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Circle Podiatry to help curb diabetes-related amputations

Podiatrist and co-founder of Undefeeted Peter Allton says: “85% of diabetes-related amputations could be avoided.”

Imagine what it would be like to never be able to see your footprint in the sand or feel the sea splashing around your ankles or to not be able to play in the park with children? Maybe you would miss going to work or the gentle touch of your loved

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Brits set for record cards to keep track of vaccinations

Brits should be given record cards to keep track of their vaccination history and are being told that it is part of their civic duty to make sure that they are properly immunised on a regular basis. They are also warning that antibiotic resistance, an increase in the ageing population, and more and more migration will lead to a stronger threat for infectious disease if

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New study shows the ageing effects of smoking in twins

Twins who are smokers display more premature ageing on their face than identical twins who don’t smoke, according to a new study which is published in November’s issue of  Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery® , the official journal of the ASPS;American Society of Plastic Surgeons 

The study has revealed that significant differences in facial ageing were found between sets of twins who had as little as 5 years

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Psoriasis suffers have more to deal with than just irritated skin

Psoriasis suffers have more to deal with than just irritated skin

The skin condition psoriasis, of which there are around 7.5m sufferers in the US, not only irritates the skin but also had a profound effect on the overall well being of those who have the affliction. This is caused by their dent in self confidence, according to Benjamin F Chong MD,Medical Chief of Dermatology

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Cancer costing EU countries a fortune in treatment

In a research carried out by EU to ascertain the economic impact of cancer, the disease was discovered to be very costly as it has recently cost most European Union countries 126bn Euros a year. As reported by the charity Cancer Research UK, the disease presents a huge financial burden.

The figures quoted by Lancet Oncology included money for buying drugs, paying for health care services

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Ski 4 Cancer’s new patron is polar explorer Sue Stockdale

Ski 4 Cancer’s new patron is polar explorer Sue Stockdale

Sue Stockdale, Britain’s first women to reach the Magnetic North Pole on skis, has been named as the new patron for Ski 4 Cancer, the UK based charity that provides respite breaks in the Alps for families who are affected by cancer.

Sue Stockdale achieved her amazing feat of skiing to the North

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Too much time in front of the television can result in depression

Too much time watching television has been linked to many problems in children including social anxiety and obesity, but now it has been linked to depression as well. A new study claims that playing too many computer games or watching too much television will eventually lower the self-esteem of youngsters leading to depression.

According to the study that was published this week by the charity Public

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Migraines and headaches could be made worse with current medication

Doctors are being told that the old way of treating migraines and headaches might be outdated as it is now being found that too many painkillers can actually lead to an increase in headaches. Health experts think that many sufferers are actually ending up in far worse shape because they take so many painkillers so they are actually causing themselves to have more headaches in

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The causes of coronary heart disease

CHD, or coronary heart disease, is most commonly caused by fatty materials building up on the walls of the arteries that run throughout the body and, most importantly, along those tissues lining the heart, which are known as coronary arteries. This is known as atherosclerosis and becomes a major problem when the inner linings of these arteries become covered in a kind of sludge that

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Obesity in the young raises risk of developing allergies and asthma

A new study suggests that obese children and teenagers might be at a higher risk for developing asthma and allergies due to vitamin D deficiency. MD Candace Percival from the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center explained that the risk for asthma and severe allergies has not been understood in the past. There has been a clear link between overweight and obese teens and an

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