Health Notes with Sarah Stacey

Sarah is HFMA Health Journalist of the Year

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What are you made of?

My husband dropped – by mistake – a heavy box on my feet recently. ‘Dumbbells,’ Alex explained in response to...

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Health Page: Grow your own with...

Chef Raymond Blanc’s passion for good food goes without saying. But it wasn’t until my recent visit to the...

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Periods – it’s time to talk

Keeping track of your period is far from a novel concept. Some scholars have even proposed that the markings on the...

HEAD_LICE

Tackling the challenge of head lice…

Q. Is there a natural product to prevent and/ or treat head lice in children? A. These tiny insects breed profusely...

COMFORT_EATING

How can I stop comfort eating?

Q. I keep gaining weight because I comfort eat. Recently I didn’t get a job I wanted and, although I wasn’t hungry,...

CHOLESTEROL

Cholesterol: why it needs a rethink

In last week’s column, cardiologist Dr. Aseem Malhotra made a statement that will astonish many readers used to the...

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A new spin on statins

Q. I’m a 69-year-old man and have taken statins for several years. I am healthy with no history of heart problems. My...

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Tune in, bliss out…

TUNE IN, BLISS OUT For a unique, totally natural spa experience, Iceland is hard to beat. But it has much more to...

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Bloating: when to be concerned

Bloating is such a usual symptom for women that many take it for granted. But it is also the most common symptom of...

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Start your day the Swedish way

I love a good breakfast. And so do people in Sweden, ‘one of the healthiest countries in the world’, according to...

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Tap away anxiety

About 15 years ago, Akcelina Cvijetic, an events organiser, consulted a therapist about the chronic anxiety she was...

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10 of the best healthy holiday...

Just click on the bold name to find on-line... 1 Compeed Blister Mixed Plasters/£4.39. From blisters to corns and...

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Nice Legwork, Tess!

It’s not surprising to hear Strictly Come Dancing presenter Tess Daly talking about legs. But rather than pondering a...

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Diet, diabetes and a stubborn dad

Over three years ago, night-time security guard Geoff Whitington, then 62, was in danger of having a foot amputated due...

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Time to talk about drugs

As every parent knows, drug use among young people is a huge concern. Around one in five aged between 16 and 24 used...

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Give young skin a smooth ride

Bath time should be fun for children. But back in 2010, when Joanna Jensen’s daughters Mimi and Bella were four and...

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Plug in, pedal away

When Olympic Gold-winning cyclist Victoria Pendleton holidayed in California with her mother, they hired...

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Put your best face forward

Our faces store tension and it really shows, often when you want to look your most relaxed – for a wedding, say....

KINDNESS

It’s cool to be kind

I always loved the story of someone asking the Dalai Lama for his philosophy. The questioner settled down to listen to...

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Calling all green goddesses

Organic Beauty & Wellbeing Week starts tomorrow until 21st May, with in-store events nationwide, shopping discounts...