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How can you improve your sleep in the winter months?

To fight off winter tiredness getting enough undisturbed sleep is vital. Here, Rob Hobson explains ways you can tune your body for restful nights.

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14th Nov 2019
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10 things you shouldn't hide from your GP and why

While small health changes may seem insignificant to you, they may help identify more serious issues. Dr Riccardo Di Cuffa explains why.

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12th Nov 2019
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What you need to know about statins

Statins are among the most widely prescribed drugs for countering LDL and HDL cholesterol levels and managing the conditions of people with cardiovascular disease. Dr Sarah Brewer reveals all you need to know about statins.

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17th Oct 2019
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Gut health embarrassment

New research reveals people are shying away from discussing gut health

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20th Sep 2019
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Ease the discomfort of varicose veins

We become more susceptible to unsightly and uncomfortable varicose veins as we age, but Alison Cullen and Emma Thornton have tips to ease discomfort and improve leg health.

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13th Sep 2019
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Heads up: how to minimise migraine

Rounding off Migraine Awareness Week here are a few tips to help manage this debilitating condition - helping reduce your likelihood of experiencing an attack and/or reducing the severity when migraine strikes.

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6th Sep 2019
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Struggling with IBS

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is estimated to affect up to 20 per cent of the UK population with its often debilitating (and potentially embarrassing) symptoms. A range of experts explain how it can be soothed and improved to help live daily life more comfortably.

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29th Aug 2019
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How to stop low self-esteem ruining your summer

Learn to beat the blues with these tips from Dr Meg Arroll on how to boost your self-confidence.

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14th Aug 2019
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Direct links found between oral health and pneumonia

New research has found considerable evidence that poor oral health can lead to serious illnesses such as pneumonia and heart disease, especially for those over 50.

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21st Jun 2019
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Hydration in older age

Hydration is often overlooked when it comes to health and wellness advice but is just as important as a well-balanced diet and regular exercise. Here are some tips to help you spot the tell-tale signs

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12th Apr 2019
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Relieving joint pain and inflammation

What causes muscle and joint pain? We start to creak as we age but that doesn't mean we have to accept the discomfort.

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13th Feb 2019
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How to prevent a cold or lessen the symptoms

A poll of 2,000 adults, commissioned by wellbeing brand Healthspan, found the cold and dark winter months result in an increase in illnesses, a lower mood and an overall lack of motivation.

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11th Jan 2019
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Looking after your grandchild's teeth

We may be long in the tooth but our knowledge of oral and tooth care leaves a lot to be desired. Here are some tips for helping your grandchildren.

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9th Jan 2019
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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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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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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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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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A hot bath has benefits similar to exercise

Steve Faulkner examines how activities that increase 'heat shock proteins' may have health benefits for people who are unable to exercise regularly.

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5th Jun 2018
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8 flights a day keep the doctor away

Middle age weight gain has a negative impact on your health but something as simple as walking up stairs can help to keep you in trim.

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3rd May 2018
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Five ways to avoid weight gain when it’s cold

With icy temperatures and chilly winds, the pounds tend to pile on. Nutritional Therapist Hannah Braye advices how to keep the weight off.

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13th Feb 2018
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Are you struggling to sleep?

During the cold and dark months, it's important to get enough sleep to keep you energised and motivated. Here are our top tips for a better night's sleep.

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31st Jan 2018
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Six health reasons to reduce your alcohol consumption

It’s no secret; alcohol consumption needs to be carefully monitored. Reducing the amount you drink helps keep your health goals on track.

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31st Jan 2018
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Tops tips to boost your immune system

Bounce into the New Year with Dr Riccardo Di Cuffa’s top tips for a flu-free January.

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17th Jan 2018
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How to beat blue Monday

Breeze through the Monday blues with these top tips shared by sleep and energy expert Dr Nerina Ramlakhan.

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15th Jan 2018
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How to effectively ward off winter flu

Flu season has a tendency to follow you into the New Year but how exactly can you avoid the lurgy and treat it quickly if you do get struck down?

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10th Jan 2018
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Party all day, sleep all night

Alison Cullen shares her top tips for keeping the festivities flowing without the added exhaustion felt by many over the Christmas holidays.

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13th Dec 2017
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Five reasons to stock up on honey this winter

It doesn't just taste great on your breakfast, honey is packed full of health and beauty benefits explains Emily Abbott.

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7th Dec 2017
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Five tips on how to eat more mindfully

Learning to eat more mindfully could be a far more effective way to lose weight than dieting, Lisa Beasley explains.

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14th Nov 2017
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Six ways to combat winter bleakness

Don’t let the darker days damped your mood and stay energised this winter with these top tips.

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7th Nov 2017
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Could Beetroot help lower blood pressure?

This versatile vegetable may be doing more than adding a splash of colour to your plate, Dr Emma Derbyshire explains.

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31st Oct 2017
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