Working long hours could lead to an increased risk of stroke

A systematic review, published in The Lancet has findings which show that individuals who work 55 hours or more per week have a 1·3-times higher risk of incident stroke than those working standard hours.  Long working hours were also associated with incident coronary heart disease, but this association was weaker than that for stroke.

Read More
Diabetes Week 2015

Diabetes Week 2015 will take place from Sunday 14 to Saturday 20 June.  Diabetes UK wants to remind everyone that you're not on your own when  it comes to diabetes.  Throughout the week they will be shouting about all the ways that help can be given via support, advice, and chances to learn more about diabetes and how to manage the condition well.  They would also like to hear your tips, hints and stories of living life to the full using #DiabetesAndMe

Look out for early signs of diabetes.  The main symptoms, which are common to both type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes are:

Read More

28% of people suffering from pain due to neck arthritis are likely to seek treatment from massage therapists' and neck pain accounts for one in five visits to massage therapists.  According to a study published in the Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, massage therapy may help to reduce neck arthritis pain and increase your range of motion (ROM).  The study aimed to show how the effects of weekly massage treatments by a therapist could be enhanced with daily massage.

Read More