Category Archives : Blog

Useful information to help you stay fit, well and healthy.

Incontinence Out in the Open

Former ‘Changing Rooms’ host Carol Smillie has opened up about her experiences with incontinence. The presenter has revealed that she is one of six million sufferers in the UK who have problems with bladder control. Speaking on ‘This Morning’, Carol told host Phillip Schofield and Amanda Holden that she first started suffering from incontinence in […]

Incontinence Advice in Mallorca

Cosmetic Surgery in Mallorca

Cosmetic Surgery Cool Off

The General Medical Council has proposed a series of guidelines for cosmetic surgery, including a mandatory cooling-off period between the initial consultation and committing to the procedure. This is the culmination of an ongoing effort on the part of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (Baaps) and the British Association of Plastic Surgeons (Baps) […]

Virus ‘Treats” Skin Cancer

As reported by researchers have advised that a genetically engineered version of a virus that normally causes cold sores shows real promise for treating skin cancer. The modified herpes virus is harmless to normal cells but when injected into tumours it replicates and releases substances to help fight the cancer. Trial results published in the […]

New Health News Mallorca

Ex-pat Health Advice from Mallorca

New NHS Regulations for British Ex-Pats

During our daily search through all new health news we came across a great article by Ayla Coraij on that we thought our readers might find useful. It outlines clearly the new British NHS regulations and how they are impacting the ex-pat community, not only here in Mallorca but in other EU countries. Until recently, 2.2 […]

“Light Bulb” Moment for Anxiety?

As reported on a new project is unlocking the secrets of the brain using light – and raising hopes for a new class of drugs to treat psychiatric diseases. The research could lead to pills being developed to combat depression, anxiety, paranoia and obsessive-compulsive disorder. American scientists implanted special light-sensitive proteins into the brains of rodents and used […]

Mental Health News from Mallorca

Exhausted? Advice From Mallorca

Are You Exhausted?

Are you chronically tired all the time and fed up with constantly complaining about feeling so exhausted? The Daily Mail’s on-line health blog found here has a great article posted which gives seven possible reasons you may be feeling that way. Read on for some interesting suggestions and find out how to improve your energy levels. […]

Is Preventative Surgery the Answer?

With Angelina Jolie in the news again after bravely under going preventative surgery, lots of people are confused about whether traumatic surgery for something that has not happened is the right choice. The BBC wrote a great article that gives a good insight into what makes people make that choice. While most women in the UK […]

Preventative Cancer Surgery Advice

Allergy Advice from Mallorca

Children Have Fewer Allergies if….

… do the dishes by hand. Well, we didn’t say you were going to like it. Researchers in Sweden found that children living in families that hand-washed their dishes were about 40 percent less likely to develop allergies compared with kids in homes that used a dishwasher, said study researcher Dr. Bill Hesselmar, an allergist […]

Dietary Hero: Zinc

Spinach makes you strong like Popeye – that we all know! But, seriously, do we actually know why we need different vitamins and minerals and what they actually do to benefit our health? have some great articles on individual vitamins and minerals and offer tasty recipes which will get you reaching for your apron […]

Health Eating in Mallorca

Asthma Advice in Mallorca

Do You Really Have Asthma?

More than a million adults in the UK may be wrongly diagnosed as asthmatic and be receiving unnecessary medication as a result, warns an NHS watchdog. NICE says a third of adults diagnosed with this common lung condition have no actual clinical signs of asthma. But people should not stop medication on their own, warn […]