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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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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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How To Prep Your Meals For The Week

One of the many reasons why people fail to eat healthily or stick to an eating plan is a lack of preparation. Meal prepping has become much more common as people begin to realise the importance of some forward planning to reach their goals. By taking some time to prepare meals for the week, you

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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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5 Health Benefits of Honey

For thousands of years cultures all across the world have been utilising the health benefits of honey and using this sweet, sticky substance for a wide range of medicinal purposes. The ancient Greeks, Romans and Egyptians all documented the healing properties of honey and to this day it still remains a firm favourite for many. Today, thanks

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