Thursday, 19 January 2017

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Get a dental check before scuba-diving

COULD scuba-diving be damaging your teeth? It may be a favoured holiday past time for many, but a study has found that around four in 10 people who dive suffer dental problems afterwards such as jaw pain and broken fillers. This is believed to be caused by the fluctuations in…

Kick start a healthier year

OK so Christmas and New Year is now over. Most of us have eaten and drunk far more than we should have and the excuse of worrying about it in the New Year is now long overdue; the New Year is here so take charge and start now. Whatever your…

Concern over antibiotic use

A STUDY has found that Spanish children are being prescribed more antibiotics than many other countries. The study was carried out by the Foundation for the Promotion of Sanitary and Biomedical Research of the Region of Valencia (FISABIO), which is attached to the Department of Health, together with a consortium…

Is your brain triggering the urge to drink?

HAVE you had one tipple too many over Christmas? For many, a little indulgence over the festive period is normal, but what happens when that extra drink turns into one too many? A professor at the University of Florida has treated thousands of patients for alcohol use for over 15…

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Some tips for keeping fertile

MORE and more couples are seeking medical help in conceiving a child. With fertility problems, amongst both men and women on the rise, what can be done to help take care of your fertility? Even if you are not ready for a child just yet, take note of these top…

Have a flatter stomach this Christmas

WANT to stay looking trim this festive season, then try these tricks to avoid the bloat and keep a flatter stomach this December: Little and often That big over indulgent Christmas Day feast may be something you have been looking forward to for weeks but it can be hard for…

A whole new meaning to biting your nails

IT may have an strong online following, but we're not sure the latest beauty trend will catch on; edible nails. A nail artist from New Zealand has created edible nail art with the videos viewed on Instagram 57,000 times on the account 'Nailed It NZ.' They come complete with white,…

Is there such a thing as 'anti-cancer foods'?

THERE are many myths and beliefs surrounding food and cancer; what we should and shouldn't eat, but what are the truths? The Spanish Group of Cancer Patients (GEPAC) said whilst eating a healthy diet is obviously beneficial for health in general, there is no such thing as an 'anti-cancer diet.'…

Can a blood test reveal if you will die in next 5 years?

SCIENTISTS say they may be able to predict if you will die in the next five years from a simple blood test. The claim comes after scientists say they have found a marker in the blood that detects an abnormality that can hint at a range of serious conditions such…

Blog: Erica Russell Watson 'All-clear after six-monthly check-up'

Six months on from my last blog and I am checking back in with my progress! In my last article I was waiting for the operation to fit the spacer or expander to stretch the skin after my mastectomy in preparation for the final reconstruction. I got the call and…

A positive outlook can be good for your health

A NEGATIVE attitude could be reflected in your health. According to a Finnish study, pessimism appeared to be a strong risk factor in coronary heart disease (CHD). Researchers studied 2,267 Finnish men and women over 11 years and found the 121 people that died of heart disease had a gloomier…

A winter boost for hair

THAT natural, healthy summer glow has long faded and our thoughts turn to wrapping up for the winter months. Everyone sheds hair everyday but for men, and sometimes women, it can become noticeably thinner the older you get. There are also genetic or hormonal reasons why some people may lose…
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