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The British Heart Foundation’s “Wear it, Beat it” day

  Heart disease is responsible for more than 25% of deaths caused in the UK each year. Statistics like this make campaigns like the British Heart Foundation’s ‘Wear It, Beat It’ Day all the more vital in ensuring the health of the nation. To raise money and awareness, schools, colleges, workplaces and more are donning

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HIV Treatments Showing Signs Of Success

  Improvements in HIV treatment means that young people diagnosed with HIV may now have near-normal life expectancies, according to a new study published in The Lancet medical journal. This news comes after a research team at the University of Bristol studied data from 18 North American medical investigations into HIV-1 – the world’s most

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World Digestive Health Day

  May 29th is World Digestive Health Day. This annual awareness day is organised by the World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO) and the WGO Foundation, and is marked by public campaigns with participation from more than 50,000 gastroenterologists around the world. Every year, World Digestive Health Day focuses on a different digestive disorder and seeks to

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Prostate Cancer – New Targeted Therapy

  A newly developed blood test could help target treatment for men in the advanced stages of prostate cancer. In recent years, genetic testing has become more common in cancer treatment as it can be used to tailor treatment to individual patients. This new test will help by identifying men who do not respond well

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Managing Osteoarthritis: What You Need To Know

  Osteoarthritis is a very common condition in the UK. 33% of people over 45 years old have it, and this rises to 49% of women and 42% of men over 75 years old. There are several factors which increase your risk of developing it, including overusing an injured joint, aging, gender (women are higher-risk)

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Not Such A Sweetheart After All: The Effects Of Sugar On Heart Health

  Sugar is everywhere. From convenience food to fruit juice, it is seemingly inescapable. There are, however, some healthy replacements for sugary treats – it’s just a matter of knowing where to find them. A balanced diet should include few foods with lots of added sugar, as they can negatively affect your health, but most

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What Is The Glycemic Index? Making Healthy Food Choices

  If you’ve been searching for information on how to eat a healthy diet or lose weight, you’ve probably come across the Glycemic Index. This article is designed to clear up any confusion about what the GI means, and how you can apply it to creating a more healthy diet.   What is the Glycemic

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Organic Produce – Is It Healthier And What Are The Health Benefits?

  Organic produce has seen a big increase in popularity in recent years. Organic farms grow their produce and raise their animals without the use of man-made fertilisers, pesticides, antibiotics or genetically modified organisms. This means they’re often better for the environment- all those chemicals don’t make their way into the surroundings. Choosing organic fruit

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