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  • Menopause

    Menopause symptoms can last for 7 years

    Posted 5 March 2015 12:00 AM by Healthspan

    According to a new study, published in Jama Internal Medicine, 50 per cent of women will experience the troubling menopausal symptoms of hot flushes and night sweats, for a staggering seven years.

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  • Holiday

    How can a holiday boost your immune health?

    Posted 5 March 2015 12:00 AM by Healthspan

    According to a new study, published in the journal Emotion, researchers at UC Berkley have discovered that seeing things that are beautiful and awe-inspiring may give our immune system a boost.

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  • Omega 3 and Vitamin D have a synergistic effect in the brain

    Posted 5 March 2015 12:00 AM by Healthspan

    Researchers writing in the FASEB Journal suggest that vitamin D and omega-3 fish oils may help to regulate serotonin levels in the brain.

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  • Fish Oils

    Fish oils increase remission in rheumatoid arthritis

    Posted 4 March 2015 12:00 AM by Dr Sarah Brewer

    The anti-inflammatory action of high-dose, omega-3 fish oils greatly improves the response to drug treatment in people with rheumatoid arthritis.

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  • PCOS

    Vitamin D and polycystic ovaries

    Posted 2 March 2015 12:00 AM by Dr Sarah Brewer

    New research suggests that lack of vitamin D may contribute to the hormone imbalances associated with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).

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  • Vitamin C

    Can Vitamin C prevent the common cold?

    Posted 1 March 2015 12:00 AM by Dr Sarah Brewer

    An interesting case study, just published, reports that high dose vitamin C helped clear a persistent parvovirus B19 infection in a 54-year old woman whose chronic joint pains had lasted six months without responding to standard treatments.

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  • Alcohol

    The link between alcohol and stroke

    Posted 28 February 2015 12:00 AM by Dr Sarah Brewer

    If you enjoy a glass or two of wine in the evening, here’s some bad news. Drinking more than two alcoholic drinks per day in middle age increases the risk of a stroke by a third, and bring one on five years earlier than for those who have less than half a drink daily. At least in Swedish twins.

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  • Glucosamine And Chondroitin

    Glucosamine plus Chondroitin as effective for severe knee osteoarthritis as prescribed drug

    Posted 25 February 2015 12:00 AM by Dr Sarah Brewer

    A robust, international study has shown that glucosamine hydrochloride plus chondroitin sulphate supplements are as effective in treating severe knee osteoarthritis as the prescribed anti-inflammatory drug, celecoxib.

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  • Healthspan Heroes

    Introducing 2015's Healthspan Heroes

    Posted 20 January 2015 9:47 AM by Healthspan Heroes

    After receiving numerous applications from our inspiring and adventurous Healthspan customers, we’re very proud to now introduce our latest 10 Healthspan Heroes. This year’s Healthspan Heroes have a combined target of raising £31,500 for various charities close to their hearts. Throughout 2015 our Heroes will truly give it their all; from running the  gruelling London Marathon and cycling the plains of Tanzania, to attaching themselves to the side of an aeroplane (whilst being flipped upside down)  and climbing the dizzying heights of Mount Everest. This year’s Healthspan Heroes  are a pretty impressive bunch and we are very proud to be supporting them.

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  • Healthy Start Mobile App

    Support your health goals each day with our Healthy Start app

    Posted 20 November 2014 12:00 AM by Healthspan

    Get into healthy habits with daily personalised vitamin and exercise reminders with our free app.

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