General health

PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE

There are over a million asthma sufferers of all ages in Britain and hay fever is at least twice as common. These facts underline the importance of allergies to the nation’s health, and yet the problem is greater than this since there is growing evidence that asthma and allergies getting commoner. Extensive studies in general practice have shown that the number of people attending their doctors for treatment for both asthma and hay fever has doubled in the last 10…

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THE DANGERS OF SITTING TOO MUCH

It turns out that a lack of exercise in our lives is a silent killer. The World Health Organisation lists physical inactivity as the fourth biggest risk factor for death in adults across the world. The latest research shows when it comes to heart disease, leading a sedentary life is as great a risk factor as smoking and obesity. In fact, inactivity in terms of disease risk, is more dangerous than being overweight. If you spend long periods of time…

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Is exercise the best medicine?

IS EXERCISE THE BEST MEDICINE?

Is exercise the best medicine? This thought provoking article published recently in The Times leaves us with food for thought. When treating patients, have we become too reliant on prescribing medications? Are these drugs effective? Or are other forms of treatment more effective? For example, in the treatment of back pain, recent research has shown that gentle and regular exercise is a far more effective than NSAIDs and painkillers. As outlined in the article, social-prescribing may indeed be more beneficial…

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Top tips for keeping cool in hot weather

TOP TIPS FOR KEEPING COOL IN HOT WEATHER

Heat exhaustion and heatstroke are common during prolonged spells of hot weather. For this reason, the Government has issued health warnings so as to prevent them from occurring. However, it is important to remember that this information is relevant for exposure to sunshine at any time of year. Here are some top tips for keeping cool in hot weather.

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