HEALTH & BEAUTY
How drink damages your skin!

How drink damages your skin!

Before you go and enjoy the Christmas and New Year think before you drink! With the party season upon us, hair and beauty salons will be working overtime to preen, pluck, primp and polish us all into our best vision of beauty. The irony is that many of us will

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Sun awareness and eye health

Sun awareness and eye health

With Specsavers spokesman Timothy Kidd Are people aware of the UV damage to eyes? ‘A huge amount of people just aren’t aware of the very real dangers of too much exposure to UV rays on the health of our eyes. ‘Now is the ideal time of year to make the

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Beauty from within

Beauty from within

Skinade is a new proposition in skincare and offers an innovative approach — a professional product that works from the inside out. As we age, we lose 1.5 per cent of our natural collagen a year from the age of 20. Slowly, but surely, our skin will lose its youthful

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Tackling an epidemic – Dr Alan Hayes

Tackling an epidemic – Dr Alan Hayes

When Dr Alan Hayes joined the South Wight Medical Practice in Godshill, back in 1984, there were just over 100 patients registered as suffering from Type 2 Diabetes. Today that figure stands at 350 – which is why the doctor is hardly exaggerating when he describes the condition as an

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Stretched to the Limit – Helen Shields & Caroline Morris

Stretched to the Limit – Helen Shields & Caroline Morris

Throughout virtually the whole of the United Kingdom the National Health Service is being stretched to the limit, and the NHS on the Isle of Wight is no different. A shortage of nursing and medical staff, including GPs; an ageing population and unhealthy lifestyles among residents is combining to heap

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There are ways to ease the burden of arthritis

There are ways to ease the burden of arthritis

Wear and tear arthritis, medically known as osteoarthritis is not life-threatening, but can be extremely painful and uncomfortable and sadly there is still no real cure on the horizon to ease the burden of this type of arthritis. However, there are ways to help cope with the condition, whichever form

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Depression – help at hand

Depression – help at hand

Depression and stress-related illnesses can often make an individual feel isolated and not knowing who to turn to for reassurance and guidance. But here on the Island help is at hand, and last year alone more than 3,100 residents used the invaluable services of the Primary Care Mental Health team,

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Hospital New A&E

Hospital New A&E

A highly-successful pioneering method for dealing with walk-in patient admissions at St Mary’s Hospital is on course to provide the blueprint for many hospitals across the country. The Beacon Centre at St Mary’s has already been featured on a BBC breakfast programme for the efficient way it deals with admissions,

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