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5 ways to prevent hearing loss

Hearing loss can't always be prevented - sometimes it's just part of getting older. But hearing loss due to exposure to loud noises is completely avoidable. There are some simple things you can do to help stop loud noises from permanently damaging your hearing, no matter…

5 ways to stop snoring

Snoring is often linked to lifestyle, and there are some simple changes you can make to help prevent it. Try these five self-help tips: Maintain a healthy weight and diet. Being overweight by just a few kilos can lead to snoring. Fatty tissue around your neck squeezes the…

5 ways to wipe out winter tiredness

Do you find it harder to roll out of bed in winter when the temperature drops and the mornings are darker? If so, you're not alone. Many people feel tired and sluggish during winter. Here are five energy-giving solutions that may help - and some conditions that can…

5-in-1 vaccine

The 5-in-1 vaccine is one of the first vaccines your baby will have. It's given as a single injection to protect your baby against five serious childhood diseases:  diphtheria  tetanus  whooping cough (pertussis)  polio  Hib (Haemophilus influenzae type b) When should babies have the 5-in-1 vaccine? The 5-in-1 vaccine is given three times - when babies…

5-in-1 vaccine: FAQs

Who should have the 5-in-1 infant vaccination? How is the 5-in-1 vaccine given? What is diphtheria? What is tetanus? What is whooping cough (pertussis)? What is polio? What is Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)? Can the 5-in-1 vaccine be given with other vaccines? Can a child's…

5-in-1 vaccine: side effects

The 5-in-1 vaccine is very safe but, as with all medicines, a few babies will have side effects. In general, side effects are mild and short-lived. Most babies won't have any problems at all. Common reactions to the 5-in-1 The side effects that are most often…

8 key times to quit smoking

Research shows that most smokers get motivated to quit very suddenly, spurred into action by a specific event, milestone or resolution. Did you know? Smokers who use their local stop smoking service are up to four times more likely to successfully stop smoking for good.…

8 tips to look after yourself with asthma

As well as taking your regular asthma medication, find out what else you can do to reduce your symptoms and your risk of having an asthma attack. If you've been diagnosed with asthma and you've been given regular preventive and reliever therapy (usually in the…

Abortion: what happens

If you've decided to have an abortion, here's what you can expect.   If you are unable or do not wish to continue with a pregnancy, your GP or a doctor at a sexual health clinic will refer you to a clinic or hospital for an assessment. This is also where…

Abortion: where to go

If you're pregnant and considering an abortion, find out who to talk to and where and when an abortion can take place. If you're not sure whether you're pregnant, find out about doing a pregnancy test. How do I get an abortion? You need to be referred by…
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