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Does Stress Really Cause High Blood Pressure?

By : Zaman | Published : Friday March 27, 2015 | Posted in : General Health
Small image of blood pressure test Stress is the feeling of overwhelming pressure both mentally and physically. Stress can stem from every day pressures that can arise from issues concerning both work and family. Stress can affect how you feel, work and behave. Symptoms of stress can include: sleeping problems, loss of appetite, muscle tension and head aches. However, do all these things actually lead to high blood pressure? Read more to find out.

Home Acne Treatments – Do they work?

By : Zaman | Published : Wednesday March 25, 2015 | Posted in : General Health
Small image of woman looking at face in mirror Depending on the severity of your acne, non-medical acne treatment is the process of whereby you treat acne without the involvement of pharmaceutical and prescribed medications. Although the effectiveness of such treatments is open to debate, various non-medical acne treatments could help with reducing the effects of acne.

Swimming vs Running

By : Zaman | Published : Friday March 20, 2015 | Posted in : General Health
Image of lady measuring waist Should you be putting on your running shoes or goggles? Both are popular and great ways of keeping fit, but which one is more suited to you? This blog will look at benefits of both exercises and the effects they can have on your body.

Are Your Bad Habits Killing You?

By : Anna | Published : Thursday March 19, 2015 | Posted in : General Health
The saying 'old habits die hard' is rather apt when it comes to acknowledging the effect our choices have on our health and wellbeing. Many of us may want to make healthier decisions but often find ourselves struggling for time while we juggle a family, career and more.

6 Facts About High Blood Pressure

By : Zaman | Published : Friday March 13, 2015 | Posted in : General Health
Small image of high blood pressure logo High blood pressure (also known as hypertension) is a condition that affects millions throughout the world. Whilst many understand the basic facts about high blood pressure there are still many important less know facts about this condition. Read on to find out more.

Eating Too Much Salt? Here's How To Cut Down

By : Anna | Published : Tuesday March 10, 2015 | Posted in : General Health
We're all consuming too much salt if recent news reports are anything to go by and, while we do need a certain amount of sodium chloride in our diet, ingesting too much can have adverse effects.

7 Facts About Asthma

By : Zaman | Published : Friday March 6, 2015 | Posted in : General Health
Small image of cartoon inhaler Asthma is a chronic condition that affects millions of people across the UK. No doubt you've heard of the condition, but how much do you really know about it? Read on for 7 facts about asthma.

Six Sleep Mistakes You Are Making

By : Anna | Published : Tuesday March 3, 2015 | Posted in : General Health
March is 'National Bed Month', and if you're not getting enough quality sleep then it's a time to look beneath the bed sheets and understand that feeling healthy begins with a good night's sleep.

How Can We Make Our Offices More Healthy?

By : Anna | Published : Wednesday February 25, 2015 | Posted in : General Health
We all lead busy lives, and that can often involve sitting down for long hours at work, barely moving as we spend more time in the office and less time being active. But could our increasingly sedentary lives be killing us?

Is The Way We Use Our GP Changing?

By : Bryn | Published : Tuesday February 17, 2015 | Posted in : General Health
The UK population is much better equipped to self-diagnose and self-monitor than they have been at any other time in history. Health-tracking devices make it easier for potential patients to be aware of their heart-rates and general fitness without the need to visit a doctor.
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The Department of Health

The official government website for the Department of Health in the United Kingdom. You can find out more information regarding health policies and regulatory agencies here.

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