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Bedwetting in under fives

Up to the age of five, wetting the bed is normal. It usually stops happening as your child gets older without the need for any treatment. up to one in five five-year-olds wet the bed 1 in 20 10-year-olds wet the bed about 1 in 50 teenagers wet the bed 1…

Before sex: what to ask your partner

Whether you've been together for years or you've only just met, if sex is part of your relationship or is going to be, it's important to talk about it. Here's how. Talking about sex doesn't have to be difficult or embarrassing. If you feel that it is,…

Benefits of cycling

All you need to know about getting into cycling, including: benefits of cycling cycling safety tips organised cycling events safety gear checklist bicycle road safety check Find out about the health benefits of cycling and get tips on equipment, road safety, and cycle routes. Benefits of cycling Cycling…

Benefits of exercise

Step right up! It's the miracle cure we've all been waiting for. It can reduce your risk of major illnesses, such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and cancer by up to 50% and lower your risk of early death by up to 30%. It's free, easy…

Benefits of love and sex

Besides a heart full of love and a big smile, romance can bring some positive health benefits. Some scientific studies suggest that a loving relationship, physical touch and sex can bring health benefits. Sex is good for your heart Anything that exercises your heart is…

Bereavement and young people

Losing someone important to you is one of the hardest things to experience in life. If you're young, bereavement can be even more difficult. But support and advice are available to help you get through it. Your teenage years can be a lot of fun,…

Black and south Asian kidney health

Black and south Asian people are three to five times more likely to have kidney failure than white people, but many are unaware of the condition. If you are black or south Asian, you're more likely to have diabetes and high blood pressure than the general population. This means…

Black health issues

If you're African or African Caribbean and you live in the UK, you're more likely than people from other cultures to have certain health conditions, including high blood pressure (hypertension), diabetes and prostate cancer. This is also the case for some mixed-race people of African or African Caribbean…

Blueberries: antioxidant powerhouse?

The grandad of the superfood trend, this cute little North American fruit packs a powerful nutritional punch. Blueberries are a good source of vitamin K. They also contain vitamin C, fibre, manganese and other antioxidants (notably anthocyanins). Valued for its high levels of antioxidants, some nutritionists…

Bodybuilding and sports supplements: the facts

Millions of people take sports supplements hoping for a range of health benefits, from weight loss to muscle building. But some supplements are being sold illegally and can be very harmful. Sports supplements have become increasingly popular among gym-goers. People who are interested in fitness and…
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