October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month – a time when people come together to share stories and information about breast cancer, raise money to help fight the disease and work to make sure the public are aware of the risks associated with this illness. In this article, we want to round up some of the most important facts for you to know about breast cancer. Continue reading What You Need to Know about Breast Cancer
From a sense of increased general well being to better sleep or fewer colds, if you’re a passionate yoga practitioner it’s likely you’ve already noticed some benefits to yoga practice. Continue reading What Are the Benefits of Yoga?
The average two-year-old needs around 12 to 14 hours of sleep daily. Helping them to get this shut eye isn’t always easy, though! Continue reading Sleep and the Terrible Twos
Gluten-free diets are very common today. While for some people this is a lifestyle choice, for people with coeliac disease it isn’t optional. Continue reading How Do You Know if You Have Coeliac Disease?
Any type of bullying that takes place online or through tablets, phones and laptops can be referred to as cyberbullying. Continue reading What Is Cyberbullying?
It’s very common for other conditions to be diagnosed alongside Asperger syndrome or autism. For this reason, it’s vital that we work with the needs arising from a person’s autism separately from their other needs, while offering support in a way that meets all of their needs. Continue reading What Other Conditions are Related to Asperger Syndrome
Insulin and other hormones are in charge of regulating the concentration (amount) of sugar in the blood. Diabetes is the name given to conditions where blood sugar levels can no longer be regulated by the body. Diabetes can occur in two different types, Type 1 and Type 2. Continue reading How Do People Without Diabetes Control Their Blood Sugar?
Weight training is a fantastic form of exercise for men and women of all ages. Yet, in saying that, using weight training as a way to maintain fitness still appears to be quite mysterious to many people. Continue reading Weight Training for Men and Women: What’s the Difference?
The main cause of skin cancer is excessive exposure to UV (ultraviolet) radiation from sunbeds and the sun. Avoiding using sunbeds and taking care when enjoying the sun could prevent up to 9 out of 10 cases of melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, in the UK. Continue reading Sunburn: The Facts
Asthma symptoms don’t need to get in the way if your child’s symptoms are managed well. If you understand these 9 things about your child with asthma, they’ll be able to get on with all the things they like doing. Continue reading 9 Things You Need to Know about Children with Asthma
Checking in after workouts and counting calories were once the primary use of fitness apps. While those are very useful functions, the newer fitness apps have so many different functions that they put their ancestors to shame. Continue reading How Can My Phone Help Me Stay Motivated?
Have you noticed the rise in the number of people who have moved towards veganism and plant-based eating? Since 2014 January has become a dedicated month for vegans known as Veganuary, named after the charity who created a social event to encourage people to go vegan for a month. I have to be honest and say that I know only a couple of people who have gone down this route in my immediate circle of friends and family, but, on a larger scale veganism has skyrocketed. Continue reading Why has a plant-based diet become so popular?
Snoring gently in the corners of hip bookshops, sniffing around your local park or perched on a bench in your local coffee shop, you’re likely to see French Bulldogs wherever you go. They’re at all the glitziest parties and chilling with all the coolest dog owners. Although it’s taken a while, we’ve reached the age of the French Bulldog. Continue reading Why Are French Bulldogs so Pup-ular?
Bullying happens in lots of schools all over the world, and affects many students in those schools. The way in … Continue reading Bullying: What Does it Mean?
Type 2 diabetes is a very common condition which causes a person’s blood glucose levels to become elevated. People whose insulin is less effective than normal, but who can still make it to a certain extent, are given the diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes. Some experts believe that the condition is becoming worryingly common in our times as a result of certain societal changes, such as supermarkets, the replacement of walking with driving and increased access to fast foods. Continue reading Type 2 Diabetes
Many students find that they gain weight when they first start at university, and that’s no surprise. You’re suddenly given … Continue reading The Student’s Guide to Nutrition
Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK is a great starting point to get the public talking about mental illness. The issue of mental health has a special place in my heart as my aunt (my mother’s sister) suffered with schizophrenia for many years and ultimately took her own life in 2009 Continue reading 5 Celebs who suffer with a Diagnosed Mental Illness
Bipolar is a mental health condition which has an impact on your mood, and can cause your mood to swing between two extremes. In the past, it was referred to as “manic depression”. This was the phrase used to describe it right up until 1980, at which point the American Psychiatric Association (APA) decided to reflect the condition’s “bi-polarity”, or dual nature, by renaming it “bipolar disorder”. Continue reading What is Bipolar Disorder
Everyone knows that weight training builds muscles. But did you also know it can strengthen your bones and even help rebuild bones? This is especially helpful for people older in age with the risk of developing osteoporosis, and bones that are more brittle to begin with. Continue reading The Health And Fitness Benefits Of Lifting Weights
In the 1980s, British psychiatrist Lorna Wing developed and introduced the concept of Asperger syndrome. The condition is named after an Austrian paediatrician named Hans Asperger, who studied and wrote about children who exhibited the condition in 1944. Continue reading Things You Might Not Know About Asperger Syndrome
One common myth surrounding coeliac disease is that it’s something you can simply outgrow. Unfortunately, it’s not true. You will have the condition for life following diagnosis (assuming that your diagnosis is correct). Continue reading Is Coeliac Disease Something You Can Grow Out Of?
Having been the subject of MS research for more than 50 years, the Swank diet is likely the most well-known … Continue reading Multiple Sclerosis: Swank Diet
There are a number of potential treatments for breast cancer, but the most common ones are: Surgical procedures; Radiation therapy; … Continue reading Life with Breast Cancer: Recovering from an Operation
Entering the world of work can be challenging at the best of times, but if you have epilepsy it can be even more difficult. The advice in this article is for people with epilepsy who work, are thinking of getting back into work, or are about to start a new job.
Continue reading Working with Epilepsy
This is a guest post from Cindy Walker from Ortho Mattress.
Studies say it’s important to get enough sleep and a good quality of sleep, but what if the mattress you sleep on doesn’t promote a healthy sleep quality?
Continue reading Facts You Didn’t Know About Your Mattress