About Sarah Stacey

Sarah Stacey is the Health Editor of the Mail on Sunday YOU magazine and is co-author (with Jo Fairley) of the world’s bestselling series of beauty books, The Beauty Bible. She edits, with Jo Fairley, the accompanying website, www.beautybible.com

Posts by Sarah Stacey

The Silent Killer In Our Homes

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This article has been reproduced by kind permission of The Mail on Sunday YOU Magazine.

On the evening of February 18th 2010, Katie Haines, 31, came home from her job as Press Officer at Oxford University. Earlier that afternoon, she’d told Richard, her husband of two months, what a good day she was having. She turned on the heating, which fired up the gas boiler in the kitchen next to the bathroom, and ran herself a bath. When Richard came home within an hour, he found her lying under water, unconscious. ‘I knew it must be gas-related because Charlie our cat was having real difficulty breathing.’ In fact, Katie had passed out due to carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning from the faulty boiler. Read More…

Post-Nasal Drip

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This article has been reproduced by kind permission of The Mail on Sunday YOU Magazine.

So-called minor ailments can make life miserable, as one reader who suffers from post-nasal drip (PND) reports. ‘I‘m suffering badly from postnasal drip, with a constant trickle down the back of my throat which I can’t blow or cough out. I wake in the night coughing and hacking, and feel sick in the morning with the build-up of mucus. I tend to have a slight sore throat, occasionally very swollen. I would love to know of any alternative therapies so I can avoid the use of drugs.’ Read More…

Good Night, Sleep Right

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This article has been reproduced by kind permission of The Mail on Sunday YOU Magazine

According to leading sleep expert Dr Neil Stanley, ‘There are two things you need that should be of the highest quality: a pair of shoes and a bed, because if you’re not in one, you’re in the other.’ Today I’m focusing on the bed, or actually the mattress, although it’s key to choose a frame that’s the right height, says Hector Wells of the British Osteopathic Association. ‘The top of the mattress should be the same height as the back of your knee when you sit down, so it’s easy to get in and out of bed.’ Read More…