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Why having a dog is good for your health

As humans, we have developed an amazing relationship with our household pets. We keep these animals in our home, we feed them, play with them and above all, we love them – often to the point where we cannot bear to think of our lives without them. Yes – pets definitely bring us love, attention,

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Increase in number of heart failure cases demands more investment

Heart Failure is a condition that affects around 900,000 people in the UK. Research shows that the number of patients coming to hospital with an incurable condition has risen by over a third in the last ten years. This condition can affect people of different ages, sometimes leaving patients unable to continue their everyday activities-

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Coping With Hay Fever Symptoms

Hay fever is an allergy to pollen and is one of the most widespread allergies in the UK, affecting up to 1 in 5 people at some point in their lives. It’s a complex allergy which people may develop early or later in life, and different people will have allergies to different types of pollen.

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Cervical Screening Awareness Week – 13-19 June

Cervical Screening Awareness Week begins on Monday and runs until 19th June. The week serves as an important reminder for women across the UK and beyond to keep up to date with their smear tests. Did you know that cervical cancer is almost 100% preventable, and 75% of cases can be prevented by screenings? So

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Food Expiration Dates: What You Need to Know

The ‘use by’ or ‘best before’ dates on the labels of much of the food we buy, should form a very important part of our food shopping decision making process. Once the dates have passed, there is a high chance that most of the food left in our fridges and cupboards will end up in

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The Link Between Pandemics And The Earth’s Health

We recently discussed the way in which climate change could be damaging our health, focusing on current evidence from phenomena such as flooding, to what we can do to prevent it. A couple of weeks ago, a new field of study, planetary health, has been announced linking pandemics to environmental change, particularly as they spread

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World Milk Day: What Sort Of Milk Should I Be Drinking?

World Milk Day which takes place today (1st June) is an international celebration which began 15 years ago. The day came about as an opportunity to publicise activities connected with the milk and the milk industry. Organised by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, it is a day for celebrating all aspects

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