HEALTH & BEAUTY
Glucosamine: Doubts Cast Over the Benefits of Treatment Used by Thousands

Glucosamine: Doubts Cast Over the Benefits of Treatment Used by Thousands

Island residents who have been taking the food supplement glucosamine on prescription to treat osteoarthritis pain in knee joints, may find themselves having to pay for it themselves in future, following claims it has no long-term beneficial effect. A report, undertaken by a team of Canadian researchers, has seriously questioned the

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Get Yourself MOT’d

Get Yourself MOT’d

Once you’re over 65 you’ll continue to be invited to undergo a variety of health checks, and there will also be some new ones. As you get older, you’re more likely to develop conditions that are rare in younger people. Because of this, you’ll be invited to undergo some new

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Trauma Unit is a Big Step Forward

Trauma Unit is a Big Step Forward

The level of care available to Island patients within the Emergency Department of St Mary’s Hospital, Newport has taken another significant step forward. The department, which currently deals with some 45,000 admissions a year, has recently been given status as a trauma unit, and as such now stands alongside the likes

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