Type 2 diabetes is a serious condition where the insulin your pancreas makes can’t work properly, or your pancreas can’t make enough insulin. This impaired process can pose serious health risks if you have type 2 diabetes because the release of insulin helps to regulate blood sugar levels....
A sore throat can be incredibly uncomfortable, with symptoms such as pain when swallowing and a mild cough disrupting your day.The condition usually clears up with a week or so and is not usually a cause for concern but in some cases the condition can signify a more...
Research has also demonstrated how diets based on whole plant foods can help prevent early death, largely due to their ability to reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes, obesity and certain cancers.Medical consultant Dr Sarah Brewer and dietician Juliette Kellow outline details of the Seventh-Day Adventist diet...
A chesty cough is often described as being wet and phlegm-filled, making the chest feel heavy, and a person may cough up mucus or phlegm. It will often start with a sore throat and the cough often follows.While a cough usually clears up on its own within three...
Your GP, or possibly a physiotherapist, will discuss the benefits you can expect from an exercise programme and can give you an exercise plan to follow at home.If your symptoms are more severe, you may need additional treatments such as painkillers, explained the NHS.In a small number of...
A bird flu outbreak has been confirmed at the farm at Athelington, after a number of birds were found to have the H5 strain of avian flu, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) reported. All 27,000 chickens at the farm will be slaughtered.Bird flu is...
When to visit your GPRegardless of the cause, if you have symptoms associated with prostate cancer, you should visit your GP, warns the NHS.“There's no single, definitive test for prostate cancer. Your GP will discuss the pros and cons of the various tests with you to try to...
HDL cholesterol, on the other hand, removes this harmful cholesterol from your blood, and eggs have been shown to increase HDL.In one study, eating two eggs per day for six weeks increased HDL levels by 10 percent.Dietary don’tsAs a general rule, eating salt much salt can send your...
Dementia is an umbrella term for a cluster of symptoms associated with an ongoing decline of brain functioning that tends to affect people as they age, but it is not a natural part of ageing.Alzheimer’s disease, a neurological disorder characterised by memory loss and cognitive decline, is the...
Type 2 diabetes is a serious condition where the insulin your pancreas makes can’t work properly, or your pancreas can’t make enough insulin. The role insulin plays in regulating the body’s store of blood sugar means that blood sugar levels keep rising if you have type 2 diabetes....