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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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?
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Dehydration – are you at risk?

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Dehydration is a lack of water in the body, which disturbs the careful balance of minerals. This can be caused from many things, such as not drinking enough water, sweating, vomiting or diarrhoea.

Left unchecked, dehydration can be serious so it is important you know the symptoms and signs so you can take action quickly.

Certain people are more vulnerable to dehydration, and a number of factors contribute towards this

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Health food of the month - Chesnuts

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Apart from their lovely unique taste, chestnuts also offer a range of good things for our health. They are not a powerhouse of super foods, but they do offer useful content.

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Previous Health Foods of the Month...

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

 
 

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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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?

Is it genes that keep Helen Mirren looking so good?
With the huge investments made by leading chemical and cosmetic companies, surely face cream today really does make a difference?

Summer Catarrh
If you live in the UK, we all know about summer cold. But another irritation is a summer cold of the cough and sneeze variety; even worse is when the cold triggers off catarrh. As we age we can become more susceptible to catarrh and it can become a real problem.

Risks identified in developing dementia
Dementia is one of the most feared health problems and something that causes growing concern as we age. Now a major review by the Lancet indicates nine top risk elements connected to dementia.

A pain in the bum!
Most of us lucky enough not to suffer from sciatica think of it as a general back pain. But while that can be a reasonable description, in some cases sciatica pain can be so crippling that it can cause total disruption to normal life.

Medical emergencies on a cruise
Things can go wrong! Even on a lovely holiday such as the ever growing popular cruises, there is no guarantee of full health. As most of us know, unexpected problems and health issues can strike unexpectedly at any time.

Patch up your inoculations
No one likes having injections but in a few years the mere idea of jabbing the skin and body with sharp needles may seem primitive indeed as scientists look at improved ways of introducing drugs into the body.

New alkaline solution burials
Funerals are not what they were! In my grandmother’s day few would have had the ability let alone the idea to play Elvis or My Way at a funeral. But now there is a new baby on the block...a green funeral.

No easy cure for hair loss
It has long been accepted that baldness, especially in men, is a natural part of ageing. For some, it starts very early but for most as the years roll past hair thickness starts to decline and many suffer from severe hair loss.

My Guide Service launched by Guide Dogs
LaterLife have always supported Guide Dogs...what an amazing job they do. Now there is a new service from Guide Dogs called My Guide. This is aimed to help blind and partially sighted people to get out and about and do the things they want to do.

Give blood!
This year World Blood Donor Day was held on June 14th. This is a global campaign organised by the World Health Organisation who work in over 150 countries with local governments trying to help people have better, healthier lives.

When breathing is a problem
COPD is sadly quite common. The letters stand for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease which actually covers quite a few problems including emphysema and chronic bronchitis.

Keep that shady look
Wearing sunglasses can add glamour to a look, and most of us know that by protecting our eyes from bright sunlight is a good idea. It makes it easier to see without squinting and this of course can add lines to our face.

Your blood group can affect your health
If you don’t have an O blood group, you may have a slightly increased risk of a heart attack or stroke.

The more we know Alzheimer's, the better we can help
It was recently Dementia Awareness Week here in the UK – and how appropriate this is for everyone. This dreadful condition is set to become the biggest killer of the century and one way or another we will all be affected.

Statins in the news again
The latest news highlights medical concern the thousands of people are dying because they haven’t taken statins due to concern over non-existent side effects.

 

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