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Eczema Cure – A Step Closer

  The latest dermatological research suggests that scientists are getting closer to finding an eczema cure. This breakthrough comes after researchers discovered that a deficiency of a certain protein in the natural barrier of the skin is the cause of the uncomfortable condition. Historically, eczema rashes have been treated and managed with moisturisers and steroid

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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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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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Vitamin B12 – Best Sources and Why It’s Important

  Vitamin B12 is a water soluble vitamin that can be found in many different food types. This vitamin is needed for many bodily processes and works by keeping nerves and red blood cells healthy. So what makes Vitamin B12 so important, and how you can get more of it in your diet?   Why

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Health Checks – Don’t Miss Out!

  NHS research has shown that patients with learning disabilities in England are missing out on essential health checks including cancer screening, blood pressure checks and mental health assessments. The report observed and compared the activities of patients both with and without learning disabilities from GP practices across the UK. NHS guidelines recommend that people

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Parkinson’s Awareness Week 2017

  From the 10th to the 16th of April, it’s Parkinson’s Awareness Week. The aim of this event is to raise awareness and get more people talking about this devastating condition. All week long, people up and down the country will be taking part in fund-raising events to support those suffering from Parkinson’s and to

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World Health Day 2017: Let’s Talk To Beat Depression

  Every year on April 7th, World Health Day is celebrated in countries across the globe. This annual event aims to raise awareness and get organisations and individuals involved in fund-raising for a different health concern each year. Previous World Heath Days have focused on serious issues such as blood pressure, malaria and diabetes- to

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Nutrition and Hydration Week: Nutrition For Families

Nutrition and Hydration Week takes place all of this week until 19th of March. An annual event designed to promote better hydration and nutrition both locally and globally, there are many key messages to take away from this important campaign. Keeping our bodies healthy through food and drink is especially important for families, who in

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