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Male midlife crisis

The male midlife crisis is often made fun of, but for many men it is a distressing experience. A midlife crisis can happen when men think they've reached life's halfway stage and feel time is running out. It's not a medical condition but people going through a…

Mother and son bond over love for running

When Saturday comes for mother-of-two Julia Dallyn, it can only mean one thing: parkrun. Since graduating from Couch to 5K (C25K), parkrun's free weekly 5km timed runs have become a permanent fixture for the Bristolian. Apart from losing weight and helping her de-stress after a busy week as a…

How to get to sleep

If you have difficulty falling asleep, a regular bedtime routine will help you wind down and prepare for bed. Few people manage to stick to strict bedtime routines. This isn't much of a problem for most people, but for insomniacs, irregular sleeping hours are unhelpful. Your routine depends…

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…

Healthy eating for teens

As a teenager, your body is going through many physical changes - changes that need to be supported by a healthy, balanced diet.    By eating a varied and balanced diet as shown in the Eatwell Guide, you should be able to get all the energy…

Start the NHS weight loss plan

Use the panel above to download the NHS weight loss guide, our popular, free 12-week diet and exercise plan. The plan, which has been downloaded more than 4 million times, is designed to help you lose weight safely - and keep it off. Weight loss plan features promotes safe and sustainable weight loss learn to…

The risks of drinking too much

Regularly drinking more than 14 units a week risks damaging your health. Fourteen units is equivalent to six pints of average-strength beer or 10 small glasses of low-strength wine.   New evidence around the health harms from regular drinking have emerged in recent years. There is now a better understanding…

Cocaine addiction: get help

If cocaine is damaging your relationships, work, money situation or health you can get help to stop on the NHS. You don't have to be taking cocaine, or crack cocaine, every day to be addicted to it. One sign of addiction is that you have tried…

Carers' breaks and respite care

Your carer's assessment may identify that you need a break from caring from time to time. Equally, the person you care for may also want to have a break without you. See Accessible day trips and activities for help planning their trip. Replacement care and respite care Replacement…

How much sleep do children need?

Below are the approximate hours of sleep needed by children of different ages, as recommended by the Millpond Children's Sleep Clinic. 1 week daytime: 8 hours  night time: 8 hours 30 minutes 4 weeks daytime: 6 to 7 hours night time: 8 to 9 hours 3 months  daytime:…
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