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    Health Hub ImageYou may think that you are the responsible one in the family, but our latest research suggests that it’s often the younger generation looking after the old when it comes to healthy lifestyle. If you’ve ever been nagged by your child to drink less wine, or get out for a run, the feedback says that you’re not alone. What else did we discover? Read the feedback to find out.

    Dr Chris Tomkins, head of proactive health at AXA PPP healthcare, commented: “We know that many people in their forties and fifties are not taking their health seriously enough, ignoring health concerns that could lead to future issues. In contrast the younger generation are making healthier lifestyle choices due to the increased awareness of healthy living, putting them in a great position to dish out the advice to their parents.”

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CKD stage 3a referral

Stage 3a CKD is normally managed in the primary care setting (your GP practice) with regular blood tests...


Vaccinations - 13-18 years old

3-in-1 teenage booster (Revaxis) why? This boosts protection against tetanus, diphtheria and polio.

Pacemaker and work

Most cadiologists would advise a patient to take 3-7 days off from work following the insertion of a pacemaker...

Blood in stoool

Haermorrhoids (piles) are swollen blood vessels that can occur on the inside or the outside of the anus. Haermorrhoids are...

Constant pain in my knee

Knee pain can be indicative of minor or serious issues with the knee from knee strain to ligament damage...

Can't walk on my foot

There can be many causes of foot pain, this can be localised inflammation of tendons in the foot, such as plantar...

Central sleep apnoea

Parasomnias are unwanted behaviours or experiences that occur during specific stages of our sleep. Parasomnias can give...

Flat feet problem

Flat feet is something you may have been born with or may have developed later in life following trauma to the feet...

Hip pain after playing netball

You don't mention if you play netball regularly or if, indeed, this is the beginning of the new season...