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Arthritis – Use it or lose It

Don't let arthritic pain put you off exercise, as lack of mobility leads to further pain and degeneration of the joint. Instead, enjoy regular gentle exercise.

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13th May 2020
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Balanced diet is key to ability to give care

Focusing only on your role as a carer is great for the person you care for but can have a detrimental effect on your long-term health and wellness. Rob Hobson tells how you can make the most of mealtimes.

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13th May 2020
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Keep your immune system fighting fit

Health-wise lockdown does not mean shutdown. Here are six simple tips from A Vogel to help maintain mental and physical health, and also keep your immune system in tip top condition.

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28th Apr 2020
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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Out-of-date foods and medicines lurking in our cupboards

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17th Apr 2020
Sarah Brewer
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Health > General Health

Trouble sleeping? There’s a fine art to it…

Lack of sleep or disrupted sleep patterns can have a detrimental effect on your work life, relationships and general wellbeing. We asked Rob Hobson how best to change a poor sleep regime.

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16th Mar 2020
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Stay inside … and get some fresh air

We spend at least 70% of our time at home and yet the place where we spend the majority of our time – our sanctuary - could be harbouring a number of potential health hazards without you even being aware of them.

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9th Mar 2020
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What you need to know about anxiety

Dr Sarah Brewer, Medical Director of Healthspan, looks at how to keep your digestive system in tip top condition.

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27th Jan 2020
Sarah Brewer
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Health > Women's Health

The menopause: dreaded, derided and seldom discussed

Isabel de Salis explores the menopause and explains why there is a need to end the silence that surrounds a stage of life that half of humanity go through.

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8th Jan 2020
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What you need to know about digestion

Dr Sarah Brewer, Medical Director of Healthspan, looks at how to keep your digestive system in tip top condition.

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6th Jan 2020
Sarah Brewer
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Health > Nutrition

Eat to beat inflammation

Rob Hobson, Healthspan Head of Nutrition has created a series of recipes to help support bone and joint health in the months ahead.

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17th Dec 2019
Rob Hobson
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Health > General Health

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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12th Dec 2019
Sarah Brewer
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What you need to know about circulation in winter

In the first of a monthly series by Dr Sarah Brewer looks at how to keep your circulation healthy during the cold months of the year.

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9th Dec 2019
Sarah Brewer
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Health > The A to Z of Lens Surgery for Over 50s

Don't risk your eye health this winter: Tips from the experts

Problems with winter eye health will have many over 50s experiencing discomfort and squinting through the colder months. Here are some tips on how you can protect your peepers.

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28th Nov 2019
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Can you stay cold-free this winter?

How can we keep ourselves well and protect our immunity as we move into winter ahead? Echinacea could be the answer.

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27th Nov 2019
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Teeth: Dental health over 50

As dental health improves, the generation now reaching their 40s and 50s will have received more dentistry than their children at the same age.

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14th Nov 2019
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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
Rob Hobson
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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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Health > Nutrition

10 things you might not know about unhealthy eating

We all have our eating vices - the guilty treats we use as a pick me up, but have you ever questioned why we fall back on them or what the consequences are? Dr Riccardo Di Cuffa reveals all.

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5th Nov 2019
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Health > Nutrition

Seven ways to lower cholesterol with diet

Rob Hobson registered nutritionist at Healthspan shows how we can reduce our cholesterol by eating the right kind of foods.

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28th Oct 2019
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Health > General Health

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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Health > Your gifts in Wills power tomorrow's break throughs

The British Heart Foundation funds research to beat the world’s biggest killers.

Gifts in Wills make up half of the BHF income, it's thanks to them we're able to have the long term investment to keep research going to beat heart and circulatory diseases and their risk factors.

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11th Oct 2019
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What is good cholesterol?

Far from being a health bogeyman cholesterol plays a crucial role in the healthy function of your body. Dr Sarah Brewer explains the difference between good and bad cholesterol.

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7th Oct 2019
Sarah Brewer
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Health > General Health

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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Study for people with heart failure

Trials4Us and Richmond Pharmacology are currently recruiting those living with heart failure to take part in medical research

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6th Sep 2019
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Health > The A to Z of Lens Surgery for Over 50s

How cataract surgery works

This preventable eye condition is accountable for 51% of the world’s blindness. It’s a shocking statistic, but the rate of avoidable sight loss is on the rise.

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5th Sep 2019
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Don’t let a skin tag make you feel self-conscious

While skin tags are harmless, they can be irritating or embarrassing, knocking your confidence. Now you can remove them easily and effectively at home with Cryotag, the clinically proven skin tag remover. Find out more below.

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5th Sep 2019
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Health > General Health

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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Health > Eye health in later life

Study for people with presbyopia (age-related near vision loss)

For this study, researchers recruit candidates with presbyopia (age-related near vision loss).

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14th Aug 2019
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