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How to sleep: The food ‘abundant in sleep-promoting nutrients’ – sleep stealers

Ms Werrett suggested that for those who like a warm drink before bed, “steer clear of anything containing caffeine”. Instead, she suggests people try a soothing herbal tea such as chamomile. She said this contains apigenin, which binds to specific receptors in the brain and which may promote sleepiness and reduce insomnia. She said: “Walnuts […]

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Vitamin B12 deficiency signs: Four ‘neurological symptoms’ – are you at risk?

The Mayo Clinic says: “Most people get enough vitamin B12 from a balanced diet. “However, older adults, vegetarians, vegans and people who have conditions that affect their ability to absorb vitamin B12 from foods might benefit from the use of oral supplements.” The organisation says when taken at appropriate doses, vitamin B12 supplements are generally […]

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Hair health: The food to eat ‘plenty of’ – ‘Crucial role in keeping your hair’

She explained that protein is “essential” throughout the body. She said: “Most of the body’s tissues, including your muscles and blood, need this nutrient for growth and repair. So you should eat plenty of protein to ensure that your hair receives its fair share.” She said: “Similarly, eating a healthy, balanced diet such as green […]

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Parkinson’s disease: The non-motor signs which ‘can appear in the earliest stages’

Parkinson’s UK says: “Non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s do not affect movement. They include other issues like mental health, memory problems and pain.” It says people with Parkinson’s can experience a range of mental health issues alongside their physical symptoms. Indeed, the charity says tremors, muscle stiffness and slowness of movement are all common early symptoms […]

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Blood clot signs: The indicator in your sweat that may signal a ‘life-threatening’ clot

The Mayo Clinic explains a pulmonary embolism is a blockage in one of the pulmonary arteries in your lungs. The health body says in most cases, pulmonary embolism is caused by blood clots that travel to the lungs from deep veins in the legs or, rarely, from veins in other parts of the body. It […]

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Long Covid: The ‘common’ symptom’ which ‘can often be misdiagnosed’ – signs

The organisation says COVID-19 symptoms can sometimes persist for months. It explains the virus can damage the lungs, heart and brain, which increases the risk of long-term health problems. It adds that coronavirus can make blood cells more likely to clump up and form clots. It states: “While large clots can cause heart attacks and […]

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Stroke risk: The common health factor which makes it ‘harder for blood to flow’

You might need medicine to lower your cholesterol if your cholesterol level has not gone down after changing your diet and lifestyle. If you’re aged 40 to 74, you can get your cholesterol checked as part of an NHS Health Check. The British Heart Foundation (BHF) recommends all adults have a cholesterol check at any […]

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Ovarian cancer symptoms: The subtle sign in your back indicating ‘cancer cells’

Cancer Research UK says there are some factors that can increase your risk of developing ovarian cancer. A risk factor is anything that can increase your risk of cancer. A protective factor is anything that lowers the risk of cancer. It explains: “As with most cancers, ovarian cancer becomes more common as you get older. […]

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Dementia prevention: The cardiovascular factors that can ‘greatly increase’ your risk

The NHS notes: “There’s no certain way to prevent all types of dementia, as researchers are still investigating how the condition develops.” The health body explains different types of dementia can affect people differently, and everyone will experience symptoms in their own way. It states: “However, there are some common early symptoms that may appear […]

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Hair loss: The top five causes of treatable hair loss according to an expert

The NHS says hair loss is not usually anything to be worried about, but occasionally it can be a sign of a medical condition. Doctor Adam Friedmann, consultant dermatologist at Stratum Clinics said: “Hair loss is often treatable after the diagnosis has been established.” He said the treatment will vary depending on the cause. The […]