Personal Issues

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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Personal Issues

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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Personal Issues

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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Drinking Self-Assessment Test

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

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Alcohol Tracker

Find out how your alcohol intake affects your health

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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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Men's Health

Are you too embarrassed to speak about bowel cancer?

Figures released during Bowel Cancer Awareness Month 2017 (April) suggest four out of 10 people in the UK would be too embarrassed to tell someone if they had one of the warning signs of the disease.

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Personal Issues

Keep your mind healthy this World Health Day

World Health Day – an awareness event run by the World Health Organisation – takes place each year on April 7. And this year, the name of the campaign is Depression: let’s talk.

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Personal Issues

Good sleep is like winning the lottery

If you’re not a great sleeper, getting better quality shut-eye each night can make you feel as good as someone who’s won £200,000 on the lottery, say University of Warwick experts.

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Personal Issues

Eating disorders: do you know the signs?

UK eating disorders charity Beat has started this year’s Eating Disorders Awareness Week by calling for more people – including GPs and the general public – to be able to spot the telltale signs of an eating disorder.

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Depression Self-Assessment Test

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

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Personal Issues

Top tips for marathon runners

If you’ve entered to run the London Marathon this year, you may well be be clocking up some serious hours of training right now. Preparing correctly could mean the difference between completing the course in your personal best time and ending up with a painful sports injury.

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