Exposure to the sun

Exposure to the sun

The feeling of sunlight on our skin conjures up feelings of summer holidays and fun times, and we feel glowing and healthy. However, too much sun can come with its downfalls. Sun contains UVA (ageing) and UVB (burning) rays which affect the skin in a number of ways....
Menopause

Menopause

  Menopause occurs when our ovaries stop producing oestrogen and as a result our periods slow down and eventually stop. When we haven’t had a period for 12 months we are described as post-menopausal. The average age is 51 but it can begin from around 48-55...
Arthritis

Arthritis

Arthritis is a broad term used to describe joint disease or pain. It is a commonly seen illness and affects an estimated 10% of men and 18% of women worldwide. It is one of the most common causes of long term pain and disability. The symptoms can include joint pain,...
Listeriosis or hysteriosis – Separating fact from hype

Breast Cancer Awareness

As it is Womans Month it makes sense to speak about something very much at the heart of women – breast cancer. Apart from non-melanoma skin cancer, Breast Cancer is the most common cancer in women of all races, with a lifetime risk of 1 in 26 for those living in...

Thyroid disorders

We probably know at least one person with a thyroid disorder so it’s an important topic to discuss and be aware of. Our thyroid is a small butterfly shaped gland at the base of our neck in front of our trachea, that helps to regulate our metabolism. Most of the time...