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

Brain

We all know that feeling – as though your brain is in a cloud, waiting for the sun to break through. Names and other words elude you, you lose your…

Blood

Venous thromboembolism (VTE) includes deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE), and affects two people per 1,000 each year. In DVT, a blood clot develops in a deep vein…

Are you drinking too much?

Recent, lower recommendations for alcohol consumption have had a mixed reaction as alcohol in moderation does have some positive effects. It can relax, de-stress and make us more sociable, and…

Sense of smell

Smell gives us pleasure (or not!), and is important for tasting food, detecting dangers (smoke, gone-off food), and even sexual attraction. Around 12 million receptors inside our noses send signals…

Suffering from headaches

It’s probably a tension headache (the most common type of headache)… If you have A tight band of pain around the front or back of your head, which isn’t severe…

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.…