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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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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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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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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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How ‘Play’ Can Benefit Mental Health

It is a sad truth that rates of depression and anxiety are increasing amongst young and old alike, with 1 in 10 children and young people currently affected by a mental health disorder. Research published in Psychology Today has suggested that this could be due to a new focus on ‘extrinsic’ goals, like financial gains, good looks, and other

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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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Looking After Your Health in Pregnancy

  Pregnancy is an exciting time for families as you wait for the arrival of your new addition, but it’s important to look after your health in pregnancy. Whether it’s your first time or you’ve been there before, make sure you put yours and your baby’s health first so that you can have a safe

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Why Having a Dog is Good for the Older Generation

  Having a dog could be the perfect way to combat some of the physical and emotional health issues facing many members of the older generation, a recently released study has shown. Elderly people are believed to benefit from the higher levels of exercise that pet ownership requires as well as increased social interactivity and

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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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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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