Health & Wellbeing

Get inspired for a healthier you. Find the latest in healthy living and fitness tips, as well as our medical and treatment updates.

The impact of psoriasis on people's mental health and quality of life is less visible, but can be just as serious...

Cryotherapy uses sub-zero temperatures to treat many conditions, but what is actually involved?...

Tempted by the tanning salon ahead of a holiday? Here's what you need to know about sunbeds and skin cancer.

Pilates is a great form of exercise no matter your age or fitness level. Find out what are its health benefits...

Knowing the signs of stroke can save someone's life. Here's how you can act FAST...

Cataracts are usually common in older age, but how long do you have to wait before considering surgery?

Can smartwatches influence your attitude towards health and fitness? Find out more about our experiment…

Read Su Hickman's story about how a tummy helped boost her confidence and love her life again…

Hepatitis affects 10 million each year and most people don’t realise they have it. So what are the symptoms?…

Find out more about what heart arrhythmias are including the types, symptoms and causes…

Are you about to have hernia surgery? Here’s what to expect in the weeks following the operation…

Find out what causes golfer's elbow, how the symptoms can be alleviated and what can you do to avoid it…

Your skin - not just your sleep pattern - can also suffer as you rack up those air miles…

New studies have been published, linking intense exercise to gut problems and changes to gut bacteria…

A recent report by the WHO has been published about adolescent health. Here’s what you need to know…

Mr Andy Hacker, Consultant Hand and Wrist Surgeon, discusses common tennis related injuries…

Are the increasing numbers of people are seeking cosmetic surgery down to selfies?…

Considering laser eye surgery? Find out more about the benefits and the procedures…

We often exercise for the sake of our bodies, but a new study reveals exercise has benefits for the brain.…

Can cycling help combat cancer and heart disease? Read about the study, here…

Can the growing trend 'clean eating' trend affect your bone health? Find out more…

Having cataract surgery can give you back your vision. Here’s what to expect after the operation…

Dr Daniel Glass, Consultant Dermatol-ogist offers 5 top tips on how to stay safe in the sun…

Thrombosis is linked to a quarter of all deaths worldwide. How can we recognise and prevent it?...

It’s estimated that a quarter of a million people in the UK suffer from ME, yet many people know very little about it...

More people than ever are speaking out about anxiety, but what is anxiety and the associated symptoms?....

Keeping joint pain under control is the key to long term happiness. Find out how to manage your pain....

Dirty air is the fourth biggest risk to public health in the UK. What’s going on and why is it so serious?...

Dr Sue Peacock at BMI The Saxon Clinic has some top tips to get you over the finishing line....

Viv discusses how she remained active during her treatment, which in turn helped her to stay positive...

Bowel cancer survivor, Viv discusses her diet and nutrition during marathon training, pre and post run...

Sleep apnoea can have a huge impact on your day-to-day life. We explain the symptoms and what you can do to help...

There are many myths surrounding irritable bowel disease. Here, we explain the facts about the condition...

Foot surgeon Mr Htwe Zaw and Robert Waite, physiotherapy manager advise on how runners can protect their joints...

Running enthusiast, Vivianne Pow is about to take on The London Marathon. Find out about her training regime...

As a runner, it’s important to know when you need medical attention to prevent an injury getting worse...

Knee pain can have many different causes. Here, we explain the most frequent types and how to treat them...

Have you ever wondered what causes jet lag or why it can be worse on some flights than others?...

Drinking enough water is vital for good kidney health – but why? Find out what the kidneys exactly do...

A recent study has found that life expectancy may soon exceed 90 years. Find out more about the findings...

If you experience arthritis of the knee, read on to find out more about knee surgery...

There are so many benefits to having a healthy mouth. Take care of your oral health by following these steps...

Research shows NHS waiting times and strict eligibility criteria are hindering access to treatment...

Do you suffer with varicose veins? Find out more about the new EVLT laser treatment available...

Reach your peak later in life by making a few healthy changes. Find out what our consultants recommend.

Scars aren't removable, but there are ways to treat them. Find out what causes scarring and the available treatments...

The story of the spinal implant treatment that delivered incredible results for a man recovering from a serious accident...

Heart health could be linked to stress levels - here’s how to get stress under control and boost your overall health...

An innovative new treatment for acid reflux is freeing patients from the debilitating symptoms of heartburn...

Do you love it or hate it? Read the lowdown on the training tool that every runner has an opinion about...

Traditional observations involve bringing the embryos out of an incubator. Find out how time-lapse imaging differs...

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

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...

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...

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...

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?