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  1. Diarrhoea and vomiting in children

    Diarrhoea and vomiting in babies Most babies' poo (or stool) changes in consistency from week to week, or even day to day. Breastfed babies have runny poo that doesn't smell. Formula-fed babies' poo is firmer, darker brown and smellier. Diarrhoea is when your baby frequently…
  2. HPV vaccine

    All girls aged 12 to 13 are offered HPV (human papilloma virus) vaccination as part of the NHS childhood vaccination programme. The vaccine protects against cervical cancer. It's usually given to girls in year eight at schools in England. According to Cancer Research UK, cervical cancer is the second…
  3. Keeping your child safe at home

    Accidents are a main cause of death among children aged between one and five years old. Every year, about 500,000 children under the age of five go to hospital because of an accident at home. Exploring and playing are an essential part of learning, and…
  4. Allergies at home

    An important way of controlling your allergy is to reduce the indoor allergens that trigger your symptoms. You can do this by cleaning thoroughly and often. If you have an allergy, take as much care in reducing the number of allergens in your home as you…
  5. The eatwell plate

    The eatwell plate highlights the different types of food that make up our diet, and shows the proportions we should eat them in to have a healthy, balanced diet. It's a good idea to try to get this balance right every day, but you don't need to…
  6. Keeping safe outdoors

    For most people, taking part in outdoor activities such as hiking is trouble-free, but there are potential risks. Find out how to plan ahead.  Being active is great for your health, maintaining your fitness and reducing the risk of conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. In a survey by…
  7. Headaches and migraines

    For most people, a headache happens occasionally and can be quickly cured with something to eat, a short rest or a couple of painkillers. Most headaches and migraines are unpleasant but harmless and can be relieved with self-help measures and pharmacy painkillers. Only a few (around…
  8. Try our Eat4Cheap challenge

    Find out how you could wipe hundreds of pounds off your food shopping bill and still eat a healthy diet. Taking on the idea that "healthy eating is expensive", NHS Choices has launched the "Eat4Cheap" challenge. The Eat4Cheap challenge asks you to see how much money you can save…
  9. Botox, peels, fillers and dermabrasion

    Some cosmetic procedures, such as Botox injections, don't involve surgery  -  but this doesn't mean they're without risk. Follow these tips to find a qualified and safe practitioner. Non-surgical cosmetic procedures involve products, such as botulinum toxin (botox), or techniques that make the skin look smoother, or make marks on…
  10. Cosmetic surgery abroad

    If you're considering cosmetic surgery abroad, do your research first. Cosmetic surgery abroad often costs less than in the UK, but make sure you weigh any potential savings against potential risks. Both the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) and the British Association of Plastic,…
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