February 14, 2013 at 4:14 pm
March marks National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, as well as National Stop Smoking Day on Wednesday 13 March. The key to cancer survival is detecting the early warning signs as well as prevention through a healthy lifestyle, which is why we will be hosting a series of live chats with our experts to allow you to ask your questions on how to both live a healthier life and become more cancer aware.
In addition to our live chats on cancer and smoking, we will also be discussing diabetes and its impacts, another disease which can be largely controlled through prevention and awareness.
February 11, 2013 at 3:31 pm
Epilepsy is one of the most prevalent neurological conditions in children in the UK but recent reports suggest a sharp decline in the number of cases diagnosed in the past 10 years.
A report published in Archives of Disease in Childhood, which was based on GP diagnoses, says the number of cases may have fallen by a third in the under-fives, based on data collected on children born between 2003 and 2005 and comparing them to figures for children born between 1994 and 1996.
February 11, 2013 at 12:20 pm
At the end of January, we launched our new website which is full of new features to allow easier access to a wealth of health information and support for all users. To celebrate our new YOU feature, we’ve been asking people with a number of different interests to test how YOU works for their lifestyles.
We asked Laura Agar Wilson, healthy living blogger from Keeping Healthy Getting Stylish, to share her experience.
February 11, 2013 at 11:48 am
This month we’ll be continuing our Smart Start to 2013 with a series of live chats to help you gain expert advice in order to maintain a healthier lifestyle.
February is National Heart Month, which is why we will have Senior Lead Case Nurse Denise Dallender available to answer all your questions and provide live support in our online chat. We will be continuing our dedication to cancer care and awareness through our live chat on cancer prevention with one of our Dedicated Nurses, Yvonne Allan. Also, following on from the success of last month’s pregnancy and child health live chat, Jackie Hall will be returning to answer your questions on childhood diabetes.
February 4, 2013 at 3:55 pm
Heart disease carries with it an increased risk of developing mild cognitive impairment, according to a new study published last week.
The risk of developing problems with thinking, language and judgement is highest in women with heart disease – but there isn’t the same association with men, according to researchers at the Mayo Clinic in the US.