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Healthy food swaps

Choosing healthier foods is easier than you may think. By changing just a few eating habits you can make a big difference to your diet. Making small changes to your diet is the healthiest and most achievable way to lose weight. Your first step is to eat fewer foods high in…

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,…

A guide for disabled festival-goers

Many of the UK's big music festivals provide facilities and staff to assist disabled people. These include accessible toilets and campsites, parking for disabled customers, viewing platforms and welfare support. Planning ahead is the key to staying safe and healthy during your festival, says Suzanne Bull, chief…

Walking for health

Walking is simple, free, and one of the easiest ways to get more active, lose weight and become healthier. Sometimes overlooked as a form of exercise, walking briskly can help you build stamina, burn excess calories and make your heart healthier. You don't have to walk for…

Keep warm, keep well

Cold weather can affect your health. Find out how to keep yourself well and your home warm during winter. Why is cold weather a problem? Who is most at risk? Be prepared How to keep your home warm Protect your health in the cold Look…

Take care of your teeth and gums

Here's how you and your children can have healthy teeth and keep trips to the dentist to a minimum: Brush your teeth twice a day Brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste. Read more in our teeth cleaning guide. Floss between your teeth…

Domestic abuse against men

Find out about domestic abuse (or domestic violence), and where to get support if it's happening to you. Domestic abuse, also called domestic violence, includes physical, emotional and sexual abuse in couple relationships or between family members. Anybody can be affected by domestic abuse, and…

Prostate cancer research

Research into prostate cancer is focused on finding a test to sort aggressive tumours, known as tigers, from the harmless ones, the pussycats. Health experts agree that the current examination, the PSA (prostate-specific antigen) test, has major limitations in assessing prostate cancers. In particular, it cannot determine…

Q&A: prostate cancer

How does prostate cancer affect sexual desire? Prostate cancer treatment can affect your sex drive. Hormone therapy or the removal of the testicles can cause you to lose interest in sex. Your desire for sex should return to normal once hormone treatment is stopped, but…

Sex activities and risk

Find out about the risks of getting a sexually transmitted infection (STI) from different sexual activities. In nearly every case, condoms will help protect you against this risk. Learn about the risks associated with the following sexual activities: Vaginal penetrative sex Anal penetrative sex Oral sex  Fingering …
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