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  1. Wheatgrass: detox tonic or just juice?

    The discoveries in the 1930s by US chemist Charles Schnabel, dubbed 'Mr Wheatgrass', have inspired a body of scientific research into wheatgrass that continues to this day. If you believe the hype, wheatgrass has a higher nutritional content than any other vegetable, protects against inflammation, builds…
  2. When can I use contraception after having a baby?

    It's possible to become pregnant again very soon after the birth of a baby, even if you're breastfeeding and even if your periods haven't returned. You ovulate (release an egg) about two weeks before your period arrives, so your fertility may have returned before you…
  3. When pregnancy goes wrong

    Sadly, some women may have to face a miscarriage, an ectopic pregnancy or the death of the baby. Use the links below to read about some of the things that may go wrong. If your pregnancy ends in this way, you will need both information and…
  4. When sex goes wrong

    Having sex without protection is risky. You're risking pregnancy, getting a sexually transmitted infection (STI), including HIV, and possibly stress. Find out where to go for help if you have unprotected sex. Unprotected sex is any sex without contraception or a condom. You may have forgotten…
  5. When to have vaccinations

    Here's a checklist of the vaccines that are routinely offered to everyone in the UK for free on the NHS, and the ages at which they should ideally be given. If you're not sure whether you or your child have had all your routine vaccinations, ask your GP or practice nurse to…
  6. Where can I get contraception?

    Most types of contraception are available for free in the UK. Contraception is free to all women and men through the NHS. Places where you can get contraception include: most GP surgeries - talk to your GP or practice nurse community contraception clinics some genitourinary…
  7. Where can I get sexual health advice, now?

    Forgotten your pill or had unprotected sex? Maybe you're worried about something? Here's what to do and where to go if you need help urgently. Click on the links listed here to go directly to the answer: Could I have a sexually transmitted infection (STI)? …
  8. Where's your pain?

    Pain can strike anywhere in the body. Wherever you feel pain, whether it's in your hip, back, foot or head, use this guide to find the information you need. Head and neck Headache Ear pain Sore throat Sore lips Painful tongue Toothache Neck pain Chest, shoulders and back…
  9. Which painkiller?

    The type of medicines that you need to treat your pain depend on what type of pain you have. For pain associated with inflammation, such as back pain or headaches, paracetamol and anti-inflammatory painkillers work best. If the pain is caused by sensitive or damaged nerves, as is the case…
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