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Tomato pasta sauce

Tasty and rich, this easy-to-make tomato sauce is great with pasta, and can be made in advance and reheated. It's low in salt and fat, and is suitable for vegetarians too. Serves: 2 Time: 35 minutes Ingredients 1 tsp vegtable oil 1 onion, finely chopped 1 garlic clove, finely…

Top 10 healthy heart tips

A healthy lifestyle will make your heart healthier. Here are 10 things you can do to look after your heart. Give up smoking If you're a smoker, quit. It's the single best thing you can do for your heart health. Smoking is one of the main…

Top diets review

With so many diet options to choose from, it can be hard to find a weight loss plan to suit you. To help, the British Dietetic Association (BDA) has taken a look at the pros and cons of, and given its verdict on, some of the most popular…

The top five causes of premature death

Thousands of people in England could avoid an early death from one of the five most common killers: cancer heart disease stroke lung disease liver disease A child born today should expect to live a longer, healthier life than ever before. Yet, a Government report, Living Well for…

Top sources of added sugar in our diet

From cola, chocolate and ketchup to beer, yoghurt and soup, find out where most of the added sugar in our diet lurks. "Added sugar", such as table sugar, honey and syrups, should not make up more than 5% of the total energy we get from food and drink each…

Travel health checklist

What to pack to stay safe and healthy abroad, including first aid essentials. Basic travel health kit The exact contents of your travel kit will depend on your travel plans. A basic kit can include: First aid kit A basic first aid kit includes: antiseptic painkillers wound-cleaning…

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…

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…

Travelling in pregnancy

With the proper precautions, and armed with information on when to travel, vaccinations and travel insurance, most women can travel safely well into their pregnancy. Wherever you go, find out what healthcare facilities are at your destination in case you require urgent medical attention. It's…

Travelling with a heart condition

Most people with a heart condition are able to travel, as long as they feel well and their condition is stable and well controlled. If you're recovering from a heart condition, such as a heart attack or heart surgery, get medical advice before you make your travel…