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Chilli con carne

A hot and spicy filler that's high on flavour but low in salt. Serves: 2 Time: 50 minutes Ingredients ½ tbsp oil 100g lean mince beef 1 onion, finely chopped 1 garlic clove, finely chopped 400g can of chopped tomatoes 1 tbsp tomato puree ½…

Student sex

For many students, living away from home for the first time can provide more opportunity than ever before for having sex. It's important you don't feel pressured into having sex and, if you do want to, you practise safer sex.  The organisation Student Beans conducted the Students and Sex 2012…

Hearty vegetable soup

Packed with tomatoes, celery, carrots and beans, this soup offers a great way to include more vegetables in your diet and help achieve your 5 A Day. It's suitable for vegetarians, too.  Serves: 6 Time: 45 minutes Ingredients ½ tbsp vegetable oil 1 medium onion, sliced 2 small carrots, sliced…

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…

Adopting a child: your health and wellbeing

Your decision to adopt may be affected or influenced by your medical history, including any attempts to start a family. Any adoption agency will take into account your health and needs when it considers whether you are suitable to be approved as an adoptive parent.…

Eye safety

Damage to your eyes can threaten your eyesight so it's important to protect them from hazards like injuries, chemicals and UV light. Here's how to keep your eyes safe at home, at work and when you're out and about. In the garden In the sun Using…

Back pain at work

Tips to help you prevent developing back pain at work, including: how to sit correctly safe lifting advice why you should take regular breaks how to treat back pain How to sit correctly Sitting for long periods in front of a computer is storing up trouble. No matter…

Tips to prevent RSI

Repetitive strain injury (RSI) can be caused by a variety of tasks at work, such as forceful or repetitive activity, or by poor posture. The condition mostly affects parts of the upper body, such as the forearm, elbow, wrist, hands, shoulders and neck. RSI is usually…

Is work good for your health?

Work is good for your bank balance but bad for your health, right? Wrong. The characteristics of work - activity, social interaction, identity and status - are proven to be beneficial for our physical and mental health. Recent research shows that people in work tend…

Boost your health at work

Most of our waking hours are spent at work, which means the working environment can play a big part in our health and wellbeing. About 131 million working days were lost through absences caused by sickness or injury in 2013, according to the Office for National Statistics. Minor illnesses,…