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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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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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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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EveryWoman Day – Raising Awareness for Women’s Health

  Women are made up of all sorts of unique and complicated pieces of machinery, and as such, they are often faced with specific health issues. EveryWoman Day looks to raise awareness of these specific issues, many of which are little-known and under-researched. Women’s health issues can affect the quality of life and in worst

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6 Steps To A ‘Youthful’ Heart

To lead a long, healthy and happy life it’s important to keep your heart in good condition. Recent analysis from Public Health England (PHE) found that one in 10 men aged 50 have a heart age that’s 10 years older than their actual age. The analysis also found that many of the deaths caused by heart attacks

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Donating Organs – What You Need To Know

Becoming an organ donor can be a big decision. Donating organs can mean the difference between life and death for many people suffering from life-threatening illnesses. In 2016 alone, 457 people died while on the active transplant waiting list, all of whom could have been saved with the help of more donors. In some cases, the diseases

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Getting back into fitness after an injury

Dealing with the aftermath of an injury can be difficult, especially if it stops you from resuming regular activities for a period of time. When your injury is healed and you get the all clear, you can then look into building your fitness back up. It may come as a shock to you to experience

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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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National Relaxation Day – Improving Mental Health

  If you wake up every day with your brain buzzing, full of anxiety about everything you need to get done that day, or if the busy commute to and from work fills you with dread, don’t worry, we’ve all been there. The pace of life these days can make it all seem like a

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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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