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Arterial Hypertension

11 Nov 2015

What is high blood pressure (HBP)? It is a chronic disease characterized by an increase in the pressure exerted by the blood against the walls of the arteries, as the heart beats. It is one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality especially in developed countries. When checking blood pressure two numbers are given, the first […]

Stay active over 65 for healthy bones

02 Feb 2016

It’s true that our bones tend to lose strength as we get older. But even in later years there is plenty we can do to slow down bone loss and avoid the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis. In general our activity levels tend to drop as we get older. You may feel you don’t have the energy […]

Global obesity rates expected to soar in next decade

06 Apr 2016

“One-fifth of adults worldwide will be obese by 2025,” The Guardian reports, while The Sun warns that the “UK’s population to be fattest in Europe” by the same date. These are just some of the conclusions of a major modelling study of global obesity trends. The study used data covering 19.2 million adults in 186 […]

Should we ‘eat breakfast like a king and dinner like a pauper’?

29 Jun 2016

“We should ‘eat breakfast like a king’ to fight obesity, scientists claim,” the Daily Mirror reports. The headline was prompted by a new review into “chrono-nutrition”, which involves seeing if when we eat is as important as what we eat. The review suggests eating more of our total daily food intake in the evening – […]

Five steps to mental wellbeing

24 Aug 2016

Evidence suggests there are five steps we can all take to improve our mental wellbeing. If you give them a try, you may feel happier, more positive and able to get the most from life. What is mental wellbeing? Sarah Stewart-Brown, professor of public health at the University of Warwick and a wellbeing expert, says: “Feeling […]

Five lifestyle tips for a healthy tummy

28 Dec 2016

1. Beat stress to ease tummy troubles You may have noticed a feeling of unease in your stomach during times of stress. That’s because anxiety and worry can upset the delicate balance of digestion. In some people stress slows down digestion, causing bloating, pain and constipation, while in others it speeds it up causing diarrhoea […]