Keep Your Skin Healthy Hydrated this summer

How to keep your skin healthy, hydrated and protected this summer

While it’s important to keep your skin healthy, hydrated and protected all year round, it can be a particular challenge in the summer. Excessive sun exposure is the number one preventable cause of skin cancer. – the World Health Organisation (WHO) predicts as many as four out of five cases could be avoided. Here’s what…

HPV Vaccination Programme

HPV vaccination programme has been a success

Cases of HPV and severe dysplasia (the clusters of abnormal cells that can go on to form cancer) have fallen dramatically in young women since the introduction of the HPV vaccination programme ten years ago. A study published in the International Journal of Cancer compared the cervical smear test results of 23-year-old Danish women. The…

How to maintain an active lifestyle in retirement

How to maintain an active lifestyle in retirement

To make the most out of a well-earned retirement it is important to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle. Exercise regularly There are countless studies linking exercise to a lower risk of various diseases and conditions, including diabetes, heart disease, stroke, depression, hip fractures and dementia. It can even decrease the risk of all-cause mortality…

Drinking alcohol could shorten your life by four to five years

Drinking alcohol could shorten your life by four to five years

People who regularly down more than eighteen alcoholic drinks a week could be cutting their lifespan by four to five years, according to a study published in The Lancet. Researchers built a model to compare the drinking habits to the health of 600,000 volunteers in 19 countries, calculating how long a person could expect to…

Morning Larks Live Longer Than Night Owls

Morning larks live longer than night owls, study suggests

People who call themselves night owls may be at greater risk of early death compared to morning people. That is according to a study recently published in the journal Chronobiology International, which tracked 433,268 people aged 38 to 73 years old for six and a half years. Each person rated themselves as either a “definite…

Alzheimer's Disease Symptoms

Alzheimer’s disease symptoms

Alzheimer’s disease highlights People with Alzheimer’s disease can experience both mental and physical symptoms. Your family members or friends might notice your symptoms before you do. Seeing a doctor and getting treatment while your symptoms are still in the early stages can help improve your long-term quality of life. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a type of…

Understanding Antidepressants

Understanding antidepressants 

Antidepressants are a type of medication used to treat clinical depression or prevent it recurring. They can also be used to treat a number of other conditions, including: obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) generalised anxiety disorder post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Antidepressants are also sometimes used to treat people with long-term (chronic) pain. Read more about when antidepressants are…

Understanding ADHD

Understanding ADHD

ADHD: Recognizing symptoms, diagnosis, and more Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a chronic condition. It mainly affects children, but can also affect adults. It can have an impact on emotions, behaviors, and ability to learn new things. ADHD is divided into three different types: inattentive type hyperactive-impulsive type combination type Symptoms will determine which…