Woman overcomes chronic ME to swim Oceans Seven in new Sky documentary

When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. Our Privacy Notice explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time. As wild swimming gains ever more fans due to lockdown, a new documentary […]

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How Elvis Presley is helping dementia patients to sing and dance again

Dementia: Expert discusses the signs and symptoms When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters.Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer.Our Privacy Notice explains more about how we use your data, and your rights.You can unsubscribe at any time. The Liverpool-based Brain Charity has trialled its Music Makes […]

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Health alarm over plastic contaminating fruit and vegetables

Apples are the fruit most contaminated with small pieces of plastic while carrots are the veg most tarnished, said the study in the Journal of Environmental Research. Maria Westerbos, of campaign group Plastic Soup Foundation, said: “For years we have known about plastic in crustaceans and fish, but this is the first time we have known about it in vegetables. If […]

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How to protect the brain: Study proves you can fight off dementia

And it can be achieved by following just seven easy steps – preventing both cardiovascular and Alzheimer’s disease, according to scientists. The programme recommends controlling blood pressure and cholesterol, reducing blood sugar and getting physically active. Known as Life’s Simple 7, it also advises a healthy diet, losing excess weight and giving up smoking. Sticking to it has already been shown to […]

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Helen Lederer: The magic gel that gave me back my sparkle

Helen Lederer is, by her own admission, partial to a bit of self-help. Positive affirmations, meditation, therapy, decluttering and pampering, she’ll gladly give any of it a go in order to achieve a happy balance in life. However a recent chance meeting with a group of “amazing” older women inspired her to try something new. And it’s safe to say she’s […]

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