A lot of us are currently out and about, pounding the pavements and parks making the most of summer. There are endless reasons to run and walk outside: fitness, catching some sunshine, fresh air, beautiful scenery or training for an event. But when we put our feet through a lot, we can end up with foot-related problems. Some of these make grim reading, but don’t worry, it’s good to be aware of them so you know what to do if you get any issues.
We are constantly absorbing medical research at The Arch Clinic and one subject particularly close to our hearts is migraines. It’s a widespread condition with debilitating consequences, but one we treat daily with great results – so let’s talk migraines.
The sheer unpleasantness of a migraine
20 years. That’s the average length of time that patients suffer with migraines in their lives according to one study.
Have you ever had butterflies in your stomach when you were excited or nervous? Perhaps you had a “gut feeling” that helped you form an opinion? There’s a physical reason for this…
Your gut and brain are physically connected through millions of nerves, the best known of which is the vagus nerve – the longest nerve originating from the brain: an information superhighway.
The clocks changed on Sunday as British Summer Time (BST) began. We’ve all been looking forward to the longer days with the promise of chilled white wine on the patio after work… but there’s no denying it, many of us are finding this week tough because BST messes with our body clock. Some studies suggest that the 1-hour time change can trigger some pretty serious issues. Let’s have a quick look at some of them.
“It’s genuinely quite stressful…” Olivia Colman uttered as she began her acceptance speech for her Best Actress Oscar last week. It’s fair to say that many of us up on that stage, having to find the words at that time, would also feel exactly the same. But those words ring especially true when you learn something else about this Oscar winning actress…
When it comes to improving bone health, Florida State University researchers have just discovered a simple proactive solution to help prevent fractures and osteoporosis: eating prunes!
A massage after a hard work-out feels great and may be beneficial, but not because it improves circulation and removes lactic acid and other waste products from the muscle according to researchers at the annual American College of Sports Medicine conference.
Rest still gets prescribed by some doctors as a standard recommendation for low back pain (LBP) and has been for years, especially within the medical community. This recommendation persists despite research evidence suggesting that prolonged rest serves no purpose and may delay return to work and resumption of normal activities.