Welcome to Health Matters

BMI Healthcare's exclusive online magazine. Here you'll find everything from healthy living news and research, to interviews with fitness experts and celebrities.

New year can be the ideal time to make changes in our lives – and for many of us this has a lot to do with our appearance...

Chemotherapy affects everyone differently, so we’ve pulled together this rough guide to how food plays a part in your recovery...

Routine smear tests help to detect and remove the abnormal cells that could lead to cervical cancer...

Find out why you might need circumcision surgery and what happens during the operation...

An endoscopy is a common medical procedure used to examine your body from the inside...

Living with painful joints can be difficult and limiting – so do something about it...

Here are some simple ways of building physical activity into your weekly schedule...

Make this year the best yet by taking control of your health and wellbeing...

The initiative has been praised for its health benefits, but is abstaining from alcohol for a month actually good for you?

Could you turn to hypnotherapy as a complementary therapy to help manage pain?

Dr John O'Donohue, Consultant Gastroenterologist explains some of the causes of gastritis...

There are many incorrect perceptions of rosacea and very limited awareness of the skin condition...

Consultant orthopaedic surgeon Jonathan Bird discusses the link between osteoarthritis and running...

With only a quarter of cases of ovarian cancer caught early, doctors are urging greater awareness of the ‘silent cancer’...

For around of third of couples struggling to have a baby, a low sperm count or poor sperm quality is a factor...

We explain the symptoms of dementia, as well as how it’s identified and treated, and what a diagnosis may mean for you...

Are you a binge drinker? Get the facts on binge drinking and the potential health risks...

Read about living with bowel cancer, and some of the changes you may need to make in your everyday life...

HIV is a serious but manageable virus – if you get tested early, get a diagnosis and start treatment...

Find out how you can get rapid access to medical care without a busy wait...

Winter brings with it many joys, but it can be a challenging time to watch your weight...

Christmas doesn’t have to be a time of overindulgence – here are fun but healthy ways to look after yourself...

From home remedies to prescription medicine, we look at what works and what doesn’t...

If you feel like you’re frequently battling tonsillitis, it might be worth having them removed...

Antenatal care ensures you and your baby are supported throughout your pregnancy...

Prostate cancer is the UK’s second biggest cancer killer. Roughly one in eight British men will...

Beating your food cravings could help you lose weight and steer clear of serious illnesses...

A diabetes diagnosis can be a foodie’s worst nightmare, but that doesn’t have to be the case...

Pancreatic cancer has developed a reputation for being very difficult to treat, particularly because...

Antenatal care ensures you and your baby are supported throughout your pregnancy...

Erectile dysfunction affects hundreds of men and gets more common with age, but there are many ways of preventing male impotence...

By referring patients to BMI Healthcare and other private institutions, GPs can relieve pressures on the NHS...

It’s a long time since smoking was proven to be very, very bad for us. So why do so many of us still do it? 

It's Fertility Awareness Week 2016 and Dr Daabis is encouraging women to learn more about their fertility... 

Breast cancer can affect anyone, but early diagnosis can make the difference...

Although all men will experience hair loss throughout their life; when, why and to what extent can differ considerably.

Today is World Thrombosis Day, but what is thrombosis and how can you avoid it?

The EatWell Guide is the one we see pinned up at our GP surgeries, a pie chart indicating how to...

Britain is experiencing a fitness boom. If you’re craving ‘T-shirt muscles’, a firmer and flatter stomach, or...

Whether it lasts for a few days or months, back pain is uncomfortable and hard to live with...

Someone has suggested hypnotherapy might be able to help you quit smoking or cure insomnia. But you’re sceptical - does it really work? 

Do your energy levels plummet mid-morning? Are you hungry again soon after breakfast? Picking the right foods at breakfast time could...

Medical opinion is unanimous: excessive levels of cholesterol in your diet are bad for you... 

Depression affects people in a variety of ways but there are still some common signs you can look out for...

Now we’re being told that sugar is actually the worst thing to have in your diet – but is this true?...

Many people assume that falls are part of old age and don't know that they are preventable just by making a few little changes to minimise the risks. 

By staying active we are helping our bodies stay healthy but how do we exercise and reap the benefits when dealing with the pain?

Varicose veins are swollen and enlarged veins – usually blue or dark purple – that generally...

Sports drinks have long been marketed as performance-enhancing aids for athletes. But are they really as good for our health as they seem to be...