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School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme

The School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme (SFVS) helps your child achieve 5 A Day. Fruit and vegetables are a good source of the nutrients that children need and form part of a healthy, balanced diet. It's recommended that children - like adults - eat at…

All about snoring

A quarter of Britons snore, and two in three do it so loudly that it keeps their partner awake. Famous snorers, past and present, include Queen Victoria, Winston Churchill, Elizabeth Taylor and Tom Cruise. While it may be a source of comedy, snoring is a real problem that…

Tips for growing your own fruit and vegetables

Fruit and vegetables are an essential part of a healthy diet, and growing your own can be a fun and satisfying way to help you and your family get 5 A Day. Fruit and vegetables are a good source of many vitamins and minerals, yet most…

5 A Day: what counts?

Almost all fruit and vegetables count towards your 5 A Day, so it may be easier than you think to get your recommended daily amount.   At a glance: what counts? 80g of fresh, canned and or frozen fruit and vegetables counts as one 5 A…

Benefits of love and sex

Besides a heart full of love and a big smile, romance can bring some positive health benefits. Some scientific studies suggest that a loving relationship, physical touch and sex can bring health benefits. Sex is good for your heart Anything that exercises your heart is…

Q&A: prostate cancer

How does prostate cancer affect sexual desire? Prostate cancer treatment can affect your sex drive. Hormone therapy or the removal of the testicles can cause you to lose interest in sex. Your desire for sex should return to normal once hormone treatment is stopped, but…

Sleep apnoea: 'I fell asleep at work'

Dr Malcolm Stewart knew he had to do something about his sleep problem when he dozed off in front of one of his patients. He had just started a new job as a locum doctor in Blackpool. During the week, he lived near work in a motorhome and…

Sex as you get older

Things inevitably change as you get older, but that doesn't mean you have to stop having sex. Many people enjoy an active sex life well into old age, with some couples reporting that sex gets better with age. Your sexual desires and appetite for sex…

Lower your cholesterol

Eating a healthy diet and doing regular exercise can help lower the level of cholesterol in your blood. Adopting healthy habits, such as eating a healthy, balanced diet and keeping active, can also help prevent your cholesterol levels becoming high in the first place. It's…

What to pack

Be prepared for your festival weekend. Only take what you can afford to lose as there's no way to make a tent secure. Glass objects are usually banned at festivals. Paperwork: festival ticket money and cashcard (keep these on you at all times) personal identification travel tickets details of who…