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5 A Day and your family

Do you cook and shop for a family household, including a fussy eater or two? It's easier than you might think to ensure everyone gets five portions of fruit and vegetables a day. There are many ways to introduce more fruit and vegetables into your family's…

Alcohol support

Realising you have a problem with alcohol is the first big step to getting help. You may need help if: you often feel the need to have a drink  you get into trouble because of your drinking other people warn you about how much you're drinking…

Talking to children about feelings

If you're worried about a child, encouraging them to talk can be very helpful, whether you're a parent, grandparent, friend or teacher. If you think a child you know has a problem, it can be hard to know how to start talking to them about it.…

Life with kidney disease

Kidney disease can affect many areas of your life, but there are ways of coping with the changes it brings. Whether you have mild kidney disease with no or few symptoms, or you're on dialysis because your kidneys have failed, life with kidney disease can…

Lung cancer in women

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among women in the UK. It kills over 4,000 more women than breast cancer every year. In 2011, about 19,700 women were diagnosed with lung cancer in the UK, making it the second most common cancer diagnosed in women…

Independent living

Around one in five adults in the UK is disabled, and more than one million of those live alone. With the right support and facilities, leading an independent life with a physical or learning disability is now more achievable than ever. Living independently doesn't mean that you're…

Headaches and migraines

For most people, a headache happens occasionally and can be quickly cured with something to eat, a short rest or a couple of painkillers. Most headaches and migraines are unpleasant but harmless and can be relieved with self-help measures and pharmacy painkillers. Only a few (around…

What's your BMI?

Use the BMI calculator to find out if you or your child's weight is healthy. This article covers: Your BMI result Ethnicity and diabetes Your waist size Children's BMI BMI limitations A body mass index (BMI) above the healthy weight range or too much fat around your waist can increase…

Sign up for weight loss email support

Sign up for 12 weekly emails to support you as you progress through the NHS Choices weight loss plan. Our weight loss plan consists of 12 weekly weight loss packs full of diet, healthy eating and physical activity advice.  Each email contains a link to the relevant weekly weight…

Tips to prevent RSI

Repetitive strain injury (RSI) can be caused by a variety of tasks at work, such as forceful or repetitive activity, or by poor posture. The condition mostly affects parts of the upper body, such as the forearm, elbow, wrist, hands, shoulders and neck. RSI is usually…
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