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Monthly Archives: July 2013

How to maintain a healthy bowel

The Bladder and Bowel foundation contains useful healthy bowel advice, including information on how the bowel works: An unhealthy diet, stress, and travel are some of the causes of bowel problems. One third of the population regularly suffer from digestive illnesses such as irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, diarrhoea. 60% of British adults have experienced digestive problems when in […]

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NHS should learn from coffee shops!

Dr Johnny Marshall explains “How the NHS could learn from coffee shops” He says the customer care in coffee shops could be an example worth following: “Coffee shops offer a variety of choice; for a patient with a condition like stable angina, there are a wide range of possible treatments, from relaxation techniques, through tablets […]

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Glamour and piles

Dominic West and Helen Bonham Carter star in the new BBC4 film: Burton and Taylor. The actors talk to The Guardian about playing Hollywood’s famous couple, Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor. Dominic West talks about Elizabeth Taylor: “There were very few men, who could take her on, but Burton could and that’s why there was […]

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Transanal Haemorrhoidal Dearterialisation (THD), an advanced minimally invasive procedure to treat piles, is being put to the test in a clinical trial to confirm its effectiveness. Lead by consultant surgeon Mr Steven Brown based at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, the HubBLe Trial is a 12 month national trial being conducted across the country, to compare the […]

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Animated and Illustrated Guide to the NHS

In 2013, the pride of the nation the NHS turned 65 years old, and we were told that the recent changes to its structure and management are the most dramatic since it was first formed in 1948. Getting your head around what this means to the man in the street and the GP in the […]

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