Oral Cancer

Oral Cancer

Turns out that your regular dental check-ups aren't just about checking for decay and feeling guilty about not flossing, it could actually save your life! We chatted with HIF resident dentist Dr Emma, about the two most common risk factors when it comes to oral cancers. Can you guess what they are?
Category:Dental Health
7 Benefits of Swimming for Mental Health

7 Benefits of Swimming for Mental Health

We all know there’s a physical benefit of swimming, but have you ever stopped to think about the mental health benefits? According to Dr Happy from the happiness institute “Regular exercise is a potent stress-buster, and a powerful antidepressant. In addition, exercise is a magnificent mood enhancer, contributing to positive emotions such as happiness and satisfaction, pride and contentment. In this latest article for HIF, Dr. Happy shares 7 ways swimming can benefit your mental health.

Category:Mental Health
Should You Vaccinate Your Dog?

Should You Vaccinate Your Dog?

Protecting our pooches against potentially devastating diseases is absolutely crucial and the question of whether owners should vaccinate our dogs continues to spark interest. In her latest article for HIF, animal behaviourist Laura V shares her expert knowledge on common vaccines, the possible risks associated and when you should vaccinate your dog.

What Is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?

What Is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?

Anyone can develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after they experience or witness an event that threatens their life or safety, or others around them. Psychologist and Mental Health Expert Dr. Happy, from The Happiness Institute explains what it is and shares the most common signs and symptoms that can impact daily life for someone suffering with PTSD.

Category:Mental Health
Can Animals Feel Loneliness

Can Animals Feel Loneliness

Many people wonder if, when their pet is alone during the day, they ever get lonely. Unfortunately, guilty-pet-owners out there, the answer is yes. Animals are capable of feeling a number of emotions, and loneliness is one of them. With this in mind, animal behaviourist Laura V shares some tips to help alleviate your pet’s distress when they’re left alone.

Health Benefits of Swimming

Health Benefits of Swimming

Whether you enjoy plunging into a pool or swimming in the open ocean, a swim will do wonders for your mind and body. Read Dr. Nikki Stamp expert advice on the health benefits of swimming and how to incorporate some laps into your routine, no matter what your age or fitness level.

Worried About Your Child’s Gaming Habit? Here’s How You Can Manage It!

Worried About Your Child’s Gaming Habit? Here’s How You Can Manage It!

Does your child spend too much time playing video games?  If you’ve answered yes, don’t worry you’re not alone. According to Mental Health Expert and Psychologist Dr. Happy, “95% of parents admitted to being worried about the risks associated with online gaming and the amount of time their children spend playing”. In his latest article for HIF, Dr. Happy, shares his top tips on how to ensure your children develop appropriate and important skills around self-control, decision making and effective communication.

Category:Mental Health
Greek Oven Baked Fish

Greek Oven Baked Fish

If you’re looking for an interesting, delicious and healthy way to cook fish on a week night, then this dish is just for you. Simply make a quick tomato sauce packed with simple Mediterranean flavours, pour it over the fish and bake. Delicious!

Category:Recipes
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