COPD COPD stands for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. and is the name for a collection of lung diseases including chronic bronchitis, emphysema and chronic obstructive airways disease. It is thought to affect approximately 3 million people in the UK but only about 900,000 have been diagnosed. It is important these undiagnosed patients are found because, […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on COPD: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Insomnia Insomnia is one of the most common health problems with about one third of the UK population thought to experience insomnia at some time during the year. Most people need between 6-9 hours of sleep a night, though those over 70 generally only need 6 hours of sleep per night on average. Insomnia is […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Insomnia: Need A Better Night’s Sleep?
Minor Injuries: Cuts And Grazes Most cuts and grazes can be easily treated at home by first washing and drying your hands thoroughly, cleaning the wound under running water (without antiseptic as it slows down the healing process), patting the area dry and applying a sterile adhesive dressing. However, it is important to seek medical […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Minor Injuries: Cuts & Grazes, Sprains & Strains
What Is Arthritis? Arthritis is a condition that causes pain and inflammation in a joint and affects about 10 million people in the UK. There are several types of arthritis but the most common are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis affects about 8 million people in the UK and usually develops in the over 50s. […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Living With Arthritis
What Is Atopic Eczema? Atopic Eczema is the most common form of eczema and mainly affects children, though it can continue into adulthood. About 1 in 5 children are affected and in 8 out of 10 cases it occurs befre the child is 5. The exact cause is unknown but it does tend to run […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Eczema: Causes And Treatments
No Smoking Day, 12th March 2014 No Smoking Day is one of the key times when smokers consider giving up. Every year around a million smokers use No Smoking Day to try to quit smoking. No Smoking Day is a good day to try because you will not be alone. Thousands of other smokers are […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on No Smoking Day
Use of Aspartame As A Sweetener We are concerned that there are some people who will not use sweeteners, such as aspartame, because they think they are dangerous. This is not true and we feel it is important that you know this so that you can consume low calorie food and drink to help with […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Aspartame – The Facts
Trouble at Accident and Emergency Department As you will have heard on the news recently, your local accident and emergency department is struggling because it cannot cope with the ever increasing demand for its services. In a survey of people visiting accident & emergency departments, over half admitted that the problem they went to A&E […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Accident and Emergency Department Troubles