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Your medicine cabinet

Be prepared for common ailments by keeping a well-stocked medicine cabinet at home. This list, recommended by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, will help you deal with most minor ailments. Pain relief Antihistamines Oral rehydration salts Anti-diarrhoea tablets Indigestion treatment Sunscreen Your first aid kit Medicine…

4-in-1 pre-school booster: FAQs

Who should have the vaccination? Why is IPV (inactivated polio vaccine) used rather than OPV (oral polio vaccine), which was used in the past? Can you get polio from the polio part of this vaccine? What is the difference between dTaP/IPV and DTaP/IPV? How do we…

Teen aggression and arguments

Find out how to cope with heated arguments with your teenager, and what to do if they become violent. This page covers: How to defuse arguments with your teen How to deal with violent behaviour Concerned about mental health issues? Help and support How to…

Physical activity guidelines for adults

How much physical activity do adults aged 19-64 years old need to do to stay healthy? To stay healthy or improve health, adults need to do two types of physical activity each week: aerobic and strength exercises. How much physical activity you need to do each week depends on…

Underweight children aged 6-12

Children aged 6-12 are still growing, which means they need the energy (calories) and nutrients that come from a varied and balanced diet. If your child is underweight, they may not be getting enough calories. If you're concerned that your child is underweight or not growing normally, see your…

The recipe for strong bones for life

Bone health is a bit like saving for your pension: hard to get excited about when you're young but the sooner you start, the better. Taking care of your bones is a lifelong investment that will pay dividends by helping you to stay fit and…

Overcoming the barriers to exercise

Ways to get round common blockers that are preventing you from getting more active. 'I don't have time' This is a common blocker, but it's like anything you want to do: you have to prioritise and manage your schedule so that it fits in. You can break your…

Carers' assessments

If you provide care and support to an adult friend or family member, you may be eligible for support from your local council. This support could include being offered money to pay for things that make caring easier. Or the local authority might offer practical support,…

Toddler food: common questions

What are healthy snacks for toddlers? You could try: raw vegetable sticks, such as cucumber and carrots a plain yoghurt with a banana sliced into it a slice of toast with cheese spread, hummus or a slice of ham some crackers, breadsticks or unsalted rice…

My Couch to 5K diary

A woolly hat helped Laura overcome her self-consciousness in the early days of her Couch to 5K plan. Here, she describes the highs and lows in her diary of the nine-week programme that transformed the former fitness-phobe into a regular runner. Week one I chose my local…
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