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Vegetarian food on a budget

If you shop carefully, you can eat a healthy vegetarian diet on a limited budget. When buying your fruit and vegetables, remember that fresh, frozen, canned, dried and juiced all count towards your 5 A DAY. This means you can include a variety of fruit and…

Very cold weather

Cold weather can affect your health. The Met Office provides the weather forecasts for broadcasts on radio and TV, so listen in to these bulletins regularly to keep up to date with the weather. Severe weather warnings are also issued on the Met Office website, through the…

Very low calorie diets

A very low calorie diet (VLCD) is a clinically supervised diet plan that involves eating about 800 calories a day or fewer. The diet usually involves replacing normal food with low-calorie shakes, soups, bars, or porridge containing milk. VLCDs are typically for adults who are obese - defined…

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Visiting an STI clinic

Getting tested and treated for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) is straightforward and confidential. Most infections can be cured. A sexual health or genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinic specialises in sexual health, and can provide tests and treatment for many STIs. Visiting an STI clinic You can make an appointment to…

Vitamins for children

Growing children, especially those who don't eat a varied diet, sometimes don't get enough vitamins A and C. It's also difficult to get enough vitamin D through food alone. That's why the Department of Health recommends that all children aged six months to five years are given…

Vitamins, supplements and nutrition in pregnancy

Eating a healthy, varied diet in pregnancy will help you to get most of the vitamins and minerals you need. There are some vitamins and minerals that are especially important. It's best to get vitamins and minerals from the food you eat, but when you are pregnant you will…

Walking for health

Walking is simple, free, and one of the easiest ways to get more active, lose weight and become healthier. Sometimes overlooked as a form of exercise, walking briskly can help you build stamina, burn excess calories and make your heart healthier. You don't have to walk for…

Water, drinks and your health

It's easy to overlook, but choosing healthier drinks is a key part of getting a balanced diet. Many soft drinks - including instant powdered drinks and hot chocolate - are high in sugar. Food and drinks that are high in sugar are often high in calories, and…

Ways to manage chronic pain

The old-fashioned treatment for persistent pain, also known as chronic pain, was bed rest for weeks or months on end. We now know this is the worst possible approach. Exercise and continuing to work are key to recovery. Forget resting if you have a painful…