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Why Having a Dog is Good for the Older Generation

  Having a dog could be the perfect way to combat some of the physical and emotional health issues facing many members of the older generation, a recently released study has shown. Elderly people are believed to benefit from the higher levels of exercise that pet ownership requires as well as increased social interactivity and

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Why Protein is Good For You – 5 Ways to Get More of It

  You may have heard many things about the benefits of protein, especially if you’re trying to lose weight. Protein is good for you and an important part of our bodies’ make-up – it’s found in our muscles, hair, skin cells and more which makes it vital for staying healthy. A good, healthy diet should

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Could the foods we eat affect our mental health?

  There are many things that can affect our mental health, from work pressures to social media and others, but have you ever considered that food could have an effect on our mental health too?   An innovative way to tackle mental health According to Dr Rangan Chatterjee, star of the BBC’s Doctor in the

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Heart Health – The Greek Way

  Your health is important, especially your heart health. Poor heart health can lead to a number of conditions including heart disease, increased risk of heart attack, cancer, diabetes as well as other conditions. Nearly 7 million people in the UK battle heart and cardiovascular disease on a daily basis, yet it can be preventable

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Yoga and Depression – How You Can Beat It

  Yoga may be able to ease some of the symptoms of depression, according to the largest ever study into this issue. The investigation into the link between yoga and depression focused on whether the regular practice of hatha yoga could aid the success of depression treatments. The researchers found that the benefits of yoga

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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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