Entries by CLINIC TEAM

Six effective strategies to lower your risk of bowel cancer

It’s Decembeard! This is the annual campaign to ditch the razor and grow a beard during the month of December to raise awareness for bowel cancer. Bowel cancer, also known as colorectal cancer, is the fourth most common cancer in the UK. In an article published last month in Nutrients, researchers evaluated dietary risk factors […]

Understanding the value of Occupational Health to workplace wellbeing

Since it was first identified in the US in 2021, the Great Resignation has become a global phenomenon, with higher-than-expected numbers of employees leaving their jobs since the outbreak of Covid. This partly stemmed from a reluctance to return to in-person work once the pandemic was perceived to be no longer a risk to health […]

Prediabetes: know the signs

Today is World Diabetes Day, which aims to combat this dangerous disease. Not only is type 2 diabetes severe and life-threatening on its own, but if it is left untreated, it can lead to many serious health complications, including cardiovascular disease, stroke, vision loss, kidney disease and many more. The most recent UK figures based […]

How small changes can make a big difference to your cholesterol levels

An ambitious UK health research project has identified that over half the adult population has high total cholesterol levels. Our Future Health is recruiting up to five million volunteers to create the most detailed picture of our health to transform the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of common diseases. In a report published earlier this year, […]

Why is regular screening critical for women’s health?

Every year, October is dedicated to breast cancer awareness; in the UK, around 55,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year. We know that early diagnosis affects survival rates, and an annual female health check can be beneficial for detecting early symptoms of breast cancer along with the early stages of other serious health […]

Could intermittent fasting slow down Alzheimer’s progression?

The news that presenter Alastair Stewart is living with dementia at age 71 has been covered extensively in the UK media, including the symptoms that promoted him to seek help – that “something up there” wasn’t right and the feeling of being “a bit discombobulated”. As he explained: “I wasn’t becoming forgetful, but things like […]

MRI scans could be used to screen for prostate cancer

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men, and about one in eight men in the UK will get prostate cancer in their lifetime. Prostate cancer mainly affects men over 50, and your risk increases with age. More than 52,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year on average. But, the good news […]

The importance of cultivating a happy and healthy workplace

The government has recently launched a new public health consultation which aims to increase take-up of occupational health services. Employers will be encouraged to offer their employees occupational mental and physical health support, particularly in small and medium-sized enterprises. It is unsurprising that occupational health has become a focus for the government. The latest figures […]

UK Government adopt radical new approach to preventing cardiovascular disease

Cardiovascular disease encompasses all conditions affecting the heart or blood vessels, including coronary heart disease, the most common type of heart disease. In fact, it’s estimated that approximately 7.6 million men and women live with cardiovascular disease in the UK. About eight in 10 cases of cardiovascular disease are linked to preventable risk factors, such […]

Love your London park!

Following on from our praise of parkrun and in honour of National Love Parks Week here in the UK, here’s a rundown of the events held around London. London has more parkrun events than any other city worldwide and options to run with buggies and dogs so the whole family can enjoy it together. Over […]