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How to wash fruit and vegetables

Advice on storing, washing and preparing fruit and vegetables to prevent food poisoning, including E. coli. It is important to wash all fruit and vegetables before you eat them to ensure they are clean and safe to eat. Most people are aware of the importance…

Children with a serious condition or special needs

Find out what support is available, and how to get it, if your child has a serious condition or special needs. Learning that your child has a disability or illness is bound to be stressful and upsetting. It's a good idea to get as much information as…

Keeping safe outdoors

For most people, taking part in outdoor activities such as hiking is trouble-free, but there are potential risks. Find out how to plan ahead.  Being active is great for your health, maintaining your fitness and reducing the risk of conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. In a survey by…

How to diet

Low carb, the 5:2 diet, detox, cabbage soup ... there is no shortage of novelty diet programmes promising to help you lose weight fast. The big question is, do they work? Most do lead to fast - sometimes dramatic - weight loss, but only for the pounds…

How to treat everyday ailments at home

Below are 10 of the most common minor ailments seen by GPs. Find out the most effective ways to treat things like heartburn and a blocked nose at home, and save yourself a trip to the GP surgery. Remember: you can also get advice from…

10 tips for a healthy diet

South Asian cooking varies from country to country. As with all cooking, it can be made healthier without sacrificing taste. Try these 10 tips for healthier eating. Making a few changes to your ingredients or ways of cooking, such as reducing the amount of fat, salt and…

Should you lose weight fast?

When you're trying to lose weight, it's tempting to want results as fast as possible. But losing weight fast is unlikely to help you keep the weight off - and it also comes with health risks. If you're trying to lose weight, you're probably keen to see, and feel,…

Raising low self-esteem

We all have times when we lack confidence and don't feel good about ourselves. But when low self-esteem becomes a long-term problem, it can have a harmful effect on our mental health and our lives. What is self-esteem? Self-esteem is the opinion we have of…

Running podcasts for C25K graduates

Use the panel above to download the 5K+ podcasts and take your running to the next level. Each 5K+ podcast provides a structured run with running music and coaching to develop your running technique, speed and stamina. The podcasts were produced with sports music experts…

Sun safety advice

Advice for adults and children on sun protection, including: sunscreen clothing eczema  sunburn moles What sun protection factor (SPF) should I use? Sunscreen is not an alternative to covering up with suitable clothing and seeking shade, but it does offer additional protection if applied correctly.…
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