Health

Jun
14

Stan In Love? … It Must Be Summer! (Special Offer)

It’s that feelgood time of year – days are at their longest, we can finally ditch the winter jumpers and head to the countryside or the beach with our nearest and dearest. Summer is many people’s favorite season, but what’s perhaps surprising is that the warmer temperatures and brighter days could be having a real […]

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May
28

Hay fever – Nothing to Sniff About

If you’re one of the millions of people who start sneezing as soon as spring arrives and trees and flowers start to shower us with their pollen, then you’ll know exactly what hay fever is all about. Streaming eyes, blocked nose, sneezing, itching skin – it’s not a lot of fun. There’s still lots we […]

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Jun
20

Anorexia Isn’t Always About Teenage Girls

Adult Onset Anorexia Eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia are conditions which instantly bring to mind the stereotype of a teenager, usually a girl, who is struggling with multiple issues. We all know that eating disorders, and especially anorexia, have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness, and there are an estimated 30 […]

By Joanna | Health . Medical Education
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May
11

Redefining ‘Human’ with the Future of Bionics

In 2003, scientist Ray Kurzweil first tested a computer chip designed to replace the hippocampus, the area of the brain often damaged due to disorders such as Alzheimer’s and other degenerative brain diseases. In 2015, Ray Flynn received the first bionic eye transplant and in 2013 the first entirely bionic human (named Frank), with fully […]

By Joanna | Health . Science
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Jul
08

Will The Sugar Tax Help Reduce Obesity Levels?

More than a few eyebrows were raised when the UK Chancellor, George Osborne, announced in March that he would be taxing the soft drinks industry. Although the move had public support and celebrity backing from the likes of world famous Chef Jamie Oliver, there was more scepticism from the scientific community, which is less easy […]

By Joanna | Fitness . Health
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Mar
29

Is Sugar The Demon In Our Diet?

A few years ago we were all being told to cut out the carbs from our diet, and before that, fat was the big enemy. The latest shift in focus appears to have cast sugar as the food group to be avoided at all cost. Public Health England launched a “sugar smart app” at the […]

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Jan
13

How Many Micro Parasites Are Living On You?

The human body is, in fact, a planet in itself; home to many types of micro bacteria, some helpful, some harmful and some even passed down through our DNA from ancient civilizations. Did you know that 90% of cells in our body are in fact microbes that don’t belong to us! It’s miraculous, although a […]

By Joanna | Health . Medical Education
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Jun
09

Breakthrough Treatments for Crohn’s Disease

Crohn’s Disease is a debilitating auto-immune disease that causes the body to attack the lining of the gut. Any part of the gut can be affected but commonly it affects the last section of the small intestine (ileum) or the large intestine (colon). Crohn’s disease affects an estimated 1.4 million Americans and symptoms can include […]

By Joanna | Anatomy . Health . Medical Education
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