Dark patches on the face may be melasma – Harvard Health Blog

You may have heard melasma referred to as “the mask of pregnancy,” because it is sometimes triggered by an increase in hormones in pregnant women. But while the condition may be common among pregnant women, you don’t have to be pregnant to experience melasma. “It’s not only associated with pregnancy, but can affect women at […]

Duncan Selbie’s Friday message – 19 October 2018

Dear everyone Loneliness does not discriminate. It affects all ages and can be triggered by normal life events, such as moving home, or becoming a parent or carer. We know that good health is predominately about having a sufficient income, a decent home and friendship and so the focus on loneliness from the Government’s new […]

Keepin’ It Current – wehearthealthliteracy – Medium

Alt: A doodle leans back from their computer with a triumphant grin. They say, “Aw yeah, website is launched. Time to sit back and never touch it again!” A second doodle bursts forth holding a giant binder titled “Maintenance Plan”. “Au contraire, my dude…” they say. You’ve finally launched your website. As an all-star health communicator, […]

What is keto flu? – Harvard Health Blog

Many people have decided to try the ketogenic diet for weight loss. The most recent evidence shows that reducing your carbohydrate intake to a minimum may help you shed a few pounds, at least in the first few weeks to months. However, we don’t really know whether, over the long term, achieving and maintaining ketosis […]

Self-care for the caregiver – Harvard Health Blog

Caregiving can be physically and emotionally exhausting. Whether you are in the profession of caregiving or taking care of a loved one, it is important to remember to recharge your batteries. For family members, caregiving can also lead to additional pressures, such as financial strain, family conflict, and social withdrawal. Over time, caregiver stress can […]