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Consultant Q&A

Q I have a real problem with floaters in my eyes. They appear to have got worse in recent years.…

Sight, space and liberty

‘My old chemistry master used to say, “You can’t buy eyes at Harrods any more, so look after yours,”’ says…

Focus on cataracts

Cataracts are the principal cause of blindness, and occur when the crystalline lens that brings light into focus on the…

Should old people start wearing stilettos?

It must, I sometimes think, be exhausting, if you actually take health advice from newspapers; diligently eating eggs one week…

Rest in peace: seven ways to stop snoring this Christmas

Did you know that snoring was bad for your heart? It’s thought to cause changes in the carotid artery and…

Want babies? Get a job, lose the Lycra – and other fertility tips

Did you know that one in six couples in the UK have difficulty conceiving? That’s roughly 3.5 million not very…

How to sleep better: 5 tips for getting a good night’s sleep

Most people have trouble sleeping at one time or another; for some it’s a chronic problem. But making sure the…

Build your memory muscles

We’ve all been there. You walk into the kitchen, and as you cross the threshold you’re suddenly at a loss…

Well spotted

Continuing our series of undercover reports from the world’s best health spas, our reviewer hopped on a plane to stay…

The vitamins your doctor takes

Whether you think supplementing your diet by taking additional vitamins, minerals and super-nutrients is common sense or money flushed away,…

Nine natural ways to keep your teeth white

Smile! There are ways you can help your teeth to remain dazzling and healthy without paying to have them whitened:…

The miracle supplement? Vitamin D helps you live longer — so take it

The traditional view of Vitamin D is that it is essential for bone health. Vitamin D deficiency is linked to…

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Keep your hair on

There is, in the pursuit of hirsuteness, a bewilderingly long menu of treatments, with results that range from the near…

Shingles is a reactivation of varicella, the chicken pox virus

A very good jab too

To very little fanfare, a new vaccination programme was launched by the NHS last year, bringing Britain up to speed…

Peak practice

These days, people don’t simply go on holiday — they combine it with a trip to one of the increasingly popular…