menopause

Coronary heart disease (CHD), the number one killer worldwide, is commonly regarded as something that afflicts men rather than women. But it would be a mistake to assume, as a woman, that you are not susceptible to CHD, especially if you are about to enter, or already going through, the menopause.

CHD may occur later in women than in men on average but it remains the biggest killer of women worldwide. As with any disease, awareness of your own susceptibility is your first layer of protection.

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Muscle-and-Joint-Pain

Have you ever lifted a heavy bag too quickly and hurt your back? Or gone for a run and twisted your ankle? If so, you will know the lingering pain that such injuries can inflict – and also that feeling of reluctance to seek medical treatment.

Because they often occur in mundane, everyday circumstances, we tend to dismiss joint and muscle injuries as minor and don’t want to trouble anybody with having to treat them.

The rest, it seems, just grit their teeth.

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Gut-Health

Parkinson’s disease, autism and depression – could diet be the cause of these and other supposed diseases of the brain?

An increasingly compelling body of scientific research suggests it is.

Numerous studies into the branch of the nervous system that lies in the gut – the enteric nervous system (ENS) – indicate that, contrary to popular belief, mood and behaviour disorders don’t necessarily originate in the brain. While the ENS regularly communicates with the brain to regulate things like appetite, alteration of the gut environment can distort this communication and result in mood and behaviour disorders.

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