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Health > NHS repeat prescriptions with free home delivery

The changing face of prescriptions

Find out how free home delivery of NHS prescriptions from Pharmacy2U is providing convenience and peace of mind for people managing long-term health conditions.

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12th Nov 2018
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Taking control of asthma

In most cases, asthma should not hold you back. With the correct medication and action plan, you can take back control says Dr Alexandra Phelan.

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12th Nov 2018
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Arthritis symptoms and treatments

Arthritis is a common condition that causes pain and inflammation in joints, but are there things to minimise its discomfort and reduce its progression? Dr Alexandra Phelan explains.

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12th Nov 2018
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Managing diabetes

Diabetes is one of the most common long-term health conditions in the UK, and it can require people to use regular medication alongside changes to their diet and lifestyle as Dr Alexandra Phelan explains.

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12th Nov 2018
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Managing high blood pressure

Dr. Alexandra Phelan explains how regular medication and healthy lifestyle choices can help you manage high blood pressure.

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12th Nov 2018
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Rediscovering body confidence with Slendertone

The slim and discreet abdominal toning belt that firms and tones your tummy anytime, anywhere.

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31st Oct 2018
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Backed against a wall

Back pain affects 21.9 million people in the UK, but the list of what isn’t recommended is now longer than what is…

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30th Oct 2018
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Why eating your greens may keep you brainy

Sticking to the basics of healthy eating and adding green vegetables to your diet can help to boost your intake of nutrients that have been shown to be particularly beneficial for brain health.

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30th Oct 2018
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The evolution of sex toys since the 1970s

Adult toys are hugely sophisticated, smaller and sleeker and are made to appeal to all ages. The choice is endless and the most difficult decision is where to begin!

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30th Oct 2018
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Our lover affair with eggs

Rob Hobson, registered nutritionist and Head of Nutrition at Healthspan explains why we have fallen back in love with eggs and why they are so good for you.

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26th Oct 2018
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Health > The A to Z of Lens Surgery for Over 50s

What is an Intraocular Lens and which one is best for me?

Selecting the Intraocular lens that suits your needs can be a daunting thought. This article will talk you through your options and help you feel prepared before your visit to the ophthalmologist.

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23rd Oct 2018
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Health > Care and carers

When a family member with dementia goes into care

It can be a daunting and emotional time for families coming to the decision to move a relative with dementia into care. Rebecca Harbron Gray answers some frequently asked questions.

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19th Oct 2018
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10 Tips on how to live longer

We all want a healthy later life but sometimes old habits get in the way. Here are 10 tips that are easy to follow but could have a lasting, positive imapact on over 50s health.

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17th Oct 2018
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Health > Nutrition

Super foods: cranberries

Super foods the buzz word of a thousand and one magazines and health shows. This week we look at some of facts about the humble cranberry.

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9th Oct 2018
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The six sins that could be harming your eyes

Your eyes are your most prized possession, so why are so many people not looking after them like they would their general health?

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8th Oct 2018
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Health > Nutrition

Five golden rules of eating for a good night’s sleep

Rob Hobson is a registered nutritionist and Healthspan Head of Nutrition.. He is also author of Cheats & Eats and The Detox Kitchen Bible.

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3rd Oct 2018
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Struggling with COPD? – These simple techniques may help?

Paul Brice, author of COPD Innovative Breathing Techniques shares advice for people with the condition to get the most out of their remaining lung function.

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24th Sep 2018
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Why are we a pill popping nation?

New research shows that up to 50% of the UK population is taking some form of medication every day. The question is, is this level of mass medicalisation ultimately solving our health problems? And if not, what can we do to help ourselves become healthier and happier?

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18th Sep 2018
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What foods help to improve your eyesight?

Good eye health starts on your plate and in your shopping basket. Here's a guide to help you build a diet that packs in your vitamins, carotenoids, luteins and recommended levels of fatty acids, too.

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10th Sep 2018
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Don't let bad vision push you out of the driving seat

Drivers ignoring their eye health could face far-reaching consequences under a government pilot scheme but help is at hand ...

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6th Sep 2018
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Incontinence: the taboo hurting the dignity and health of millions

Leading charities warn incontinence is one of the biggest issues for countless people with serious health conditions who they support – but taboo around the topic forces those affected to struggle in silence.

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6th Sep 2018
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Health > General Health

Body fat confusion

Is the Body Mass Index (BMI) the be all and end all of judging a healthy weight? No, but it is a good indicator of future weight issues. Find out more...

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29th Aug 2018
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My Stroke Guide – supporting recovery 24/7

Stroke can change your life in an instant. Whether it’s happened to you or someone close to you, My Stroke Guide is there to help support recovery.

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28th Aug 2018
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Health > Nutrition

Nation's bone health under threat

A survey commissioned by the Health and Food Supplements Information Service (HSIS) reveals that faddy diets and poor knowledge of nutrition are putting the nation’s bone health at risk.

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15th Aug 2018
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Is the 3.4% spending increase enough to 'save' the NHS?

Maria Goddard welcomes the government's commitment to increase spending on critical health services but says 3.4% is not a long-term solution to making the NHS fit for the future.

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15th Aug 2018
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Health > The A to Z of Lens Surgery for Over 50s

What is a cataract?

Cataracts are a clouding of the lens in the eye that causes blurred vision and even sight loss. However, there is easily accessible cataract treatments in the UK that can remove the cloudy lens and improve your sight.

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23rd Jul 2018
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How you are helping the environment by getting lens treatment

Have you ever considered how laser eye surgery/lens replacement treatment can be an eco-friendly alternative to disposables?

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23rd Jul 2018
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Most common causes for dry eyes

Dry eyes can be uncomfortable and make it more difficult to read, use computers or even use your smart phone. Here is our guide to the most common causes

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23rd Jul 2018
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What happens during cataract surgery?

Do you suffer with cataracts? Cataract surgery is the world's most common procedure. Here experts from Ultralase explain what happens in this sight-restoring treatment.

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20th Jul 2018
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5 health related things you should be aware of after 50

Getting older can be a tricky thing to come to terms with and poor health doesn't help that. Here are a number of common problems for older people and how you can safeguard yourself against them.

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20th Jul 2018
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