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How to lose weight - switch off the TV at meal times
Switching off the radio or TV during meals can help you lose weight because the sound of your own chewing makes you eat less, study shows (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - March 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Telling people to avoid all sunshine is very dim
Telegraph View: The latest guidelines that all tanning must be avoided is the latest overzealous health advice to undermine the credibility of its authors (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - February 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why too much gym can be bad for your love life
As we come to the end of the month of self-denial, let's also put a stop to spin classes and sanctimony (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - January 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: fitness sex gym bunnies workouts dry january rowan pelling gyms Source Type: news

Dirt is good for you. Hurrah!
(Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - January 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: cleaning health grime dirt mud Source Type: news

There's more to philanthropy than offering tea and sympathy
Qualities that are just basic civility are increasingly recast as dazzling virtues - but true philanthropy requires selfless deeds, quietly done (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - January 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dr Karl Menninger facebook congresbury muslims acts of kindness tesco cashier toddler Source Type: news

'I became psychotic after giving birth'
Like Stacey Branning in this year's Eastender's Christmas special, Victoria Pavitt experienced a devastating psychosis after the birth of her fourth child (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - December 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rethink Mental Illness child mother birth Postnatal depression postpartum psychosis Source Type: news

How to survive 'Booze Black Friday'
Tonight is when drink sales hit their peak on the biggest office party night of the year - how do you survive it? (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - December 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: booze black friday christmas drunk survive secret santa alcohol xmas boss mad friday fired hangover work office party Source Type: news

A psychologist's guide to surviving Christmas
Stuck with family members, a lack of personal space and pressure to appear jolly can make Christmas difficult - what can be done to improve the experience? (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - December 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: family friends christmas mental health wellbeing survival dinner lunch xmas psychologist anxiety Source Type: news

Paracetamol for the flu 'has no effect', say scientists
New study finds painkiller - which NHS advises flu sufferers to take - reduces neither body temperature nor aches and pains (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - December 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exposed: The dog training firm exploiting the vulnerable
A former employee at Service Dogs Europe (SDE) has turned whistleblower to accuse the company of risking its customers' lives (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - November 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: SDE Dogs Assistance Dogs Source Type: news

Mapped: The postcode lottery of dental care costs
New figures have revealed the price of dental care multiplies depending on area, and check up prices have increased 28pc in six months (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - November 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: dentist deal teeth cost dental health price bargain cheap lottery Source Type: news

Want to live till 100? Just be positive
As new research reveals almost all over 65s don't consider them old, one of the UK's leading ageing experts gives his tips on how to live longer and healthier lives (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - November 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: sir muir gray ageing process spring chicken live to 100 Source Type: news

How sexual attraction is still important to the older generation
Psychologists say we never stop regarding desiring partners as an important factor in our love life (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - November 3, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sex Pensioners Older California Source Type: news

Environment Secretary: I eat food past best before date
Liz Truss, the Environment Secretary, says when food is past its best before date she will often 'just see if it smells OK and eat it' (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - November 3, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: use by food Liz Truss sell by food poisoning best before is food safe to eat after sell-by date Source Type: news

The children lost for words
1 in 150 children in the UK suffer with the selective mutism and it is thought to be more common than autism, so why is it still so misundertstood? (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - October 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: silence children health talk speak talking selective parent mutism therapy Source Type: news

Is this the end of traditional doctors? A third of over 65s use technology to manage their health
As Brits continue to avoid a visit to their GP, new research reveals a third of over 65s are using technology to keep tabs on their health and wellbeing (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - October 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: online healthcare online doctor technology googling symptoms nhs health technology Source Type: news

How taking HRT has got me through the menopause
Whatever the risks, I'll carry on taking HRT, says Allison Pearson (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - October 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: menopause oestrogen cancer HRT patches breast cancer Allison Pearson heart disease testosterone ovarian cancer Source Type: news

Gender transition: 'My child had a boy's brain in a girl's body'
Victoria Lambert speaks to a teenager undergoing gender transition ahead of the Channel 4 documentary Girls to Men (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - October 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: transexual transgender gender transition channel 4 Girls to Men teenage Source Type: news

Hormone health: Could testosterone be the new Botox for women?
Younger-looking skin, more energy and a revved-up sex drive? All promises of the latest form of hormone therapy. Could it really hold the key to better health? Anna Magee reports (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - October 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: tired menopause oestrogen Botox hormones sex drive hormonal mood exhausted Hormone Replacement Therapy testosterone cortisol HRT Source Type: news

Rolling Stones ex is a curse and intimidating to men
While she waits to be asked out, Jo Wood talks about her family's breast cancer history and the Tickled Pink campaign she is supporting (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - October 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: rock chick Tickled Pink drugs Joe Wood Rolling Stones breast cancer Breast Cancer Care Tinder Celia Walden Ronnie Wood Source Type: news

Matt Haig: how books saved my life
Ahead of World Mental Health Day, the novelist describes how being given books to read helped him overcome depression (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - October 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: depression Matt Haig books world mental health day reading Source Type: news

Yoga myths: what are the benefits of the fitness regime?
After Nigella Lawson attributed her figure to yoga, we looked at what the benefits of the practice really are (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - October 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: fitness myths yoga iyengar yoga Nigella Lawson Source Type: news

The state of our mental health system is one of the great scandals of our time
As Bootham Park Psychiatric Hospital is forced to close suddenly, Bryony Gordon wonders why Britain has such a Dickensian mental health system (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - October 2, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Mental health bootham park psychiatric hospital world mental health day york Bryony Gordon Source Type: news

My fertility is none of your business
Before you ask the young married couple when they are finally gonna start a family? just stop (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - September 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: abortion family planning infertility miscarriage Source Type: news

My fertility is non of your business
Before you ask the young married couple when they are finally gonna start a family? just stop (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - September 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: abortion family planning infertility miscarriage Source Type: news

Data overload: are long emails short-circuiting our brains?
A new study suggests a data overload is leaving us stressed, but could minimal text-free emails be the solution? (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - September 29, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: facebook modern life digital age data overload twitter information Source Type: news

Are we facing a data 'overload'?
A new study suggests a data overload is leaving us stressed, but could minimal text-free emails be the solution? (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - September 29, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: facebook modern life digital age data overload twitter information Source Type: news

Alopecia and female baldness - is it a growing problem?
Baldness is often considered to be a male issue - is it time to address the issue among women? Research suggests the number of British women suffering from hair loss and thinning is on the rise (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - September 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: male hair hair loss research women hair thinning scalp expert Source Type: news

'Being a gay woman doesn't mean you can't have truly loved a man'
Sue Perkins discusses her first boyfriend, falling in love and finding out she's infertile (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - September 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: biological clock brain tumour memoir Great British Bake Off adoption GBBO Sue Perkins gay Spectacles Anna Richardson Source Type: news

Living with ghosts: the PTSD sufferers left to implode
A shocking new books reveals the chilling truth - and lack of support - behind the surge in cases of post-traumatic stress disorder amongst British veterans (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - September 25, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: ptsd war suicide afghanistan mod soldiers veterans iraq post traumatic stress ministry of defence Source Type: news

Miserable menopause? How hypnotherapy could help
Forget trendy alternative therapies - according to a new report, hypnosis is one of the few proven to help women through the menopause. Ruth Wood finds out how (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - September 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: hot flush lowri turner hypnosis menopause hot flushes alternative alternative remedy hypnotherapy HRT Source Type: news

How to keep fit after 50
Slowing down after middle age could prove detrimental to your health, according to experts. We investigate (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - September 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: keeping fit in retirement Jennie Bond BBC over 50s fitness over 60s fitness how to keep fit after 50 Jennie Bond retirement Jennie Bond fitness Source Type: news

Jackie Collins kept her cancer secret - and so did we
Jackie Collins has tragically died after a six-year battle with breast cancer that only her daughters knew about. Anna Hart speaks to women who also chose to keep their cancer a secret (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - September 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: jackie collins hollywood death sex rip jackie secret tumour battle cancer novels Source Type: news

I'm a doctor - but that didn't save my son from suicide
Despite her training, Sangeeta Mahajan was unprepared for the speed and severity with which her son's bipolar disorder progressed. To mark World Suicide Prevention Day, she shares what she has since sadly learned (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - September 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: depression papyrus son suicide bipolar disorder killed himself world suicide prevention day doctor Source Type: news

Cancer drug licence restrictions are costing lives
The profile of one tumour may throw up similarities to those found in a differently located tumour - and those similarities could be treated the same way, if drugs were licensed differently (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - September 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Judith Potts Caris Molecular Intelligence health health news cancer tumour profiling cancer drugs Source Type: news

Egg freezing: can you really put babies 'on ice'?
With more women opting to have their eggs frozen as a fertility insurance policy, experts are asking if they are being misguided (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - September 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: egg freezing delaying motherhood health procedure warning parenthood social parent planning Source Type: news

Is this Britain's greenest mother?
Nappies, buggies and new toys are out, 'wild time' and vegan pancakes are in. Anna Tyzack talks to activist Zion Lights, author of a new book for parents who want to be greener (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - September 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctor's Diary: Help for IBS sufferers may be on the way
New and emerging treatments for those with Irritable Bowel Syndrome will help diagnose their digestive problems (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - September 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Irritable Bowel Syndrome Mayo Clinic food allergies thyroid prostate tyramine pulsatile tinnitus coeliac disease IBS Doctor's Diary Dr Magnus Halland dustbin diagnosis James Le Fanu Source Type: news

Mind Healing: Tips for email and texting etiquette
Rules to help you master online communication and avoid embarrassing mistakes (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - September 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: email text Mind Healing Facebook Linda Blair Debrett's electronic communication digital natives Source Type: news

How my brave son struggled with cancer
Daniel Thomas was diagnosed with a rare cancer, Ewing's sacroma, at 17. His father, David Thomas, tells the story (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - September 6, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: child cancer dealing with child cancer ewings sarcoma Source Type: news

Electric shock via smartphone could cure seasickness
Within five years it may be possible to buy an electric shock device which switches off seasickness (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - September 4, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: smartphone electric shock cure imperial college symtpoms sickness treatment Source Type: news

Forgiveness: why it's the new mindfulness
Could being forgiving be the answer to everything you've been searching for? (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - September 4, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: hate mindfulness Hizbollah abortion pope forgiveness sin Azim Khamisa crime Source Type: news

I survived cancer - but drugs left me with permanent alopecia
Studies show that long term hair loss, which can be caused by a cocktail of certain cancer drugs, has significant impact of quality of survival. Why isn't more known about it? (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - September 3, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: hair loss side effects Judith Potts cancer breast cancer A Head of Our Time Source Type: news

Are we really all addicts? One therapist thinks so
An American therapist has said that we are all addicted to something be it drugs, shopping or technology and these addictions can be controlled if we choose to, but how does this help the heroin addict (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - August 31, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: addictions Dr Carder Stoud DSM OCD Mind healing Goop substance-related disorders Linda Blair Gwyneth Paltrow obsessive compulsive disorders behavioural addictions Source Type: news

Are we really all addicts? On therapist thinks so
An American therapist has said that we are all addicted to something be it drugs, shopping or technology and these addictions can be controlled if we choose to, but how does this help the heroin addict (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - August 31, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: addictions Dr Carder Stoud DSM OCD Mind healing Goop substance-related disorders Linda Blair Gwyneth Paltrow obsessive compulsive disorders behavioural addictions Source Type: news

Doctor's Diary: Imagined pain that is real
Having long been told that chronic pelvic pain was psychosomatic, finally a cause of the symptoms that many women suffer with has been found and even better a treatment (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - August 31, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: chronic pelvic pain senile pruritus haemochromatosis itchy skin aspirin public health Doctor's Diary Metformin diabetes endometriosis James Le Fanu Source Type: news

Man v Fat: The male weight loss regime that works
Man v Fat is a weightloss club specifically tailored to men. Alan Manley, who weighed 17st at the age of 30, tells his success story (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - August 31, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: male weightloss club weight loss club for men male weight loss regime male weight loss group man v fat Source Type: news

Dr Le Fanu's online health clinic, Friday 28th August 2015
Concerned about aches and pains? Worried about a medical condition? You can email your questions confidentially to Dr Le Fanu at drjames@telegraph.co.uk. Answers will be published in the health section of the Telegraph website every Friday. Today - possible causes for the thudding head conundrum, nocturnal itch, GP targets and diabetes overdiagnosis (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - August 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: thudding in the head Golfers vasculitis Dr James online health clinic over medication hospicie at home prickly heat nocturnal itch over diganosis diabetes James Le Fanu Source Type: news

Are any of these weight loss claims actually true?
After a whole host of stories about things that are meant to be making us fatter this week, we look at the reality behind the claims (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - August 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: fat thin dieting food healthy heavy weight unhealthy lose weight Source Type: news

OCD: a Monster in My Mind, BBC Two, review: 'heartbreaking'
This documentary about OCD did much to challenge our misconceptions, says Michael Hogan (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - August 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news