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  • Thursday 23 April 2015

    Ten reasons to eat more fish

    Not eating enough fish? You're not alone. Nearly half of us consume less than the recommended two portions a week. Here are 10 healthy reasons to up your intake... Read On
  • Tuesday 21 April 2015

    Diary of a hip replacement: week 5

    In week 5 of her diary about recovering from a hip replacement, Helen Pierce enjoys a hydrotherapy session, has the surgical dressing removed and gets used to being seen out and about with a crutch. Read On
  • Friday 17 April 2015

    Eat the rainbow: how colourful foods boost your health

    You’ve heard of the food pyramid, here’s the food rainbow - the colourful foods that will help you live longer and in better health. Read On
  • Tuesday 14 April 2015

    Bladder health: urinary tract infections

    It’s not something most people want to talk about but it can be excruciatingly painful and embarrassing. Find out what causes UTIs and how to avoid and treat them. Read On
  • Monday 13 April 2015

    Help with healthcare costs

    When you’re ill, or need an operation it doesn’t just affect your health, it can make your bank balance look pretty poorly too. There are ways to get help with your health costs – and knowing where to look is a good start.
    Read On
  • Monday 13 April 2015

    GP Q&A: sertraline side effects

  • Monday 13 April 2015

    Diary of a hip replacement: week 4

    This week, Helen's hopes of hydrotherapy are dashed, but on the bright side, a pal who also had the hip replacement operation rings up to compare notes. Read On
  • Friday 10 April 2015

    Do diet drinks really make people fat?

    Diet and wellbeing bloger Judith Wills looks at research linking diet drinks and weight gain, and considers whether diet drinks really do make people fat. Read On
  • Friday 10 April 2015

    Laughing is good for your health

    You probably notice that you feel better after laughing, but it’s not all in your head – there’s scientific evidence to show how laughter is good for your body and your mind. Read On
  • Tuesday 7 April 2015

    Diary of a hip replacement: week 3

    In week three of her post-hip replacement diary, Helen Pierce is glad that her hips have 'evened up', but has mixed feelings about being seen out and about with her crutches. Read On
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