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Health & Wellbeing

5 Anti-Aging Myths Debunked

When it comes to anti-aging, there are many myths and beliefs that can be so confusing. How does one prevent premature aging? Are there ways to delay it?

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12th Jan 2015
Lindsay Edwards
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Sport and Activities for Older Adults

On another note from my last post about 60+ fitness...Sport is for everyone, not just the young and super fit. If you’re trying to find a way of getting more exercise, then the following activities could be for you, and they’re in order of least to most strenuous so you can work out which is best for you.

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16th Oct 2014
William Freddy Hope
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How to Keep Enjoying Sport at 60+

Here is how I keep myself fit even at my age! The breadth of sport and exercise that older people partake might just surprise you. The most recent survey by the Office for National Statistics revealed that well over a third of people aged over 65 took part in sports and exercise for the purpose of health in the last year. So what sports are popular with older people and how can you make sure you continue to enjoy sport and exercise?

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16th Oct 2014
William Freddy Hope
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An Eye on Aging: Caring for your Eyes and Dealing with Common Problems

Your eyes express a lot about who you are and show your joy, love and excitement to the world. They are truly a “window to the soul” as the old saying goes. But the delicate skin around your eyes is one of the first areas to show signs of stress, ageing, sun damage, tiredness, and illness. And vision problems are more likely develop as you age.

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26th Aug 2014
Lindsay Edwards
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Why you should celebrate the first national care home open day, 2013

On the 21 June, hundreds of care home across Britain will be throwing open their doors to the public to celebrate the first ever National Care Home Open Day. And I for one hope this annual event continues for many years to come.

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18th Jun 2013
James Newhouse
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How to add life to your life!

I've found the solution to insomnia and discovered the pleasures of a nocturnal cup of tea, reading and box set DVDs.

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17th Apr 2012
Anthony Page
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DNA testing brings potential pitfalls as well as benefits

While genetic screening offers many potential advantages, some caution needs to be exerted over how this information is treated, and who can access it, as the implications for both the individual and society are considerable

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25th Oct 2011
Alexander Hay
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Leafy Green Vegetables and Their Amazing Health Benefits

There's a lot more to eating green leafy veggies than most of us realise. Here's a comprehensive review of some of the best greens to put on your dinner plate.

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28th Sep 2011
Marce Colucci
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Drunk driving without limits

Proposals to lower the drink driving limit in Northern Ireland fly in the face of ever declining deaths and injuries on the roads, and may backfire in making drivers ignore blood alcohol limits altogether

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27th Sep 2011
Alexander Hay
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Welsh late onset Diabetes screening scheme (almost) ideal

A successful program in Wales has allowed the public to test itself for Type 2 Diabetes with excellent results, albeit with a discredited system at its heart

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19th Sep 2011
Alexander Hay
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Organ replacement - printing out a new future for patients?

If practical, a new development in bio 3D printing could bring considerable benefits for patients in need of replacement organs, but several questions still need to be answered at this early stage

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16th Sep 2011
Alexander Hay
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UK housing crisis grows ever worse

A combination of too few houses and far too many slum landlords is making life unbearable for many

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8th Sep 2011
Alexander Hay
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MRSA - Super Bugs in retreat, but much remains to be done

A major cause of deaths amongst the elderly is down but not out, with a high rate of infection still being reported

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25th Aug 2011
Alexander Hay
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Zebra fish may hold key to regrowing organs

Latest developments hint at a cure for heart disease and more

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15th Aug 2011
Alexander Hay
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Confessions of an NHS records data entry temp

How I worked nights and helped build a doomed database

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4th Aug 2011
Alexander Hay
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Cancer rates for the 40-59 age group rise steeply

A worrying trend becomes clear

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19th Jul 2011
Alexander Hay
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How to sort out men's health

The Men's Health Forum has published the definitive blueprint on how men can improve their health.

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8th Jul 2011
Marce Colucci
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So much for David Cameron's promise to keep NHS waiting times down

In spite of Cameron's platform commitments, waiting times for diagnostic tests don't seem to be getting any better - NHS waiting times increase for diagnostic testsNew figures show that 15,667 patients waited more than six weeks in May, compared with 3,378 in May last year - James Ball and Denis Campbell

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8th Jul 2011
Marce Colucci
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Boxing clever? Haye vs. Klitschko

Boxing is a surprisingly complicated business

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1st Jul 2011
Alexander Hay
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Diary of a Gym Bunny 5

The machines are becoming my friends and husband Andrew discovers the gym too

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28th Jun 2011
Diane Priestley
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Diary of An Old Gym Bunny 4

Today I meet the weight lifting machines and discover that I have pairs of muscles in my flabby arms that contract and extend! Well you could knock me down with a feather!

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20th Jun 2011
Diane Priestley
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News round up - NHS reforms

Much of a muchness, and a dash of fudge

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14th Jun 2011
Alexander Hay
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Diary of An Old Gym Bunny 3

The action is hotting up. I am introduced to the cardio machines! Hello! What do all these numbers mean?

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14th Jun 2011
Diane Priestley
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Diary of An Old Gym Bunny 2

My second session at the gym and I am taking it easy in the jacuzzi! No point pushing myself too hard!

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14th Jun 2011
Diane Priestley
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Diary of an Old Gym Bunny 1

I have joined the gym and I'm jumping out of my skin. Share in my amusing experiences as an enthusiastic novice!

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14th Jun 2011
Diane Priestley
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Forever Young: 28 Days to the New Me

I was overweight, sluggish, unfit and floundering! So I embarked on a Detox program with the help of a trainer. Here is my personal journey.

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4th Jan 2011
Diane Priestley


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