Going into Hospital for an Operation? How to Stay Fit & Healthy

Added October 12, 2017, Under: Health, How To, Inflammation, Vitamin D

Sometimes an operation is necessary as a result of an accident and then there is no chance to prepare. But many do have advance notice, affording them the chance to take some helpful steps in preparation. No one wants to be in hospital in the first place and everyone wants to prevent any mishaps while in there. Some points to remember Your medical team will give you a set of instructions to follow and your surgeon should outline the procedure but it does not ...


When an Unplanned Accident Puts You in Hospital

Added November 23, 2016, Under: Doctors, Drugs, Health, How To

Every day many people are involved in sudden accidents and incidents where they land up in hospital.  Is there anything you can do to make life easier for yourself when this happens? How I ended up in hospital I write from personal experience when just over a month ago, I was out in the countryside (getting my 30 minutes of exercise) when I walked onto a concealed "straight down" twelve inch hole in the grass path. I got such a shock because ...


Going into Hospital? How to Come Out Again Unscathed |

Added April 4, 2012, Under: Diets, Doctors, Health, Law

    In the past couple of weeks, I have noticed several different articles on how to survive a stay in hospital for whatever reason. They all had good suggestions and advice, and so I thought I would try and put them together into a bullet point format so that you have an easy-to-access reference should you or close friend or family member have to go to hospital either for an unavoidable emergency or for a necessary procedure. It is now well known ...


How To Be Safer In Hospital In Spite Of Super Bugs |

Added April 8, 2011, Under: Diseases, Doctors, Health, Technology

  Many people today dread having to go to a hospital. This is not because of the treatment or the operation but because they fear they will pick up a Super bug. This problem with runaway bacteria has been going on for some years now but it seems to be getting worse and not better. It has got so bad that doctors in the media are suggesting to patients that they actually question a doctor or other medical staff before they even ...


Your Vitamin D Levels Could Be Too Low if You Are Overweight or Obese

Added January 11, 2020, Under: Health, Vitamin D

One of the most important vitamins of all, to ensure our good health and wellbeing, has to be Vitamin D. And yet, in spite of the well known advantages of maintaining good levels,  there are many reasons why people are still testing as being deficient. And one of these reasons is when they are overweight or obese. Why does being overweight or obese affect Vitamin D levels? Research has added to the evidence linking obesity with lower levels of vitamin D with researchers finding why those carrying ...


Could Your Beard Be Harboring Bugs!

Added December 26, 2019, Under: Diseases

There have been media headlines lately saying that "Men with Beards can Carry More Germs than Dogs". Apparently a new study has found that every sample of beard hair collected was crawling with bacteria with some 50% of that bacteria considered hazardous to human health.  And when the scientists collected and tested dog hair, they found a lower level of microbes than the samples of men's beard hair. How was the study conducted? Scientists initially wanted to determine if humans could pick up a ...


Having a Dog is Great for Heart Health, Mental Health & So Much More

Added October 11, 2019, Under: Exercise, Health, Pets

Often referred to as "man's best friend", owning a dog comes with so many health benefits - both for the dog and the human. Recent research by the University of Toronto, Canada and Mount Sinai Hospital, New York has found that, compared to non-dog owners, those with dogs in the home had a 24% reduced risk of dying in any year. Why having a dog is such a good thing! Walking your dog, and the regular exercise involved, is especially good for ...


Is Vitamin C the Solution for Sepsis?

Added October 7, 2019, Under: Diseases, Doctors, Inflammation

A shot of vitamin C could be a life-saving solution for those patients suffering from sepsis according to researchers from Virginia Commonwealth University in the US. They have discovered that intravenous vitamin C therapy reduced death rates in septic patients from 46% ( in the placebo group) to almost 30% (in the vitamin C group). What has the vitamin C research shown? The lead researcher Dr Alpha A Fowler says: "This therapy could potentially transform the way we care for sepsis patients." He adds: ...


Therapy Pets are Dedicated To Caring for Us

Added September 24, 2019, Under: Health, Pets

While the use of dogs for the blind, the partially sighted and even disabled people is well known, it may not be so widely known that dogs and other animals are very popular as therapy pets. They help all types of vulnerable people to live a happier life. That special connection Over thousands of years, man has developed a close social bond with dogs in particular as they have learned to adapt their behaviour to man's lifestyles.   Dogs (and other pets) have been ...


Is Oniomania a Modern-Day Problem for You?

Added September 16, 2019, Under: Health

There is a new word around - and that is Oniomania - and it means suffering from a shopping addiction or compulsive buying. Most of us like to do a bit of shopping from time to time and that is perfectly natural. But for some, a bit of shopping can turn into a much more frequent occurrence, even becoming an obsession. The age of online shopping is not helping this compulsion If you do become a compulsive shopper, think how easy it becomes when ...

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