Health Notes with Sarah Stacey

Sarah is HFMA Health Journalist of the Year

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Salvation for city skin from Annee...

Staying with friends in the Pyrenees recently, I was astonished by the visible improvement to my skin brought about by...

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And squeeze…

When the instructor at Tania Boler’s pregnancy class advised doing exercises to strengthen pelvic floor muscles it...

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Don’t let the bed bugs bite…

Bed bugs are no respecters of hygienic living, as my (very clean) colleague Victoria discovered when she was repeatedly...

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Face it, sunshine!

Q. I am confused about facial sunscreens. I use a day cream with SPF25, but most articles I read say this is not high...

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Comfort for the 88,000 premature babies...

Coming into the world after spending nine months in a warm, dark, secure womb is a huge change for a baby. For the...

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Yoga babes

Visit art teacher Claire Reily’s house in Saltburn, North Yorkshire, and you may well find her two energetic boys,...

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D-I-Y nailcare (for everyday – and...

Q. I have suffered with nail psoriasis most of my adult life, although I don’t have the skin condition. I had a nail...

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Time to treat your feet

Consider how hard your feet work every day, supporting your whole body. Their complex structure includes 26 bones, 33...

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Why folic acid is essential

When Emma Voysey, 24, discovered she was five weeks pregnant last October, it was totally unexpected. ‘My partner...

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Keep moles under control

Most moles are harmless but it is important to check them regularly to make sure that none has changed in any way (see...

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We hear from ‘the figure magician’

Not for nothing is Louise Parker called the ‘figure magician’. With her eponymous Method, wife and mother-of-three...

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Tackle teen exam angst

With exams coming up, even the most level-headed teenager is likely to be anxious. So we asked Dr. Jenny Brockis, who...

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When a smile can transform a...

Sue Maughan’s third child Dan, now eight, was born with a cleft lip and palate. Sue, 46, explains what happened and...

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How to ease teen anxiety

A recent survey revealed a sharp rise in the number of children struggling with stress and anxiety. Sleep problems were...

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Teaching kids about the goodness of...

As a child, I disliked breakfast cereals so much that I would only eat eggs or meaty things, which other parents...

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Tackling fat around the middle

Q. I am coming up to menopause (49) and, for the first time, getting fat around my middle. Can you explain why, and...

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Where there’s a Will…

In 2015, Will Gardiner, aged 11 (pictured above), was awarded Young Park Runner of the Year by Corby Parkrun. No mean...

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Detox, reboot and revive, Italian-style

When you’re feeling tired and stressed, a good walk and an early night often do the trick. But for one of my...

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Noelle Reno’s reasons to be cheerful…

Two years ago, Noelle Reno, now 32, woke up one morning and said to herself, ‘Enough!' As she recalls, 'I was in a...

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The Dream Bed Guide

The Sleep Council is on a mission to ‘remind us of the role a good bed plays in achieving a better night’s sleep....