Health Notes with Sarah Stacey

Sarah is HFMA Health Journalist of the Year

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R&R for your digestion

The treatments are stern and the portions bijoux, but Viva Mayr, the Austrian super-clinic (www.vivamayr.com/en), has...

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Best of Broth

I had a wonderful moment when I discovered Broth, a new recipe book. Written by nutritionist Vicki Edgson and...

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Help for post-natal depression

Mother of two Louise Moxon, 40, reveals how post natal depression turned her from a successful businesswoman with a...

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Health Page: Life after Thalidomide

In December 1961, an exhausted young mother asked her GP for help. The doctor told her to take the sleeping drug he...

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Dementia explained

Being with people who have dementia is confusing for most adults but for children it can also be...

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The Good Gut Guide

One of the biggest medical topics nowadays is the effect of gut bacteria on our health and wellbeing. I’m often...

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A chocolatier’s path back to wellbeing...

Mary Ann O’Brien, 55, mother, entrepreneur, Senator in the Irish parliament and chocolatier, shares an inspiring...

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Fend off festive ‘flu

The lead up to Christmas is invariably frenetic, organising presents, food, guests, outings and the rest – on top of...

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10 tips for fresh breath

Timely advice from Sarah Stacey as the mistletoe season approaches... 1 Brush your teeth twice a day. 2 Make...

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The Christmas wellbeing wishlist

Sarah Stacey's pick of the healthiest, happiest-making gifts out there... Adult Colouring Books/£9.99 each,...

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Should I be taking calcium post-menopause…?

Q. Should I take a calcium supplement? I am post-menopausal and healthy but worried about maintaining my bone...

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Help for teething princesses (and other...

With Princess Charlotte likely to cut her first teeth around now, there are lots of tips about how to help teething...

INFERTILITY

How to avoid infertility

Infertility is defined as being unable to get pregnant despite having regular unprotected sex. Around one in seven...

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Do you need really need to...

Mention dietary supplements to most doctors and you usually get a dismissive answer along the lines that a varied...

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10-minute (delish) suppers for children

Reading the scrumptious recipes in Poppy Fraser’s new book 10 Minute Suppers for Children makes you want to pop...

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Back to (back) school

Back and neck problems used to be rare in children and young people, but many more are suffering nowadays. ‘If...

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Sensitive skins take note

This week a new range of deluxe natural skincare launches at Fenwick Bond Street. No surprise there, but...

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‘Looking good did make me feel...

Social worker Suzanne Wright, now 42, was diagnosed with breast cancer in October 2013, two months after her only...

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Don’t take this sitting down…

Last year, I tracked my activity levels for a week, which proved a big surprise as I had thought I was continually...

Call the skincare doctor…

In 2011, my colleague Sally was suffering from facial redness and an oily T-zone with dry cheeks that felt...