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Healthy living with diabetes

If you've been diagnosed with diabetes, you will need to pay special attention to certain aspects of your health and lifestyle. Diabetes doesn't have to stop you from leading the life you want. Nor does it mean you'll necessarily have other serious health problems in…

Healthy Ramadan meal plan

These healthy meal ideas will give you a varied and balanced diet during Ramadan. They include ingredients from the five major food groups. The meal plan has been written by medical experts in consultation with Islamic scholars. Fluids (water and juices) and dates should be…

Healthy sleep tips for children

Good sleep is important for your child's physical and mental wellbeing. A relaxing bedtime routine is one important way to help your child get a good night's sleep. Relaxation tips to help sleep Doing the same relaxing things in the same order and at the…

The healthy way to eat eggs

Eggs are a good choice as part of a healthy, balanced diet. As well as being a source of protein, they also contain vitamins and minerals. Eggs and your diet Eggs are nutritious - they're a source of: protein vitamin D vitamin A vitamin B2…

Healthy-weight children: advice for parents

If your child is a healthy weight, there's lots you can do as a parent to help them stay a healthy size as they grow. Research shows children who stay a healthy weight tend to be fitter, healthier, better able to learn, and more self-confident. They're also much less likely to have…

Hearing aids

Your GP can help you get hearing aids if you think you need them. The models available nowadays on the NHS are a great improvement on those used in the past. They're smaller and neater, and they work better too. The earlier you get them,…

Heatwave: how to cope in hot weather

Most of us welcome hot weather, but when it's too hot for too long there are health risks. If a heatwave hits this summer, make sure the hot weather doesn't harm you or anyone you know. This page covers: Why is a heatwave a problem? Who…

Height/weight chart

You can use this chart to check if you're the right weight for your height. Alternatively, you can use the BMI healthy weight calculator. This height/weight chart is only suitable for adult men and women. It isn't suitable for children or people under 18. If…

Help after rape and sexual assault

If you have been sexually assaulted, whether as an adult or a young person, it is important to remember that it wasn't your fault. Sexual violence is a crime, no matter who commits it or where it happens. Don't be afraid to get help. What…

Help for disabled parents

If you have a disability and you're a parent or about to become one, you're entitled to the support you need to help you carry out your parenting role. Problems with moving around that make it hard to pick up your child or push a buggy, or…
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