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From lockdown to relaxation of covid rules: tips on looking after your health

For many people, the lifting of lockdown restrictions will bring back opportunities missed like seeing friends, playing group sports, visiting family members in person or getting back into the office.

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How to differentiate between Coronavirus and RSV

Coronavirus and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) are two kinds of respiratory illnesses that have some similar symptoms.

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Five tips to help you bounce back after lockdown

As lockdown restrictions begin to ease, you may not be feeling your best after a year of isolation. Here are some tips to help you bounce back.

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When To Get Your Moles Checked?

Find out when, and how, to check your moles for skin cancer even if you’re not going abroad this Summer

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We Need To Start Talking About Suicide, and We Need To Keep Talking About It

The coronavirus brought swift public health and economic damages, but the mental toll from thousands of deaths, hundreds of newly unemployed people and forced isolation could have serious effects on mental health and loss of life to suicide.

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What is back to normal anxiety, and how can we deal with it?

Back to ‘normal’ anxiety is best defined as experiencing fear or worry about the leaving of lockdown restrictions and returning to normal life. What are the key reasons that people may be experiencing this anxiety?

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What is Epigenetics and how can it improve your health?

Learn about behavioural epigenetics and how some simple changes could improve your life and reduce the risk of illness

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Getting fitter, the Vala way

Want to improve your health? Need to lose weight? We help create plans for beginners, combining running and strength and flexibility workouts. Our goal is to help you find the habit of regular exercise in 12 weeks.

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What is Aortic Dissection?

Aortic dissection occurs when there is a partial tear in the aortic wall. This tear then spreads along the length of the aorta. This can rupture or interrupt the blood supply to limbs or vital organs. If the tear occurs in the first part of the aorta, in the front of the chest, it is called a type A dissection. If it occurs in the aorta in the back of the chest it is a type B dissection.

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Six Things I Learned That Helped Me Take Back Control Of My Health

In the first of a set of staff articles, our CEO, Pete, looks at his recent health journey.

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National No Smoking Day 2021

We’re raising awareness of National No Smoking Day and discussing how, and why, to quit smoking for good

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Virtual Midwife - By Your Side During These Challenging Times

Find out how a virtual midwife can guide you through the Covid pandemic, and provide support throughout your pregnancy

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5 bad habits to break during lockdown and the science behind why

We explore which common bad habits you may need to evaluate during lockdown and why this matters

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What’s The Difference Between COVID-19 Rapid and PCR Tests?

Testing for COVID-19 has tremendous value when trying to contain the spread of the COVID virus. But the variety of testing approaches for SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) available today can be somewhat confusing.

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Top Health Tips for WFH

For many of us, working from home has been our reality for close to a year now, and with it many positives but also negatives. If the WFH Slump is affecting you then we have some tips to help you to regain focus and banish any remote work related stresses.

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Mental health in Covid-19: What the data says

Report from the University of Cambridge uses digital tech to gauge world’s Covid state of mind

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6 myths about the COVID-19 vaccine discussed

Almost a year after COVID-19 was first seen in humans, vaccines to protect us from the virus are here.  Scientists and researchers worked quickly and thoroughly to find effective, safe vaccines that could be given to the public in record time.

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Why 2021 is the perfect time to blend your healthcare

This year we’re more conscious of our health than ever, so 2021 is the perfect time to try a blend of traditional and functional healthcare

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How Vala are revolutionising GP appointments in 2021

Same day virtual appointments and holistic healthcare are two ways that Vala are revolutionising GP appointments in 2021

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Be good to your Genes: How Epigenetics is shaping a new view of health and wellbeing

Stay active. Eat healthy. Keep out of the sun. We've all heard this important advice from experts for a long time. Now, researchers are uncovering new evidence that our lifestyle choices – the foods we eat, the chemicals we encounter, our exercise habits and even our social connections and emotional states – can measurably influence mortality risk at a genetic level.

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PRESS RELEASE: Vala Wins Prestigious Emerging Telemedicine Platform 2020 Award

We are honoured to be announced as the winners of the Global Health and Pharmaceutical Awards, 'Best Emerging Telemedicine' platform, 2020. The awards celebrate the benchmark of achievement and best practice in the health space.

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Why I may never visit a traditional GP again

I tried to contact my local GP after receiving abnormal blood test results but couldn’t reach them.

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What is the difference between integrative and functional medicine?

Here we explore the similarities and differences between integrative and functional medicine.

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New coronavirus variant: What do we know?

The rapid spread of a new variant of coronavirus has been blamed for the introduction of strict tier four mixing rules for millions of people, harsher restrictions on mixing at Christmas in England, Scotland and Wales, and other countries placing the UK on a travel ban.

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What are the current coronavirus rules about Christmas in the UK?

During that period families will be able to form larger Christmas support bubbles of between up to three households. But what does this mean, and what are the risks?

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Why Businesses Need To Be Proactive, Not Reactive with Healthcare

In 2020 the working practises of all industries shifted because of Covid-19. In some cases for the better, in some cases throwing the methods of work into complete chaos.

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The importance of sleep and how to get it

We discuss the impact of sleep on your body and mind, with tips on how to get a better night’s rest

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Why prevention is better than cure when it comes to your health

Most of us contact our GP when something is wrong. That pain, cough, lump or bump that won’t go away or is affecting your daily life? Time to ring the doctor. But what if you could take a step back and speak to your GP before anything goes wrong?

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The Top 10 Most Googled Health Questions That Aren't About Coronavirus

Taking a peek at the most Googled health-related questions from the last year gives us a window into the health questions of interest. So without further ado, here are each of these questions and some answers.

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Best therapy apps for managing your mental health at home

From AI therapists to platforms that let you video-chat with a professional counsellor, these are the best apps to add to your mental health toolkit.

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COVID-19 will probably become endemic – here’s what that means

We can’t say with any certainty what the future of COVID-19 is. But based on our experience with other infections, there is little reason to believe that the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 will go away any time soon, even when vaccines become available. A more realistic scenario is that it will be added to the (large and growing) family of infectious diseases that are what is known as “endemic” in the human population.

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Online doctor calls for other healthcare companies to join in Facebook advertising boycott

An online healthcare provider is calling for their industry to stop all advertising on Facebook and Instagram until they do more to protect the mental health of young people using their platforms and protect them from dangerous content.

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How Common Is Breast Cancer In Men?

Learn everything you need to know about breast cancer in men, including the symptoms and treatment options available. In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2020.

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What to expect when you give up alcohol

With Go Sober For October getting more publicity every year, we wanted to share with you some of the typical alcohol withdrawal symptoms and side effects you may experience when you give up the booze.

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Why do I always feel sick?

Everyone feels sick sometimes, but in some circumstances, a person can feel sick all or most of the time. This feeling can refer to nausea, catching colds often, or being run-down.

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Coping with Cancer

We know that coping with Cancer is challenging. Here are a few ways to manage the day-to-day impact.

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Using Telemedicine – What Should I Expect?

With the ongoing concerns regarding coronavirus (Covid-19), local lockdowns and recommendations for social distancing, the public are quickly having to adapt to new ways of supporting their day-to-day health issues.

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A safe space to talk about your sexual health

We're creating safe spaces to talk about our sexual health. Here are our top tips and pieces of advice.

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5 Easy, Practical Ways To Support Your Child's Emotional Health This Year

Spend at least five minutes a day, every single day, hanging out with them and doing whatever they want.

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Back to school - how to combat health concerns

We discuss common back to COVID-19 school health concerns you may experience as a parent, teacher or carer and how best to tackle them.

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COVID-19 Long-Haulers

While most people who catch COVID-19 have a relatively straightforward recovery, there is a group of people who are struggling with the long-term side-effects of the disease.

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Covid-19 Second-Wave Safety

Will there be a second wave? There are very few experts that are willing to make a firm prediction. One of the most significant issues is how we're measuring the prevalence of COVID-19 – There isn't a single perfect statistic available. In fact, there are many official data-sources that seem to conflict.

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Back to work healthcare

As many employees return to work after lockdown, furlough or redundancy, we explore how back to work healthcare is critical to wellbeing

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Online Physiotherapy

Online physiotherapy is ideal if you need flexible physiotherapy sessions that can fit around your schedule.

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Staying safe at a protest during the Covid-19 Pandemic

How can I protect myself and others at a protest?

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Important notice Regarding COVID-19 Antibody Testing

Update on Antibody Testing

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Long-term effects of Covid-19

The long-term effects of Covid-19 will be psychological, physiological - and inescapable. In this blog we explore what to expect.

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Air pollution & Our Long Term Health

We discover how air pollution affects your long term health and how this is being impacted by COVID-19

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Co-Videos: Lessons From a Locked-Up World

Stories from the middle of Covid, by people fighting back

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The Impact Of Technology When Fighting A Pandemic

We explore how modern technology can be a help, and a hindrance, when fighting a global pandemic.

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Boosting your immune system during coronavirus

Is there anything we can do to give our bodies the best chance of fighting back against Coronavirus?

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Top Tips For Your Self-isolation Mental Health

Your self-isolation mental health is one thing you can control during the Coronavirus outbreak. Maintain your health, wellbeing & sanity whilst in the house.

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What is Functional Medicine?

What is Functional Medicine? In this blog we’ll explore this increasingly popular medical approach. Understand what it is and how it could benefit you.

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COVID-19 / Wuhan novel coronavirus (WN-CoV) advice

Keeping yourself safe.

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Why AI medical chatbots still can't tackle coronavirus concerns

Artificial intelligence chatbots would help minimise exposure to coronavirus patients but they're a long way off from being useful

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VALA Partners With LetsGetChecked

Vala partners with home-test kit provider ‘LetsGetChecked’, offering you a 20% discount on all home testing kits.

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Future Care Planning

Future care planning is a process of setting an ambition for how you’d like to be treated if you were to become seriously ill. But, setting your wishes for the future can be enormously empowering, even if you’re young or in good health.

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No Fuss Or Hassle When You Book An STI Appointment Online

When you book an STI appointment online it is quick, easy and hassle-free. Find out how it works and why on-demand healthcare is so popular in the UK.

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2020 Technology Trends that will blow your mind

In this blog we will look at recent technology trends and analyse how they could impact healthcare in 2020. They will blow your mind!

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Our 2019 Round Up

2019, the year healthcare went Unlimited.

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An Insight Into The Future Of Healthcare

The future of healthcare is being shaped by technological advances. The most successful new technologies are those that have been designed with people in mind.

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How To Get A GP Appointment Over Christmas

Skip the queues and get A GP Appointment over Christmas with the nifty online GP service from Vala. From as little as £15 per month.

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VALA Health Appoints new CEO

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)

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