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Rheumatoid arthritis symptoms: Are you at risk? Five signs you could have the condition

Rheumatoid arthritis symptoms are often related to joint problems, although they can also cause other difficulties in the body. The condition occurs when the immune system starts to attack joints, causing inflammation and pain to the sufferer. It is the second most common form of arthritis in the UK, with Osteoarthritis being the most common, according to Arthritis Research UK ...

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Park stroll can cut heart disease risk

Outdoor Britons are also exposed to lots of different bacteria that boosts the body’s defence system. And those enthusiasts are also more likely to report good overall health reducing the reliance on drugs. In the UK, 11.7 million working days are lost annually due to stress, depression or anxiety. “Forest bathing” is popular in Japan where participants spend time sitting, ...

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Dementia risk higher for those with lung disease but could be treated with oxygen therapy

Researchers say their findings, published in the journal Experimental Physiology, could have implications for future studies aiming to prevent the development of diseases affecting the brain, such as dementia. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the collective term for a group of lung conditions that cause long term breathing difficulties. It affects mainly middle-aged or older adults who smoke, with ...

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Cancer: Coffee can reduce your risk of these five malignancies

Cancer risk increases if you don’t have a healthy diet, take regular exercise, and avoid smoking. However, other steps can also minimise cancer risk, such as using suncream on the beach. The suncream protects your skin from sunlight, which stops it damaging the DNA in skin cells and increasing your cancer risk. Drinking coffee, one of the UK’s favourite drinks, ...

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Fatty liver disease symptoms: Are you at risk? These four signs could lead to organ damage

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is, as the name suggests, a build-up of fat in the liver. Being overweight and obese are the main causes, which means the condition should be easy to prevent through healthy diet choices and regular exercise. While the early stages of NAFLD doesn’t usually cause any harm, it can lead to serious liver damage, including ...

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