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Body

Operation Healthier You

How much do you really know about your body and keeping it in good working order? Here are some great resources to help you care for the parts of you that need it most.

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Dementia demystified
We’ve all heard of dementia, but do you understand what causes it, what we can do to treat it, and if there’s any way of avoiding it?

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Are you at risk of heart disease?
The heart is perhaps the most fundamental organ in the body, but it is also prone to disease. That’s why it’s vital you stay healthy and do all you can to keep your ticker in good working order.

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Eczema: causes, symptoms and how to manage
With around one in 10 adults and 20% of children in Britain suffering from eczema, isn’t it time you started caring for your largest organ?

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What can you do to look after your eyes?
Did you know that you can actively help keep your eyes in good condition, and that eating certain foods helps protect your sight? So, go on then, pamper your peepers.

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Gut feeling: understanding stomach problems
There is a lot of confusion around symptoms associated with the stomach and the digestive system. This is understandable, as any one symptom can have a number of associated causes.

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Arthritis: know the warning signs
Did you know that more than eight and a half million people in the UK have sought treatment for osteoarthritis? Thankfully, there are many ways to help control the symptoms of this common condition.

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Don't be shy: get familiar with urological problems and conditions
Everything from the kidneys to the bladder, and the urethra to the male reproductive organs are in urology’s domain. So, if it’s a problem ‘down below’ it’s likely to be urological.

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Time to opt out
Do 'opt out' organ donation systems save lives? Dr Dawn Harper shares her perspective on the potential benefits of assumed consent systems of organ donation.

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Sources: Quiz

https://www.medwaycommunityhealthcare.nhs.uk/_uploads/documents/leaflets/continence-care/continence-care-poor-bladder-emptying-mch310.pdf

http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/arthritis/Pages/Introduction.aspx

https://www.wehealny.org/healthinfo/dietaryfiber/fibercontentchart.html

https://www.benenden.co.uk/be-healthy/body/what-you-can-do-to-look-after-your-eyes

https://nationaleczema.org/eczema/treatment/

http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Goodfood/Pages/water-drinks.aspx

http://time.com/4841790/exercise-brain/

https://www.benenden.co.uk/be-healthy/mind/dementia-demystified/

https://www.benenden.co.uk/be-healthy/body/are-you-at-risk-of-heart-disease/