Personal Issues

Could you spot the signs of stress?

According to the International Stress Management Association UK – charity and organiser of International Stress Awareness Day (November 1st, 2017) – stress is an unhealthy state of body or mind, or both.

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Personal Issues

Four in 10 Brits don’t know the signs of bowel cancer

Research for the charity Red Trouser Day suggests many people in this country feel awkward opening up about bowel cancer, with many admitting they don’t know the signs to look for. And it could be putting lives at risk, experts from the charity claim.

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Alcohol Tracker

Find out how your alcohol intake affects your health

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Many Brits are living with avoidable sight loss

Experts behind National Eye Health Week (September 18 - 24) have warned that a million people in the UK are living with avoidable sight loss that’s severe enough to have a significant impact on their daily lives, leaving them unable to do things such as drive.

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Keep your tummy happy on holiday

If you’re heading off on your summer holidays soon, the last thing you need is a health problem to spoil it. But if a survey commissioned by constipation treatment Dulcolax is anything to go by, more than half of women who’ve been on holiday have had their time away affected by tummy problems such as diarrhoea, constipation and feeling bloated or bunged up.

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Personal Issues

Should you be tested for hepatitis C?

Public Health England is urging people to get free testing for the hepatitis C virus, as many are thought to be living with the condition without realising it.

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Depression Self-Assessment Test

Could you be depressed? Find out with this short assessment.

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How to sleep in summer heat

We may not always get perfect summer weather here in the UK, but at this time of year the temperature and humidity can often rise enough to make it difficult to get a good night’s sleep.

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Tired all the time? You may not be getting enough sleep

A survey into the state of British sleep patterns has confirmed we are a nation of terrible sleepers.

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Drinking Self-Assessment Test

Assess the effects of your drinking habits and get practical advice.

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Stress has a significant effect on IBS, claims expert

Many people believe stress can cause a flare-up of their irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms.

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Personal Issues

Most people affected by a mental health problem in their lifetime

A new report by the Mental Health Foundation to mark the start of Mental Health Awareness Week (May 8 - 14, 2017) suggests only a small minority of people in this country say they have high levels of good mental health.

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