Thursday, May 25, 2017

IBS: The Unopen Secret

For those who suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome, or IBS, which is an estimated 10-15% of the global population, it's an uphill battle often marred by uncertainty, stress and pain. In the  UK, approximately nine million people suffer from...

Stay Healthy on the Go!

For those of us who travel or endure long commutes, it’s often very easy to find ourselves slipping into bad habits and giving into quick, convenient and unhealthy snacks. Here we give you some tips on how to curb...

Drugs to be Legalised

The Royal Society for Public Health and the Faculty of Public Health said: “The government’s approach to drugs police has been unsuccessful.” They added: “There should be a greater focus on treatment and education.” The Home Office defended its record, by...

Monthly Health with Dr Phil Dyer

This month Dr Dyer gives advice on irritable bowel syndromeIrritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects both men and women. It is a common functional disorder of the gut, with symptoms including recurrent abdominal pain, discomfort, bloating and irregular bowel function...

Signing Story Book Launched

The innovative book helps children understand language pre speech A  new children's story book has been published for babies and infants that includes signing, or sign language. Designed for hearing children pre-speech, 'Alfie's Magic Hat: Fun at the zoo', the...

New Flu Vaccination Campaign Launched

Public Health England (PHE) is encouraging parents and carers to help protect their children from flu this winter, as the largest ever program vaccinating children against it gets underway. This year, the vaccine is being offered to 2 –...

Conceiving Troubles

Infertility - where a couple is unable to get pregnant despite having regular unprotected sex - is predicted to affect 3.5 million people in the UK. A new study of more than 15,000 women and men in Britain revealed that...

Dr Phil Dyer talks about Ovarian Cancer

Monthly Health with Heartlands HospitalEach year, about 7000 women in the UK are diagnosed with ovarian cancer. The cause of cancer of the ovary is unknown. However, it is more common in women who have not had children; although...

Dr Phil Dyer gives advice on Diabetes

Monthly Health with Heartlands HospitalHere in the UK we have currently 2.3 million people who have diabetes, with more than half a million unaware they have the condition. There are two main types of diabetes, type 1 diabetes...

Dr Phil Dyer on the health benefits of Vitamin D

Monthly Health with Heartlands HospitalThis month, HeartlandsHospital’s Dr Phil Dyer talks about the health benefits of vitamin D.   With the short days and long dark nights of winter, it’s easy at this time of year to dream of sunnier days...