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Oh My Back

Oh, My Back!

Here’s relief: best advice and breakthrough treatments, from the world’s leading experts on back complaints.

What To Do When Someone Is Dying

What To Do When Someone Is Dying

What do I say? How do I help? What do they need? Here are six rules to follow.

The Gentle Truth About Dying

The Gentle Truth About Dying

Here’s what three professionals who’ve seen many people through their final moments want all of us to know.

Low Blood Pressure Tips

17 steps to lower blood pressure

High blood pressure damages your blood vessels, heart and eyes while also increasing your risk of heart disease, stroke, dementia and kidney disease. The following tips will help to lower high blood pressure, or keep it from rising if it's at a healthy level.

Cold & Flu Symptoms Linger

The real reasons your cold and flu symptoms linger

Don't put up with persistent coughs or sniffles. Here are ten possible reasons why – and what you can do to speed up the recovery process.

How to Defuse Anger

How to Defuse Anger

Anger can increase harmful blood cholesterol levels and suppress your immune system – it may even give you a heart attack. So what can you do to turn down the heat?

Managing Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis and Sleep Hygiene

Osteoarthritis and Sleep Hygiene

Though it's well known that osteoarthritis can cause decreased mobility and pain, its effect on sleep is often overlooked. The average adult requires 6-8 hours of sleep a night, but many people with osteoarthritis experience disrupted nights or poor quality sleep. In the short term, this can exacerbate the pain associated with the condition, and over a longer period it can lead to more serious problems such as anxiety and depression.

Managing Osteoarthritis
Managing Osteoarthritis

Managing Osteoarthritis Part Three

In Part One and Part Two, we looked at the symptoms of osteoarthritis and some common forms of pain management. In this instalment, we look at the ways exercise can assist with managing osteoarthritis.

Managing Osteoarthritis

Managing Osteoarthritis, Part Four

Though it's well known that osteoarthritis can cause decreased mobility and pain, its effect on sleep is often overlooked. The average adult requires 6-8 hours of sleep a night, but many people with osteoarthritis experience disrupted nights or poor quality sleep. In the short term, this can exacerbate the pain associated with the condition, and over a longer period it can lead to more serious problems such as anxiety and depression.

Friendship

What does friendship mean to you?

We asked our readers what friendship meant to them – here are some of our favourite responses.

Worst Things with Cold

5 worst things you can do when you have a cold

So you think you know the drill? You could be slowing your recovery.

Video Games Pros Cons

The Pros and Cons of Playing Computer Video games

Are computer games bad for your health? We discuss the pros and cons of playing computer video games. Here's the evidence for and against:

When Someone Dies

What to Say After Someone Dies

We care about our friends and family when they're grieving, but what do we say or do when a friend is overwhelmed by sorrow?

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