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Balance exercises

These simple balance exercises can be done at home to help improve your health and mobility. Don't worry if you've not done much exercise for a while, these balance exercises are gentle and easy to follow.  Wear loose, comfortable clothing and keep some water handy. Build…

BBC newsreader donates kidney to save mother

A BBC news presenter who donated a kidney to save his mother's life says her health has been 'completely transformed' since having the operation. Sabet Choudhury was told his mother Sakina, 70, could have only three years to live after her kidneys failed. He said…

BCG (TB) vaccine side effects

Virtually everyone who has a BCG vaccination will develop a raised blister at the site of the injection immediately afterwards. This is normal and nothing to worry about. BCG injection scar Two to six weeks after the injection, a small spot may appear at the site of…

BCG TB vaccine: frequently asked questions

How well does the vaccine work? Why is TB still a problem? How common is TB in the UK? Is TB contagious? How do I know if my baby needs the BCG vaccination? I have an allergy. Could anything in the BCG vaccine trigger that…

BCG tuberculosis (TB) vaccine

The BCG vaccine protects against tuberculosis, which is also known as TB. TB is a serious infection which affects the lungs and sometimes other parts of the body, such as the bones, joints and kidneys. It can also cause meningitis. Read more about tuberculosis (TB). Who should have the…

Beach safety

Every summer, lifeguards respond to thousands of incidents on UK beaches. To stay safe at the seaside, be informed about the dangers and follow these simple tips. In 2014, lifeguards from the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) responded to 17,050 incidents, helping more than 19,350 people in difficulty on some…

Beat the bloat

Get rid of bloating by cutting out fizzy drinks and foods that cause wind. Sit down to eat and take regular exercise. Most of us have experienced the feeling of being bloated, when your tummy is stretched, puffy and uncomfortable. It often happens after a big…

Beat the workplace energy slump

Research has shown that the most common time for energy slumps is 2.16pm, when workers feel drained and unable to concentrate in the afternoon. Before you reach for the chocolate bar or packet of crisps, try these energy boosters instead. Mid-afternoon snacks The energy boost…

Beating bulimia

Bulimia nervosa is often regarded as a condition that affects only young women, but it can affect men and women of any age. Read on to find out what it is and possible causes.  What is bulimia? Bulimia is an eating disorder that is characterised by bingeing…

Bedwetting in under fives

Up to the age of five, wetting the bed is normal. It usually stops happening as your child gets older without the need for any treatment. up to one in five five-year-olds wet the bed 1 in 20 10-year-olds wet the bed about 1 in 50 teenagers wet the bed 1…
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