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May 2, 2015 admin No Comments

What is a Slipped Disc? Slipped Discs are more properly called Prolapsed Discs. The discs are the shock absorbers between the bones (vertebrae) in your spine. They consist of a tough, fibrous outer coat and a softer gel-like substance on the inside. What happens is that the outer fibres tear and allow the nucleus to […]

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Jun 1, 2013 admin No Comments

Have you seen those advertisements? You know the ones, where they offer a painkiller as a remedy for ‘normal’ headaches. These advertisements have been incredibly successful in brainwashing many of us into reaching for painkillers automatically as soon as we feel a headache coming on. This very effective advertising has been so successful that people […]

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Live longer by spending less time sitting

Aug 14, 2012 admin No Comments

Scientists estimate you can add an extra two years to your life by simply limiting the amount you sit for in a day to no more than three hours. However the US estimates used may not be reliable to calculate personal risk. Prof David Spiegelhalter, at the University of Cambridge, said: “This is a study […]

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What is Osteopathy?

Jul 25, 2012 admin No Comments

Osteopathy is a healthcare system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of medical conditions with or without associate aches and pain. Osteopaths work to restore the body to a state of balance where possible without the use of drugs or surgery. Most people think of us as ‘back specialists’, however osteopaths treat many […]

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Total Knee Replacement Proof Is ‘Lacking’

Mar 6, 2012 admin No Comments

Dare to defy time with this super lift facial, designed to combat all the signs of ageing such as: loss of firmness, pronounced wrinkles, and sagging features. Relax and let yourself be immersed in an aquatic cocoon during the Thalgo cleansing ritual, adapted to your skin type. Your skin is then intensely exfoliated and smoothed […]

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Vitamin E No Good For Bone Health

Mar 5, 2012 admin No Comments

A Japanese study has shown Vitamin E to impede bone health. Keio University published the study in the journal Nature Medicine. They found mice given large doses of Vitamin E had decreased bone mass. This reduction in bone mass would equate to a fracture risk in humans. Sources of Vitamin E include oils, green vegetables […]

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The End Of Metal Hip Replacements?

Mar 5, 2012 admin No Comments

In spite of assurances from regulators, specialist surgeons belive all-metal hip replacements should no longer be used. Metallic debris can be produced from the friction during use causing serious side effects. Despite disagreement from the British Hip Societcy, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) claims the joint implants can still be used. Joints […]

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Spinal Muscular Atrophy Treatment

Feb 27, 2012 admin No Comments

Research has found it may be possible to undo the damage to muscle in children with a form of motor neurone disease. Newborns with the most severe spinal muscular atrophy fail to cry at birth. Spinal muscular atrophy, also know as ‘floppy baby syndrome’, is the main genetic cause of death in children. One in […]

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Heart attack symptoms ‘differ in women’

Feb 22, 2012 admin No Comments

A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found women experiencing a heart attack suffer less chest pain symptoms, according to a study of more than one million people in the US. Generally men suffer more heart attacks but women younger than 55 are at higher risk of mortality from one. There […]

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Guilt-free Pancakes

Feb 21, 2012 admin No Comments

Shrove Tuesday is here! Depending how you prepare your pancake for today, you can benefit from a whole bunch of health benefits. Of course eating in moderation and portion sizes play a part as well as the ingredients you use. Pancakes are prepared from a batter and heated on a skillet or griddle. They need […]

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