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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…

Help for problem gambling

Being a compulsive gambler can harm your health and relationships, and leave you in serious debt. If you have a problem with gambling and you'd like to stop, support and treatment is available. Are you a problem gambler? Try this questionnaire: Do you bet more…

Help from your pharmacy team

Your local pharmacy is the place to go to get any prescription medicines and clinical advice for minor health concerns. But they do a lot more than that. As well as helping with common illnesses - like sore throats, coughs, colds, tummy troubles and aches and…

Help your baby enjoy new foods

Once your baby is eating solids it's important to give them as many different healthy foods as you can.   This way they're more likely to keep eating them as they grow up. It's a great habit to get into, and one that will hopefully…

Help your child cope with their disfigurement

Get tips on handling social situations with confidence if your child has a condition or injury that affects their appearance. Your child will learn from watching you deal positively with challenging situations. Talking about your child's condition Think about your preferred way to describe your…

Helping your child live with kidney disease

Having kidney disease affects children in many ways. They may need to take medicines and alter their diet, and can also face challenges at school. It's natural to worry if you have a child with kidney disease. Parents often have questions about their child's health. This page answers…

Heroin addiction: get help

If you're addicted to heroin and you want to stop, you can ask your GP or local drug treatment service for help. As someone with a drug addiction you are entitled to the same confidential NHS care as anyone else who has a health problem.…

High blood pressure and stroke: reduce your risk

People from African and African Caribbean communities are more at risk of high blood pressure and stroke than the general population. Find out how to reduce your risk. Blood pressure is the force that blood exerts on the walls of your arteries. If your blood…

Hormone headaches

Most headaches in women are caused by hormones. At least 5 million women experience hormone headaches each month, say researchers. According to Dr Anne MacGregor, formerly of the National Migraine Centre, more than half of women who get migraines notice a link with their periods. These so-called…

How can I avoid pregnancy?

Knowing when you're likely to release an egg (ovulate) can help you plan or avoid pregnancy. Find out when ovulation occurs in the menstrual cycle and when you can get pregnant. This page covers: When can I get pregnant? When does ovulation happen? Avoiding pregnancy…
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