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Getting fit for pregnancy – giving your baby the best start

  During pregnancy, it’s important to take care of your health. Getting fit for pregnancy combines a number of factors including eating a good diet, giving up smoking and drinking and doing the right forms of exercise. But what about before you get pregnant? If you’re thinking about trying for a baby, making positive health

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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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Hepatitis B Shortage – Should I Be Worried?

You may have seen in the news recently that UK health officials are limiting the amount of people who can have a vaccination against hepatitis B due to a shortage. For many people, including those due to travel over the next few months, this might be a cause for concern. However, the following information should

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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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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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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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