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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.
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Most likely cause of foot pain




Any problems with our feet can cause huge ramifications in our lives and one problem that is more widespread once we reach middle age and beyond is plantar fasciitis (pronounced fashee-eye-tis).
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Health tips for growing old gracefully

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Now that we’re living longer, we all want to stay healthy and active for longer too. We reveal the steps you can take to grow old gracefully...

According to the Institute for Ageing and Health at Newcastle University, life expectancy in the developed world has been increasing: Women can expect to live for an average of 82 years, with men not far behind at 77.9 years.

Much of this increase is down to better nutrition, medical care and living conditions rather than any anti-ageing magic bullets. But given that age itself is a risk factor in many diseases, including heart disease, stroke, cancer and Alzheimer’s, is there anything we can do to offset what many perceive to be an inevitable decline in both physical and mental health?

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Health food of the month - Coconut Flour

Coconut flour is growing fast in popularity as people learn about its high levels of nutrients, its low calories and how it is very easy to digest.

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Previous Health Foods of the Month...

Haggis
Mincemeat
Mascarpone
Chesnuts
Seaweed
Ice cream
Apricots
Broad beans
Kiwi fruit
Cabbage
Venison
Noodles
Blood oranges
Dates
Partridge
Milk
Celeriac
Sea Bass
Figs
Quinoa
Aubergines
Crab
Chocolate
Oats
Sugarsnap Peas
Turkey
Brussels Sprouts
Duck

 
 

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Recent Health Articles:

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.

Relax – music is good for us
Most of us like listening to music of one sort or another, but in fact there is more to music that just enjoyment.

Give your feet some TLC!
Feet are often underestimated yet they are just so important. These tiny platforms at the bottom of our legs carry our whole weight as we stand or move along.

New understanding on how cancer starts
The latest news is from researchers at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute who say for the first time ever, scientists have manage to work out the number of mutations needed for cancers to develop.

Treatment with the magic mushrooms of the 1960s
Generally magic mushrooms as they were called in the 1960s enjoyed a period of popularity among the young. Now a new study has found that the same fungi can help rewire the brains of people suffering from untreatable depression.

Telling doctors about your sexual orientation
In a couple of years doctors and health professionals will be expected to ask their patients about their sexual orientation. Some are now asking if this new standard recommended by NHS England really isn’t a step too far.

Keeping fit in bad weather
As the temperature drops and the nights draw in, it can be harder and harder to work up any enthusiasm for that lovely walk along the country lanes, or that jog in the local park.

Even retirees should know about morning sickness
If you are ever involved with grand children coming along, or friend’s children becoming pregnant, then it is worth knowing about severe morning sickness; or hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) as it is now called.

If you have a problem with the NHS, you are not alone
Too little money, too many people, great advances in health care and knowledge – so many factors have today made the NHS a struggling often criticised organisation.

Increasing malaria problem in Asia
Alarming reports have come from the Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit in Bangkok. They have issued a report that a new strain of malaria has now evolved that is spreading fast and is pretty well untreatable.

Chilling out in cooler weather
On some days you can walk down a street seeing people happily shopping in t-shirts or flimsy clothes while others are well covered up. What makes us feel cold and why aren’t we all the same?

Sepsis can take hold fast
According to the BBC’s Panorama research team; there are over 44,000 deaths every year in the UK from sepsis. This makes sepsis a major killer...but what is it?

Should we take Vitamin D now summer is over?
Apart from becoming depressed, another real problem that can come with the arrival of autumn and winter is a lack of vitamin D. This is an essential vitamin that we produce naturally when our skin is exposed to the sun.

Is this the start of the end for cancer?
Is this the breakthrough we have been waiting for? Certainly this week’s announcement of the approval of a form of gene therapy that fights individual cancers is being hailed as an “historic” moment.

How much water do we really need?
There is good evidence that not drinking enough water may be associated with lots of physical problems, from heat stroke and kidney disease to constipation and even to a decreased immune function. Dehydration, even mildly, can cause headaches, dizziness and even fainting.

Powered exercise - the gentle way to start toning up
A fitness company offering a whole range of toning tables has opened near us. Toning is a word we probably heard in our youth and it seems to be coming back into fashion. But what does it really mean?

 

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