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8 tips to look after yourself with asthma

As well as taking your regular asthma medication, find out what else you can do to reduce your symptoms and your risk of having an asthma attack. If you've been diagnosed with asthma and you've been given regular preventive and reliever therapy (usually in the…

Abortion: what happens

If you've decided to have an abortion, here's what you can expect.   If you are unable or do not wish to continue with a pregnancy, your GP or a doctor at a sexual health clinic will refer you to a clinic or hospital for an assessment. This is also where…

Abortion: where to go

If you're pregnant and considering an abortion, find out who to talk to and where and when an abortion can take place. If you're not sure whether you're pregnant, find out about doing a pregnancy test. How do I get an abortion? You need to be referred by…

Abuse in teenage relationships

Do you sometimes feel frightened, intimidated or controlled by your partner? Or do you constantly have to watch your behaviour in case they get angry? If so you're probably being abused. Controlling, abusive or violent behaviour is never OK in a relationship. You should feel…

Activity holidays

There are many ways to get fit and have fun on holiday, from activity breaks to motivating your kids to get active. One of the main excuses for not exercising is lack of time. But when you're on holiday you've got plenty of time, so make the most…

Activity holidays

There are many ways to get fit and have fun on holiday, from activity breaks to motivating your kids to get active. One of the main excuses for not exercising is lack of time. But when you're on holiday you've got plenty of time, so make the most…

Addiction: what is it?

If you have an addiction, you're not alone. According to the charity Action on Addiction, 1 in 3 people are addicted to something. Addiction is defined as not having control over doing, taking or using something to the point where it could be harmful to…

Adjusting to disability

We often talk about disability as if it's a lifelong condition. In fact, more than 80% of people with a disability were born without it and find they have to adjust. If you become disabled through accident, illness or a deteriorating medical condition, life will change significantly. But…

Adopting a child: your health and wellbeing

Your decision to adopt may be affected or influenced by your medical history, including any attempts to start a family. Any adoption agency will take into account your health and needs when it considers whether you are suitable to be approved as an adoptive parent.…

Adopting or fostering a child in care

Choosing to adopt or foster a child in care is likely to be one of the most challenging, but rewarding, decisions you'll ever make.  There are around 4,000 children in England who need to be adopted every year, and many more who need fostering. According to…
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