A Home Test Paves a New Path for Early Diagnosis of Dementia

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A Home Test Paves a New Path for Early Diagnosis of Dementia Part of the aging process is the slow decline of brain function, also known as cognitive impairment. Just like other aspects of the body, the mind changes with each passing year which often results in forgetfulness or increased strain in completing thought processes. While mild forms of cognitive impairment are common, more serious cases,...

Normal Level of Testosterone in a Woman

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Normal Level of Testosterone in a Woman Women, by nature, have much lower levels of testosterone in their bodies than men. Although it is viewed as the male “sex hormone,” it has just as great an influence over a woman’s sexual desires and health. Maintaining a normal level of testosterone throughout one’s life is just as difficult a process at times as it also is for men. Perhaps it is even...

The Benefits of Private Medical Insurance

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Excellect are experienced health insurance specialists offering a free impartial review of your current health insurance or able to offer you a free quotation for a new health insurance policy. Whatever your needs, Excellect are the route to take for excellent advice. Click for QUOTE  Private patients benefit from the comfort of their own room – typically with en-suite facilities – in...

Do you use reading glasses?

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Are you using reading glasses on a daily basis? Maybe not for much longer! A revolutionary treatment has been developed in America called the KARMA Inlay. The new treatment as you can imagine is an inlay put directly into the cornea of the eye. How does it work? The inlay prevents unfocussed rays of light from being able to enter the eye allowing clear vision at near and far distances. This may sound...

STDs on the rise for over 50s

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Considering previously we posted about the health benefits for over 50s of regular sex it only seemed right we talk about the problems associated. Most over 50s have found their life partner however that’s not to say that none of you are still taking part in intercourse with multiple sexual partners. This is all well and good as long as you don’t simply assume that just because your partners...

Don’t wait for a GP hearing consultation

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It is no longer the case that if you wish to be referred to a hearing specialist you must do it through your GP. You are now able to self refer! Self referral allows for you to cut through the lengthy process of meeting with your GP and having them perform a long examination of your hearing capabilities. This change is to help encourage more and more people to take responsibility for their own health...

How electric bikes could get you cycling again

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How electric bikes could get you cycling again Helen James from Pedelecs talks to us about electric bikes and how their increasing popularity in the UK is opening up a new ways of getting around while gently increasing fitness levels. The new-found freedom of cycling as a young child is something many of us never forget. Free-wheeling down hills, scooting off with the wind in our faces and hair to...

‘Interesting’ way to improve cognitive function

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We understand that it is a taboo topic but recent studies show that sex of all things can help maintain and improve cognitive function. Researchers at Coventry recently found that over 50s who were still engaging in sex had much sharper cognitive function than those who weren’t. The men of the study scored on average 23% higher on the words test and 3% higher on the numbers test. As well as the...

Why talking about death is important

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  It’s obviously not a popular topic, but that doesn’t make it any less important. It is unfortunately inevitable that one day we are all going to pass away and that is why it is important to plan for this happening not only for our own peace of mind but to help the loved ones left behind. Lots of people are currently not having their end of life wishes carried out. Studies say that...
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