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Drinking alcohol while pregnant

Experts are still unsure exactly how much - if any - alcohol is completely safe for you to have while you're pregnant, so the safest approach is not to drink at all while you're expecting. Is it safe to drink alcohol when pregnant? The Chief Medical Officers for the…

Drug addiction: getting help

If you need treatment for drug addiction, you're entitled to NHS care in the same way as anyone else who has a health problem. With the right help and support, it's possible for you to get drug free and stay that way. Where to get…

Drugs and the brain

Acid and magic mushrooms Anabolic steroids Cannabis Cocaine Ecstasy Heroin Ketamine Solvents Speed and crystal meth Tranquillisers Acid (LSD) and magic mushrooms (shrooms) Short term: Acid and magic mushrooms are hallucinogenics, making people see, hear and experience the world in a different, "trippy" way. Colours…

Early menopause: Johanna's story

Johanna, 33, was 17 when doctors told her she had premature ovarian failure (POF). It affects about 1 in 100 women before the age of 40, and 5 in 100 women before the age of 45. The "normal" age for menopause is debatable, but most doctors…

Easy exercises

Low-impact exercises can improve your health and fitness without harming your joints. Research suggests moderate-intensity, low-impact activity, such as yoga and fast walking, is just as effective as high-impact activity, such as running, in lowering the risk of heart disease. Here are some popular low-impact activities.…

Easy Italian chicken

This quick and healthy version of an Italian favourite is low in salt and fat. serves: 2 time: 50 minutes Ingredients 2 skinless chicken breasts ½ tbsp of olive oil 1 onion, chopped 10 mushrooms, sliced 2 x 400g cans of chopped tomatoes 2 tsp dried Italian…

Eating a balanced diet

Eating a healthy, balanced diet is an important part of maintaining good health, and can help you feel your best. This means eating a wide variety of foods in the right proportions, and consuming the right amount of food and drink to achieve and maintain a healthy body…

Eating disorders explained

Find out the facts about eating disorders, including what they are, who's affected by them and what to do if you need help and support. What is an eating disorder? There are different types of eating disorder, the most common ones being anorexia, bulimia and…

Eating processed foods

Processed foods aren't just microwave meals and other ready meals. A processed food is any food that has been altered in some way during preparation. Food processing can be as basic as: freezing canning baking drying Not all processed foods are unhealthy but some processed foods may contain high…

The Eatwell Guide

The Eatwell Guide shows how much of what we eat overall should come from each food group to achieve a healthy, balanced diet. You don't need to achieve this balance with every meal but try to get the balance right over a day or even…