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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…

Health (Local Offer)

Health services for children with special educational needs and disabilities Peterborough has a wide range of health services for children and young people from 0-25 years including GPs, pharmacists, dentists, opticians and hospital services. These services are known as ‘universal’ because they are available to…

Healthier takeaways

Takeaways are often cheap, convenient and satisfying but, unfortunately, they're not always very healthy.  Some takeaway meals can push you over your recommended daily maximum amount of salt and fat, which can lead to a variety of health problems, such as heart disease and diabetes. Some takeaways and restaurants…

Healthy breakfast cereals

With shelves stacked top to bottom with hundreds of brightly coloured boxes competing for your attention, supermarket breakfast cereal aisles can sometimes feel like walking through a minefield. Make the wrong choice and you or your child could end up with a breakfast cereal high in sugar,…

Healthy Christmas dinner

Find out how you can cut 500kcal from your traditional Christmas dinner without sacrificing the taste. Turkey Turkey is a good source of protein and, without the skin, is low in fat. It provides B vitamins, which you need for energy production. The skin on…

Healthy Christmas snacks

When it comes to snacks and treats, temptation is all around us at Christmas. Here are some healthier options. If you're hosting... If you're hosting your own party, make the traditional favourites less calorie heavy with the following tips:  make open-top mince pies - using less pastry cuts…

Healthy eating during the menopause

Eating a healthy, balanced diet and losing any excess weight can help ease some of the symptoms of the menopause, such as tiredness and hot flushes, and reduce your risk of heart and bone problems. It's important to eat a wide variety of foods, in the right…

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…

Healthy eating for vegetarians and vegans

To ensure you have a balanced and varied diet, read our advice on healthy eating for vegetarians and vegans. To have a healthy, balanced diet which includes all the nutrients your body needs, make sure you eat a wide variety of foods. Vegetarians and vegans eat a diet of:…

Healthy eating out

Check out our tips to help you make healthier choices when eating out at a restaurant or cafe. Food swaps Some easy swaps you could try: swap pies, bacon and sausages for healthier protein, such as lean cuts of meat, pulses, chicken without the skin, and lean meats like…
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