Tag: UK

Finding Reliable Nioxin Reviews on the Web

Finding Reliable Nioxin Reviews on the Web

You can find customer reviews for just about any product available on multiple websites. These websites are usually free to join and easy to post reviews to. They tend to load easily on most web browsers, but do contain advertisements. Because these sites are user friendly, this means that anyone with Internet access can post [...]

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Take Care of your Children’s Teeth

Take Care of your Children’s Teeth

I n the UK the story of children’s dental care is a success story. Fluoride toothpaste was introduced in 1973 and since then the dental health of the nation’s children has consistently improved until now 12 year old children in England have the best teeth in Europe. In England 60% of children start secondary school [...]

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Starchy Foods. Are They Good For You?

Starchy Foods. Are They Good For You?

The National Diet and Nutrition Survey, which looks at food consumption in the UK, has produced a report which shows that most of us should be eating more starchy foods. But why is this and what exactly, is a starchy food? Starchy foods are sometimes thought of as fattening but they contain fewer calories than [...]

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Salt Intake in the UK

Salt Intake in the UK

I n the UK the medical profession has identified that generally the population is eating too much salt. Too much salt in your diet increases the risk of heart attacks or strokes. It can also raise your blood pressure, which around one third of adults in the UK already have. Although high blood pressure frequently [...]

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Eat More Pulses

Eat More Pulses

The term “pulse”, is normally used for crops harvested solely for the dry edible seeds that grow in pods. Types of pulse include all beans, peas and lentils. Actual individual types are baked, runner, broad, kidney and butter beans plus black eyed, garden, and chick peas. Lentils come in different colours, you can eat red, [...]

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Why most of Us should eat fewer calories

Why most of Us should eat fewer calories

Eat Less and Get Healthy Almost 66% of the adult English population is overweight or obese and the reason for it is simple. People eat too much and do not do enough activities. New research has reinforced what most people can see on a daily basis, the majority of people are overweight or obese. The [...]

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Painkiller Addiction Growing

Painkiller Addiction Growing

The Report A recent report has been completed by researchers from the University of Toronto and published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ). Although research was carried out in North America it is said to have a limited bearing on the UK. The reason for only a minimal effect is the dissimilar regulations and ways [...]

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What You Need to Know About Normal Blood Pressure

What You Need to Know About Normal Blood Pressure

Recently in the United States, federal law stated that all patients to any medical personnel needed their blood pressure checked with each visit, even if patients had a history of normal blood pressure. In 2011, the UK health service revised their blood pressure guidelines that emphasize more tests, even to the point of wearing a [...]

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Hepatitis C symptoms

Hepatitis C symptoms

Hepatitis C is a viral infection of the liver, it may produce debilitating symptoms that affect an individual’s day to day quality of life; the treatment for hepatitis c symptoms is often the drug interferon – which causes many unpleasant side effects. Currently there is no available vaccine for hepatitis C, however treatment is usually [...]

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Diaper Rash or Nappy Rash: Identification, Causes and Treatment

Diaper Rash or Nappy Rash: Identification, Causes and Treatment

In America, it’s called diaper rash. In the UK and Australia, it’s called nappy rash. But no matter what name you call it, it means a sore, cranky baby that needs help. If left untreated, nappy rash can lead to a nasty bacterial or yeast skin infection. Untreated diaper rash can also cause the growth [...]

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How Safe are Embryonic Stem Cells?

How Safe are Embryonic Stem Cells?

The very first published clinical results of embryonic stem cells have already been published, wherein legally blind patients got injected in one eye to test the effects. The results show that they haven’t experienced any negative side effects. Plus, they seem to have better vision. These results may just be preliminary right now, but it [...]

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The importance of cancer statistics

The importance of cancer statistics

Do cancer statistics really tell us anything useful? Statistics are often used by doctors giving a prognosis (that is, the likely progression and outcome of a disease). No prognosis can give a definite prediction of how a disease will progress and statistics are generally based on groups of people in similar situations – and of [...]

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Anti HIV Drug Test Trials Now Ongoing

Anti HIV Drug Test Trials Now Ongoing

Antiviral anti HIV drugs made out of genetically modified plants are currently being tested on women in England in order to determine their overall safety. The MHRA, a medical licensing body in the UK, has already approved the human trials, which will be taking place at the University of Surrey’s clinical research center in Guildford. [...]

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Obesity Statistics Makes Childhood Obesity Everyone’s Concern

Obesity Statistics Makes Childhood Obesity Everyone’s Concern

If you do not have children, should you be concerned about childhood obesity? According to obesity statistics, the answer is yes, especially if you live in America or the United Kingdom, where childhood obesity is at an all-time high. Nearly half of all American children are overweight, obese or morbidly obese. Obese children can become [...]

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What can cause indigestion?

What can cause indigestion?

Indigestion is a condition that affects everyone at some point. There are many different factors that cause indigestion, some more serious than others, of which everyone should be aware. The primary factor that can cause indigestion is stomach acid building up and irritating the lining of the oesophagus, stomach or duodenum. In the majority of [...]

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Becoming an Organ Donor is Easier Than You Think

Becoming an Organ Donor is Easier Than You Think

There are a lot of misconceptions about becoming an organ donor. Some of these misconceptions include that donors need to pay a fee; that you can be too old to donate your organs and that your family will receive money if they consent to having your organs taken out after you die. But perhaps the [...]

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Heart transplants

Heart transplants

Sometimes heart disease is so severe that the only way a person will survive is through undergoing a transplant procedure. The purpose of a heart transplant is to replace a heart which is no longer working efficiently due to disease and which poses a risk to life. Whilst most transplants are carried out on those [...]

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Moobs – Also known as Man Boobs!

Moobs – Also known as Man Boobs!

Man boobs may be one of the most dreaded things for the male sex. They are the fatty deposits around your pectoral muscles (pecs) that would look lovely in a lacy, balconnette style brassiere, but not so great under your fitted, designer tees. Man boobs make men feel insecure and unmanly, and they are deemed [...]

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Symptoms, Causes and Treatments of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Symptoms, Causes and Treatments of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Inflammatory bowel disease is a term used to describe Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Both diseases are chronic, which means that they are long term. Additionally the primary symptom of both of them is inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. However as well as the similarities, there are also significant differences between the two forms of [...]

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Causes of Thrush to the Genitals

Causes of Thrush to the Genitals

Thrush is the common name for candida or a yeast infection. Thrush of the genitals is common, especially in women. In the UK, thrush is the second leading cause of unusual vaginal discharge in woman. (Bacterial vaginosis is the leading cause.) In adults, thrush can also occur in the mouth or the breasts of nursing [...]

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