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  • sexual dysfunction

    Sexual Dysfunction: Where to Get Advice

    Most men and women experience sexual dysfunction at some point in their lives. Sexual health clinics provide much-needed support in this area, helping to improve wellbeing, strengthen family relationships and treat fertility problems. However, cuts to sexual services could leave thousands without support, leading to further potential problems for the NHS and its patients. About…

  • National Walking Month

    National Walking Month: How it Boosts Health

    Warmer weather and lighter evenings provide the perfect opportunity to celebrate May as National Walking Month and get more active. Walking is fun, free and doesn’t require any specialist equipment or training. Walking and being active in general helps to improve cardiovascular fitness and reduce risk factors for disease, such as: Cholesterol High blood pressure…

  • arthritis

    Arthritis: Can It Be Treated At Home?

    The 14th-21st May marks Arthritis Care Awareness Week, a national event that highlights the challenges of this condition and supports people who are suffering. Arthritis affects over ten million people in the UK. It causes pain, inflammation and stiffness in joints, and, although it is more prominent in those aged 40 and over, it affects people…

  • Smokers and drinkers

    Smokers and Drinkers To Receive Help To Quit

    Preventing ill health is the focus of the NHS’ new 10-year plan that aims to save up to 500,000 lives. The plans will give particular attention to smokers and drinkers, providing them with the support they need to quit, and reduce the risk of developing serious or fatal health conditions. It’s hoped that these measures…

  • England's health

    The Changing Face Of England’s Health – What Does It Tell Us About Self-Care?

    An ageing and growing population, with the rise in rates of dementia, diabetes and mental health conditions, has meant that the NHS is having to adapt and change to cope with our changing health needs. While life expectancy is increasing, the number of years that people live in poor health is also increasing. This shift will likely…