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Health > General Health

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
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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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Health > General Health

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
50connect editorial
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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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I lost my hearing in a day

Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss (SSHL) affects one in six people every year but is often misdiagnosed - when this occurs the effects can be irreversible.

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14th 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
Eloise Craven-Todd
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Health > Sex

Sex toys that help you do your Kegel exercises

Working out may seem more like torture than fun, but there’s a new “home gym” in town that makes getting fit the best fun you can have standing up – or lying down. Best of all, it’s perfect for the 40 per cent of women who suffer from some degree of incontinence.

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7th Aug 2019
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Health > Alternative Health

How to make herbal infusions

Learn how to make your own homemade herbal infusions, decoctions and ointments with these easy to follow recipes.

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6th Aug 2019
50connect editorial
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Health > Nutrition

Sugar dilemmas?

What effect does eating too much sugar have on our health (particularly for women over 50)?

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30th Jul 2019
Rob Hobson
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Health > Women's Health

HRT myth buster

Separating HRT fact from fiction. What you need to know about Hormone Replacement Therapy.

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10th Jul 2019
50connect editorial
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10 things you can do for heart health

The biggest lifestyle factors impacting on cardiovascular health are mainly down to lifestyle which is something that can be changed.

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9th Jul 2019
Sarah Brewer
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The importance of gut health

Dr Riccardo Di Cuffa explains how a plant-based diet, rich in pulses, legumes and whole grains will provide our gut with the perfect playground to help protect the rest of our bodies from chronic disease, cancers and unwanted inflammation.

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5th Jul 2019
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Health > Nutrition

What is so special about Manuka Honey and do you really need it?

Manuka Honey has become famous in recent years due to its health properties and a host of celebrity fans, making it one of the best selling products in health store Holland and Barrett. But why is it so special? And does it work? 50 Connect explores here.

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1st Jul 2019
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Health > General Health

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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Health > Nutrition

Food and your fifties

Post-50, there are certain nutrients your body needs to power through the next phase of your life with some foods, in particular, that should become weekly favourites explains Rob Hobson.

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14th Jun 2019
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Health > Care and carers

Caregiving: How to protect your mood

Low mood can be short-term but over a longer period can manifest as depression, anxiety and insomnia all of which reduce your ability to deliver care for your loved one. Rob Hobson, head of nutrition at Healthspan, offers tips on how proactively manage your mood.

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12th Jun 2019
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Health > Care and carers

Mealtimes and family balanced with caring

If you are managing a family and caring for someone then try and organise your time so that you can sit down and eat as a family, writes Rob Hobson.

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12th Jun 2019
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Health > Care and carers

Caring: Mealtime timesavers

After a demanding day caring for others finding time to cook and eat - healthily - is a challenge for many carers. Rob Hobson has some tips to plan and save time at meal times.

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12th Jun 2019
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Health > Care and carers

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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12th Jun 2019
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Health > Care and carers

Care: Looking after yourself first

Being a carer to a loved one can be isolating and exhausting. Here, Mary Jordan offers tips to reduce the stress and help you share the responsibility of caring more evenly

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12th Jun 2019
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