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Tax sugary drinks?

Recommendations to put an extra 20 per cent tax on sugary drink to prevent people becoming obese were put forward by the BMA (British Medical Association) recently. But will anything change? Recommendations come out all the time but do they get taken up. The BMA claims that poor diets cost 70,000 premature deaths a year. […]

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T is for tomatoes

By guest blogger, Dr Susan Aldridge, freelance writer and editor based in London, with an interest in medicine, health, science and food /nutrition. I have always loved tomatoes and tomato-based dishes – when I was growing up, Heinz cream of tomato soup was always my favourite food and today, I’ll always go for pasta napoletana in an Italian […]

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Relaxation tips

1. WALK: Go for a walk – 20 minutes or so alone and preferably in countryside or in a park. 2. BATH: Lie in a hot bath for 20 minutes with a fantastic combination of a handful of Epsom salts, (or other pure salts), half a cup of bicarbonate of soda, and 10 drops of […]

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Omega 3s for brain, heart and joints

Omega 3s for brain, heart and joints – they  have been found in research to help symptoms of ADHD, prevent Alzheimer’s, improve heart health, brain development, and joint mobility. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) recommends that everyone eats a portion of oily fish once a week – herrings, mackerel, tuna, sardines or salmon (preferably fresh).  In […]

This Month’s Spotlight: Healthy Advice

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Painkillers not best for headaches

Ironically and not before time NICE (the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence) has reported that one of the most common causes of headaches is overuse of medication.  They advocate (quite surprisingly) that acupuncture is the only proven method to treat tension headaches and migraine and that it should be prescribed by doctors. Those […]

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Skin cancer rates high in UK

Australia has the highest rate of skin cancer in the world (possibly matched by their neighbour, New Zealand).   In the UK where we don’t have the same amount of sun we have double the amount of deaths due to skin cancer (although we have a much larger population).  See related article: Healthier Sunscreens. • Two […]

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Cystitis tips

One in three women get cystitis in their lives and some get recurrent attacks, but doctors can only provide antibiotics as a solution. There are plenty of ways of trying to prevent it and natural solutions when you’ve got it.  At its worst cystitis can be excruciating.There are a number of symptoms and some can […]

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Is red wine good for you?

Paracelcus ((1493-1541),, ‘Wine is a food, a medicine, and a poison – it’s just a question of dose’.   So what is the truth?  There has been alarming news recently about the increase in liver disease, particularly among young people, so how can drinking ever be beneficial to your health?  Red wine can protect the […]

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Back pain

In 2011 there were more days of sickness absence from work for musculoskeletal problems (including back pain) than any other illness or ailment. A whopping 35 million days were lost in total, and the cost to the NHS is mounting all the time, with many sufferers on painkillers. Also read How posture affects your health, […]