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How to stop smelly feet

Smelly feet aren't fun for anyone, but there is an effective, simple and cheap treatment that you can use at home which will banish foot odour within a week. Medically known as bromodosis, stinky feet are a common year-round problem. The main cause is sweaty feet combined with wearing the…

How to stretch after exercising

Use this routine to cool down after a workout to gradually relax, improve flexibility and slow your heart rate. These gentle stretches should take about 5 minutes. Spend more time on them if you feel the need. Buttock stretch - hold for 10 to 15 seconds…

How to talk to your child about drugs

It can be difficult to talk about drugs with your kids. Use these tips to help you talk openly with your child. 1. Don't panic If you find out that your child has tried drugs, your first reaction may be anger or panic. Wait until…

How to talk to your child about sex

If your child is asking questions about sex, they're ready for truthful answers. It's never too early to start talking about it - find out how to go about it. Children are naturally curious about their bodies and other people. By answering any questions they ask, you…

How to treat everyday ailments at home

Below are 10 of the most common minor ailments seen by GPs. Find out the most effective ways to treat things like heartburn and a blocked nose at home, and save yourself a trip to the GP surgery. Remember: you can also get advice from…

How to treat head lice and nits

Having head lice, also called nits, doesn't mean you're dirty. Children are most commonly affected, but anyone with hair can catch them. Head lice are tiny insects that live in human hair. They're very small (about the size of a sesame seed) and are browny-grey in…

How to use self-test kits safely

You can get self-test kits for a range of health concerns, including infertility, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and some forms of cancer. These kits are available on the high street, online and on the NHS. Before buying a self-test kit, it's best to talk to a health professional,…

How to volunteer

Volunteering is a rewarding way to use your spare time. There are many people, charities and organisations who could benefit from your support. First of all, decide what kind of volunteering would suit you. Think about the sort of organisation you'd like to volunteer for, the activities you'd like…

How to wash fruit and vegetables

Advice on storing, washing and preparing fruit and vegetables to prevent food poisoning, including E. coli. It is important to wash all fruit and vegetables before you eat them to ensure they are clean and safe to eat. Most people are aware of the importance…

How vaccines work

Vaccines work by making us produce antibodies to fight disease without actually infecting us with the disease. If the vaccinated person then comes into contact with the disease itself, their immune system will recognise it and immediately produce the antibodies they need to fight it. Newborn babies…
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