Monthly Archives: September 2016

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Ask the Expert: Melasma

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Written by Dr Justine Kluk for Doctify

What is melasma?

Melasma is a common disorder of facial pigmentation. It typically appears for the first time between the ages of 20 and 40 and is more likely to affect those with darker skin types or tanned skin. Ninety percent of sufferers are female and, in most cases, […]

By |September 27th, 2016|Skin & Beauty|Comments Off on Ask the Expert: Melasma

Breakthroughs in Alzheimer’s and Dementia

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Written by Gurminder for Doctify

Most of us will have someone in our lives, an elderly parent or grandparent who is becoming slightly more forgetful; they could be suffering from dementia. Dementia describes a set of symptoms including memory loss, caused by damage in the brain by diseases such as Alzheimer’s or strokes.

Alzheimer’s is linked […]

By |September 21st, 2016|Conditions|Comments Off on Breakthroughs in Alzheimer’s and Dementia

How we can help with antibiotic resistance

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Ever heard about superbugs or antibiotic resistance in the news? Do you know what it means?

Antibiotics are normally taken to fight the bacteria that might be causing an infection in a person’s body, hence the prefix anti. Sometimes bacteria can become stronger and resistant to one or more antibiotics; […]

By |September 15th, 2016|Hot Topics|Comments Off on How we can help with antibiotic resistance

What are the health benefits of green tea?

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Health benefits of green tea
Green tea has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years to treat a wide range of health conditions including cardiovascular and mental health diseases. As tea is the most consumed drink worldwide behind water, Doctify has listed 5 of the main health […]

By |September 9th, 2016|Wellbeing & Fitness|Comments Off on What are the health benefits of green tea?

September Health News

This month’s news features an exclusive on the Zika virus. There’s also some exciting news about virtual reality and a heads up before you stock up on vitamin D.

Vitamin D and asthma

News that taking vitamin D halves severe asthma attacks is encouraging for anyone who has this potentially life threatening condition. Before you stock up […]

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E-Cigarettes: good or bad?

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Written by Mindy Gurminder for Doctify

E-cigarettes have been a topic of debate over recent years and a new government study has found that nearly half the population (44.8%) don’t realise that they are less harmful than conventional cigarettes. In fact 22.1% actually believe that e-cigarettes are equally or more harmful than smoking, but […]

By |September 8th, 2016|Wellbeing & Fitness|Comments Off on E-Cigarettes: good or bad?

The most common heart rhythm disorder in the world

Atrial Fibrillation, or AF for short, is the commonest heart rhythm disorder in the world and estimated to affect 1-2 million people in the UK. As people age, and when other conditions such as high blood pressure develop, the heart’s ability to conduct electricity in the atria (the top heart chambers) changes and can become chaotic, […]

By |September 7th, 2016|Conditions|Comments Off on The most common heart rhythm disorder in the world

The end of week Warrior

End of week warriors hit Friday full of energy, focus and concentration. They feast on 5 key superfoods:

1. Chia seeds

Aztec warriors and runners are believed to have sustained themselves for an entire day on just a tablespoon of chia.

Complete with 20% protein, rich in fibre, calcium, high in vitamin C, manganese, potassium and iron, just […]

By |September 7th, 2016|Wellbeing & Fitness|Comments Off on The end of week Warrior

Fitness bands: Do they really increase weight loss?

New study published in the medical journal Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, found that over the course of a year people who wore the devices demonstrated no health improvements.

Obesity and weight loss is a common topic in the media. Fitness bands like those made by Fitbit, Jawbone and Misfit aim to increase the exercise people do. […]

By |September 6th, 2016|Wellbeing & Fitness|Comments Off on Fitness bands: Do they really increase weight loss?

STI in the UK

In a recent Eastenders episode, one of the characters, Whitney finds out she has chlamydia which was contracted from as a result of her boyfriend’s infidelity (more on Chlamydia). This can be very dangerous as most people who contract chlamydia do not display any symptoms and if left untreated can cause long term health problems […]

By |September 1st, 2016|Hot Topics|Comments Off on STI in the UK