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Prince Philip, a prime example of how winter sun is a danger to drivers and how to eliminate the risk

Tips on how to protect yourself and your eyes from low winter sun and stay safe on the roads through the winter months.

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18th Jan 2019
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Easy food swaps to tackle the effects of stress

Stress can compromise nutrient intake by influencing appetite, food choice and depleting the body of micronutrients. Here are some tips to help make the right food choices.

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15th Jan 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
Sarah Brewer
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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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Protect your eyes on the slopes

Are you hitting the slopes this winter? You may have spent the last few weeks checking out the piste or the cheese fondue, but have you fully considered how you will protect your eyes during your trip?

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5th Dec 2018
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Six diet swaps to lower cholesterol

High cholesterol is a risk factor for heart disease but by changing the way you eat and adopting healthy lifestyle habits you can reverse the risk and improve your levels. Read our six tips for reducing cholesterol levels.

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4th Dec 2018
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Understanding how sleep patterns change as we age

Disrupted sleep can not only ruin your day but also your health. Here are our eight top tips for ensuring a restful sleep

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29th Nov 2018
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World diabetes day

World diabetes day aims to spread awareness about diabetes. The cause, prevention and impact it has on people's lives.

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15th Nov 2018
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Six essential food and nutrition time savers for busy carers

Rob Hobson looks at six ways to maintain a nutritious, healthy diet if you are a busy carer with limited time to cook and look after yourself.

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13th Nov 2018
Rob Hobson
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Three serious eye conditions accelerated by diabetes

Diabetes is the leading cause of preventable sight loss in the UK and doubles the chance of developing a cataract. Here we highlight the three sight-related issues associated with the condition.

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12th Nov 2018
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How Pharmacy2U works

There are many ways you can benefit from using an online repeat prescription service like Pharmacy2U and convenience is just one of them.

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12th Nov 2018
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How Pharmacy2U helps me maintain my busy life despite a serious condition

Keira Radice lives with a serious, long-term health condition. Here she explains how using the free home delivery prescription service from Pharmacy2U has enabled her to better manage her health and the freedom to live a more active life.

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12th Nov 2018
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How I manage hypertension and diabetes thanks to Pharmacy2U

Brian Bilverstone explains why he finds the Pharmacy2U NHS repeat prescription service so useful in managing hypertension and diabetes.

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12th Nov 2018
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Tips to diminish the power of anxiety

Anxiety is a serious health condition - don’t suffer in silence. Dr Alexandra Phelan offers some strategies to help with persistent worries.

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12th Nov 2018
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The changing face of prescriptions

Find out how free home delivery of NHS prescriptions from Pharmacy2U is providing convenience and peace of mind for people managing long-term health conditions.

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12th Nov 2018
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Life after dementia diagnosis

Dr Alexandra Phelan examines how prescription medication may help relieve some of the symptoms and slow the progress of dementia

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12th Nov 2018
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Taking control of asthma

In most cases, asthma should not hold you back. With the correct medication and action plan, you can take back control says Dr Alexandra Phelan.

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12th Nov 2018
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Arthritis symptoms and treatments

Arthritis is a common condition that causes pain and inflammation in joints, but are there things to minimise its discomfort and reduce its progression? Dr Alexandra Phelan explains.

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12th Nov 2018
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Managing diabetes

Diabetes is one of the most common long-term health conditions in the UK, and it can require people to use regular medication alongside changes to their diet and lifestyle as Dr Alexandra Phelan explains.

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12th Nov 2018
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Managing high blood pressure

Dr. Alexandra Phelan explains how regular medication and healthy lifestyle choices can help you manage high blood pressure.

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12th Nov 2018
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Rediscovering body confidence with Slendertone

The slim and discreet abdominal toning belt that firms and tones your tummy anytime, anywhere.

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31st Oct 2018
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Health > General Health

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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Health > Nutrition

Why eating your greens may keep you brainy

Sticking to the basics of healthy eating and adding green vegetables to your diet can help to boost your intake of nutrients that have been shown to be particularly beneficial for brain health.

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30th Oct 2018
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Health > Sex

The evolution of sex toys since the 1970s

Adult toys are hugely sophisticated, smaller and sleeker and are made to appeal to all ages. The choice is endless and the most difficult decision is where to begin!

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30th Oct 2018
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Health > Nutrition

Our lover affair with eggs

Rob Hobson, registered nutritionist and Head of Nutrition at Healthspan explains why we have fallen back in love with eggs and why they are so good for you.

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26th Oct 2018
Rob Hobson
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Health > The A to Z of Lens Surgery for Over 50s

What is an Intraocular Lens and which one is best for me?

Selecting the Intraocular lens that suits your needs can be a daunting thought. This article will talk you through your options and help you feel prepared before your visit to the ophthalmologist.

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23rd Oct 2018
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Health > General Health

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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Health > Nutrition

Super foods: cranberries

Super foods the buzz word of a thousand and one magazines and health shows. This week we look at some of facts about the humble cranberry.

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9th Oct 2018
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The six sins that could be harming your eyes

Your eyes are your most prized possession, so why are so many people not looking after them like they would their general health?

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8th Oct 2018
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Health > Nutrition

Five golden rules of eating for a good night’s sleep

Rob Hobson is a registered nutritionist and Healthspan Head of Nutrition.. He is also author of Cheats & Eats and The Detox Kitchen Bible.

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3rd Oct 2018
Rob Hobson


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