Illness

Dealing with a difficult pregnancy

Dealing with a difficult pregnancy

Pregnancy is the most natural thing in the world, but it takes a huge physical toll on a woman’s body, and not all pregnancies run smoothly. If you’re one of the many women who are suffering difficulties it’s important to realise you are not alone. Here are five of the most common and unpredictable pregnancy

Read More
What do your nails say about your health

What do your nails say about your health

I suspect that what the state of my nails communicates mostly is my lack of time (or inclination?!) for a manicure. The often unkempt rigid panels at the ends of my ten digits speak of parenthood in all its glory, where washing, cooking and cleaning take their toll. Breaks, chipped varnish and ragged cuticles are

Read More
Coping strategies for chronic pain

Coping strategies for chronic pain

Chronic pain affects millions of people in the UK. It can have a hugely detrimental effect on the patient’s life as well as that of their family. What is chronic pain? Everyone experiences pain now and again. It’s an important signal that something isn’t quite right with the body. It alerts is to disease or

Read More
Help for Grandparents raising Granchildren

Help for Grandparents raising Granchildren

Around 200,000 children in the UK are being raised by their grandparents or other family members. This may be due to a parent’s drug abuse, imprisonment, illness or bereavement. Of course, raising your grandchildren brings plenty of rewards but also its fair share of challenges. Negative feelings While the advantages of having your grandchildren living

Read More
flu jab

Flu Jab

I was always under the impression that flu was a virus, meaning that no meds known to wo-man would help send it packing. So what is flu jab exactly and does it do any good? Experts recommend that anyone who is at risk from serious complications from flu should have it. This includes infants and

Read More
natural remedies for cold and flu

Natural remedies for cold and flu

We all know that there is no cure for the common cold and, while the flu virus can be hopefully kept at bay with a vaccine, if you do succumb to the flu then you’re in for a rough ride while your immune system sorts itself out for the fight. It’s enough to drive you

Read More