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Support groups for disfigurement

There are lots of groups that can offer support, information and advice on specific conditions that can cause disfigurement. Below are some examples, but the list is by no means exhaustive. Acoustic neuroma support British Acoustic Neuroma Association (BANA) BANA offers mutual support and information to people affected by…

Pain and your emotions

If you have long-term pain you may be anxious about what it means, how long it will last and how much it interferes with your daily life. This can mean you dwell on the pain and it can start to take control of the way you live…

5 A Day FAQs

Do you have a question about 5 A Day? We answer some of the most frequently asked questions. Does the fruit and veg have to be fresh? How much is one portion of fruit for adults? How much is one portion of vegetables for adults? Do potatoes…

Healthy eating for vegetarians and vegans

To ensure you have a balanced and varied diet, read our advice on healthy eating for vegetarians and vegans. To have a healthy, balanced diet which includes all the nutrients your body needs, make sure you eat a wide variety of foods. Vegetarians and vegans eat a diet of:…

Caring for an alcoholic

If you're a carer for a problem drinker, finding help can be a frustrating experience. People who care for problem drinkers sometimes have to struggle to get the recognition and support they're entitled to. "They have not always been perceived as 'legitimate' carers," says Drew Lindon…

Eye health tips for older people

Because our eyesight changes as we get older, almost all of us will need to wear glasses or contact lenses by the time we're 65. If you have regular eye tests, wear the right lenses and look after your eyes, there's a better chance your sight will remain…

Talking to your teenager

Getting teenagers to talk openly about what's bothering them can be hard. Follow these tips to help get them talking to you about their worries. 1. Ask, don't judge Start by assuming they have a good reason for doing what they do. Show them you respect their intelligence…

Out-of-hours medicines

If you run out of medicine outside of your GP practice's normal opening hours and need some urgently, there are a few ways to get an emergency supply quickly, even if you're away from home. If you have a prescription If you already have a…

10 winter illnesses

Some health problems, such as asthma, sore throat and cold sores, are triggered or worsened by cold weather. Here's how to deal with cold weather ailments. Colds You can help prevent colds by washing your hands regularly. This destroys bugs that you may have picked up…

Supporting someone with an eating disorder

If your friend or relative has an eating disorder, such as anorexia, bulimia or binge eating disorder, you will probably want to do everything you can to help them recover. You're already doing a great job by finding out more about eating disorders and how to…
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