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Health Notes with Sarah Stacey

Sarah is HFMA Health Journalist of the Year

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Post-cancer hair loss dilemma

Tracey Alston, 51, was diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer on 9 May 2011. She had ‘the works – mastectomy, six...

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A herb to prevent colds and...

Q. I get colds through the winter and wonder if taking the Chinese herb astragalus might help. Also can you please...

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The new skincare buzz…

Beauty therapist Deborah Mitchell, founder of Heaven skincare and favourite facialist of the Duchesses of Cornwall and...

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The healing power of ponies (and...

The fun, happiness, and, of course, exercise that ponies give is well known. But for disabled children, the wider...

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Living with alopecia

Nell Bryden, 36, American singer-songwriter, talks about losing her hair - and living with alopecia totalis Losing...

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Probiotics and antibiotics

Q. My doctor has prescribed a 14-day course of antibiotics as a precaution against lyme disease. In the past, I have...

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Beauty the natural and organic way

May I draw your attention to Organic Beauty Week, which starts tomorrow? Many of the organic cosmetic brands that Jo...

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How can I beat PMS?

Q. I’m in my mid-30s and generally healthy, but I feel very fragile before my periods. I either want to cry or...

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How not to let cold sores...

Q. My daughter has had five cold sores in the past two months, often at times of stress. She is getting married...

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Should I really be spending money...

Q. Is it true that it's a waste of money taking multivitamin supplements as they just go straight through you? A....

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How to live in the moment

Recently I have become slightly obsessed with focusing on the tip of my nose, not for any cosmetic dilemma but as a...

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A new massage ‘must’ for mums-to-be

Q. I am pregnant for the first time and wondering about perineal massage, which I gather may reduce tearing. Is it...

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Help from heroes

When 56-year-old Ken Rudge had a severe stroke in March 2011, his grandson Ethan, then 11, was upset and...

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Exercising as you get older…

Gillian Lynne's wellbeing secrets: the Director and Choreographer (who's a stunning 88 years old!) shares her...

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13 of the Best Holiday Helpers

Must-haves, for travelling healthily (and gorgeously). Just click on any of the product names to find...

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Make a fresh start to the...

Q. I would like to eat muesli for breakfast but most brands seem to contain a lot of sugar and salt. Can you advise...

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Be tick aware this summer

If you like walking in long grass, heath and/ or woodland, be careful of ticks, which are rampant after a wet mild...

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Get happy feet

When I saw pictures of the Duchess of Cambridge jumping gamely along Manly Beach, Sydney, in four-inch-high wedges,...

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Time to get active

Finding satisfactory holiday destinations for restless adults, children and/or dogs can be tricky... ... So our...

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Elle Macpherson talks health…

Here's how Elle Macpherson, 50 - wife and mother, supermodel and businesswoman - stays fit, well (and...

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1,2,3, Go! Get Walking and running...

(Or maybe 'walkies'): three ways to get some exercise - all in a great cause... 1 Dogs Unite! for Guide Dogs (14th...

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Happy new families!

Lambs frolicking, blossom blooming – and this morning alone I opened three emails announcing new abies. I am...

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The anti-cancer programme

Karen Hockney, 47, author of Breathing Out, talks about her journey of discovery to better health after breast...

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Skincare Clinic

Every spring, readers ask how to solve skin problems before the start of summer revelries. So I asked leading...

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How to calm facial redness

Facialist Sarah Chapman (www.sarahchapman.net) and pharmacist Shabir Daya advise on calming skin clinic facial...

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Tend to your green fingers

With the gardening season now starting to bud, it’s time to get your protective kit together. Here are my...

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Will this help with my pep-up-and-go?

Q. My doctor has recommended the supplement ubiquinol, but I am not sure why. Could you explain? A. This is one of...

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My Health: A leading ‘nose’ tells...

Sabine de Tscharner, 44, is a perfumer with international company Firmenich, creator of one of the new Liz Earle...

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How to sleep well every night

Virtually everyone suffers from insomnia at some point in their life, usually when going through a period of stress....

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The birth of a new career

Swapping from a City job in investment banking to training as a breastfeeding counsellor wasn’t an obvious career...

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