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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 detrimental in gaining 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 strong words, but these

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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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COP 27 – What it is and why it matters

COP 27 – What it is and why it matters COP 27 [1] stands for “Conference of Parties” with this occasion being the 27th time the event has occurred.  The non-descriptive abbreviation aside, COP 27 is a climate summit organized by the United Nations to be attended by representatives from up to 200 countries around

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New RHS Course Pricing Options

ADL are proud to offer its students an attractive selection of payment terms and conditions, that will enable individuals to meet their current budgeting requirements for enrolment on the New Syllabus RHS Courses. Our objective is to support individuals in realizing their RHS aspirations through flexible and reasonable payments terms. ADL are here to help

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Cats, Bats and Spiders: Common Animals Associated with Halloween

Spooky Season has arrived again.  You may have noticed a few Halloween-themed decorations and costume pieces between the Christmas goods in your local store (now that Christmas legally begins in August). But have you stopped to wonder why cats, bats and spiders are common animals associated with Halloween? Once again windows will be filling up

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Is Your Neighbour a Witch?  These Deadly Plants Might Tell You

Plants mean potions, potions mean magic and magic means witches. How can you tell a witch apart? By the deadly plants in their garden. If you’re following our singular brand of logic back to its root, you’ll understand that you may well be able to spy a potential witch or warlock from the trees, herbs

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Tips for Writing Horror – Haunted Words at Halloween

For writers, inspiration often comes out of the blue staring them in the face.  At this time of year, that increasingly involves some form of Halloween horror as seeing some plastic knickknack hanging in a store window becomes the inspiration to try one’s hand at horror writing.  That said, writing a proper scary tale is

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