50+ & life

Zebrafish & Parkinson’s, Poor Diets, Stroke Risks & More – Health Article

Have you missed the latest news this week (5th April?) Don’t worry, we’ve summarised the key stories for you below. The diets cutting 1 in 5 lives short A recent, influential study shows how the food we eat is putting 11 million of us into an early grave each year. Among the worst diets, people who ate too much salt, too few whole grains and too little fruit were most at risk of early death. Researchers say the study is…

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Ask our gynaecology experts your questions – Health Article

Every year we run an Online Clinic on Gynaecology. And this year our clinic is sponsored by Babystart, Sylk Intimate and Promensil.  We are also delighted our clinic is being supported by The Eve Appeal and Womb Cancer Support UK charities. Meet our gynaecology experts As always, we have a fantastic panel of medical experts on hand to answer your questions. Our experts include Mr Hugh Byrne, Dr Heather Currie, Mr Radwan Faraj, Mr Peter Greenhouse, Debbie Holloway and Mr Khalil Razvi. All our experts…

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Bard stops selling vaginal mesh products for stress urinary incontinence – Health Article

It has been announced today that C.R. Bard have chosen to stop production and distribution of all urogynaecological mesh products for SUI and POP and that they are removing all urogynaecological mesh products from hospital and distribution centres. This is following an ongoing campaign to ban these mesh devices, which was supported by those of us here at talkhealth. The government previously accepted the recommendation of a review into the safety of these devices, which has caused pain for thousands…

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Health round up – exercise & weight loss, asthma & young people, PTSD – Health Article

This week in the news about health (22 February 2019) we look at exercise and weight loss, young deaths in the UK from asthma and PTSD in young people. Short bursts of exercise is good for weight loss According to research published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine which looked at c36 studies, short bursts of high intensity interval training (Hiit) may be more effective if you want to lose weight. It would appear Hiit is more effective than…

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Can you exercise if you have osteoarthritis? – Health Article

  Osteoarthritis can be seen as a reason to avoid exercise. However a great infographic from the Institute of Bone and Joint Research shows that even if walking and doing some exercise may hurt the answer is not to avoid those activities as they are both important.   Doing some exercise is one of the best ways to support yourself to live with osteoarthritis whatever your age or level of fitness. Regular exercise that keeps you active, builds up muscle and strengthens…

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Narcissistic Personality Disorder – talkhealth Blogtalkhealth Blog – Health Article

Never Enough: The Narcissist’s Insatiable Curse If you have gotten to know a person with narcissism, you are bound to recall how you felt during and after your interactions with them. Not all narcissists are alike. But the term does capture a specific set of traits that are similar in people who are cursed by this fragile, but seemingly bombastic personality disorder. A good working definition of this condition is found on Drugs.com. “Narcissistic personality disorder is a mental disorder…

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Genes & depression, mobile phones & children, meat consumption and talkhealth’s FREE well-being programme’s launched! – Health Article

This week in health (8 February 2019) some of the key stories are summarised below. And to help with your overall health and well-being, we’ve launched mywellbeing this week – a FREE support programme for anyone wanting to improve their physical and mental well-being. 100 genes linked to depression, say scientists An international study led by Edinburgh University has found there are 100 genes linked to depression. The study followed 2 million people in 20 different countries. Scientists discovered variations in…

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