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10 medical myths busted

Do you still buy into old wives' tales and myths about your health? We investigate the truth behind the advice... prepare to be surprised!    1. Cracking your knuckles will give you arthritis Osteoarthritis is the degeneration of cartilage in your joints, allowing bones to rub together painfully. It’s caused by age and general wear and tear. Repetitive motions and being overweight can also increase you ...

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Ward off your cough with these tops tips

Whilst cold and flu can hit us at any time of year, we are 80% more likely to get cold symptoms in winter. Cold can be irritating, uncomfortable and totally distracting, while flu is more severe and is often both debilitating and exhausting. The symptoms of cold and flu can include runny nose, aches, pains and cough. One of the most irritating symptoms of cold and flu can be a cough - a reflex action to cle ...

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How to protect yourself from flu

Dr Bram Brons, independent GP and member of the HealthExpress medical team, talks us through the key issues of the influenza virus as so you can learn the necessary steps to protect yourself against infection and stay healthy this winter. This winter will likely see the spread of seasonal flu. Flu is a contagious respiratory infection spread from person to person via coughing and sneezing. Like the common c ...

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Five ways to make winter mornings easier

Dragging yourself out of bed and into work on a cold winter morning can be challenging, but these tips should help make that process a little less painful… 1. If you tend to use your mobile phone as an alarm clock, replace your typical wake-up call with a song from your phone's playlist. Hearing the sound of your favourite melody is a great way to coax you out of Slumberville. Opt for an upbeat tune, but ma ...

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