News

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Zika Virus Update – Where To Avoid

Which Countries Have Zika Virus? The Zika virus is causing global panic since spreading to the Americas, due to its association with a birth defect known as microcephaly. Today, BBC news reported that Zika virus ‘scarier than thought’. The problem is … read more

Family Health

Home care

When to Ask For a Live In Carer

Recognising When Care Needs to Become Permanent Live in care is a great alternative to residential care, and allows people to maintain their dignity and independence for as long as possible. It’s never easy talking about care for the elderly, … read more

Wellness

A Healthy and Balanced Diet

A diet that is rich in a variety of plants, vegetables and fruits has been shown to improve health and ward of disease. There is a lot of debate over what proportion of your diet should be dedicated to plants … read more

Skin

Kanebo Skin Whitening Products Recalled After Medical Problems

Kanebo Cosmetics are recalling their skin whitening cream after reports of medical problems in Taiwan. The product has recently caused severe de-pigmentation and so far around 2,250 people have reported serious symptoms such as large white blotches. Over 6,800 people have reported some … read more

Obesity

How to lose weight?

The key to weight loss is eating less (usually much less) and exercising. The press is often highlighting that “diets do not work” or “exercise does not work” but the reality is t hat it is people who do not … read more

Conditions

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What Is A Bunionette?

Treatment for Bunionettes Bunionettes are bony bumps that protrude from the fifth toe. When initial non-surgical treatment is not successful, surgical removal may be required. A bunionette, also known as a tailor’s bunion, is an abnormal, bony bump which appears … read more

Cancer

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Donate Blood to Help Breast Cancer Patients

What Happens During and After a Blood Donation October was Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so we decided to look at how giving blood helps doctors to provide better care for breast cancer patients. This year’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month has been a … read more

Medical Research

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Health Benefits of Coffee

Pour Yourself Another Cup! Far from being a naughty treat, coffee could actually have a really positive impact on your health. For many of us, a cup of coffee in the morning is an essential part of our daily routine. … read more

Disease

Why Is Measles Spreading in Wales?

5th April 2013 Update: More cases of measles reported. Now 541 people diagnosed. Around 20 new cases of measles every day, and now health scientists fear that the epidemic could spread to the rest of the UK. According to health records around 3,800 children … read more

Diabetes

Liver Hormone May Lead To New Diabetes Treatment

Recent research has revealed that the pancreas is not alone in determining how much insulin is released. A newly discovered hormone which is found in the liver can promote the growth of more insulin cells in the Islets of Langerhans region … read more

Heart Health

Cleveland Clinic Scientists Study L-carnitine TMAO Heart Risks

American health scientists have discovered why red and processed meats raise risk of heart disease. While it has been known for a while that a diet high in saturated fat and salt can raise risk of developing heart disease, it … read more

Mental Health

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Mental Health Nurses and Care Providers: Overcoming Difficult Day-to-Day Challenges

By Vickie Harrison, Health and Social Care Training Executive Helping and supporting those in need, whether you’re a nurse or a care provider, is arguably one of the noblest vocations you can choose to do. Along with this, though, it can … read more

Eyes and Vision

Bionic Eye

Germans Develop Bionic Eye Implant

German scientists have developed an eye implant that allows blind people to see shapes and shades. It is the first step in creating a fully functional eye implant that will one day cure blindness. In one experiment a man that … read more

Surgery

Total Hip Replacement Surgery Recovery

Most patients undergoing total hip replacement surgery want to know when they will be able to return to their normal life. “Recovery time” is a common question posed to specialists and non-specialists alike. There are many factors that can contribute … read more

Sexual Health

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How To Tell If You Are Pregnant

Following on from our article When is a Woman Most Fertile?, the next question asked is often “am I pregnant yet?“. While the most obvious sign of pregnancy is a missed period, there are other clues that may appear beforehand. The … read more

Dental Health

Abscess Causes and Treatments

An abscess is an accumulation of pus formed under the skin (also called a boil when on the skin) or in deeper body tissue. The cause is almost always an infection by bacterial micro-organisms. The pus is actually the remains of the … read more

Bones

bunionnette

What Is A Bunionette?

Treatment for Bunionettes Bunionettes are bony bumps that protrude from the fifth toe. When initial non-surgical treatment is not successful, surgical removal may be required. A bunionette, also known as a tailor’s bunion, is an abnormal, bony bump which appears … read more