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Rules for a Happy Healthy Holiday

Posted by admin on Apr 6, 2014 in Blog, Top Health Tips | 0 comments

Rules for a Happy Healthy Holiday

It’s that time of the year with Easter and school holidays almost upon us that lots of people start taking the first holiday abroad of the year. Here are some great tips from Dr. Oz to ensure you stay well on your trip. Eat Your Reds And yellows and oranges. The pigments in certain brightly coloured fruits and vegetables (from watermelon to carrots)can actually protect your skin while you’re having fun in the sun. A 2010 study published in the British Journal of Dermatology showed that the antioxidant lycopene, found in various red-tinted produce, helps shield cells from DNA...

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Five steps to mental wellbeing

Posted by admin on Mar 9, 2014 in Blog, Mental Health, Top Health Tips | 0 comments

Five steps to mental wellbeing

Scientific evidence points to five steps that we can take to improve our mental wellbeing. If you give them a try, you may feel happier, more positive and able to get the most from your life. Your mental health is important. Some mental illnesses, such as depression and anxiety, are common. If you have such an illness, it’s important to get the right treatment. However, there’s more to good mental health than avoiding or treating mental illness. There is also positive mental wellbeing. Evidence suggests there are five steps we can all take to improve our mental wellbeing. The Five...

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Medically unexplained symptoms

Posted by admin on Mar 9, 2014 in Blog, Health Conditions, Mental Health | 0 comments

Medically unexplained symptoms

Many people suffer from persistent complaints, such as dizziness or pain, that do not appear to have an obvious cause. They are termed “medically unexplained symptoms” when doctors cannot find any disease or problem with the body that would otherwise account for the symptoms. This doesn’t mean the symptoms are faked or are “all in the head” – they are real and can affect your ability to function properly. Not understanding the cause can make them all the more distressing and difficult to cope with. Such mystery symptoms are surprisingly common, accounting for a...

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Health anxiety (hypochondria)

Posted by admin on Mar 9, 2014 in Blog, Health Conditions, Mental Health | 0 comments

Health anxiety (hypochondria)

Most of us worry about our health from time to time. But for some people, this worry never goes away and becomes a problem in itself. Health anxiety (hypochondria) is obsessive worrying about your health, usually to the point where it causes great distress and affects your ability to function properly. Some people with health anxiety have unexplained physical symptoms, such as chest pain or headaches, which they assume are a sign of serious disease despite the doctor’s reassurance. Others may just be permanently anxious about their future health, worrying about things like ‘What...

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Is Breast Really Best?

Posted by admin on Mar 2, 2014 in Blog, Healthy Kids | 2 comments

Is Breast Really Best?

Breast-feeding babies may not actually have the wide-ranging long term health outcomes we think it does, according to new research published in the journal Social Science & Medicine and reported on www.independent.co.uk Dr Cynthia Colen, a sociology professor at Ohio State University in the US, looked for the first time at a sample of families where one or more siblings had been breast-fed while others had been bottle-fed. In apparent contrast to perceived wisdom and international health advice, she found that, if anything, those who were breast-fed suffered more from long-term health...

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Flu jab “may cut” stroke risk by a quarter

Posted by admin on Feb 23, 2014 in Blog, Health Conditions, Keeping Fit, Senior Health Advice | 1 comment

Flu jab “may cut” stroke risk by a quarter

A recent report has revealed that people who have the seasonal flu jab are 24% less likely to suffer a stroke, according to The Daily Telegraph and analysed by Bazian for NHS Choices. The report is based on the results of a large study, which used the GP database for England and Wales to access data on almost 50,000 people who had suffered a stroke or transient ischaemic attack (TIA or a so-called “mini” stroke) over an eight-year period. Researchers then matched them to a person of the same age and gender who had attended the GP around the same time (these people are known as the...

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Flu Recovery Tips

Posted by admin on Feb 16, 2014 in Blog, Top Health Tips | 0 comments

Flu Recovery Tips

At this time of the year it is quite likely that you are going to find yourself coming down with a cold or bout of flu. The problem with this is that it seems there is nothing the medical profession can do to help. We’ve all be told to keep warm, rest and get plenty of fluids. Having a soothing lemon drink might help you to feel a bit better, but there is no magic cure. However there are things that you can do to help and we found some nice tips on www.natural-healing-health.com Beat down nasty viruses with these flu recovery tips: Sometimes, even when you do all the right things you...

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Get Fit in February

Posted by admin on Feb 10, 2014 in Blog, Keeping Fit | 0 comments

Get Fit in February

The brilliant thing about having January behind you is that by now you have probably come to terms with the fact you broke all of your new years resolutions by the 2nd and are ready to set some realistic expectations about getting healthier. One of the reasons we statistically don’t keep our new years resolutions is that we aim too high. We decide that we are going to adopt a no carbs, mainly vegan diet and will loose 5 stone while giving up smoking and be ready for the iron man/woman competition by the end of the year (having paced a reasonable time in the London Marathon by Easter...

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Alcohol linked to skin cancer risk

Posted by admin on Jan 29, 2014 in Blog, Top Health Tips | 0 comments

Alcohol linked to skin cancer risk

During our research in new health news we came across a really interesting article written by Michelle Roberts the health editor of BBC news online. She reported that new research has revealed that scientists believe drinking too much alcohol could set off a chain of reactions in the body that makes the skin more vulnerable to cancer. As both drinking alcohol and sunbathing are popular pastimes in Mallorca we were obviously interested in finding out more. Roberts went on to explain how ethanol is converted to acetaldehyde soon after ingestion and that this compound may render the skin...

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Deal With Health Problems Early

Posted by admin on Jan 19, 2014 in Blog, Health Conditions, Senior Health Advice | 0 comments

Deal With Health Problems Early

People with worries about their health, especially those over 60, should seek help quickly, according to NHS England.A new eight-week campaign – called The Earlier, The Better – is aimed at reducing “unnecessary” hospital stays. Last year a review warned of a rise in avoidable emergency hospital admissions and NHS England said too many people simply “soldiered on”. The online, radio and poster campaign, launched on Monday, will urge people to get help without going to hospital. It is being targeted at older people in particular because they often present...

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