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  A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye. Vision becomes blurred because the cataract interferes with sight, like a veil in front of the eye. Many individuals over 60 have cataracts and most of these can be treated successfully. The risk for cataracts increases as we age, but the average age for …

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Many people experience anxiety about driving, and this can impact daily life choices, career options and self-confidence. Everyone knows know that when we get into the driving seat of a car, we are taking on a task of great responsibility, with the safety of ourselves and the public at large to be considered. We should …

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We all worry at certain times. It would be strange if we did not.  A challenge in our work, an exam, an unwell friend or relative or a fear about the future – these worries are perfectly understandable and cannot be avoided from time to time. However, constant worrying can have an immobilising effect on …

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We all ask and answer questions as part of our daily living. The ways that questions are asked can be helpful or otherwise in gaining the best responses and the cooperation of those involved in the interaction. This is especially true if we are aiming to help another person. ‘Control’ and ‘authority’ seem to be …

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In simple terms, Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive disease affecting the brain and its many complex functions. It is characterised by the degeneration of nerve cells (neurons) in several areas of the brain. It is the commonest form of dementia, accounting for at least 60 per cent of dementia in older people. It is named …

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You are probably aware that sitting down for long periods of times is not great for your health. Back in the 1950s, researchers found that London bus drivers were twice as likely to suffer a heart attack than their bus conductor counterparts. From this point on, the link between inactivity and increased chances of diseases …

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Now that we're back in the swing of our daily lives, you may have been thinking about really knuckling down to some serious study. And if you're like us, you need a few snacks along the way to help you avoid a hangry rampage because you became so engrossed in your lessons that you forgot …

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If you like to combine healthy living, science and food the career of a Nutritionist might just be for you.  As their name suggests nutritionists are all about nutrition – the food we eat. As professionals, they advise individuals and other professionals about the right sort of food they should be eating.  Depending on your …

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However much a carer likes or loves the person being cared for, the emotional and physical demands of the role can be stressful. Sometimes, it is easy to forget that you, the carer, are important too. Stress can cause damaging emotional and physical symptoms, and should be faced before it harms your health and makes …

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Many of us experience phobic reactions to certain things – fear of snakes, spiders or dogs are commonly known. Some of us have more obscure phobias, such as rubber bands or garden gnomes.  Phobias can create a range of social and personal challenges that can affect the daily living of a person who may be …

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Have you heard of Veganuary? It’s a movement that encourages people to try out veganism for the whole month of January, much like Stoptober, which encourages smokers to give up smoking for October, it’s aim is to raise awareness for a particular issue for that month and many pledge themselves to fulfil the requirements via …

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Hundreds of hours of study, lots of volunteering, receiving counselling and more are some of the things those that want to be a counsellor will need to do. If this still makes your eyes go wide with excitement and you feel ready to meet all these challenges, then congratulations! It looks like you might have …

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Most children grow up mentally healthy, but many surveys suggest that more children and young people have mental health issues now than they did 30 years ago. Many theories are put forward as to why this should be, but it seems that this could well be because of changes in the way we live now …

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We've put together a list of channels we think all Health Sciences students should take a look at. Even if you simply have an interest in medical sciences, these channels are sure to keep you entertained and informed. These channels are all very good resources for anyone who would like to learn more about the …

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Many of us were encouraged to write diaries as children. As adults, we tend to consider our diaries as to-do lists and appointments only. However, writing a regular journal can help us to break through habitual thought patterns in order to find our creative potential, and explore our own knowledge and wisdom. What type of …

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Everyone is familiar with experiencing pain. Sometimes, pain is easy to account for if a finger has been burnt or a toe has been stubbed. At other times, pain is less obvious. The pain of toothache cannot be seen, but it is very real to whoever experiences it. What types of Pain are There? Specific …

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