Yearly Archives: 2016

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5 ways to maintain the “pregnancy glow”

Pregnancy often brings with it the so-called “pregnancy glow”. Changes to circulating blood volume and an abundance of hormones result in thick, shiny hair and a bright, flushed complexion for many women.  These changes usually start in the second trimester and can be maintained by following some simple daily skincare tips.

1. Practice sun safety:  In some […]

By |September 1st, 2016|Parenting, Skin & Beauty|Comments Off on 5 ways to maintain the “pregnancy glow”

Is Pokemon Go tackling mental health problems?

The immensely popular game Pokemon go has been reported by NetDoctor to bring additional health benefits to a normally sedentary gaming culture.  Players of the game go out of their way to increase their time spent walking outside in order to be able to take part in activities that lets the players increase in levels. […]

By |August 30th, 2016|Wellbeing & Fitness|Comments Off on Is Pokemon Go tackling mental health problems?

5 Health benefits of Ginger

Native to south eastern Asia, Ginger has long since been prized for its culinary and medicinal properties. Modern research has found that ginger has a variety of different properties that can lead to the following health benefits:

 

Soothes the Digestive System

Historically ginger has been used in herbal medicine to alleviate stomach discomfort. It is the […]

By |August 25th, 2016|Wellbeing & Fitness|Comments Off on 5 Health benefits of Ginger

Eating habits during pregnancy

A healthy and balanced diet is important for everyone to maintain at all times but for pregnant and breastfeeding women what is being consumed also affects the baby, probably more significantly than initially thought. There are many guides out there as to what pregnant women should eat such as this from the NHS. In the past, […]

By |August 23rd, 2016|Parenting, Wellbeing & Fitness|Comments Off on Eating habits during pregnancy

Finding excuses not to exercise? We’ll get you back on track!

Written by Mr Nick Cowan for Doctify

What’s holding you back from exercising? Have you injured your back, shin, knee or wrist? Or are you keeping away from the weights for fear of getting too bulky? As an experienced osteopath, I am going to share a few tips on how to get back on the path […]

By |August 22nd, 2016|Wellbeing & Fitness|Comments Off on Finding excuses not to exercise? We’ll get you back on track!

Olympics and doping

With the Olympics underway, the controversy surrounding doping is on the forefront of the Doctify team’s mind. Aside from the legality around doping, have you ever wondered what doping means? How does it make an athlete improve their performance making them almost superhuman? The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), is the organisation responsible for putting together […]

By |August 19th, 2016|Wellbeing & Fitness|Comments Off on Olympics and doping

August Health News

This month’s news features an exclusive story on a seven year old piece of research. There’s also some exciting news about hot meals and bad news for office workers.

Another death at the office

Your desk job is killing you, screamed newspaper headlines last month. People who sit for more than eight hours a day at work […]

By |August 11th, 2016|Hot Topics|Comments Off on August Health News

Ask the expert: Anti-ageing skincare

How important is cleansing in the anti-ageing skin care routine? What sorts of cleansers (e.g. wash? Oil? Milk?) are best for those concerned with skin ageing and what sorts of ingredients should we look for in anti-ageing cleansers?

A good cleansing routine is vital for keeping skin healthy and preventing disease. One of the main functions […]

By |August 9th, 2016|Skin & Beauty, Top Articles|Comments Off on Ask the expert: Anti-ageing skincare

Are you worried about infertility?

It is no wonder we’re so easily panicked about infertility with the fearful narrative and stigmatism that comes from being ‘labelled’ infertile. A new survey published in the Oxford Journal of Reproduction has shown that nearly half of women and men don’t seek medical help due to the fear of being labelled infertile. Infertility is […]

By |August 7th, 2016|Conditions, Parenting|Comments Off on Are you worried about infertility?

Ask the expert: Guide to rosacea

What is rosacea?

Rosacea is a long term skin condition associated with facial redness and flushing. It often appears in the thirties and tends to occur more frequently in those with fair skin. Although it is common, it is still poorly understood. There are a number of factors believed to contribute to the development of rosacea. […]

By |August 3rd, 2016|Skin & Beauty|Comments Off on Ask the expert: Guide to rosacea