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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 …

Planning for your future care needs

There may be times in your life when you think about the consequences of becoming seriously ill or disabled. This may be at a time of ill health or as a result of a life-changing event. It may simply be because you are the sort…

How to prepare and cook food safely

Find out how to prepare, cook and store food correctly to minimise the risk of food poisoning, including E. coli.    This page covers: Washing hands Storing and preparing meat Cooking meat Cooking meat on a barbecue Acrylamide in starchy food  Washing fruit and vegetables Washing hands…

Sweets, fizzy drinks and bottles

10 tips for parents on the top causes of tooth decay in children - and how to avoid them. Establishing good habits can help your child avoid oral health problems, such as tooth decay and gum disease.  Can I let my child have sweets? Most children want sweets, but you can help to prevent…

Who should have the flu jab?

Flu is an unpredictable virus that can cause mild or unpleasant illness in most people. It can cause severe illness and even death among vulnerable groups including older people, pregnant women and people with an underlying health condition. Certain people are more likely to develop potentially serious complications of…

Strength exercises

Strength exercises like these can be done at home to improve your health and mobility. Don't worry if you've not done much for a while - these strength exercises are gentle and easy to follow. For the chair-based exercises, choose a solid, stable chair that doesn't have wheels. You…
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