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10 tips to make your New Year's resolution a success

Many of us will make a healthy New Year's resolution - maybe to lose weight, quit smoking or drink less - but what's the best way to stick to it? Psychologists have found we're more likely to succeed if we break our resolution into smaller goals that are specific, measurable and time-based.…

How TVs, phones and screens spoil kids' sleep

Studies suggest that teenagers aren't getting enough sleep. Being glued to their mobiles, tablets and other screens may be one reason why. Just over half of 11 to 17 year olds say they are getting eight or more hours' sleep a night. Sleep experts say…

How to look after your feet if you have diabetes

It's especially important to look after your feet if you have diabetes. Here's how to take care of your feet and advice on when to get professional help. Diabetes can reduce the blood supply to your feet and cause a loss of feeling known as peripheral neuropathy.…

How to get to sleep

If you have difficulty falling asleep, a regular bedtime routine will help you wind down and prepare for bed. Few people manage to stick to strict bedtime routines. This isn't much of a problem for most people, but for insomniacs, irregular sleeping hours are unhelpful. Your routine depends…

Taking hay fever medicines

Hay fever tablets, called antihistamines, are very effective at relieving the symptoms of hay fever. They're also available as liquids, eye drops and nasal sprays. However, research conducted by Allergy UK in 2014 showed that for 62% of hay fever sufferers, their current medication isn't effective. More than…

Strength and Flex exercise plan: week by week

A week-by-week breakdown with links to video clips of the five-week Strength and Flex exercise plan for beginners. Do each podcast at least three times within a week before moving on to the next podcast. Once you've finished the programme, you can keep using podcast…

Male midlife crisis

The male midlife crisis is often made fun of, but for many men it is a distressing experience. A midlife crisis can happen when men think they've reached life's halfway stage and feel time is running out. It's not a medical condition but people going through a…

The risks of drinking too much

Regularly drinking more than 14 units a week risks damaging your health. Fourteen units is equivalent to six pints of average-strength beer or 10 small glasses of low-strength wine.   New evidence around the health harms from regular drinking have emerged in recent years. There is now a better understanding…

Advice for women: The risks of drinking too much alcohol

Mark Holmes, an alcohol liaison nurse at Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham, describes the risks associated with drinking for women. What type of alcohol problems do you see among women? "At my hospital, we get a lot of women in their 30s and 40s with severe…

It's OK to say no

Don't feel awkward about saying no to sex or kissing, touching or any other sexual activity. 'No' is an important word in sex and relationships. Find out how you can say no. Nobody has the right to make you go further than you want to. You…