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  • Tuesday 2 September 2014

    Volunteer to enjoy a happier healthier life

    It feels good to be helpful and new research published in Psychological Bulletin indicates that the feel-good factor you get when when you volunteer will also make you more healthy. Read On
  • Tuesday 2 September 2014

    Fixing hearing loss can boost quality of life and general health

    Correcting hearing problems can be life-changing and have a beneficial effect on other aspects of health.
    Read On
  • Monday 1 September 2014

    Five ways to reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s

    Here are five some simple lifestyle changes you can make to reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. Read On
  • Monday 1 September 2014

    Keeping your memory sharp

    By the time we reach middle age around 50 per cent of us have impaired memory, say the experts. As we age our powers of recall certainly start to decline, but there are things we can do to help keep our memory sharp. Read On
  • Friday 29 August 2014

    A very British diet

    Diet and wellbeing blogger Judith Wills wonders whether a very British diet would help us lose weight and take the country closer to self-sufficiency. Read On
  • Friday 29 August 2014

    What you need to know about migraines: symptoms and treatments

    Is it a headache or a migraine, what causes it and what can you do to relieve the symptoms? Siski Green investigates. Read On
  • Friday 29 August 2014

    Five ways to reduce your risk of dementia

    One person in five doesn’t realise that it is possible to reduce their risk of developing dementia. This news comes from a YouGov poll carried out for Alzheimer’s Society that shows 22% of the public is missing out on information that could help them improve their chances of avoiding dementia. Read On
  • Friday 29 August 2014

    Stroke: risk reduction and better treatment

    Getting the right treatment fast is crucial after a stroke, but reducing your risk is vital too. Read On
  • Friday 22 August 2014

    Does being thin make you miserable?

    Diet and wellbeing blogger, Judith Wills, questions some new research into body size and happiness. Read On
  • Thursday 21 August 2014

    Ear stimulation could be good for your heart

    The way to a man’s heart was once thought to be through his stomach, but new research has found that better results, at least in terms of heart health, could be found by going via the ear instead. Read On
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