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The concept of consuming 5 portions of fruit and vegetables everyday is something the majority of us are aware of, but just how many of us understand exactly what contributes as 1 of your 5 a day. This article explores different ways and tips in which you can tally up to those 5 a day as well as debunking some myths about what does and doesn't count. A must read for patato enthusiasts!
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It has been claimed by researchers that less than two-thirds of doctors in England's GP surgeries are unsure how to approach the subject of physical activity with their patients as they are not confident about how to advise them in this area. Outlined in July 2011 by the Chief Medical Office, national guidelines advise that adults aged between 19 and 64 participate in 75 minutes of intense activity or 150 minutes of moderate physical activity a week. So what is the taboo that some doctors possess on this?
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This article covers the correct Asthma inhaler techniques to use and why they are important.
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Over 600 children and adolescents are being treated for type 2 diabetes in England and Wales, with the increase being described as a "hugely disturbing trend", is being highlighted by local councils. The statistics come from a report by child health experts which established 110 more cases amid under-19s in 2015-16 than two years previously.
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High Blood Pressure

Thursday, Aug 10, 2017

What is high blood pressure? Who is at risk from high blood pressure and causes? Tips for reducing your blood pressure and medications available to control high blood pressure.
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NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme

Tuesday, Aug 08, 2017

A record number of the UK population are living with Type 2 diabetes. This is over twice the number of people compared with 1996. Unfortunately, many of us will experience potentially preventable complications as a result of diabetes, frankly because they are unaware and do not have enough knowledge about the condition and how they can manage it. On a positive note, if you are at risk Type 2 diabetes, there are plenty of little alterations you can make to prevent the onset of diabetes in the first instance. The first thing to do is find out if you are at risk.

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Trials have been rolled throughout England to assess if video consultations on smartphone apps could be an effective substitute for ambulances for thousands of calls as 'lower priority'.
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Doctors and nurses are using WhatsApp Messenger and Snapchat to share patient data "across the NHS", health professionals have informed the BBC
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Knee Pain

Saturday, Oct 07, 2017

This post discusses the many different types of knee pain, conditions, causes and treatments associated with knee pain.
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Osteoarthritis is a disease of the joints affecting most of us in one way or another as we age. Around 80% of people over the age of 50 are affected. The process begins with the cartilage wearing thin and disjointed and over time, it could be totally grinded to nothing. At the same time, the joint capsule thickness enhances and more synovial (lubricating) fluid is created which causes swelling in the joint. Ultimately, osteoarthritis can effect any and every joint in the human body, but it's usually apparent in the fingers, knees, hips and spine.
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