What price qualifications?

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There’s no doubt that letters after a person’s name and a certificate on the wall really help to inspire confidence in their knowledge and skills. An academic qualification is still the best evidence that someone possesses a high degree of competence in their chosen field, and – importantly for employers – that they’re not afraid […]

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Headaches – when pain killers bring no relief

With this week being Migraine Awareness Week, we’ve been thinking about headaches, and how persistent and debilitating they can be for sufferers. If medical investigations don’t uncover a cause for concern, people who struggle with headaches or migraines can often be left feeling helpless and faced with no choice but to rely on pharmaceutical pain […]

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Who are you calling face ache?

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TMJ is not necessarily a well-known term. And in these days of LOL and OMG you could be forgiven for thinking it’s just the new TMI; but in fact it stands for temporomandibular joint. Which is the joint that connects the lower jaw (mandible) to the skull (temporal bone) in front of the ear. And […]

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The Perils of sitting at a desk all day!

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On sunny summer days our thoughts naturally turn to the great outdoors. Computer slaves – such as office workers, bank tellers or customer service advisers – who are lucky enough to be near a window (with a view other than concrete or a motorway flyover) gaze wistfully out at carefree children playing ball or adults […]

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Keep those hot flushes at bay with acupuncture!

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Acupuncture is back in the news again. We already know that it can be hugely helpful for pain relief and in fertility treatment, but this week the Daily Mail highlighted some exciting research showing that the therapy can help alleviate the misery of menopausal hot flushes and the dreaded night sweats.

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Pregnant? Give yourself a pre-birth MOT

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Like the Duchess of Cambridge and Khloé Kardashian, you’re well into the third trimester. The horrors of morning sickness are a distant memory, it’s increasingly hard to see your own feet and baby unfailingly times his boxercise sessions for the middle of the night.

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Gains over sprains

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Faced with a couple more months of gloomy weather, and no Christmas spirit to distract us, many of us have our hopeful eyes focused on summer and have kicked off 2018 with an anxious step on the scales, followed by a hasty gym membership.

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The hidden hazards of Christmas

The hidden hazards of Christmas

Never mind feeling more stuffed than the turkey itself on Christmas Day, the preparations for the festive season can also bring other health hazards.  

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It’s a bit of a headache…..

It’s a bit of a headache…..

Over 50% of people worldwide suffer from headaches – but what can be done to alleviate the pain, control the symptoms and prevent them returning on a regular basis?

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