• 10 Good Reasons To See Your Doctor. Number 4 – Persistent Cough

    15th March 2018

    Our lungs are one of the most vulnerable parts of the body, and the immune system is forever working hard to clear out the gunk and germs we breathe in every day, especially the smokers. Coughs come and go, but a cough that won’t shift should not be passed off as normal.  A dry, tickly cough ...

  • A Study Shows That A New Type Of MRI Scan Could Speed Up And Improve The Diagnosis Of Prostate Cancer

    12th March 2018

    A UK study has shown that a new type of MRI scan called a multi-parametric magnetic resonance imaging scan ‘PROMIS'(MP-MRI scan) could help to diagnose prostate cancer more quickly. Using this type of scan with men who may have prostate cancer has shown that abnormal areas of the prostate can be targeted very precisely to take ...

  • 10 Good Reasons To See Your Doctor. Number 3 – Chest Pain

    9th March 2018

    Countless TV dramas and films have taught us to instantly know that a character who grips their left arm, winces with crushing chest pain and collapses to the floor has just had a heart attack. In real life it isn’t always this way and, conversely, sometimes even the most distressing of chest pains are harmless.  When ...

  • Comprehensive Guide To Choosing Exercise Equipment.

    5th March 2018

    Just seen a very good and comprehensive guide to exercise equipment and how to get the best out of it.  This is both at home and in the gym.  There are some adverts but they are helpful suggestions rather that straight product advertising. Go to  

  • New Research Suggests That Diabetes Is Five Separate Diseases

    3rd March 2018

    Diabetes – or uncontrolled blood sugar levels – is normally split into type 1 and type 2.  But researchers in Sweden and Finland think the more complicated picture they have uncovered will usher in an era of personalised medicine for diabetes.  Experts said the study was a herald of the future of diabetes care but changes ...

  • 10 Good Reasons To See Your Doctor. Number 2. Nodding Off At The Drop Of A Hat!

    2nd March 2018

    If you never feel refreshed, even after a good night’s sleep, or find yourself regularly dozing off in the daytime then you should see your GP. In the UK an estimated 750,000 people are unknowingly affected by a problem known as obstructive sleep apnoea – or OSA.  The condition makes you feel perpetually exhausted  , increases ...

  • 10 Good Reasons To See Your Doctor. Number 1 Weight Loss.

    27th February 2018

    For those of us who carry a few extra pounds, life can feel like a never-ending treadmill of diets and possibly exercise.  Suddenly dropping some unexpected weight may sound great, but certainly shouldn’t be accepted as a gift of the gods.  To suddenly loose weight, your body must be burning up more energy than you ...

  • All.Can Patient Survey

    1st February 2018

    When you’re having treatment for cancer, anything that makes life a bit easier can make a huge difference. As part of an initiative to improve efficiency in cancer care by focusing on what matters to patients, All.Can is calling for patients to share their perspectives. Findings from the survey will be used to inform discussions with ...

  • Drink Driving over Christmas

    22nd December 2017

    In this post, we outline a Christmas-themed drink driving infographic. The infographic visually outlines drink driving statistics relating to UK-drivers in December 2016. The infographic serves as a stark warning to anyone willing to drink drive during Christmas, or indeed any other month of the year. The infographic was put together by Paul Clarke and his ...

  • Gut Bacteria Might Hitch A Ride with Spreading Bowel Cancer

    2nd December 2017

    Bowel Cancer has become the second largest cause of cancer deaths in the UK!  New research shows that certain bacteria found in bowel cancers can be found in a small number of tumours which have spread to other parts of the body. The team at the Dana-Farber institute took samples from 101 patients who had bowel cancer. ...


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