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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
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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
Rob Hobson
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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
Rob Hobson
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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
Rob Hobson
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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
Mary Jordan
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Health > Care and carers

Choosing the right care home for a loved one

Choosing a care home is huge step and you need to be sure your parent or partner will be comfortable, happy and well looked after. This check list of questions will help you to get the answers you need and make the right choice of care home.

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12th Jun 2019
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Health > Care and carers

Self help care tips for carers

Many carers neglect to give themselves the same level of care and time they give to others. Rob Hobson shares some ideas to keep you healthy and happy.

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12th Jun 2019
Rob Hobson
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Health > Care and carers

Dementia for carers

Mary Jordan, our dementia expert, cautions carers against imposing what they think is best for the person they care for.

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12th Jun 2019
Mary Jordan
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How to cook on a budget

Rob Hobson shares tips on why a healthy diet is important for you as a carer and the person you care for.

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11th Jun 2019
Rob Hobson
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Health > Care and carers

The responsibility for caring

Rob Hobson, Healthspan Head of Nutrition over Carer’s Week will be working with 50 Connect providing practical dietary advice for carer’s to help support their nutritional needs, so that they can stay well and look after themselves and continue to deal with the responsibility of caring.

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10th Jun 2019
Rob Hobson
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How to feel more positive about ageing

A new global study by Ipsos MORI* reveals just 30% of British adults say they are ‘looking forward to getting old’ which obviously means that the majority of us are not.

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22nd May 2019
50connect editorial
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Health > Sex

Performance anxiety

Thousands of men suffer with sexual performance anxiety. Here Robert Filewich and Ken Rosenberg answer questions on why it happens and how to overcome it.

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2nd May 2019
50connect editorial
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Health > Nutrition

Why are 50 plus women susceptible to anaemia

Dr Sarah Brewer explains why women are at greater risk of developing anaemia in later life and how you can bridge the nutritional gap.

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1st May 2019
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Health > Your gifts in Wills power tomorrow's break throughs

Have your Will written or updated for free

The British Heart Foundation is partnered with National Free Wills Network so you can ensure your wishes are respected and avoid difficult decisions for your loved ones.

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26th Apr 2019
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Health > The A to Z of Lens Surgery for Over 50s

The 5 eye conditions that can threaten your sight after 50

Your vision changes as you age and while some conditions are part of the ageing process some are more serious require treatment to protect your sight.

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25th Apr 2019
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Health > Your gifts in Wills power tomorrow's break throughs

Each day 12 babies are diagnosed with a congenital heart defect in the UK

The British Heart Foundation continues to support research to improve the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart conditions.

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17th Apr 2019
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Health > Dementia care & awareness

Artist collaboration creates banner to showcase allotment experiences of dementia

A banner created by people with dementia working with a trio of well-known artists has been unfurled at a special ceremony in Exeter.

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16th Apr 2019
Gareth Hargreaves
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Is 75 the new 65? Wealthy countries need to rethink what it means to be old

As people continue to live longer, governments will need to rethink similar policies around health care, employment and more, write Warren Sanderson and Sergei Scherbov.

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15th Apr 2019
Gareth Hargreaves
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Planning for the future with Alzheimer’s Research UK

If you or a loved one are affected by dementia, you may have questions about legal issues surrounding writing a Will or Lasting Powers of Attorney. Alzheimer’s Research UK can help you plan for the future by outlining some things to think about.

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12th Apr 2019
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Health > General Health

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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Five ways to look after your gut

Busy lives, convenience diets and everyday stresses all contribute to put a burden on your gut health. Here, Eloise Craven-Todd reveals five little kindnesses for your tummy.

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11th Apr 2019
Eloise Craven-Todd
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Jeremy Bowen reveals he has bowel cancer

BBC journalist Jeremy Bowen is undergoing treatment for bowel cancer after diagnosis late last year.

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1st Apr 2019
Gareth Hargreaves
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Health > Your gifts in Wills power tomorrow's break throughs

“I want other people to get the second chance that I had”

Tony Larlham is proud to be one of the people who together fund around a quarter of the UK’s independent heart and circulatory disease research by leaving a gift in his Will to the British Heart Foundation.

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1st Apr 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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28th Mar 2019
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