Illness

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Difference between cold and flu

Colds and flu: what’s the difference? Colds and flu are everywhere at this time of year. No matter how hard we try to avoid the germ-laden, it’s inevitable that at least one member of the family will succumb to a virus and then come home to share it with everyone else. Looking at over-the-counter remedies

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Could you be Bipolar

What is bipolar disorder? Bipolar disorder (previously referred to as ‘Manic depression’) is a psychological disorder involving periods of polarized emotions and symptoms. There are two main states: depression and mania. An individual suffering from bipolar will usually swing between these states, sometimes very rapidly (rapid cycling). Some sufferers experience periods of ‘normality’ between their

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Sleep deprivation

We all know how important it is to get our beauty sleep – especially if you’re the parent of small children. There’s nothing worse than facing a day’s work after being up all night with a feeding baby or teething infant. We also know the chances are we won’t be at our best the next

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Living with Psoriasis

What is Psoriasis? Psoriasis is a common skin condition that is caused by an overactive immune system that causes skin cells to over-produce. It leads to an inflammation of the skin, which typically forms as red, scaly patches, which can be flaky as they dry out. It can also form as thick, raised areas of

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Dementia

Helping a family member with dementia Watching someone you’re close to suffer from dementia can be really tough. Whether they are getting a little confused or forgetting who people are, it can be difficult to know if and how you can help. What is dementia? The term ‘dementia’ is used to describe symptoms associated with

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Becoming an organ donor

Benjamin Franklin once said that there are only two things certain in life – taxes and death. Whilst we are all too readily prepared to talk and moan about our taxes we rarely broach the subject of death. We prefer to just get on with our lives and push the fact that we die to

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