The latest news and advice on healthcare, fitness and wellbeing.

Dr. Sarah Jarvis

Sepsis awareness

We hear a lot in the media about the risk of sepsis, which affects about one in 500 people in the UK each year. It’s your body’s reaction to overwhelming infection, and it can kill, especially if not caught early. That’s why recognising the signs and getting help fast saves lives.

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21 Aug 2017

Dr. Sarah Jarvis

Treating varicose veins

For some, they’re a minor cosmetic problem. For others, they can cause aching, swollen legs and even ulcers. But however you’re affected, varicose veins are definitely not pretty. Lifestyle changes are enough for some, and surgery may be an option.

17 Aug 2017

Healthcare Matters

How to catch the cancer diagnosis early

Safety netting is often viewed as a consultation technique (to ensure timely review of a patient's condition), but it is particularly important for conditions such as suspected cancer where patients may present infrequently and symptoms can be common and non-specific, such as pain or fatigue.

06 Feb 2017

George Ford

Could stress be managed through exercise?

Various studies have found a link between exercise and alleviating stress. Physical activity causes the body to release endorphins, which will improve your mood and create a more positive outlook. Take a look at how you can manage stress through exercise.

10 May 2016