New research suggests that for many of us, taking vitamin supplements is a waste of time. But what is the truth behind the headlines?
With cold and flu season about to hit, a new health compaign has been launched called “Treat Yourself Better Without Antibiotics”. In our new weekly expert news column we look behind the headlines and what it means for us.
Back pain is a very common condition among older people, but simple exercise and physiotherapy can reduce its impact on your life.
Dr Mary Jordan highlights some key indicators that could help you recognise the early signs of dementia.
If you’re hoping to lose weight, save your skin from the damaging effects of the sun or alleviate the symptoms of hayfever, eating berries is the answer.
Skipping breakfast has been consistently associated with various health risks. It’s not just an old wives tale! Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day, but why?
Simple recipe for good health after your 50th birthday – good nutrition and regular exercise
Fiona Flaherty reveals seven steps to both prevent and largely manage your blood pressure on your own.
Macular degeneration, short-term memory loss and reduced sense of taste and smell are all part of the natural ageing process – and here’s how we’ve learned to cope!
Revolutionary ‘Robograft’ is used for the very first time in Europe
Research reveals a possible link between tooth loss and blindness in older men.
Cruciferous vegetables contain compounds that fight cancer and help strengthen resistance to other health issues
How dementia care and specialist dementia services impact on the NHS
Sir Michael Parkinson, Fiona Phillips and Gordon Banks support national “A Day to Remember” campaign, calling for the public not to delay talking about dementia
Miracle cures and fad remedies, NHS Choices Behind the Headlines examines claims that beetroot can delay onset of dementia.
Ann Johnson knows first hand how important it is to get the right help and support as soon as possible. Ann from Cheshire was only 52 when she was diagnosed with dementia.
Staff in care homes have long known of the value of reading aloud to dementia sufferers. Poetry and prose, sometimes accompanied by photographs or illustrations, have been found to stimulate memories and imagination.
Middle-aged hit by surge of malignant melanoma – potentially fatal skin cancer
Benenden Healthcare’s Paul Keenan and the Chair of the Men’s Health Forum, Professor Alan White discuss the importance for men in having a healthy heart as part of Men’s Health Week 2012.
Bowel Cancer Awareness month may be drawing to a close but your own awareness should now span the whole year.
Your sight is your most important sense while driving. Even so many of us drive without full understanding of how our eyes are affected by age.
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a common complaint for many older people. Here are two recipes to that can contribute to better eye health.
Presbyopia, or “old eyes” affects people over 40, follow these quick tips to keep your eyes in tip top shape.
What you need to know, how can you prevent them and how can you get the best from your visit to your GP.
Don’t allow diabetes to become a problem this Christmas.