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Basic theories of ageing

Dr John Mayer looks at the process of ageing, why we feel rusty and what we can do to minimise the impact on our lives.

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2nd Aug 2012
50connect editorial
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Over 50s skin cancer rates triple in past 30 years

Middle-aged hit by surge of malignant melanoma - potentially fatal skin cancer

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30th Jul 2012
Gareth Hargreaves
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Stronger bones in later life

Monique N. Gilbert reveals simple dietary and lifestyle changes that can increase energy levels, enhance mobility and aid bone health at any age

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4th Jul 2012
Gareth Hargreaves
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Natural ways of fighting cancer

Naturopathic physician Dr Harald Gaier explains how natural remedies can cure almost any medical condition.

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26th Jun 2012
Mark O'haire
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Homeopathy: What is it?

30 million people in Europe already benefit from homeopathic treatment. What is homeopathy and what can it for people over 50.

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20th Jun 2012
Gareth Hargreaves
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Top tips for men on how to have a healthy heart

Benenden Healthcare’s Paul Keenan and the Chair of the Men’s Health Forum, Professor Alan White discuss the importance for men in having a healthy heart as part of Men’s Health Week 2012.

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8th Jun 2012
Agatha Cheng
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Men's Health Week: Five ways children can help their dads get healthy

Heart disease is the most common cause of death – and premature death – for men in the UK and we take this opportunity to remind dads the importance of staying healthy.

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6th Jun 2012
Agatha Cheng
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Live Web TV Show: Spotlight on Male Dieting

John Thomson joins Simon Rimmer and Dr Chris Steele on how to make delicious low fat meals and lose weight healthily.

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6th Jun 2012
Agatha Cheng
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Health > Eye health in later life

Driving facts

Research by Specsavers Opticians and NOP has found that as many as 3.5m people could be driving with eyesight below the legal minimum.

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24th May 2012
Gareth Hargreaves
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Health > Eye health in later life

Spring Photography Competition

To celebrate the turn of the season, we want to see your best Spring photographs. And to sweeten the deal we have one £150 Specsavers voucher for the best picture.

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8th May 2012
Anthony Page
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Health > Eye health in later life

Common causes of sight loss

Ageing eyes? Guide to the conditions that could affect your sight.

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1st May 2012
Gareth Hargreaves
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Health > General Health

Know the signs of bowel cancer

Bowel Cancer Awareness month may be drawing to a close but your own awareness should now span the whole year.

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26th Apr 2012
Gareth Hargreaves
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Kitchen cupboard remedies & cures

Bananas to banish verrucas, ginger to ease muscle pain and tea for mouth ulcers – before you visit the chemist, check out the many proven remedies in your own larder.

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18th Apr 2012
Gareth Hargreaves
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Energising tips: 10 simple steps to revitalise your life

With Easter conjuring up images of spring, with flowers blossoming, animals breeding, and the sun shining make sure you're feeling in tip top shape to enjoy the finer things in life

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17th Apr 2012
Gareth Hargreaves
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Health > Eye health in later life

10 steps to maintain vision

Presbyopia, or "old eyes" affects people over 40, follow these quick tips to keep your eyes in tip top shape.

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17th Apr 2012
Gareth Hargreaves
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Health > Eye health in later life

Age and eyesight - over 40

When you reach your 40s your eyesight starts to change. Presbyopia, or blurred near vision, affects everyone sooner or later. Don't panic - you just need an eye test to determine which eyewear is right for you.

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17th Apr 2012
Gareth Hargreaves
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Health > Eye health in later life

Age and eyesight over 60

With age eyes become more susceptible to certain problems. Find out the common sense steps you can take to safeguard your sight.

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17th Apr 2012
Gareth Hargreaves
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Health > Eye health in later life

Eat to better vision

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a common complaint for many older people. Here are two recipes to that can contribute to better eye health.

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17th Apr 2012
Gareth Hargreaves
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Health > Eye health in later life

What are the main causes of blindness in adults?

Eye health is often overlooked, but by ignoring symptoms you could be putting your sight at risk.

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17th Apr 2012
Gareth Hargreaves
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Health > Eye health in later life

Ask the Optician

Expert optometrists answer queries and concerns on everything from older eyes to lens type and eye health conditions.

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17th Apr 2012
Gareth Hargreaves
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Health > Eye health in later life

Pick the perfect frame for your glasses - Women

50connect chooses top frames from budget to designer brands, there is something here for all tastes.

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17th Apr 2012
50connect editorial
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Health > Fitness

More Active Ageing – the film of the Year!

A couple of weeks ago I was moaning about all the ‘European Years’ that had come and gone without most of us even hearing about them – particularly the 2012 Year of Active Ageing.

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29th Mar 2012
Anthony Page
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Prostate cancer awareness month

Live interactive webTV show featuring Dave Prowse discussing how prostate cancer struck him ‘out of the blue’

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1st Mar 2012
Alexander Hay
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Health > Fitness

Pilates for over 50s

Beginners introduction to Pilates method covering principles, mat work and standing exercises.

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20th Feb 2012
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Health > General Health

Make One Little Change

Have your health concerns answered at the ‘Make One Little Change’ online clinic from Monday 6th February 2012.

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6th Feb 2012
Roger Henderson
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Health > Men's Health

Prostate Cancer charity needs your help!

Watch our Web TV show to hear how you can help the fight against prostate cancer

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26th Jan 2012
Gareth Hargreaves
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5 most common health complaints in UK

What you need to know, how can you prevent them and how can you get the best from your visit to your GP.

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26th Jan 2012
Gareth Hargreaves
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Health > Women's Health

Cervical cancer: The realities all women should know

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week starts today with research showing almost a third of women in the UK* (29%) say they have never been for any type of health screening.

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24th Jan 2012
50connect editorial
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Health > Nutrition

New Year diet: Eat for energy

It's time to lose that Christmas pudding feeling and give your liver some TLC with a non-tox rather than de-tox.

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6th Jan 2012
Gareth Hargreaves
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Health > Alternative Health

Eat yourself healthy

Traditional Chinese Medicine can teach us a thing or two about adapting our diets to help maintain a healthy weight, boost energy levels and maximise our overall wellbeing

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3rd Jan 2012
Gareth Hargreaves


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