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Watch out for harmful ingredients in skin care products…

There have recently been many people in the media, talking about cases where harmful ingredients have been used in skin care and cosmetic products, due to the adverse effects they can have on your health. EU regulations now do not permit the use of some substances such as methylisothiazolinone (MI), which was in the news back in September 2013 following an ‘epidemic’ of allergic reactions as a result of bei ...

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Visiting the hygienist: what to expect

Research shows that seven out of ten people do not visit the dentist or hygienist regularly. If you consider yourself to be one of them, then don't worry; it’s never too late to start a good habit and keep it up. Here is everything you can expect from your first visit to the hygienist: A good hygienist should start by checking your medical history, if you take medication, do not forget to carry a list with ...

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It’s time to relax

When you’re feeling overwhelmed, nurture yourself with these calming strategies. This time of year can get extremely hectic; balancing work life with social activities, office parties, and Christmas shopping – not to mention the change in weather – can all take a toll on your body. Which is why it’s essential that you make some time for yourself, and take the chance to relax, in order to keep your mind and ...

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Constipation is a bigger problem than you may think

A staggering 16 -17% of the adult population suffer with constipation. Contrary to popular belief it’s not just the elderly or those with an unhealthy lifestyle; constipation affects everyone, and if affects women more than men. Constipation can be mild or short term for many people, but for others it’s a chronic long term condition that causes significant pain, discomfort, bloating and tiredness and has a ...

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Winter sports and knee injuries

It’s that time of the year where the ski season is in full swing, with thousands taking to the slopes to enjoy some of the most spectacular views and extreme skiing that Europe has to offer. At the same the popularity of indoor ski centres and dry slopes continues to grow, giving winter sports fans the opportunity to enjoy their chosen sport all year round. Snowboarding and skiing are considered extreme spo ...

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Do you have a healthy smile?

What do you think about your smile? Would you perhaps prefer brighter or less crooked teeth? You’re not alone! Research has found that seven out of 10 people admit that they are not happy with their smile. The reasons for this vary. It could be that they feel their teeth are too big, too small, gappy, yellow or chipped. Whatever the reason, dentists have heard it all before! Another question you must ask yo ...

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It’s not all about greens!

Eating more fresh produce can help us towards a balanced diet and provide the vitamins and minerals that our body needs. There’s a host of colourful fruit and vegetables to set you on the road to good health, so try something different today.   Five good reasons to eat more fruit & vegetables: Fruit and vegetables taste delicious and there's a wide variety to choose from. They're a good source of v ...

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Your questions about erectile dysfunction answered

What is impotence/erectile dysfunction (ED)? Erectile dysfunction refers to the inability to get and sustain an erection in order to have satisfactory sexual intercourse. This could mean being unable to get an erection in any circumstances, or for example, only during masturbation and not with a sexual partner. It can also mean you lose an erection before or after penetration. Many men will experience occas ...

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Give your loved one the gift of new teeth!

The Christmas season is over, but with it came parties and get-togethers with friends and family members. Although these joyous occasions were filled with opportunities to bond with beloved people; however, for those who have missing teeth, these occasions are a major source of embarrassment – especially when loose dentures are part of the entire scenario. Dental implants can give missing teeth sufferers th ...

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Living with Dementia

Receiving a diagnosis of dementia has a life-changing impact on all involved.  Everyone’s journey will be different, in the way day-to-day life can continue and the speed of deterioration experienced. You may notice a loved one’s personality changing as their dementia advances; they may display behaviours that are out of character, such as: Becoming wary of other people Shouting and aggression Restlessness ...

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