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SAGE

At home test proves beneficial in Alzheimer’s detection

A team of researchers of the Ohio State University has recently offered up an alternative to comprehensive cognitive testing with the Self-administered Gerocognitive Exam, now known as SAGE. The SAGE test was specifically designed to detect early signs of cognitive impairment, like those inherent to dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, as a tool in fighting the […]

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N is for nectarines

When I was a child, Peach Melba was always a favourite family dessert, writes Dr Susan Aldridge, guest blogger, who is a freelance writer and editor based in London, with an interest in medicine, health, science and food/nutrition. I’ve retained a fondness for the combination of peaches and raspberries. Nectarines are, in fact, smooth-skinned peaches, […]

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Vitamin D essential to health

The Government is now advising the public to take Vitamin D supplements in winter.   The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) has produced a report on Vitamin D levels for the Government, emphasising that everyone in Britain over the age of one should take 10 mcg of Vitamin D a day. Sunshine accounts for 90 […]

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Holiday health tips

There are so many health issues that crop up when you go on holiday, particularly abroad, and especially with children too.  Whether it’s travel sickness, upset tummy, insect bites and stings, or too much sun, this helpful A-Z provides plenty of self-help tips for problems that don’t really need a doctor. ALLERGIES Foreign lands, strange […]

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Skin glowing naturally

Every day your bodies face more and more man-made chemicals and they have been fighting back. Eczema, asthma, and allergies are three of the most obvious complaints that can be linked to harsh chemicals in our environment. Chemicals build up in the body and some are known as endocrine disrupters, because they upset our hormones. According […]

This Month’s Spotlight: Women’s Health

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Sleep tight

Almost of half of women in the UK don’t get a good night’s sleep.*  Sleep is a very precious thing and we only think about its quality when we aren’t getting enough. A key reason for not sleeping well is worrying. It keeps the brain whizzing round and round at night, while all we want […]

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Balancing hormones

How much does stress really affect the body? We all know that it plays its part in depression, heart health and other conditions, but actually it has an enormous effect on our hormones which can affect you in many different ways. Kimberley Gridley, a homeopath, nutritionist, specialises in Natural Hormone Balance for Women, based on […]

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Morning sickness tips

Morning sickness in pregnancy is debilitating, but we have some morning sickness tips from Dr Marilyn Glenville, leading nutritionist and author, and Russell Bowman ND BSc (Hons) Dip N.N is a nutritionist at The Nutri Centre. Apple Cider Vinegar – ‘Apple cider vinegar is pH neutral, so it can help settle the stomach acid which causes […]

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PMS can be prevented

Change your diet and feel the benefits quickly – says Ian Marber, a renowned nutrition therapist, broadcaster and author of health books. He is the founder of the Food Doctor, a brand that is becoming more and more known for its healthy cereals, nuts and seeds, and snack bars. According to Ian,  PMS affects over 40 per […]

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Mobiles adversely affect sperm

Mobile phones may be the most popular item in a man’s life, but they could prevent him from having children.   The problem is that too many men wear their phones in their jeans pocket, right by their sexual organs and research has shown that this is having an adverse effect on sperm. Women may also be […]