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Hearing aids

Your GP can help you get hearing aids if you think you need them. The models available nowadays on the NHS are a great improvement on those used in the past. They're smaller and neater, and they work better too. The earlier you get them,…

Tips for a stress-free divorce

Divorce can cause problems such as stress, anxiety, depression and panic attacks according to Paula Hall, relationship psychotherapist at the charity Relate. "This can affect sleep, which can cause tiredness, exhaustion and a lack of focus and concentration," she says. "There's a lot to think about during a divorce, particularly looking after…

5 A Day on the go

If your life keeps you on the run - working late, travelling often, always busy - it might seem hard to make sure you eat enough fruit and vegetables. But by making a few easy changes, you can fit 5 A Day into even the busiest schedule.…

Teeth whitening

More and more people are paying for brighter, whiter teeth. But does teeth whitening work and is it safe? Here are the answers to common questions about the treatment. What is teeth whitening? Teeth whitening involves bleaching your teeth to make them lighter. Teeth whitening can't make your teeth…

School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme

The School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme (SFVS) helps your child achieve 5 A Day. Fruit and vegetables are a good source of the nutrients that children need and form part of a healthy, balanced diet. It's recommended that children - like adults - eat at…

Children and bereavement

The following information could help if your child has lost a loved one or if a loved one is dying. If your child has a loved one who's dying If a child has a loved one who is going to die, they can benefit from special support.…

How to look after your heart

Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the UK's biggest killer, causing around 73,000 deaths every year. That's an average of 200 people every day, or one every seven minutes. Almost 1 in 6 men and 1 in 10 women die from coronary heart disease, but things could be very…

Handling reactions to facial disfigurement

Learning how to be confident and handle people's reactions can help people with disfigurements get more out of social interactions. Using positive body language and having a set of responses ready to use if people stare at you can be helpful. Body language tips Think…

Who shouldn't have the flu jab?

Very few people are unable to have the flu jab, but you should avoid it if you have had a serious allergic reaction to the flu jab in the past. Egg allergy and the flu jab People who have egg allergy may be at increased…

Your medicine cabinet

Be prepared for common ailments by keeping a well-stocked medicine cabinet at home. This list, recommended by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, will help you deal with most minor ailments. Pain relief Antihistamines Oral rehydration salts Anti-diarrhoea tablets Indigestion treatment Sunscreen Your first aid kit Medicine…
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