Health

Vitamin supplements: a waste of time?

Nutrition

New research suggests that for many of us, taking vitamin supplements is a waste of time. But what is the truth behind the headlines?

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Health news – A nation of pill-poppers?

Health

The rise of the antidepressant and simple heart health. 50connect looks behind the headlines looking at the news stories that impact YOU....

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GPs warn thousands at high risk of stroke

Health

New research shows GP budget cuts hampering access to atrial fibrilation medication that reduces the risk of stroke by two-thirds...

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Treat yourself better without Antibiotics

Health

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.

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Health round-up

Health

50connect looks behind the headlines looking at the news stories that impact YOU. ...

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10 Easy ways to boost energy

Nutrition

Feeling tired and lethargic as we head into winter? Here's how to revive your get up and go......

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The benefits of physiotherapy for back pain

Health

Back pain is a very common condition among older people, but simple exercise and physiotherapy can reduce its impact on your life.

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Are you breast cancer aware?

Health

Female breast cancer has increased by 70% since the mid 1970s, but what causes it and what steps can you take to reduce your risk?...

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The formula for a healthy and happy later life

Health

Dr Todd Kashdan reveals a novel formula for better health for over 50s...

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What should you do if you think you are developing dementia?

Dementia care & awareness

Dr Mary Jordan highlights some key indicators that could help you recognise the early signs of dementia.

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Detox retreat in West Sussex

Health

Diane Priestley escapes deskbound stress and take a detox retreat that releases toxins, helps her shed weight and regain her health in just...

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How to age successfully

Health

Dr Lynda Shaw says we need to proactively engage mentally, physically and socially to do age well...

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Summer super fruits

Nutrition

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.

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Medicinal fruit and vegetables

Nutrition

Heal and protect the body with fresh organic natural produce....

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Help for ingrown toenails

Health

Dr Suzanne Belyea offers tips to take the pain out of an infected ingrowing toenail and how to care for your feet....

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Boost your health by eating breakfast

Health

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?

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Power Walking tips from Walk the Walk

Fitness

Health and fitness benefits for over 50s finding the time to walk for 30 minutes a day...

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Male menopause

Men's Health

Dr Lynda Shaw explains male menopause and the problems faced by men in their late 40s and early 50s....

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Healthy food tips for over 50s

Nutrition

Simple recipe for good health after your 50th birthday – good nutrition and regular exercise

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Parkinson’s: Facing discrimination and prejudice

Health

Steve Ford, CEO of Parkinson's UK and Jane Asher, president of the charity reveal the findings of the research on why people with...

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Blood pressure – avoiding unnecessary risks

Health

Fiona Flaherty explains why your body should get a 'full service' to combat the risks of hypertension...

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Blood Pressure – the facts

Health

Fiona Flaherty reveals seven steps to both prevent and largely manage your blood pressure on your own.

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10 Top tips to help you get a good night’s sleep

Health

Suffer disturbed sleep, insomnia or tiredness? Jo Say, bedding expert at House of Bath, shares her top tips for perfect slumber....

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Understanding unexpected ageing

Health

Next time you feel like complaining about your wrinkles or the ageing process consider the youngsters living with Progeria....

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Natural shortcomings of ageing are not the problem they seem

Health

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!

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A breakthrough in genetic cancer research saved my life

Health

How Cancer Research UK's pioneering research into discovering new ways to fight cancer convinced Clare Delaney to make an important and...

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Healthy eating: Over 50s and red meat

Nutrition

Professor Robert Pickard explains why diets of those of middle age & older are short in vital vitamins and minerals, and how red meat can...

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UK’s first hair transplant – by robot

Men's Health

Revolutionary ‘Robograft’ is used for the very first time in Europe

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Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) – more than just ‘the rhythm and blues’

Health

The amended Health and Social Care Act arrives in April and changes the way care is delivered - some of it for the better!...

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Understanding how sleep patterns change as we age

Health

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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Older men advised to keep an eye on oral health

Health

Research reveals a possible link between tooth loss and blindness in older men.

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Fighting prostate cancer

Men's Health

More ways in which changes to your diet can lessen the risk from prostate cancer....

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10 rules for easy weight loss

Nutrition

Look and feel good with these10 rules for easy weight loss....

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Nutrition: Cancer fighting root vegetables

Nutrition

Cruciferous vegetables contain compounds that fight cancer and help strengthen resistance to other health issues

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The future of care homes

Health

Dr Lynda Shaw challenges care homes to make themselves more relevant to the UK's ageing population....

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Top 10 tips for brain health

Health

Exercise is as important for your brain as it is for your body. Lynda Shaw offer 10 easy to adopt work outs for a healthy mind....

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Dementia – a public health perspective

Dementia care & awareness

How dementia care and specialist dementia services impact on the NHS

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Finding dementia support

Dementia care & awareness

Dementia will see your partner or parent's mental acuity decline as their symptoms advance. As much as the support you offer is important,...

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I cared for my Mother through dementia

Dementia care & awareness

Michael Fassio's experiences of caring for his Italian-born mother, Renza, with dementia....

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Stars back new campaign to drive awareness for dementia

Dementia care & awareness

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

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Dementia facts

Dementia care & awareness

42% of people in the UK believe there is no available treatment for dementia. Understand the disease that costs the nation £23 billion a...

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Tips for families living with dementia

Dementia care & awareness

Understanding dementia and the needs of the person who has the condition. ...

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Does beetroot juice combat dementia?

Dementia care & awareness

Miracle cures and fad remedies, NHS Choices Behind the Headlines examines claims that beetroot can delay onset of dementia.

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One million ‘Dementia Friends’ will help make life better for people with dementia

Dementia care & awareness

The Dementia Friends scheme, launched by Prime Minister David Cameron, is the country's biggest ever project to change the way people think...

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Dementia – Time to talk

Dementia care & awareness

If you're worried that someone close to you is losing their memory, encourage them to see their GP...

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My dementia experience – Ann’s story

Dementia care & awareness

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.

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My dementia experience – Yvonne’s story

Dementia care & awareness

Yvonne Wilson talks about her husband's Alzheimer's and how early diagnosis has helped them lead a normal life for longer. ...

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Government pledge on dementia

Dementia care & awareness

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt reveals Government dementia plan on Today....

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Dementia care: reading stimulates memories and imagination

Dementia care & awareness

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.

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Not retiring could make you healthier

Health

Dr Lynda Shaw on how working past retirement age offers older workers flexibility they need and better job satisfaction than their younger...

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Basic theories of ageing

Health

Dr John Mayer looks at the process of ageing, why we feel rusty and what we can do to minimise the impact on our lives....

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Over 50s skin cancer rates triple in past 30 years

Health

Middle-aged hit by surge of malignant melanoma – potentially fatal skin cancer

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Stronger bones in later life

Health

Monique N. Gilbert reveals simple dietary and lifestyle changes that can increase energy levels, enhance mobility and aid bone health at...

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Homeopathy: What is it?

Alternative Health

30 million people in Europe already benefit from homeopathic treatment. What is homeopathy and what can it for people over 50....

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Top tips for men on how to have a healthy heart

Men's Health

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.

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Men’s Health Week: Five ways children can help their dads get healthy

Men's Health

Heart disease is the most common cause of death - and premature death - for men in the UK and we take this opportunity to remind dads the...

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Men’s Health Week

Men's Health

Men's Health Forum highlights the importance of NHS Health Checks as part of this year's Men's Health Week....

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Know the signs of bowel cancer

Health

Bowel Cancer Awareness month may be drawing to a close but your own awareness should now span the whole year.

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Kitchen cupboard remedies & cures

Health

Bananas to banish verrucas, ginger to ease muscle pain and tea for mouth ulcers - before you visit the chemist, check out the many proven...

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Driving facts

Eye health in later life

Research by Specsavers Opticians and NOP has found that as many as 3.5m people could be driving with eyesight below the legal minimum....

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Eyesight, driving and the law

Eye health in later life

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.

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What are the main causes of blindness in adults?

Eye health in later life

Eye health is often overlooked, but by ignoring symptoms you could be putting your sight at risk....

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Common causes of sight loss

Eye health in later life

Ageing eyes? Guide to the conditions that could affect your sight....

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Eat to better vision

Eye health in later life

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.

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Age and eyesight over 60

Eye health in later life

With age eyes become more susceptible to certain problems. Find out the common sense steps you can take to safeguard your sight....

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Age and eyesight – over 40

Eye health in later life

When you reach your 40s your eyesight starts to change. Presbyopia, or blurred near vision, affects everyone sooner or later. Don't panic -...

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10 steps to maintain vision

Eye health in later life

Presbyopia, or “old eyes” affects people over 40, follow these quick tips to keep your eyes in tip top shape.

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Pilates for over 50s

Fitness

Beginners introduction to Pilates method covering principles, mat work and standing exercises. ...

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Make One Little Change

Health

Have your health concerns answered at the 'Make One Little Change' online clinic from Monday 6th February 2012. ...

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5 most common health complaints in UK

Health

What you need to know, how can you prevent them and how can you get the best from your visit to your GP.

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Cervical cancer: The realities all women should know

Women's Health

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week starts today with research showing almost a third of women in the UK* (29%) say they have never been for...

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New Year diet: Eat for energy

Nutrition

It's time to lose that Christmas pudding feeling and give your liver some TLC with a non-tox rather than de-tox....

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Managing diabetes at Christmas

Health

Don’t allow diabetes to become a problem this Christmas.

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Eat yourself healthy

Alternative Health

Traditional Chinese Medicine can teach us a thing or two about adapting our diets to help maintain a healthy weight, boost energy levels...

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