Summer is approaching fast, with better weather comes a higher pollen count, meaning that people who suffer from hay fever will begin to see their symptoms worsen. Here are HMT’s top tips for keeping itchy eyes, running noses and sneezes at bay.
World Health Day is marked every year and is sponsored by World Health Organisation (WHO), the day marks the organisations founding and is used to draw worldwide attention to the importance of health. To help celebrate, here’s HMT’s top tips for leading a healthy lifestyle.
Scarlet fever is on the rise in the UK, with a dramatic increase in diagnosed cases since last year. The infection can usually be treated with antibiotics which will be prescribed from your doctor. This guide will tell you everything you need to know about the extremely contagious condition.
Most people at some point in their lives have wanted to lose some weight, extreme diets are a dangerous way to lose a lot of weight in a short amount of time and can cause serious health issues. Find out what is classed as an extreme diet and the dangerous effects they have.
A stroke is a life-threatening medical emergency that requires immediate attention, it is the result of a lack of blood to the brain due to clotting and can be fatal. Spotting the signs early and getting treatment immediately can reduce the severity of the effects, look out for the FAST symptoms and call 999 if you think someone is having a stroke.
Sepsis is a rare but very serious complication of an infection which is dubbed the ‘silent killer’, it is caused by the way the body responds to germs, such as bacteria getting into your body. It is vitally important that as soon as you see signs of sepsis you call 999 and get treatment immediately to reduce the damage sepsis can cause.
March marks Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month in the UK which aims to raise awareness around the disease. It is estimated that around 7,400 new cases of ovarian cancer were diagnosed in 2014 in the UK and in the same year it was the 15th most common cancer in the UK.
Diabetes is a long-term condition which is thought to affect 3 million people in the UK. The life-long condition affects the bodies blood sugar levels and causes them to become higher than usual, discover the difference between type 1 and type 2 here.
Psoriasis is a long-lasting, autoimmune skin disease which typically causes the skin to go red, flaky and may often result in the skin being covered with silvery scales. Discover more about the condition of psoriasis here.
On Thursday 9th February, HMT St Hugh’s will be hosting a unique seminar led by nutritionist Dr Mayur Ranchordas, the seminar will focus on general nutrition for the public and there will be an opportunity for questions and is completely free.