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TV's Dr. Sarah Jarvis blogs on health and wellness

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Probiotics – worth a shot?

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    In medicine, you often know something is common or important if it gets its own TLA,  or Three Letter Acronym. Irritable Bowel Syndrome, or IBS, is both. Up to 1 in 5 people in the UK get it at some point, and it causes huge distress and disability. Yet without a ‘cure’, many people are left in limbo, searching for relief.

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  • Time for a skin check

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    Sadly, summer is over - and what a summer it was! But as winter sets in, all too often our skin gets covered up and forgotten. If you want to avoid a nasty surprise when next springtime comes and you uncover again, you need to take some simple steps in winter.

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  • Sort that cold before it gets nasty!

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    It may be 'just a virus', but the average cold can sometimes develop into more serious infections. Now the school holidays are over and most of us are back to work, you may be busier than ever. What's more, if you have young kids, they're highly likely to be bringing germs back from the playground with them.

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  • Back to school health

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    If your child's off to school for the first time, you're probably far more concerned about how they'll settle in than whether they'll be ill. But many common illnesses are easily passed on in the playground, and it's best to be prepared.

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Star England fly-half blogs on health and fitness

  • My shoulder injury rehab

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    We played Northampton Saints at home in the third to last game of the season and whilst making a tackle I experienced a feeling in my shoulder that I had never felt before whilst falling to the ground. I knew straightaway I had damaged something significantly but ended up playing the last three games of the season before getting a scan to see what the damage was ...

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  • You are what you eat

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    Diet is something that gets drilled into athletes from the very beginning and making sure you're putting the right fuel into your body can be the difference between having an ordinary game or having a great game...That said, it's not just professional athletes and sportsmen that this applies to. Diet is something that is all too often overlooked by people getting into exercise and looking to improve their health...

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