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7 reasons to have a health check

There are many stages of life which pose new challenges and it’s easy to overlook our health if we don’t have any symptoms. However, there may be times in our lives when we could benefit from a having a health check, whether to provide us with key insights into our health, to give us peace of mind or just...

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Medichecks' Health and Wellness predictions for 2017

This year has seen a huge rise in the consumer healthcare market, with more and more people taking an active role in their health, whether it be through monitoring physical activity with wearables, or following a more natural diet such as paleo. 2016 was an exciting year for health trends and we expect 2017 to be even...

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7 signs you could have low testosterone

Testosterone is the male sex hormone that gives men their masculine characteristics. Kicking in at puberty, it causes the penis and the testicles to enlarge, the voice to drop and body and facial hair to develop. It is also the hormone that is responsible for muscle mass as well as assertiveness and aggression....

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7 ways to keep your liver healthy

The liver is your second largest organ and is responsible for many crucial functions including removing toxins from the body, fighting infections, controlling cholesterol levels and aiding digestion. However, this vital organ is often overlooked when we are thinking about our health, particularly as there aren't...

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Men's Health - What you need to know about prostate cancer

About prostate cancer. Almost 50,000 men get diagnosed with prostate cancer every year making it the most common cancer to affect men. The prostate is a walnut sized gland that lies in front of your bladder surrounding your urethra and is responsible for making semen. Prostate cancer occurs when the cells in...

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Vitamin B12 - could it be affecting your health?

B12 is a nutrient that is essential to the body's normal functioning, but most people know very little about it. Before treatment with vitamin B12 became widely available, many people who developed the most common cause of B12 deficiency, pernicious anaemia, would die. Even today many people go undiagnosed,...

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HbA1c: the gold standard of diabetes testing

This figure is steadily rising as a result of our increasing weight (68.8% of adults are now classed as overweight or obese) and our unhealthy diets. Worryingly, 1 in 4 people with diabetes, around 940,000, don't even know they have it. Until recently, most diabetes tests just checked for fasting blood...

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The Stress Hormone Cortisol

However constant stress can have significant effects on the body in more ways than just craving a glass of wine at the end of the day. Cortisol is a steroid hormone produced from cholesterol in the adrenal cortex of the adrenal glands located on top of each kidney. It plays a role in most of the body’s functioning’s...

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How can your diet affect your health?

Vegan, vegetarian, paleo, gluten-free, ketogenic, Atkins, 5:2, alkaline, low GI, clean, raw, there’s a diet for everyone and at the moment it seems, just about everyone is on a diet. What is different about diets today is that rather than just cutting down on calories to get a beach-ready body, these diets...

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5 things you need to know about food intolerances

We've all seen the numerous 'free from' labels in the supermarket, and these days it seems more people are suffering from food intolerances than ever before. Lactose free, dairy free, gluten free-the list goes on, and with so many different dietary requirements out there it can be difficult to know...

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