Posts for health

Contraception: the way you take the pill has more to do with the pope than your health

Areeya_ann/Shutterstock.com Susan Walker, Anglia Ruskin University The way women have been advised to take the combined contraceptive pill for the last 60 years unnecessarily increases the likelihood of taking it […]

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The sandwich generation

From the lovely folk at the Office for National Statistics (ONS): With an increased life expectancy and more people deciding to have children at an older age, more than 1.3 […]

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You’re probably brushing your teeth wrong – here are four tips for better dental health

Time to brush up. WAYHOME Studio/Shutterstock Clement Seeballuck, University of Dundee and Nicola Innes, University of Dundee We all know the advice for healthy teeth – brush twice daily and […]

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Seven charts that show the world is actually becoming a better place

Shutterstock Julius Probst, Lund University Swedish academic Hans Rosling has identified a worrying trend: not only do many people across advanced economies have no idea that the world is becoming […]

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NHS needs to prioritise talent, recruitment and retention

This seems particularly pertinent given the recent part-time closure of Stratton Hospital due to staff shortages. The NHS must prioritise talent planning if it is to have any hope of […]

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Top five ways to boost your health in 2019 – based on the latest research

shutterstock Sophie Medlin, King’s College London It’s the start of a new year and there is no doubt that 2019 will be as saturated with nutritional nonsense as 2018. From […]

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Keeping fit: how to do the right exercise for your age

zhu difeng/Shutterstock Julie Broderick, Trinity College Dublin The effect of exercise on health is profound. It can protect you from a range of conditions, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes […]

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Seasonal affective disorder: your eye colour might be why you have the ‘winter blues’

The amount of light your eyes can process might be one of the reasons why some people are more likely to experience SAD. Hanna Kuprevich/ Shutterstock Lance Workman, University of […]

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Do you know what is in your pet’s food?

As thoughts turn to getting healthy this January, research of 2000 pet owners from True Instinct reveals that an estimated 10 million dog and cat owners are not aware of […]

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Business owners and self-employed urged to rest

This seems particularly pertinent to Bude which has a high number of self-employed people in the town. Business owners and self-employed workers are being urged to make time for rest, […]

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