Connecting Triglycerides to Heart Disease

Connecting Triglycerides to Heart Disease

The lifetime risk of developing heart disease from the age of 40 years and up is as high as 50 percent for males and an estimated 35 percent for women. Over the last decade remarkable progress has been made in defining cardiovascular risk factors and many helpful drugs have been introduced as a way to control the triggers of heart disease. In recent years there seems to be a decrease in cardiovascular mortality in the UK and Western Europe yet the risk group is larger and the instances of younger incidents of cardiovascular disease is increasing. Many doctors are now Read More

New Drug Shows Promise Against Psoriatic Arthritis

New Drug Shows Promise Against Psoriatic Arthritis

Psoriasis is a common occurrence when auto-immune disorders are present, causing the body’s own immune system to over-react to stimuli by producing extra T-cells at key locations. This creates eruptions of scaly red and white patches on the skin surface which although irritating, does not pose a health threat. But for those with simple psoriasis outbreaks a larger danger awaits as they may also contract psoriatic arthritis in which the joints also get affected by the attack of the body’s immune system.

About 40% of psoriatic arthritis patients have a family history of either psoriasis or arthritis which seems to indicate Read More

Chronic Pain Linked to Vitamin D Deficiency

Chronic Pain Linked to Vitamin D Deficiency

People worldwide can suffer from vitamin D deficiencies, but it is more common in people from northern countries such as the UK, where sunshine is often less prevalent. Vitamin D can only be found naturally as a fat-soluble vitamin in very few foods which is why it is often provided as a dietary supplement or added to other consumables as an additional ingredient to increase daily vitamin D intake. This vitamin deficiency also attacks the immigrant population more frequently as their bodies are used to longer periods of sunlight. Children remain at the highest risk when deficient in this vitamin Read More

How Can the Winter Affect Us and Our Bodies

How Can the Winter Affect Us and Our Bodies

The winter season brings ice, snow, frost and low temperatures especially in England, with the lowest temperature every recorded in the country at a freezing -26.1 degrees. So what effects can the cold weather have on our bodies? And what can we do to try and prevent it.

Seasonal Affective Disorder
Seasonal affective disorder can affect many of us in the winter months and is also known as winter depression related to the changes in the season. Symptoms can include feelings of low energy, loss of interest in day to day activities and trouble sleeping. Taking steps to help keep your mood Read More

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19 Nov 2014

Connecting Triglycerides to Heart Disease

The lifetime risk of developing heart disease from the age of 40 years and up is as high as 50 percent for males and an estimated 35 percent for women. Over the last decade remarkable progress has Read More

Tags: Health, Weight Loss

17 Nov 2014

New Drug Shows Promise Against Psoriatic Arthritis

Psoriasis is a common occurrence when auto-immune disorders are present, causing the body’s own immune system to over-react to stimuli by producing extra T-cells at key locations. This creates eruptions of scaly red and white patches on Read More

Tags: Beauty, Health, Travel

15 Nov 2014

Chronic Pain Linked to Vitamin D Deficiency

People worldwide can suffer from vitamin D deficiencies, but it is more common in people from northern countries such as the UK, where sunshine is often less prevalent. Vitamin D can only be found naturally as a Read More

Tags: Health, Travel

14 Nov 2014

How Can the Winter Affect Us and Our Bodies

The winter season brings ice, snow, frost and low temperatures especially in England, with the lowest temperature every recorded in the country at a freezing -26.1 degrees. So what effects can the cold weather have on our Read More

Tags: Beauty, Health

13 Nov 2014

10 Money-saving tips to guarantee Christmas Savings

Christmas is just around the corner. With all the decorating, baking, and good-will-toward-all that is certain to keep us busy in only a matter of days, it’s time to take out those Christmas lists and start crossing Read More

Tags: Beauty, Christmas, Competitions & Offers, Infographics

12 Nov 2014

5 Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular disease or CHD claims about 82,000 deaths a year in the UK, making this the number one killer among all the diseases ending in fatalities. The British Heart Foundation works closely with the NHS to monitor Read More

Tags: Health, Weight Loss

8 Nov 2014

Top 10 cough and cold treatments that are safe during pregnancy

The flu is on the rise, along with colds and cough, which circulates in the air with the onset of winter and usually attacks those who have poor resistance or are physically run-down. The most susceptible individuals Read More

Tags: Health, Travel

7 Nov 2014

National Spa Week: How to Pamper Yourself at Home

So you’ve had a long hard week at work and you deserve some pampering. A trip to the salon or spa might be all you need but it can come at a price and there may not Read More

Tags: Beauty, Competitions & Offers

6 Nov 2014

Top tips to combat winter and cold

The news: winter is here! It crept up before we even noticed. Who knew?! Aside from cozy winter nights, cute knit hats with fuzzy boots, and the excuse to stay indoors and out of the torrential downpour, Read More

Tags: Health, Infographics

5 Nov 2014

11 Causes and Triggers of Psoriasis

The science of skin care is constantly evolving and in Britain non-surgical skin treatment facilities are on the rise offering anything from wrinkle removal to skin resurfacing treatments that are guaranteed to give you soft, glowing skin. Read More

Tags: Beauty, Health

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