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Let’s talk about cancer

Men are reluctant to open up about their health, but with early diagnosis and targeted brachytherapy treatment, prostate cancer doesn’t have to mean the end of the world, says Deborah Wain It was, says William Gillies, like “being hit by a sledgehammer”. The property landlord was fit and well, had no symptoms when he was […]

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Soaking up the atmosphere

Help soothe away the aches and pains of the winter months by treating yourself to a spa experience Smooth moves Champneys Age Excellence range of skincare products and treatments has been designed for mature skin and aims to improve elasticity and skin tone, and target blemishes. The products contain Tetrapeptide-21, the latest beauty buzz product […]

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Pains and needles

Once thought of as a quack treatment, acupuncture is now available for some on the NHS When Vanessa Cox Pendray developed osteoarthritis in her neck following an injury, moving her head became extremely painful and restricted. As a textile designer and later a ceramic artist, it was especially hard for her to cope. “I’m a […]

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Grounds for optimism

Coffee is part of the daily routine for millions, but in these health-conscious days the question has to be asked – is coffee good for you, or bad? Over the past year coffee drinkers have been told that they may be cutting their stroke risk, protecting against superbugs, staving off dementia and Alzheimer’s disease and […]

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