and be in with a chance to win prizes.

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20th Jan 2014
50connect editorial
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Health > General Health

Are we in denial about our health?

Skipping regular check ups can have serious implications for healthy ageing.

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20th Jan 2014
50connect editorial
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Health > Nutrition

Malnourished elderly going unnoticed says Task Force

10 tips to tackling malnutrition with food for older people

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13th Jan 2014
50connect editorial


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