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Food allergies need to be taken seriously




It is estimated that over 2 million people in the UK have been officially diagnosed with a food allergy and there may well be many more taking their own precautions against problems they have identified with eating certain foods.
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Keeping track of your health




Today there is a range of excellent online tools to assist you choose the best treatment.
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Are you fit to drive?




We need to consider our own driving as we get older, but also that of any elderly relatives. Ensuring medically fitness to drive is a responsibility everyone should take seriously whatever their age.
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Cellulitis is an infection that needs immediate treatment




Many people believe cellulitis is something to do with weight and obesity but in fact cellulitis is a potentially dangerous infection.
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As we age, how much protein do we really need?




Ensuring adequate levels of protein is easier for meat eaters than vegans and vegetarians
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Top tips to achieve a back-friendly car

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Back problems can be triggered by poor posture and drivers are particularly at risk. By adjusting and setting up your car seat properly, your posture can be improved and the risk of back pain minimised.

If you’re hiring a car, borrowing a pool car, buying a new car or simply want to ensure your own car is providing the best support for your back, making simple adjustments and changes to the way you get in and out, and sit in the vehicle, could make all the difference.

Here are some practical tips to help you – and your back – get the most from your car:

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As well as living a healthy lifestyle, there are many plans and policies that you can put in place to give you added protection of your health and wellbeing.Click here for a handy overview of the choices available. If after reading this, you want further information or a quote specific to your needs, please contact healthcare specialists, Jelf, who are experts in this field and will be delighted to help you.

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Enough to make you smile
It seems the act of smiling can make us happier and healthier too.

One in 20 may be suffering from fibromyalgia
A new report shows acupuncture may help alleviate symptoms of fibromyalgia.

Don’t let insect bites spoil your summer
The UK is home to a large range of biting insects including a growing number of mosquitoes

Compression socks need to fit properly to do any good
Compression socks are a great idea for long flights, but a general fit is not good enough.

Keep an eye on your wee
Most of us will remember to water our favourite plants in hot summer weather...but how many of us remember to water ourselves as well?

Medication delivered to your front door
Prescriptions are going electronic: Now you can get your medication delivered directly to your front door.

Plants’ reproductive systems cause summer havoc
Hay fever is caused by an allergy to pollen and it is incredibly common, probably affecting about one in five people in the UK. Men and women are equally affected.

Your blood group can affect your health
Blood types and how they affect our general health are a big new area of study, and recent research at the Tokyo Medical and Dental University Hospital indicates that blood type O can be a potential risk factor for haemorrhage.

Plants’ reproductive systems cause summer havoc
Hay fever is caused by an allergy to pollen and it is incredibly common, probably affecting about one in five people in the UK. Men and women are equally affected.

Eat your way to good skin
A healthy diet can help combat the appearance of lines and blemishes.

Na zdorovie! But is vodka as pure as they say?
Vodka is a popular drink these days, often because people believe it is the healthier option.

Our sense of smell is not to be sniffed at
Our smelling capability is based around two small odour detecting patches high up in the nasal passages. They are made up of around five or six million yellowish cells.

A spring in your step
According to many areas of research, we do really feel happier when spring is on the way, even if the temperatures aren’t noticeably warmer.

Heart-beating progress in new micro pacemakers
Nearly 500 pacemakers are fitted with a pacemaker each week, or around 25,000 a year. That is a staggering number and clearly indicates the importance of these amazing little machines.

Hidden dangers in a kitchen
The BBC have reported, in conjunction with their Trust Me I’m a Doctor programme, that an American microbiologist says it could be safer to make a salad on a toilet seat than on the kitchen cutting board.

Icy welcome to new pain relief
Interesting news from researchers in the UK...evidently a short plunge in cold water can work as an effective treatment to combat serious pain.

Is this the cancer breakthrough we have been waiting for?
Right across the world highly skilled teams are working on finding treatments for cancer and out of all the research that is going on, occasionally something that really does seem a game changer comes to light.

Fit and healthy? You may still be knocked over by Aussie flu
The flu virus that is hitting so many people in the UK right now has been termed “Australian” flu. Australian’s say the problem has now subsided over there but sadly it is beginning to take its toll over here.

Sit up straight and walk tall! Posture is important!
One thing so many people suffer from as they get older is poor posture. For those lucky enough not to have any back pain, slouching is still a really bad idea that can be setting up problems for the future.

Can the NHS survive?
Most of us have lived all our lives with the National Health Service and it can be a surprise to realise that until it was introduced some people simply couldn’t afford medical treatment. Can you imagine what that would be like?

Huntington’s drug - implication for Alzheimer’s
The development of a new drug that stops Huntington’s disease is now being talked about as one of the biggest medical breakthroughs in half a century.

Understanding vegans and their food
Christmas is not as easy as it was thanks to today’s individualism over food. One thing that can cause a degree of panic at this time of year is when someone announces they are vegan.

Nailing the right varnish!
Today men need to take care of their nails as much as women...but however we care for our nails, covering them with paint and varnish is not necessarily the healthiest way to go.

A way to reduce the risk of developing dementia
Treatment used to help prevent strokes has been found to greatly reduce the risk of dementia.

 

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