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Health and Positivity: Why looking on the bright side is good for your health

  We’re always being encouraged to look on the bright side of life and cheer up. Although this can sometimes be harder than it sounds, an optimistic outlook could be the key to good health. A recent study has found that health and positivity might be closely connected, especially for women.   The study This

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Mental Health Boosters for Children

Mental health amongst children is becoming an increasingly common concern in the UK. A lack of research, coupled with poor handling of mental health issues amongst children means that different solutions are needed if we are to boost the mental health of our children. If you feel like your child is struggling, there are some

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New Ban on Unhealthy Junk Food Ads for Children Introduced

  Adverts for unhealthy junk food are to be banned from all forms of media aimed at children as part of a groundbreaking government movement to combat the childhood obesity crisis. This ban will prohibit food and drink which is high in fat, salt or sugar (HFSS) from being targeted to under-16s. The new advertising

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Reducing HIV Risk – Drug to be used by NHS

A drug which greatly reduces the risk of contracting the HIV virus is going to be available to NHS patients in England. It is believed that wider access to the drug, Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), will have a dramatic effect in reducing HIV risk across the country. How PrEP Works PrEP is a highly effective pill

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Stroke Treatment: What you need to know

Strokes are no longer something that younger generations can put aside as affecting only older people. With strokes on the rise among working-age people in their 40s and 50s, experts are urging us to become more familiar with the signs and symptoms, as well as the lasting effects, and methods of stroke treatment and prevention.

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6 great sources of fibre

Fibre is an essential part of a balanced diet, and increasing your daily intake to the new government recommended amount of 30g per day need not be difficult. There are many sources of fibre and associated health benefits, all of which consist of plant-based foods. These fibre sources often double-up as excellent sources of vitamins

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The health benefits of dancing, for all ages!

As we head into the Christmas party season, many of you will be thinking about donning your glad rags and grabbing your dancing shoes to take part in an activity which is sociable, enjoyable and a big calorie burner – yes, dancing! Dancing requires no major ability to enjoy, and as long as you’re moving,

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New Breakthrough in Alzheimer’s Treatment

Alzheimer’s disease is now the leading cause of death in England and Wales, overtaking heart disease for the first time. With people living longer and the UK having a larger population of older people, Alzheimer’s becomes an increasing health priority. A new drug could provide a significant breakthrough in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, offering

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