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Healthy Living: 5 Ways to Improve Air Quality in Your Home

If you have a family, you probably make a ton of decisions focused on improving their health and wellness. These are the most important people in your life, so it makes sense to look for options that create vitality and protect the environment. Perhaps you only buy organic foods, and bath and shower products made from natural, plant-based materials. You focus on exercise, and create opportunities... ❯❯❯

LASIK Laser Eye Surgery Explained

Intralase LASIK Laser eye surgery is a procedure designed to correct short sightedness (myopia), long sightedness (hypermetropia) and astigmatism. A form of refractive surgery, the improvement is achieved by reshaping the eye’s cornea to improve visual acuity, providing a permanent alternative to glasses and contact lenses. After 20 years of technical improvements, the procedure has... ❯❯❯

5 Tips for Staying Healthy on And Off Your College Campus

Heading off to college means embracing a whole new group of challenges in your life. You’ll have classes ahead of you that put anything you did in high school to shame, working harder than you ever thought possible. You’ll have a whole new campus and surrounding town to learn, and the opportunity to turn thousands of strangers into friends, lovers, mentors and partners in crime.... ❯❯❯

Seniors: 5 tips on finding the right GP

While it may take longer than you would like, finding the right GP is imperative. You need a GP that you can trust, you feel comfortable with and that is available when you need them most.  If you’re a senior, looking for a great GP in your local area, here are our 5 top tips for finding the right GP, for you.  Shortlist the GP surgeries in your local area With GP... ❯❯❯

Different Careers in Health Sciences

If you’re someone who has always had an interest in the healthcare field, but you’re not quite sure about the kind of career path that you want to take, then you might want to major in health sciences. The awesome thing about earning this kind of Bachelor of Science degree is that it will provide you with just the right amount of information that you need to know in order to pursue all... ❯❯❯

5 potential causes of regular headaches

Headaches are one of the most common health complaints in the UK, with the NHS estimating around 10 million people get headaches on a regular basis. Whilst most headaches are easily treatable with mild, over the counter pain relief, some are more severe and require further medical investigation. Some of the common causes of headaches can be medically related, with issues such as... ❯❯❯

Vibration White Finger FAQ

Vibration White Finger, also known as Dead Finger or Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome, is a form of Raynaud’s Syndrome. It’s an injury common to those who work in industrial environments, usually contracted after prolonged use of vibrating, hand-held machinery. This condition affects tens of thousands of industrial workers each year, some of who go on to make vibration white finger... ❯❯❯

Possible Causes of Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy consists of a range of non-progressive, non-contagious neurological conditions that affect the brain and nervous system, which then have an impact on human development as well as the individual's movement and coordination. ‘Cerebral’ refers to the area of the brain that is affected, while palsy means complete or partial muscle paralysis. This is also accompanied by a... ❯❯❯

The Increased Health Risks that come with Age

Even though we may become wiser and more astute in old age, there are several health implications that often cannot be avoided. It is important to stay active and healthy throughout life to avoid serious illness, but suffering from age-related concerns is ultimately inevitable. It is important to be aware of the most common issues so we can care for and protect loved ones as well as plan for our... ❯❯❯

Failings In The Healthcare System: Who Is Really To Blame?

In recent years, the UK healthcare system has faced a number of incidents, scandals and issues. Escalation in waiting times and the inquiry into Staffordshire hospitals are just two examples that have caused headlines and have come under intense public scrutiny. Professor Sir Brian Jarman co-founder of the health statistics and research service Doctor Foster, told the Guardian that in 2010 he... ❯❯❯