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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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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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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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What is presbyopia?

Presbyopia is blurred near vision and will affect everybody sooner or later as they age. Here's what you need to know about the condition and how it can be treated.

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20th Jul 2018
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What is glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a group of eye disorders that cause damage to optic nerve, which carries information from the eye to the brain.

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20th Jul 2018
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Six facts and six fallacies about lens surgery

Some myths about lens surgery leave people feeling concerned. Here we look at the facts behind this straightforward and safe procedure.

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20th Jul 2018
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How much does lens surgery cost?

Weighing the cost of lens replacement treatments can be more stressful than it needs to be. Here we give you a breakdown of Ultralase lens surgery costs.

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20th Jul 2018
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Most common questions optometrists receive regarding lens surgery

The prospect of lens surgery is naturally concerning, here are the most frequently asked questions optometrists are asked about the procedure.

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20th Jul 2018
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5 eye catching locations to visit after retirement

Retirement offers you the opportunity to experience more of life than ever before; it’s no excuse to slow down. Enquire about that lens replacement surgery for clear vision, and travel the world to visit the places you have always wanted to see.

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20th Jul 2018
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How to get the eyesight of a teenager at age 50+

Do you want the clear eyesight of your youth back? Here are a collection of tips and tricks which can help to roll back the years and help improve your vision.

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20th Jul 2018
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Little wins for coping with arthritis

Arthritis affects men and women of all ages and can be a huge burden but a social media campaign aims to help people make the most of their lives by sharing their top tips for dealing with the condition.

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19th Jun 2018
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Beating the side effects of statins

So, you have high cholesterol and your doctor prescribes you with statins. But what happens if you experience side effects?

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12th Jun 2018
Kate Goodfellow
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Health > General Health

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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Health > Dementia care & awareness

Dance away dementia

Laugh, sleep, dance and socialise your way to a happier and healthier brain

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5th Jun 2018
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Eight ways you can help a family member living with dementia

Understanding what a person with dementia is going through is crucial to your relationship with them and the support and help they need to live well.

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30th May 2018
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How to stop ‘running on empty’

Jane Collins reveals some common sense tips to reinvigorate energy levels for those experiencing a 50-plus dip!

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21st May 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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Health > Your gifts in Wills power tomorrow's break throughs

The value of gifts in Wills to charity

Nearly 75%* of people in the UK donate money to charities during their lifetime, but less than 5% leave money as a gift in their Will.

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23rd Apr 2018
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Plant-based supplements and lower cholesterol

As the statin debate continues to rage among both medics and our media, the question is, what can we do to take control of our own heart health?

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18th Apr 2018
Kate Goodfellow
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Health > Your gifts in Wills power tomorrow's break throughs

Success stories thanks to gifts in Wills

Gifts in Wills enable British Heart Foundation to fund research that is saving lives. Here are a handful of these research achievements.

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12th Apr 2018
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What the British Heart Foundation does

British Heart Foundation is the biggest independent funder of heart and circulatory disease research in the UK. With your support we can help make heart disease a thing of the past.

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28th Mar 2018
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Why I'm leaving a gift in my Will - Tony's story

"If by making a donation in my will, it means that someone else has a better quality of life, or an extended life, then it’s a wise investment as far as I’m concerned."

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28th Mar 2018
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Creating a future legacy - Linda and Melvyn's story

"Heart disease is so universal and because of what happened with my mother, British Heart Foundation was the obvious choice." Melvyn Sanett

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28th Mar 2018
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How to write your Will

By remembering the BHF in your Will you can help future generations by contributing to the next life-changing advances and medical innovations.

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28th Mar 2018
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A life-changing look at heart and circulatory disease treatments for older people

Keeping vital research going should help us to live not just longer but, crucially, healthier - improving quality, not just quantity, of life, writes Jane Collins.

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28th Mar 2018
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10 things you didn't know about women and heart and circulatory disease

As a woman, it’s vital to know how heart disease can affect you. Here are 10 oft ignored facts and statistics about women and the risk of heart disease.

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28th Mar 2018
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