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Dr Roger Henderson

GP and well-known media medic with over 30 years of medical experience

Dr Roger Henderson was born in 1960 and raised in Whitehaven, Cumbria. He qualified as a doctor from St Bartholomew's Hospital, London in 1985 and as a general practitioner in 1990.

He decided to enter the media world in 1995, and within 2 years was the medical columnist of the Sunday Times. He now writes columns and articles for many national newspapers and magazines and appears regularly on the television, radio and internet.

His books - 'Stress Beaters; 100 Proven Ways to Manage Stress', '100 ways to live to 100' and 'Over 50 Men's Health Check' have all been serialized in the national press. His most recent books - ‘Pregnancy for Dummies' and 'Dad's Guide to Pregnancy for Dummies' - were released to critical acclaim.

He is a popular lecturer and after-dinner motivational speaker on a wide range of health-related topics and his medical responsibilities include being the senior partner of a six doctor general practice in Shropshire, running a main surgery and two busy branch surgeries, and teaching both medical students and GP registrars. He sits on a number of health advisory boards both in the UK and globally, and has developed a reputation as highly respected chairman and moderator at international health conferences around the world.

Married to a doctor, and with three children in their late teens and early 20’s, his spare time is spent thinking about how nice it would be to have some spare time.

How To Combat Hay Fever And 'Allergy Face'

New research this year shows that, aside from sneezing and sniffling, allergies like hay fever can also leave sufferers with 'Allergy Face' - aka unwanted visible symptoms like watery eyes, red nose (from tissue overuse) and a puffy face. This means that hay fever not only influences how we feel but how we look, which can impact on our confidence and social lives.
11/08/2017 11:38 BST

Expert Tips To Keep Ears In Good Health

The number one cause of earache is earwax build up, which affects over one third of ear pain sufferers. Ear wax is important for ear health as it helps to protect the lining of the ears. After it is produced, it slowly makes its way to the opening of the ear where it either falls out or is removed when you wash.
13/07/2017 17:25 BST