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Can you be hypnotised to lose weight?

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We review The Hypnotic Gastric Band by Paul McKenna We hear all the time about obesity in the UK.  There are many ways to lose weight, but taking the drastic step of elective surgery is not something that many would

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Review: Alive and Active Seated Exercise DVD with Simon Roll

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You will recall a while back we asked Simon Roll, a qualified personal trainer with a degree in Sports Science, to give us some insight into his thoughts on exercise and fitness for seniors. Simon is passionate about ensuring our

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Time to stop admissions to the Inter-National Health Service

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The scandal of Health Tourism has been around for a long time.  When the NHS was founded there was a scandal reported that pregnant mums from the United States of America would fly to the UK to give birth as

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Why exercise in retirement is more important than other life stages

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We all know that keeping fit and healthy is something we should all aim for, but once retired this can be a real challenge. We ask our friend Simon Roll from Alive and Active   to tell us more about the

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Turmeric – natures super-spice!!

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In Ayurvedic medicine, Turmeric has long been held in great esteem, but inceasingly, it is now being heralded as a major weapon in the fight against dementia, arthritis, stroke and cancer. US researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles,

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Calls to cut falls in the elderly

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Injuries from falls are the leading cause of death in people over 75 in the Uk. Last week, an NHS Confederation report said a more joined-up strategy at local, rather than national level, was needed in order to cut falls

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Heart failure – new hope for sufferers?


do my essay “He has such a big heart!” – it's a saying that we all view as being a positive trait, and certainly it is from an emotional point of view; but living with a physically enlarged heart is

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The Merry Widow? Forging a future on your own…

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It is a sad fact that as part of a marriage, or any relationship, one of you will die before the other, and it is something that neither party is very keen on acknowledging, let alone plan for, before it's

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MPs deaf to major public health issue

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RNID's Chief Executive, Jackie Ballard, says: “The everyday lives of 4 million people in the UK could benefit from a hearing aid but individuals take 10 years, on average, to address their hearing loss. We're urging MPs debating the Health

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