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The Health & Fitness Blog is a collection of diary entries, news, gossip and other Health and fitness related information.

Stay healthy over Christmas with Cranberries
With an ever increasing demand for flu vaccines in the UK as the winter takes hold, it's good to know one particular festive favourite may be helping to ward off infection.

We will consume arou...[more]

Posted : 28/11/2006 22:29:44

Survey reveals Britain is a nation of snackers!
A new survey into our eating habits has revealed that we are a nation of snacking addicts, with nine out of ten people eating them all the time and keeping snacks everywhere.

From 3,834 respond...[more]

Posted : 16/08/2006 07:48:00

Allergy Sufferers being failed by NHS says report
ONE THIRD OF UK POPULATION (AROUND 20M PEOPLE) NOW SUFFER FROM AN ALLERGY BUT THERE ARE ONLY 33 NHS SPECIALISTS IN THE WHOLE COUNTRY - WAITING LISTS FOR NHS CONSULTATION ARE UP TO 9 MONTHS. FOOD AL...[more]
Posted : 21/07/2006 20:34:16

Wholebake 9 snapped up by Tesco
SUPERMARKET GIANT TESCO SNAPS UP THE WHOLEBAKE 9 BAR

A healthy snack bar made from hemp seed and other natural ingredients has been snapped up by Tesco.

9 Bar, which is produced by Whole...[more]

Posted : 06/07/2006 17:31:04

Commonwealth hero blasts new diet drug
A new diet drug 'Acomplia' has just been launched in the UK to help treat obesity and improve associated medical conditions, but Olympic and Commonwealth weightlifting champion, David Morgan, has majo...[more]
Posted : 05/07/2006 10:49:04

Omega 3 in Schools - Not a moment too soon!
Dr Adam Carey, medic and nutritional expert, believes the government has to provide fish oils to school children due to widespread poor nutrition. Dr Carey is available to discuss the impact of omeg...[more]
Posted : 14/06/2006 10:32:24

Studies prove health benefits of tomato extract
Two new studies, undertaken at the Rowett Institute in Aberdeen and in press in the prestigious American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, have concluded that tomatoes contain a unique extract capable of...[more]
Posted : 12/06/2006 12:23:22

Superman Effervescent multivitamin for children
Give you child a super-human start to the day with the Universes first effervescent multivitamin for children.

Effervescent multivitamin for children, a fun way to take vitamins in a delicious...[more]

Posted : 05/06/2006 17:07:05

25% of people with injuries forced to quit sport
Now the Football World Cup is here England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson is eager for injured striker Wayne Rooney's fractured metatarsal to heal quickly so he can get him off the bench and onto the pit...[more]
Posted : 05/06/2006 14:10:58

Working mums are healthier
Now mums can return to work without sacrificing time with their children, and it seems they may be healthier because of it.

A recent study by the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health f...[more]

Posted : 01/06/2006 12:56:07

Stop smoking - Go to the pub!
Regulars at one Kentish pub are being urged to quit smoking – more than a year ahead of England's national ban.

May 31 is World No Tobacco Day. But at The Chequers pub, High Halden, near ...[more]

Posted : 24/05/2006 23:22:23

Complementary Therapies - Just Placebos?
In line with the current discussions surrounding Prince Charles' support of complementary therapies and NHS considerations to halt the funding for patients to visit these therapists, please find below...[more]
Posted : 24/05/2006 13:25:14

New DVT findings
A study carried out at Leicester and Aberdeen universities has found that Deep-Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is not caused by low cabin pressure in aircraft.

Dr William Toff is reported to have said th...[more]

Posted : 24/05/2006 11:29:14

Deliciously Healthy Pumpkin Seed Snack Bar
DELICIOUSLY HEALTHY PUMPKIN SEED SNACK BAR LOADED WITH GOODNESS

A NEW pumpkin seed bar is set to become the snack du jour for a healthy lifestyle.

The Pumpkin 9 bar by Wholebake p...[more]

Posted : 17/05/2006 07:38:08

Hidden dangers of our chairs
Our obsession with sitting down is in danger of spiralling out of control according to the British Chiropractic Association (BCA). 32% of the population spends over 10 hours seated per day, whi...[more]
Posted : 09/05/2006 11:22:33

New research into seasonal depression (SAD)
New research: Light therapy as effective as Prozac in the treatment of seasonal depression - without the side effects.

Results of a three year clinical trial show that Light Therapy is j...[more]

Posted : 06/05/2006 17:48:14

Making travelling easier for people with diabetes
Having diabetes and travelling is easy with new Desang kitbags

Desang Ltd sells kitbags for people with diabetes – estimated at 2 million people in the UK today. The kitbags keep everyth...[more]

Posted : 05/05/2006 00:19:54

Revolutionary New Water Drink Launched
May 2, 2006

PIONEERING NEW BOTTLED WATER DRINK BRINGS A REFRESHING CHOICE TO SUPERMARKET SHELVES.

A NEW beverage on the market is set to revolutionise the way we drink water....<...[more]

Posted : 02/05/2006 16:18:12

Music for cycling
Wave goodbye to wobbly fumbling to keep your balance on a bike as you try to change tunes on the iPod nano that’s in your pocket or on an armband.

The new iBikeMount, (£19.99) from the i...[more]

Posted : 02/05/2006 15:19:50

Making the vegetarian option a healthier choice
Canadian based company Advanced Orthomolecular Research (AOR) has launched Vegetarian Booster, a supplement designed to help those on vegetarian or vegan diets to get their full share of nutrients tha...[more]
Posted : 26/04/2006 15:21:05

A Whiter Smile for National Smile Month
Give yourself something to Smile about - National Smile Month - 14th May to 13th June

Treat yourself to an A-list celebrity smile from the comfort of your own home

Tooth whitening has be...[more]

Posted : 26/04/2006 11:35:57

National Osteoporosis month, June 2006
OSTEOPOROSIS STUDY KICK STARTS ACTION; WOMEN CALL FOR MORE INVOLVEMENT IN CHOOSING THE TREATMENT BEST SUITED TO THEIR NEEDS

Women are calling for more involvement in deciding on long term treat...[more]

Posted : 20/04/2006 18:23:36

Organic Children's Sun Lotion from Green People
Two of the greatest concerns parents have for their children in the sun are the risks of burning and allergic reaction to sun lotion. Help is now at hand with Green People's innovative Children's Sun ...[more]
Posted : 13/04/2006 17:20:56

Research reveals a nation obsessed with sitting
Easter is a time of lounging in front of the TV and devouring copious numbers of chocolate eggs. But it’s not just at this time of year we like to rest on our laurels, in fact it's every day! Consume...[more]
Posted : 13/04/2006 07:57:27

Yoga stars flex their muscles in Penzance
Two of the world's leading yoga experts are set to descend on Penzance to film a DVD of their hottest tips.

David Robson and David Gellineau, who have their own yoga school in Toronto, Canada, ...[more]

Posted : 08/04/2006 00:41:41

Shift pounds in the saddle and help save lives
The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is urging you to get your bike out of the shed and get pedalling for its largest fundraising campaign, Help a Heart Week, in June.

This Help a Heart Week (3-1...[more]

Posted : 08/04/2006 00:35:57

The scale of dent-a-phobia in the UK revealed
Millions of people in the UK have fears and phobias. New research in the Anxiety Report from the Professional Panel on Dental Anxiety (PPDA)1 reveals that fears about visiting the dentist or hygienist...[more]
Posted : 04/04/2006 23:11:26

Needle-less anaesthesia arrives at the dentists
The fear of needles and injections leads one out of every 10 people to forego necessary dental work and causes a further one in twelve to cancel.1 Now a new product available to dentists could revolut...[more]
Posted : 04/04/2006 23:07:16

Scottish babies all ears, good news on healthcare
New born babies in Scotland are to benefit from a new national programme aimed at identifying hearing problems, thanks to NHS Scotland and Northgate Information Solutions.

Permanent hearing pro...[more]

Posted : 04/04/2006 15:51:53

Got a Headache? Your Dentist Could Fix It!
Headaches, migraines, pain behind our eyes, sinus, and even neck and shoulder pain can usually all be fixed by a trip to the doctors. Well, it seems it is actually our dentist who could provide the a...[more]
Posted : 30/03/2006 16:50:39

Flaxseed bars arrive in the UK!
BOOST YOUR HEALTH HOLLYWOOD STYLE WITH THE NEW FLAXSEED 9 BAR FLAXSEED is the latest craze to take over Hollywood and is now available in a tasty snack bar.

The Flax 9 Bar, produced by Wholebak...[more]

Posted : 30/03/2006 16:40:19

Ways To Improve Care/Reduce Healthcare Expenduture
29th March 2006. Cambridge, UK: In an effort to cut costs and improve efficiency, healthcare providers are pushing key elements of the care process out from hospitals to the edge of their healthcare n...[more]
Posted : 30/03/2006 00:23:26

Mums/Babies Raising Awareness of Head Condition
Plagiocephaly Awareness Week will be launched on Monday 3rd April. This will raise awareness of positional Plagiocephaly, or flat head syndrome, a term which describes a misshapen skull in babies – a...[more]
Posted : 30/03/2006 00:09:38

Healthy feet keep you on your toes!
Whether you're relying on them to get you through your morning work out, help you dash to the bus for work in the morning or to chase the kids around the house, healthy feet can play an important role...[more]
Posted : 28/03/2006 18:56:26

The Monopause - Keep your cool
Learn more about the menopause and related topics

If you, your friends or your work colleagues want to learn more about the menopause, it's time to arrange a talk by a leading expert. Norma Gol...[more]

Posted : 16/03/2006 16:00:32

Diabetes nurse is named Nurse of the Year
Some of the UK's top nurses were named and celebrated at an awards ceremony in central London yesterday (Wednesday, 8th March 2006). Presenting the awards was the Rt. Hon Patricia Hewitt MP, Secretar...[more]
Posted : 09/03/2006 11:08:02

A hip new hope for joint pain!
Even simple activities like gardening and walking the dog can be an agonising experience if you are one of the 13 million people in the UK who suffer from painful joints due to arthritis and related ...[more]
Posted : 08/03/2006 09:29:11

National No-Smoking Day - Something to smile about
Giving up smoking is the single best step anyone can take to improve their quality of life and really would be something to smile about on National No Smoking Day, Wednesday 8th March. On the other ha...[more]
Posted : 02/03/2006 15:56:04

Heartburn patients unaware of long-term risk
25th of February 2006, Adelaide, Australia. The majority of people suffering from chronic heartburn – known as gastroesophageal reflux disease(GERD) – are unaware of its potentially serious health con...[more]
Posted : 23/02/2006 17:08:33

Low carb diets could cut heart energy
Scientists from Oxford University have found that high fat, low carbohydrate diets can reduce energy to the heart.
The university team say more research is needed and it is unclear at this stage wh...[more]

Posted : 15/11/2005 08:17:32

So called safe cigarette could cut cancer
A leading tobacco company is reported to be considering launching a so called 'safer cigarette' in 2006 that could cut the risk of smoking related diseases by up to 90%.
The new cigarettes have a n...[more]

Posted : 12/11/2005 15:40:08

More buy morning-after pill
The BBC reports that the number of women buying the morning-after pill from chemists has nearly doubled in a year, latest figures show....[more]
Posted : 28/10/2005 23:42:34

Holiday parks to ban smoking
Hoburne, which has holiday parks at Paignton in Devon, Liskeard in Cornwall and Min...[more]
Posted : 28/10/2005 19:02:12

Details of smoking ban released
The Government have released details of their plans to ban smoking in public places.
All workplaces, including restaurants, pubs serving food and cafes, will be covered by the ban. Pubs that do not...[more]

Posted : 27/10/2005 20:44:23

Consumers advised to avoid raw eggs
The European Union food standards agency (EFSA) has advised consumers to avoid eating raw eggs and to cook poultry thoroughly to prevent the spread of bird flu. They cannot discount the possibility of...[more]
Posted : 27/10/2005 20:34:18

Smoking ban bill delayed
A bill that would pave the way for a ban on smoking in pubs and restaurants in England will be published not be published on Wednesday as planned after ministers disagreed over exemptions tonight. Som...[more]
Posted : 26/10/2005 00:01:04

Potential Volvic bottled water contamination found
The BBC Working Lunch programme has told today that a member of the public has reported a potential contamination of two bottles of Volvic mineral water.
The consumer contacted the Food Standards A...[more]

Posted : 24/10/2005 12:40:41

More bird flu confirmed
It has been confirmed that H5N1 bird flu has been found in Romania. Preliminary tests have also found H5N1 bird flu near Moscow.
China has announced a fresh outbreak of bird flu that has killed 260...[more]

Posted : 19/10/2005 15:18:45

Northern Ireland smoking ban confirmed
Shaum Woodward has confirmed that a smoking ban is to be implemented in Northern Ireland in April 2007.
The ban will apply to workplaces, pubs and all enclosed public spaces.
The NI ban follows ...[more]

Posted : 17/10/2005 17:43:34

Bird Flu found in Greece
Greece has become the latest country to confirm a case of bird flu.
A form of the virus has been found in a turkey on a farm on the island of Oinouses.
The Greece case has not been confirmed as ...[more]

Posted : 17/10/2005 17:25:26

Bird flu experts to visit Asia
British scientists from the Medical Research Council are to travel to the far east to investigate how an outbreak of bird flu could be tackled in the future.
The experts will visit the region where...[more]

Posted : 17/10/2005 10:48:15

Bird Flu to reach Great Britain?
The chief medical advisor to the Government has warned that it is inevitable that Bird Flu will reach Great Britain and more that 50,000 people could die...[more]
Posted : 16/10/2005 21:49:51

Tropical frog could rid world of AIDS
The Mail on Sunday reports that scientists have found that a chemical in the skin of the Australian red-eyed tree frog can block infection by HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, by destroying the viral p...[more]
Posted : 09/10/2005 11:55:11

Boost for school meals
A university team from London have examined 1,000 secondary school pupils across England and Wales and concluded that pupils who eat school dinners are just as healthy, if not healthier, than those wh...[more]
Posted : 08/10/2005 16:33:02

Smokers set light to £92,000 in a lifetime
The average smokers spends up to £92,000 on tobacco during their lifetime reports The Telegraph.
They say that a report said yesterday that a survey of 3000 people showed that the average smoker sp...[more]

Posted : 08/10/2005 14:43:29

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