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Good sex tips

If you want to make the most of your sex life, these sex tips are a good way to start. Talking and listening to each other about your feelings, preferences and desires can bring you closer together and make sex more enjoyable. But even the most…

Green tea: the elixir of life or just hype?

Green tea has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries to treat everything from headaches to depression. The leaves are supposedly richer in antioxidants than other types of tea because of the way they are processed. Green tea contains B vitamins, folate (naturally occurring folic acid), manganese,…

A guide for disabled festival-goers

Many of the UK's big music festivals provide facilities and staff to assist disabled people. These include accessible toilets and campsites, parking for disabled customers, viewing platforms and welfare support. Planning ahead is the key to staying safe and healthy during your festival, says Suzanne Bull, chief…

Guide to healthy fasting during Ramadan

Don't break your fast with a feast or you may put on weight instead of losing it. If you are not careful, food eaten during the pre-dawn and dusk meals can cause some weight gain.  Dr Razeen Mahroof, an anaesthetist from Oxford, says feasting during the non-fasting hours can…

A guide to tai chi

All you need to know about tai chi, including the health benefits, different styles and getting started. What is tai chi? Tai chi, also called tai chi chuan, combines deep breathing and relaxation with flowing movements. Originally developed as a martial art in 13th-century China, tai chi…

Gym-free workouts

Put the fun back into fitness with these equipment-free workouts for all levels. These illustrated guides are designed to help make your workouts effective and easy to follow.  Created with busy people in mind, these routines from fitness expert Neila Rey, now known as Darebee, can be done anywhere, at…

Handling reactions to facial disfigurement

Learning how to be confident and handle people's reactions can help people with disfigurements get more out of social interactions. Using positive body language and having a set of responses ready to use if people stare at you can be helpful. Body language tips Think…

Hangover cures

Splitting headaches, sickness, dizziness, dehydration: anyone who's ever drunk too much knows the consequences. Alcohol makes you pee more, which can lead to dehydration. Dehydration is what causes many of the symptoms of a hangover.   Hangover cures are generally a myth. There are no cures for a hangover,…

Hate Crime (Adults and Local Offer)

Hate Crimes Hate crimes can be committed against a person or property, and are crimes which the victim or any other person perceives to be motivated by hostility or prejudice towards any aspect of a person’s identity, namely: Disability Race or ethnicity Religion or belief…

Have a healthy diet in pregnancy

A healthy diet is an important part of a healthy lifestyle at any time, but is especially vital if you're pregnant or planning a pregnancy. Eating healthily during pregnancy will help your baby to develop and grow. You can read through this article, or go directly to the…
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