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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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Sometimes lumps and bumps can appear under the skin, including on the back of the head. It will help...

Smoking and CT scans

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Sore back and breathing pain

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High blood pressure problems

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Gout treatment

The treatment for gout usually consists of initially reducing the symptoms it causes followed by medication to reduce...

Baby not feeding

You don't mention if they baby has any other complications following birth. There are several reasons...

CT scan radiation

The radiation quantity most relevant for assessing the risk of exposure from a CT scan is called...

Severe back pain

Our quality of life is reduced significantly when we have back problems. We suggest that you...