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  • Wednesday 30 July 2014

    Darkness helpful for patients undergoing breast cancer therapy

    Sleep can be hard to come by when you’re undergoing cancer therapy. Sleeping in a hospital can make it difficult to relax, stress as a result of having a cancer diagnosis can make you too anxious to sleep, some medications also disrupt sleep and finally the tumour itself can also cause sleep problems. Read On
  • Tuesday 29 July 2014

    Best treatments for menopause symptoms

    Twenty two of the best treatments available for menopause symptoms including tried-and-tested medical treatments and the possible benefits of alternative therapies and medicines. Read On
  • Tuesday 29 July 2014

    Over-65s drinking more frequently than other ages

    It seems that retirees have taken previous studies linking drinking alcohol such as wine with good health a little too much to heart, with new research from marketing company Mintel finding that the over-65s group drink more frequently than all other age groups. Read On
  • Monday 28 July 2014

    Hypnotic relaxation helps men with hot flushes

    If you’re a man who suffers with hot flushes, chances are, others around you probably don’t know about it. Because hot flushes are associated with women going through menopause most men who suffer with the problem keep quiet about it out of embarrassment. This in turn means that it can be difficult to get treatment. Read On
  • Friday 25 July 2014

    Probiotics may help lower blood pressure

    Probiotics, the ‘good’ bacteria found in certain foods and your digestive system, have been found to be linked to lower blood pressure levels according to new research published in the American Heart Association journal, Hypertension. Read On
  • Wednesday 23 July 2014

    Walking the dog makes you fitter and healthier

    If you’re already a dog-lover, it may seem obvious to you that your dear Fido or Rover has a beneficial effect on your mood and there have been several studies recently showing how having a pet wards off depression. Now new research published in medical journal Preventative Medicine also indicates that owning a dog improves health, keeping individuals fitter too. Read On
  • Tuesday 22 July 2014

    Inflammation: what you need to know

    Inflammation is a term that is often used in articles about medical conditions, but what is it, what causes it and what can you do about it? Siski Green investigates. Read On
  • Friday 18 July 2014

    The surprising benefit of a healthy lifestyle

    A healthy diet and lifestyle may not guarantee a long life but research reveals it has another, more surprising, benefit, writes diet blogger Judith Wills. Read On
  • Thursday 17 July 2014

    Lifestyle changes help prevent mental decline

    A new study has discovered that even in our later years, we can still take steps to help ward off dementia. Read On
  • Wednesday 16 July 2014

    Greenery helps patients with dementia

    A room with a view, or a small area outside with greenery, might be all it takes to improve the emotional wellbeing of a patient with dementia, say British researchers. Read On
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