Improving Your Health and Wellbeing

  • Understanding Irritable Bowel Syndrome

    21 January 2020

    Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a bowel disorder that affects the motility and functionality of the gut. Anyone can develop the condition, but it's more common in women than men. There's no known definitive cause of IBS, but there are a number of factors thought to play a role in the development of this condition, such as having a family history of IBS, stress and the nerves in your intestines being oversensitive.

  • What is genetic screening?

    17 January 2020

    Genetic screening, or testing as it is sometimes called, is often an invaluable tool in helping clinicians to diagnose a genetic condition or to assess the likelihood of someone developing a particular illness or disease. Genetic screening tests Screening tests are often considered an important part of any public health programme and are usually quite general in nature. They are normally offered to people who are considered quite healthy but may be at risk of a particular condition.