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  1. Choosing a surgeon

    If you've decided to have cosmetic surgery, you'll need to choose a surgeon to carry out the procedure. Find out the questions you need to ask to make sure a surgeon is suitably qualified and experienced. This will help to ensure the procedure is as safe as possible. When…
  2. Why body shape matters

    The size of your belly can be a sign of how healthy you are, especially if you're of Indian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan or Bangladeshi south Asian origin. Find out how to measure your waist and what you can do to lose weight. We all store…
  3. What is cosmetic surgery?

    Cosmetic surgery is an elective operation that alters or enhances a part of your face or body that you want to change. If you're considering cosmetic surgery, make sure you know what's involved before you decide. "Cosmetic surgery changes a person's unwanted, normal appearance," says Professor Simon Kay,…
  4. How to beat jet lag

    Jet lag refers to disturbed sleep patterns, weakness and disorientation caused by travelling. It happens when your normal body clock is disrupted by travelling through several time zones. Jet lag is worse when you move from west to east because the body finds it harder to adapt to…
  5. Qualifications to look for in a cosmetic surgeon

    A cosmetic surgeon should have the appropriate training and qualifications to carry out your procedure. Find out the relevant qualifications, and what questions to ask them. First, check online that your surgeon is registered with the General Medical Council (GMC), or you can call 0845 357…
  6. Travel insurance

    By taking out travel insurance and getting a free European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), you can avoid huge medical bills if you have an emergency during your trip. Healthcare is free at the point of delivery in the UK, but don't assume it's the same abroad. You will…
  7. Barbecue food safety

    Food poisoning cases double over the summer, so remember these simple steps to help keep food safe. Food poisoning is usually mild, and most people get better within a week. But sometimes it can be more severe, even deadly, so it's important to take the risks seriously. Children, older…
  8. 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…
  9. 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…
  10. Travel illnesses and vaccinations

    Get the right travel vaccinations and follow the advice below to reduce your risk of common infectious diseases.   Water and food safety  Insect bites  Travellers' diarrhoea  Malaria  Dengue  HIV and STIs  Hepatitis A  Hepatitis B  Typhoid  Yellow fever  Rabies Meningitis  Travel health experts advise preparing for…
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