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5 A Day portion sizes

One adult portion of fruit or vegetables is 80g. The guide below will give you an indication of typical portion sizes for adults. Children should also eat at least five portions of a variety of fruit and vegetables a day. The amount of food a…

5 A Day tips

Getting your 5 A Day is easy. There are plenty of ways to add more fruit and vegetables to your daily meals. Here are some ideas to get you started. 5 A Day at breakfast Add fruit to cereal, porridge or lower-fat natural yoghurt. Try a handful of…

5 A Day: what counts?

Almost all fruit and vegetables count towards your 5 A Day, so it may be easier than you think to get your recommended daily amount.   At a glance: what counts? 80g of fresh, canned and or frozen fruit and vegetables counts as one 5 A…

5 ways to prevent hearing loss

Hearing loss can't always be prevented - sometimes it's just part of getting older. But hearing loss due to exposure to loud noises is completely avoidable. There are some simple things you can do to help stop loud noises from permanently damaging your hearing, no matter…

5 ways to stop snoring

Snoring is often linked to lifestyle, and there are some simple changes you can make to help prevent it. Try these five self-help tips: Maintain a healthy weight and diet. Being overweight by just a few kilos can lead to snoring. Fatty tissue around your neck squeezes the…

5 ways to wipe out winter tiredness

Do you find it harder to roll out of bed in winter when the temperature drops and the mornings are darker? If so, you're not alone. Many people feel tired and sluggish during winter. Here are five energy-giving solutions that may help - and some conditions that can…

5-in-1 vaccine

The 5-in-1 vaccine is one of the first vaccines your baby will have. It's given as a single injection to protect your baby against five serious childhood diseases:  diphtheria  tetanus  whooping cough (pertussis)  polio  Hib (Haemophilus influenzae type b) When should babies have the 5-in-1 vaccine? The 5-in-1 vaccine is given three times - when babies…

5-in-1 vaccine: FAQs

Who should have the 5-in-1 infant vaccination? How is the 5-in-1 vaccine given? What is diphtheria? What is tetanus? What is whooping cough (pertussis)? What is polio? What is Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)? Can the 5-in-1 vaccine be given with other vaccines? Can a child's…

5-in-1 vaccine: side effects

The 5-in-1 vaccine is very safe but, as with all medicines, a few babies will have side effects. In general, side effects are mild and short-lived. Most babies won't have any problems at all. Common reactions to the 5-in-1 The side effects that are most often…

8 key times to quit smoking

Research shows that most smokers get motivated to quit very suddenly, spurred into action by a specific event, milestone or resolution. Did you know? Smokers who use their local stop smoking service are up to four times more likely to successfully stop smoking for good.…
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