Is skin ageing inevitable, and can we really slow or even reverse or halt the signs of ageing? One of the world’s leading dermatologists, Dr Zein Obagi (pictured above), believes our skin doesn’t need to age anywhere near as much as it does. Dr Obagi maintains that signs of ageing mean the skin is unhealthy.
Mary Wilson has been working as a chiropodist/podiatrist in the NHS since she qualified from Edinburgh in 1985. After 30 years of providing NHS clinical cover over huge expanses of rural Scotland she moved into leadership and management with the NHS. But her heart lay in clinical work and when she moved to Spain last year she saw
Vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin, may heal damaged hearts. A trial on patients with heart failure found that supplements of the vitamin improved the heart’s ability to pump blood around the body. Vitamin D is made in the skin when it is exposed to sunlight and it is required for healthy bones and teeth. But
My loved one is so forgetful, could it be dementia? This is a common question in the surgery. People become worried about their own or their loved one’s memory and fear that it may be more than simple forgetfulness. And, with dementia now affecting around 850,000 people in the UK and one in six people
In today’s fast-paced world it seems that far too many of us are simply not getting enough sleep. And, that could have serious implications for both our physical and mental health. What do we need sleep for? We tend to think of sleep as a time when the mind and body shut down. But this
It is Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK this month – from 16 to 22 May. And this year it is all about relationships. And that doesn’t just mean romantic relationships – it is all the connections in our lives. We have relationships with partners, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, friends, bosses and co-workers. And,
Bad teeth linked to heart disease and Alzheimer’s Gum disease and poor oral health don’t just put your teeth at risk, studies show they can also lead to serious health problems – including heart disease, strokes and Alzheimer’s. So, if you’ve been putting off a trip to the dentist – our advice is get there
As it is arthritis care week in the UK this month – so we are taking a look at what arthritis actually is and what you can do to manage it. Arthritis is a painful condition in which the joints become inflamed. Although it is more common in older people, arthritis can affect people of