Arthritis Factsheet

Arthritis Factsheet

Arthritis is a very common medical condition that causes inflammation and pain in the joints. It’s believed that in the UK alone there are around ten million people who suffer with the condition. Many think it is something that only affects older people, and whilst...
Antibiotic Resistance Continues to Grow

Antibiotic Resistance Continues to Grow

There’s good reason why patients often leave empty handed when they see their GP hoping for a prescription for antibiotics; used irresponsibly antibiotics are contributing to the growth of resistant infections, which are showing no signs of abating. It has never been...
Eating Chocolate May Reduce Stroke Risk

Eating Chocolate May Reduce Stroke Risk

While a bar of chocolate might be considered as a guilty pleasure by many of us, perhaps we don’t need to feel quite so bad about our weakness for this sweet treat. Research published recently in the journal Neurology indicated that men who consume a moderate amount...
Heart Disease FAQ

Heart Disease FAQ

Whilst heart disease is not the most common disease among older adults, it is the leading cause of death in developed countries. As we age, our artery walls thicken and become less elastic. The can cause damage, which leads to a build-up of plaques on the inside of...
Why the Sale of Private Health Insurance is Surging

Why the Sale of Private Health Insurance is Surging

For the first time in a decade, the number of people taking out private health insurance in the UK has increased significantly. The reason for this rise is due to consumers fearing what could happen with the NHS crisis. In 2015, the demand for private insurance rose...