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

Dr. Sarah Jarvis

Spotting allergies: common treatments and myths

In any year, one in five people in the UK get treatment for an allergy - and GPs see 193 million patients every year about allergic problems. Allergic conditions include asthma, hay fever, some kinds of eczema and food allergies.

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10 Mar 2017

Dr. Sarah Jarvis

How do sleep problems in young people affect mental health?

NHS data shows the number of children referred for sleep problems has increased ten-fold in the last decade - but is this rise linked to the increase rates of diagnosis of depression among young people too?

07 Mar 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