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IVF and the risks of multiple pregnancy

Fertility treatments have led to an increase in births of multiples. But there are increased risks associated with multiple pregnancy. The aim of any fertility treatment is the birth of a healthy baby with minimum risk to the mother. To achieve this, clinics are being encouraged…

Protect your fertility

Age is an important factor when it comes to getting pregnant, especially for women, but everyone can help to protect their fertility.  If you're trying to conceive, you can find out how to give yourself the best chance by reading Trying to get pregnant. Even if babies are the last thing on…

Sickle cell anaemia

Pamela Gyebi-Ababio, 18 at the time of this interview, from Croydon in South London, has three AS-levels and wants to be a doctor. She also has sickle cell anaemia. "I've known I've had sickle cell anaemia for as long as I can remember. I'm determined…

Inheriting sickle cell anaemia disorder

There are certain inherited blood conditions that mainly affect people of African, Caribbean, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern or Asian origin. These conditions are called haemoglobin disorders, and the most well known are sickle cell disorder (SCD) and beta thalassaemia major.  Sickle cell disorder affects between 12,500 and…

Black health issues

If you're African or African Caribbean and you live in the UK, you're more likely than people from other cultures to have certain health conditions, including high blood pressure (hypertension), diabetes and prostate cancer. This is also the case for some mixed-race people of African or African Caribbean…

Eczema in children: 7 tips to stop the itch

Dr Colin Holden, consultant dermatologist, has these tips for parents of babies and small children with eczema. Get an eczema diagnosis If you think your baby or child has eczema, see your GP to get a proper diagnosis and treatment. If necessary, your child may be…

NHS cancer screening

There are three types of cancer screening for adults in England, and they save thousands of lives each year. Cervical screening Cervical screening is offered to women aged 25 to 64 to check the health of cells in the cervix. It is offered every three…

Sleep tips for teenagers

A minimum of 8 to 9 hours' good sleep on school nights is recommended for teens. Here's how to make sure your teen is getting enough sleep to stay healthy and do well at school.  Limit screens in the bedroom If possible, don't have a mobile, tablet, TV or computer in…

Incontinence products

Incontinence pads and other products and devices can make life easier for you if you're waiting for a diagnosis or for a treatment to work. This page covers: Pads and pull-ups Avoid sanitary pads Stop stress incontinence leaks Appliances and bedding Can I get incontinence products on the…

Reduce your cancer risk

There are no proven ways to prevent cancer, but you can reduce your risk of getting it. According to Cancer Research UK, 4 in 10 cancer cases can be prevented, largely through lifestyle changes. It will help to lower your risk of cancer if you: eat a…