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Talking to your teenager

Getting teenagers to talk openly about what's bothering them can be hard. Follow these tips to help get them talking to you about their worries. 1. Ask, don't judge Start by assuming they have a good reason for doing what they do. Show them you respect their intelligence…

Out-of-hours medicines

If you run out of medicine outside of your GP practice's normal opening hours and need some urgently, there are a few ways to get an emergency supply quickly, even if you're away from home. If you have a prescription If you already have a…

10 winter illnesses

Some health problems, such as asthma, sore throat and cold sores, are triggered or worsened by cold weather. Here's how to deal with cold weather ailments. Colds You can help prevent colds by washing your hands regularly. This destroys bugs that you may have picked up…

Supporting someone with an eating disorder

If your friend or relative has an eating disorder, such as anorexia, bulimia or binge eating disorder, you will probably want to do everything you can to help them recover. You're already doing a great job by finding out more about eating disorders and how to…

Male midlife crisis

The male midlife crisis is often made fun of, but for many men it is a distressing experience. A midlife crisis can happen when men think they've reached life's halfway stage and feel time is running out. It's not a medical condition but people going through a…

Mother and son bond over love for running

When Saturday comes for mother-of-two Julia Dallyn, it can only mean one thing: parkrun. Since graduating from Couch to 5K (C25K), parkrun's free weekly 5km timed runs have become a permanent fixture for the Bristolian. Apart from losing weight and helping her de-stress after a busy week as a…

How to get to sleep

If you have difficulty falling asleep, a regular bedtime routine will help you wind down and prepare for bed. Few people manage to stick to strict bedtime routines. This isn't much of a problem for most people, but for insomniacs, irregular sleeping hours are unhelpful. Your routine depends…

How to treat head lice and nits

Having head lice, also called nits, doesn't mean you're dirty. Children are most commonly affected, but anyone with hair can catch them. Head lice are tiny insects that live in human hair. They're very small (about the size of a sesame seed) and are browny-grey in…

Healthy eating for teens

As a teenager, your body is going through many physical changes - changes that need to be supported by a healthy, balanced diet.    By eating a varied and balanced diet as shown in the Eatwell Guide, you should be able to get all the energy…

Start the NHS weight loss plan

Use the panel above to download the NHS weight loss guide, our popular, free 12-week diet and exercise plan. The plan, which has been downloaded more than 4 million times, is designed to help you lose weight safely - and keep it off. Weight loss plan features promotes safe and sustainable weight loss learn to…
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