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Stoptober – 5 helpful distractions to stop you lighting up

  Stoptober is nearly upon us and is once again another great opportunity to give up smoking. They say that it takes just 30 days to form a habit and this October you’ll have 31 days to see if you can give up smoking for good. Giving up smoking can be difficult, but if you

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Stop Smoking Services In Richmond

  Quitting smoking may be one of the biggest and most important health decisions you can ever make, and despite the difficulties, it can prove the most beneficial. There are a number of stop smoking services in Richmond that can help you on your way. The health risks of smoking are well known. It is one of

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Prostate Cancer – Getting Checked In Richmond

  Screening all men for prostate cancer could cut deaths from the disease by up to 20%, a recent study has found. This calls the current NHS position into question, which has argued that prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screenings are unreliable and have been known to produce false positive results in the past. The team of American researchers

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Are You Walking ‘Briskly’ Enough?

  Recent news reports have drawn attention to the possibility that many people are not getting enough exercise in their daily lives. Walking briskly has been found to increase overall health quite considerably when done regularly, but a surprisingly high number of people get as little as 10 minutes of brisk walking into a whole month. The

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Signs of Dementia – What You Need To Look For

Dementia is a term which describes a set of symptoms related to the brain, particularly the parts that control memory, speech and problem solving. The symptoms and signs of dementia can be caused by a few different conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, Lewy body dementia and a series of strokes. All forms of dementia are

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Prescription FAQs: What You Need To Know About Prescriptions

  Prescriptions can be perplexing for some, but knowing about your medication, how to get it and what you’re entitled to is important for your health. Whether you receive prescriptions regularly or every now and then from your doctor, it’s important to read up on the latest policies and information about them as they can

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Looking After Your Health in Pregnancy

  Pregnancy is an exciting time for families as you wait for the arrival of your new addition, but it’s important to look after your health in pregnancy. Whether it’s your first time or you’ve been there before, make sure you put yours and your baby’s health first so that you can have a safe

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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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