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How Yoga And Meditation Can Benefit Mental Health

Mental health has been a hot topic in recent weeks, with a celebrity-backed campaign to increase funding for mental health services in England being the latest step towards improving the treatment provided to patients and sufferers. Across the Atlantic, Harvard University researchers have found a link that yoga and meditation can help reduce stress, leading

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Public Health England Launches Free Home HIV Testing Kits

Charlie Sheen’s revelation that he is living with HIV last week serves as a timely reminder that HIV, although now manageable, is still prevalent and can affect anyone. In the UK alone, there are 18,100 people who are unaware they have the disease, which is not only risking their lives, but the lives of others too. This week, Public Health

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Smartphones And Other Devices Need ‘Sleep Mode’ To Help Us Sleep Better

New research from Frontiers in Public Health has examined the effects of light-emitting devices such as mobile phones, tablets and e-readers, on our sleep patterns, and what should be done to reduce this effect in future. This research is especially significant for children, who are becoming some of the most frequent users of such devices. How

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Child Obesity Is On The Rise: What Can You Do To Keep Your Family Fit & Healthy?

Obesity rates are always making headlines, and with good reason. This week the Royal Society for Public Health revealed that only 1 in 5 parents find the information they receive from school about their child’s weight useful, and have called for new measures to help tackle child obesity. Around 1 in 10 reception-age children and

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5 Winter Lifestyle Habits To Avoid This Year

As the colder mornings and dark evenings set in, the lure of winter comforts can be hard to avoid. For many people, winter tends to bring out the worst in our lifestyle habits, leading to poor eating, sleeping and excess drinking. It’s not too late to avoid the trap though, and by taking steps to

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Take A #BlueLipSelfie And Get Involved With Mouth Cancer Action Month

November is Mouth Cancer Action Month, an annual event to raise awareness of mouth cancer in order to help prevent it and promote early detection. Run by the British Dental Health Foundation, this year’s campaign will feature many ways to get involved, including the ‘blue lip selfie’, whilst many medical practices across the UK will

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World Antibiotic Awareness Week (16th-24th November)

Running alongside the NHS’s Self Care Week (16th – 24th November) is World Antibiotic Awareness Week. Run by the World Health Organisation, the campaign is being implemented all over the world in a bid to increase awareness around antibiotic resistance and hopefully prevent it from increasing. As an important global health issue, it’s important that

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Get Involved in National School Meals Week and Celebrate Healthy Eating

Many of us think of school dinners and shudder, but a lot has changed since our days of cold canteen meals. Thanks to Jamie Oliver and the hard work of the Lead Association for Catering in Education (LACA), school dinners are popular once more. This week (2nd to 9th of November) is National School Meals

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