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

  • Get good bone health

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    A 'silent epidemic' of osteoporosis, or thinning of the bones, is one of the prices we pay for our ever-rising life expectancy. Your bones are constantly 'turning over' with bone being broken down by the body and more bone being laid down. Amazingly, this 'remodelling' means that most of your adult skeleton is replaced about every 10 years...

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  • Sunlight and health - the Julian Assange conundrum

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    Julian Assange has now been living in the Ecuadorian Embassy for two years. He's claiming that his human rights are being breached, because not being allowed outside since he entered the embassy, for fear of being arrested, is causing him medical problems. So does he have a real case, or is this a PR stunt to gain sympathy?

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  • All about bronchitis

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    Bronchitis is usually caused by an infection. In otherwise healthy people, this is usually a virus, while in people with COPD, bacterial infection is much more often to blame. Read on to find out more.

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  • Shining a spotlight on depression

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    The tragedy of Robin Williams' apparent suicide will have touched a chord with so many of us, but none more than the families and friends of people living with depression. Depression may be seen often among comedians, but they don't have a monopoly. Clinical depression is common - about one in four women and one in 10 men will have at least one episode in their lifetime which is severe enough to need treatment.

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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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A blog for healthcare professionals with Dr Shaun O'Hanlon

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