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Tips and remedies for varicose veins

Varicose veins affect mostly women, for many different reasons, and are considered to be a common issue caused by malfunctioning vein valves. Basically, the arteries transport blood away from the heart, and it returns to the heart through the veins. The vein valves make sure the blood flows towards the heart. Sometimes these valves can fail, causing blood to collect in legs and feet veins. This causes them to enlarge and become varicose, and bleed if injured.

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15th Jul 2015
Ivana Craft
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Vibration Therapy - How Massage Chairs Affect Your Body

In this fast-paced life, everyone needs time to relax and unwind. One excellent way to do this is by getting a massage. A good massage can relieve tension, lower blood pressure, alleviate back pain, help in digestion, and soothe nerve pain. Unfortunately, not everyone can afford regular massage sessions. Time and money constraints can prevent you from getting relaxing massages. The good news is that you can enjoy a soothing massage from the comfort of your home.

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9th Jul 2015
Ivana Craft
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How Asbestos is Effecting a Generation More Than 50 years on.

Asbestos was considered a wonder product in the 1950's-70's in the construction industry. But now this mineral is effecting peoples lives dramatically more than 50 years on. Now we are older, it is important to recognize those who were exposed to asbestos and help them deal the possibility of living with asbestosis or even mesothelioma.

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7th Jul 2015
Pano Savvidis
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Treatment For Major Health Issues Now Is Not A Problem

Health is one of the most important factors that need to be taken care of. Without a proper health there is no such thing in the world that we can enjoy.

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26th Jun 2015
Mark Tristan
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Use of Chiropractic and Acupuncture to Help Patients With Cancer

Cancer is one health aliment which scares almost everyone. It is difficult to treat and can make a patient extremely sick.

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24th Jun 2015
Etienne Victor
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Things our elderly parents need for safety, independence and comfort

At some point in our lives, most of us will be faced with the unsettling reality that our parents’ mental and physical health is deteriorating with old age. As they age, their role gradually shifts from that of a caregiver to someone who is in need of our care and assistance.

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28th May 2015
Ben Gaconi
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The Women’s Guide to Staying Fit in Old Age

Are you looking for the fountain of youth?

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15th Apr 2015
Pano Savvidis
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The Perfect Catch: Why You Should Get Into Fishing Today

Adopting a more angler lifestyle can be both exciting and daunting all at the same time, especially as it has been said that experience itself trumps knowledge.

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7th Apr 2015
Pano Savvidis
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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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