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Cervical Cancer Screening – How Aware Are You?

  The number of eligible women who attend cervical cancer screening appointments has dropped from 75.7% to 72.7% since 2011, according to the results of a new survey from University College London. Worryingly, this study found that of those women failing to attend appointments, nearly one quarter are unaware that cervical cancer screening exists. In light of

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Vaccinations Against Meningitis For Teenagers

  Outbreaks of meningitis come and go, attracting significant media attention when they happen. After these sudden surges in attention, talk of meningitis goes down, as does the awareness of needing to be vaccinated. Meningitis Now, a charity that raises awareness for the disease and the importance of the ACWY vaccinations, said that it was

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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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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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Yoga and Depression – How You Can Beat It

  Yoga may be able to ease some of the symptoms of depression, according to the largest ever study into this issue. The investigation into the link between yoga and depression focused on whether the regular practice of hatha yoga could aid the success of depression treatments. The researchers found that the benefits of yoga

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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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