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Choke for all the NHS care

Experiences of the NHS can vary widely. Some find themselves well treated, while others have a bad time. One HOT reader with chronic health problems, who wishes to remain anonymous, sent us the following account.

Posted 17:29 Saturday, Mar 28, 2015 In: Health Matters Tags: , , , ,
Sunflower Photo by ZR

5 For Wellbeing event! All welcome!

Su Barnicoat, Community Development Officer for Chances4Change East Sussex Project at Hastings Voluntary Action in Hastings has organised a stimulating, entertaining, interesting and fun day out called ‘5 For Wellbeing’, writes HOT’s Zelly Restorick. The 5 Ways are based on the researched wellbeing suggestions: Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Keep Learning and Give – simple activities we can all include in our everyday lives.

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Is pill-popping the answer?

It seems there is a never-ending onslaught of TV programmes these days about diet and exercise, telling us what we should or shouldn’t be doing. Add to this the massive volume of conflicting information about supplementation and you’re left none the wiser and without a clue where to start. Nutritional therapist Jackie Newson throws light on the vexed question of supplements.

Posted 19:34 Wednesday, Sep 18, 2013 In: Health Matters Tags: , , ,
Photo: Bob Mazzer, courtesy HBC

Bathing water contamination to be tackled

Hastings Borough Council, the Environment Agency and Southern Water are working together to tackle contamination in the bathing water, which threatens to affect its quality rating, writes Nick Terdre. As a seaside resort, Hastings stands to lose a lot if the quality of its sea-water is rated as poor and people are advised against swimming in the sea.

Posted 11:30 Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013 In: Health Matters
The start of the 2012 sponsored walk with local MP Amber Rudd and Mayor Kim Forward

Be mobile and make them mobile!

Sponsored walkers are looking to raise £1,000 for charity by walking about 60 miles from St Leonards-on-Sea to Canterbury in April. The walk is being organised by Ian McNulty, manager of an Abbeyfield South Downs House at St Leonards. Ian leads a team out each year to raise funds to keep a mini-bus on the road for residents, writes HOT’s Chris Cormack.

Posted 10:12 Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 In: Health Matters Tags: ,

Antonia Chitty reviews Nicci Talbot’s book for those approaching or experiencing menopause, and some who just can’t shake off the symptoms

Posted 10:30 Wednesday, Aug 4, 2010 In: Health Matters

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Posted 07:37 Monday, Apr 12, 2010 In: Health Matters Tags:

If you’re fed up with patronising friends telling you to stop beating yourself up, but wonder if they might have a point there’s a therapy that can help.

Posted 23:02 Thursday, Mar 18, 2010 In: Health Matters Tags:
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