Good health is so important so read our best health tips for staying healthy and healthy living

Brain

We need healthy brain inputs and outputs in order to balance. Sensory signals from our muscles, joints, skin and gravity provide constantly updated feedback about our body’s position, which our…

When your kidneys stop working

Acute kidney injury (sudden damage/AKI) usually develops during serious illness or in older people with long-term medical problems. Around one in five of those admitted to hospital has AKI, but…

Yoga at any age

Having good mobility, strong muscles and a healthy heart are not only important for our quality of life, they can also extend our overall life span. We know that exercise…

Regular blood tests could detect iron overload symptoms of haemochromatosis © iStock

Our pea-sized pituitary glands are located deep behind the bridge of our noses at the base of our brains. They produce nine different hormones that control various body functions; these…

Know your skin clock and get your beauty sleep ©iStock

Snoring doesn’t just affect overweight, middle-aged men – women, and even children may snore, too. But obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA/blocked breathing during sleep) tends to be under diagnosed in women,…

Cancer

Prostate enlargement commonly starts around the age of 50 and symptoms (see below) affect three-quarters of men in their seventies. Most cases are benign (BPH), but one in eight men…

A good rest can be bad

Our bodies are designed to move – and strange things start happening after just 24 hours of immobility. Longer-term, regular exercise helps to ward off heart disease, diabetes, dementia, many…

Blood pressure

Feeling a bit dizzy is quite common but if it soon passes, we may be tempted to ignore it. However, dizziness comes in many forms, and some have serious causes.…

Neurostimulation - A new way to treat pain

Our brain controls what we feel, how we move and behind-the-scenes activities, such as hormone production, as well as how we think and react. Body areas are represented in the…

Carrots

Do some eye yoga Relax and refresh tired eyes with this simple routine. Keep your head still throughout the moves and close your eyes for five seconds after each one:…

Doctor wrong? Writing yourself a checklist will help you get the most out of your appointment. ©iStock

Many people avoid tests that they think will hurt, be embarrassing or have scary results, but this can delay valuable treatment or reassurance. Doctors and nurses understand our fears and…

Angry woman

Everyone seems more angry these days – in public, on the internet and often in private, too. Anger is a normal emotion and helps to protect us, but, unrestrained, it…

Human heart

Many people are unaware they have a condition called cardiomyopathy, that affects more than one in 500 of us. It can cause sudden death at any age, and is a…

Hardwire your happiness

Being a happy person or a sad person is not set in stone. We can change the way we feel by altering our brain chemistry. ‘When you feel good, your…

Lady talking to doctor

We all get blisters from time to time, usually on our feet or hands; our skin reacts to friction, pressure, burns or scalds by producing a painful swelling filled with…