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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Are You Displaying Symptoms of Asthma?

Many people believe that asthma is a condition that presents itself during childhood, however it can appear at any age. It’s because of this that many people fail to seek help for their condition, passing it off as something else. Knowing what the symptoms of asthma are could help you to recognise it if you

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The UK’s First 10 Womb Transplants Given Go Ahead

Doctors in the UK have been given approval to carry out the first womb transplants, bringing hope to thousands of women. The announcement comes following successful womb transplants in Sweden, and it is expected, if successful, that the first children born as a result of the transplants could arrive in 2018. Approved by the Health

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Head Teachers Express Concern Over Number Of Children With Mental Health Conditions

67% of head teachers across England have said they are concerned about the growing number of children in their schools who suffer from some form of mental health condition. The figure is in stark contrast to a similar survey carried out last year, which found only 14% of heads to be concerned about the same

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