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New teeth for old




It is the news we have all been waiting for...that there is a way to regrow our teeth!
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You can see the doctor...
in a month!




We have all heard the stories, and many of us will have had personal experience of the problem of trying to get an appointment with the local doctor. What has gone wrong?
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High risk of norovirus this winter




Most people will have read that the norovirus vomiting bug is at a very high level this winter, with more people than usual suffering from this illness.
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Can Prosecco really be good for us?




Recently there have been some great reports saying Prosecco is good for us. For many, this is exciting news with the promise of great celebrations ahead!
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Don't waste your medication




The major drugs company Pfizer has been fined for overcharging the NHS for an anti-epilepsy drug. But the amount pales into insignificance when you look at the amount of medicines we throw away or waste every year.  
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Act fast and you can help stop bunions in their tracks

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You can’t help but notice a bunion – that large, bony-looking growth where the big toe meets the main part of the foot, with the big toe pointing towards the other toes rather than forwards.

If you think you might be developing a bunion – or already have – there are steps you can take to help slow down the process. We ask podiatrist Lorraine Jones, member of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists, about the causes of bunions and how to prevent their development.

A bunion is caused when the first metatarsophalangeal joint (the one at the base of your big toe), becomes unstable and moves out of place. As a result you end up with a deformity on the outer edge of that joint on your big toe. You may have pain or discomfort, swelling, redness and changes to your foot shape.

 

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Health food of the month - Blood Orange

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The New Year sees those lovely fruity satsumas and clementines going out of season; but there is big compensation this month as January welcomes in blood oranges.

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Previous Health Foods of the Month...

Dates
Partridge
Milk
Celeriac
Sea Bass
Figs
Quinoa
Aubergines
Crab
Chocolate
Oats
Sugarsnap Peas
Turkey
Brussels Sprouts
Duck

 
 

Health Insurance

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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Don't keep your cool
Trying to over fight cold weather is not always the best thing. According to Spring Chicken, experts in products for the over 60s, this hearty hardiness is not good for everyone.

Chemotherapy and Hope for Tomorrow
Diagnosis and treatment for cancer has progressed incredibly in recent years and today we know that there are many different types of cancers and they generally require different treatment.

Don't catch that cold from your grandkids
For older people, it is all too easy to catch the germs and illnesses from young children and then suffer a lot more because our resistance and recovery ability may be lower.

New toothpaste to prevent heart disease may not be as radical as thought
In recent weeks there has been a lot of news about a study which showed that a special new toothpaste helps to prevent heart attacks because it identifies areas of plaque that needs to be cleaned.

Is this the beginning of the end of Alzheimer's?
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia, affecting 62 per cent of people diagnosed, and until now there has been no cure. Even delaying the onset of dementia by five years would halve the number of deaths from the condition, saving 30,000 lives a year, but until now the fight to find a cure or treatment has been elusive.

Defibrillators save lives
A warning has just been issued that a number of defibrillators in public places may be defective. While this is mostly the concern of the organisations and groups which have installed them, nevertheless it made us here at Laterlife think about heart problems.

The healthy sound of silence
We definitely live in a very noisy world - and this is not good for our health. As long ago as the mid 19th century, famous British nurse Florence Nightingale reported that unnecessary noise can cause distress, sleep loss and alarm, and modern scientific reports have proved her right.

Don't get knocked out by flu this winter
You will probably have already seen signs or pamphlets saying flu jabs are now available. It is a nasty virus that can strike us at any age, but as we get older sometimes our resistance to it can be reduced, meaning we will suffer more.

Being too sweet is bad for your health
Sugar is bad for us. Most of us know this now and recently the media and health authorities have been upping their voices to ensure everyone knows the danger of too much sugar in a diet.

Driving in the dark
With the nights drawing in and the weather deteriorating, driving can become more difficult. But as we age, many of us find that driving after dark can become a real challenge and it is quite common for older people to say that they don’t really drive at night.

Have fun cycling in the great indoors
As the weather cools and the nights draw in, going outside for exercise and activities seems less and less appealing. This is when an indoor gym and pool would be wonderful. But sadly many of us can’t achieve that, but it is within the grasp of most of us to invest in an indoor exercise bike.

What does Lutein do for your eyes?
Vision can decline with age for a lot of reasons, and after a visit to an optician, we may well be told about supplements to help maximise the health of our eyes.

Empty Nest Syndrome
Tips to help you fly through empty nest syndrome – Dr Mark Winwood. Depression caused by a child moving out of the family home is often referred to as Empty Nest Syndrome.

All white in the mouth
We live in a fortunate age teeth wise. Today with good care and treatment, many of us can expect to keep at least most of our teeth until a good old age, and theoretically forever.

A life-saving chat with a friend thanks to Silver Line
.It is not surprising that Silver Line is often described as the lifeline for seniors. This fabulous telephone helpline offers 24 hour confidential information, friendship, advice or just a human voice to chat to.

Unintentional weight loss as we age
For many of us, as we age, the problem of weight diminishes and in fact, as the years roll past, a lot of people can begin to lose weight unintentionally.

Knee Arthroscopy
Knee problems becoming increasingly common as we age but isn’t it wonderful that today there are so many medical procedures right up to a full knee replacement that can be done to get us moving and active again?

 

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