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10 Health Screenings All Women Should Consider Featured

A woman’s health depends on a lot of factors. Every woman should make time for healthy habits, regular exercise, stress management, choosing the right foods as well as scheduling routine health screenings so potential problems can be identified early. In fact, health screenings can make...

Is an Annual Health check really necessary? Featured

We all know that ‘prevention is better than cure’ – that’s why we regularly service our cars and our gas central heating boilers and that’s why we visit our dentist regularly. In order to keep everything running smoothly we regularly check its all OK and, if there is a problem, hopefully we’ll have found out about it early enough to make sure we don’t have a...

Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women. The lifetime risk of developing breast cancer is one in nine. Each year there are approximately 41,000 new diagnoses The incidence of breast cancer for men is on the increase too with approximately...

Cervical Smears

A cervical smear test is an important part of maintaining health for all women who have ever been sexually active. Some women find the smear test uncomfortable or embarrassing and so may put off attending for a cervical smear The examination only takes a few minutes and could save your life. Statistics show that annual smears reduce your risk of cervical cancer by...

Diabetes: the facts.

Diabetes is a long-term (chronic) condition caused by too much glucose, a type of sugar, in the blood. It is also sometimes known as diabetes mellitus. Diabetes affects 285 million people around the world. It is thought that a further 100 million people have...

Get to know your testes

Although uncommon, cancer of the testis is the most common cancer in young men in the UK About 1 in 500 men between the ages of 15 and 50 develop cancer of the testis. The exact cause is not known. However, if caught early it is one of the easiest cancers to treat and cure. So, If you are a teenage boy or young man, you should...

Is the Internet a reliable source of information for health?

It’s been said that 70 to 80 percent of healthcare is self-care. But when healthcare turns to medical care—when disease arrives—it requires information most of us don’t have. Today, ordinary people can find information online that they could never reach before. So smart web users are increasingly becoming e-patients: empowered, engaged, equipped and enabled. Recent reports suggest that 80 percent of online adults turn to...
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