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Safer sex on holiday

Unprotected sex on holiday can have the same results as when you're at home - sexually transmitted infections (STIs) or unintended pregnancy. Find out how to protect yourself, and where to go for help if you need it. Over the course of 2013 in England,…

Sally's story: post-adoption support for our children

Sally Donovan opens up about the health issues experienced by her two adopted children and the support they receive. Sally and Rob Donovan decided they wanted to start a family in their early thirties. But after years of trying, they were told that they couldn't conceive naturally,…

School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme

The School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme (SFVS) helps your child achieve 5 A Day. Fruit and vegetables are a good source of the nutrients that children need and form part of a healthy, balanced diet. It's recommended that children - like adults - eat at…

Self-help tips to fight tiredness

Many cases of tiredness are due to stress, not enough sleep, poor diet and other lifestyle factors. Try these self-help tips to restore your energy levels. If you feel you're suffering from fatigue, which is an overwhelming tiredness that isn't relieved by rest and sleep, you may have an…

Sensory Impairment (Adults)

Sensory Impairment Sensory impairment covers: Visual impairment Deaf and hard of hearing Dual sensory loss (Deaf/Blind) Information on COVID-19 support can be found on the Adults Information Service COVID-19 page.  Local support groups can be found by searching on 'COVID-19'.

Separation anxiety

Babies and toddlers often get clingy and cry if you or their other carers leave them, even for a short time. Separation anxiety and fear of strangers is common in young children between the ages of six months and three years, but it's a normal part…

Seven sun facts

Lots of us love lounging around in the sun. But too much sun can give you wrinkles, sunburn, and put you at risk of skin cancer. Dr Julie Sharp of Cancer Research UK answers seven important questions about the effect of sun on your skin and…

Sex activities and risk

Find out about the risks of getting a sexually transmitted infection (STI) from different sexual activities. In nearly every case, condoms will help protect you against this risk. Learn about the risks associated with the following sexual activities: Vaginal penetrative sex Anal penetrative sex Oral sex  Fingering …

Sexual arousal in men

When a man gets an erection, his body goes through four stages of sexual response: arousal, plateau, orgasm and resolution. Stage 1: sexual excitement or arousal A man gets an erection with physical or psychological stimulation, or both. This causes more blood to flow into three spongy areas…

Sexual arousal in women

During arousal and sex, there are various stages of physical response. Researchers have identified four stages of sexual response in women and men: arousal, plateau, orgasm and resolution. This article describes what happens in a woman's body when she is sexually aroused. Stage 1: sexual excitement or…
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