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Chest Pains – What You Should Know

Chest pain can be indicative of a number of conditions, some more serious an others. It is important to be able to tell the difference between the more serious and urgent problems, such as a heart attack, and the milder conditions in order to react appropriately. Whatever the cause, even something as mild as muscle

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Support for Young Carers – Services Available in Richmond

Being a young carer – someone under the age of 18 who is caring for a family member – is a challenging occupation. Although many find the responsibility rewarding, caring for a loved one with a physical disability, illness, mental illness, or drug or alcohol issue is undoubtedly difficult and demanding. The 2011 census reported

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Should I Go To My GP For Help With Eating Disorders?

Monday marks the start of Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2017. Did you know that a report conducted in 2015 discovered that there are an estimated 725,000 people in the UK suffering from an eating disorder. This could be anorexia, bulimia, or binge-eating disorder, to name the best known. Eating disorders are characterised by an unhealthy

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Tinnitus Awareness Week – Should I Go To My GP?

Tinnitus can be an irritating and sometimes maddening thing to deal with. It is defined as hearing sounds that come from within the body, such as ringing, rather than an outside source. A definitive cause of tinnitus is unknown, but 2 out of 3 cases are linked with underlying hearing problems or degeneration. Tinnitus Awareness

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Heart Health Month

  It’s February, which means that people around the world are spreading awareness and fundraising for Heart Health Month. This is the time for us to celebrate good heart health and make changes towards living a healthier lifestyle. There are plenty of steps you can take to lower your risk of heart disease, and heart

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What a Urine Sample Could Tell Doctors about Your Diet

A groundbreaking new test is able to track the dietary routines of patients and monitor nutritional intake. The test, which takes just five minutes, has been developed by scientists who believe it may prove revolutionary for weight loss programmes. It allows food intake to be closely monitored and makes it easy for doctors to determine

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The Health Benefits of Swimming

Swimming is a great exercise which you can enjoy at any fitness level, and as it’s good for people of all ages, it’s an activity you can enjoy with your family too. With waterproof technology making it easier to manage your progress and enjoy music while you swim, it’s a great time to take it

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OCD Week of Action (20th-26th Feb)

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, more commonly known as OCD, is a common anxiety-related condition which affects nearly 12 in every 1,000 people. It’s a condition where sufferers experience obsessional thoughts, accompanied by different compulsive or impulsive behaviour and urges. Each year, OCD Action runs its OCD Week of Action campaign, which aims to raise awareness of

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Winter walking: How to get your 10,000 steps a day

  When it comes to exercises which can be done at any fitness level and for free, there aren’t many that come to mind. Walking however, is one of the most effective exercises, and you can start right now. Set yourself a winter walking challenge of 10,000 steps a day – a common target you’ll

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5 Exercise Ideas for Fitness Phobes

  For many people, finding the drive to exercise can be difficult, especially if you don’t enjoy exercise or haven’t exercised in a while. But don’t fret! There are many ways to exercise that don’t involve a sweaty gym or pounding the pavements for a run, and that sometimes, really don’t feel like exercise at

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