Swine flu epidemic 2011

As the nation prepares itself for a full scale epidemic due to swine flu there seems to be many conflicting reports circulating in regards to this. So far this year 39 people have died from swine flu with at least one of the deceased being confirmed as having the flu vaccine this year. The figures […]

Health and fitness shoes

With so many people in the UK suffering from medical ailments it’s hard for GP’s not to over prescribe unnecessary medicines to treat these illnesses. The most common medical complaints in the UK are back ache, knee and joint problems and bunions. Simple advice such as correcting posture when sitting and walking is given but […]

Foods to avoid during pregnancy

We all know that it is important to eat healthy foods during pregnancy but there are also some food that can be potentially harmful to an unborn baby that is still developing in the womb. So here is a list of foods that should be avoided during pregnancy and the reasons why: Vitamin A – […]

Keeping your skin moisturised to prevent dryness

Dry skin is usually caused by lack of water or fluids together with an unbalanced and unhealthy diet. Continuous exposure to sunlight and harsh weather can also be associated with dry itchy skin. If none of these apply, then dry flaky skin can also be because of stress. Treatment for dry skin Hands – find […]

Healthy foot make the perfect feet

With all the pressures of modern life being thrown at us, we are neglecting ourselves by not following the beauty regimes our parents and grandparent followed. Not many people take the time to moisturise their bodies after taking a shower let alone remembering to look after their feet. I take a look at the most […]

Beware of health scams circulating around!

Health scams have been around for many years but as time has gone by, there have been new ways to find vulnerable people. First we had magazine adverts then radio and TV but now it has moved through the Internet with the 21st Century. Health scams are usually for diseases that have no cure and […]

Cataract surgery – symptoms and treatment

What are cataracts? Cataracts are clouding in the lens of your eye; they do not cause any pain but you will experience blurred or frosty vision. Symptoms of cataracts? Cataracts affect mostly people over the age of 60; the symptoms of cataracts are: Blurred and misty vision You may experience some sensitivity to light such […]

How to quit smoking easily?

With obesity overshadowing all health problems we seem to be forgetting the biggest health problem we face, smoking. We all know smoking is bad for us but we still do it. I know it’s a choice and everyone is entitled to their own opinion but is there enough publicity highlighting the dangers of smoking? Why […]

What is Swine Flu and how can I protect myself?

Swine flu is a respiratory disease that was originally found in pigs, this has now affected humans who have had contact with infected pigs in Mexico. People infected with swine flu can also pass the illness from person to person. Many schools in the UK have had to close as a result of an infected […]

How to avoid feeling constipated?

As surprising as it might sound, there are many people who suffer from constipation and while for some people opening bowels everyday is normal, for others it may be every few days or even once a week. Constipation affects more women than men and 40% of women will be affected by it during pregnancy. People […]