Are There Consequences of Over Washing Your Hands?

We’re all taught to wash our hands as children, usually before dinner and certainly after using the bathroom. This makes obvious sense as good personal hygiene can stop us becoming unwell. But it’s often said that over washing your hands can do more harm than good....

Post-Winter Skincare Tips to Rid You of Your Dry Skin

Winter can leave skin feeling unpleasantly rough, dry, cracked, and even sore despite the best efforts of many to keep it in good shape. Fortunately, when the cold weather starts to warm up keeping skin looking good and feeling healthy can be made easier thanks to the...

Three Approaches to the Commode to Help with Incontinence

The commode has a reputation that’s perhaps undeserved. Some consider it unsanitary, amusing, or even unusual, but this is an unfair representation of a device that offers assistance to so many. In reality it can offer accessibility, dignity and independence to many...

The Causes and Effects of Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative colitis is one of the most unpleasant and debilitating digestive illnesses and effects around 146,000 people in the UK. It is also sometimes known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which can also describe Crohn’s disease. This long-term condition has a...

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month: The Link with Lynch Syndrome

April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month. Despite its prevalence, survival rates are generally good. The condition is heavily skewed towards the over 60 age group though survival rates could be better. This is not helped by general embarrassment we all feel about our...