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Overweight children aged 2-5

More young children than ever are overweight, but there's plenty you can do to help your child achieve a healthy weight. Being overweight is bad for your pre-schooler's health now and in the future. Overweight children are much more likely to become overweight adults, putting them…

Let's talk about sex

If your sex life isn't fulfilling, there are steps you can take to make it better. A good start is talking to your partner about how you feel about sex. Denise Knowles is a psychosexual therapist with Relate, a charity providing non-judgemental support around sex and…

Five tips to reduce hay fever symptoms

Your lifestyle can affect how severe your hay fever symptoms are. According to the charity Allergy UK, hay fever can adversely affect many areas of your life including your social life, your emotional wellbeing, your performance at work or school, and your self-esteem. A survey…

How to look after your heart

Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the UK's biggest killer, causing around 73,000 deaths every year. That's an average of 200 people every day, or one every seven minutes. Almost 1 in 6 men and 1 in 10 women die from coronary heart disease, but things could be very…

Travelling with a heart condition

Most people with a heart condition are able to travel, as long as they feel well and their condition is stable and well controlled. If you're recovering from a heart condition, such as a heart attack or heart surgery, get medical advice before you make your travel…

Top 10 healthy heart tips

A healthy lifestyle will make your heart healthier. Here are 10 things you can do to look after your heart. Give up smoking If you're a smoker, quit. It's the single best thing you can do for your heart health. Smoking is one of the main…

Sexual arousal in men

When a man gets an erection, his body goes through four stages of sexual response: arousal, plateau, orgasm and resolution. Stage 1: sexual excitement or arousal A man gets an erection with physical or psychological stimulation, or both. This causes more blood to flow into three spongy areas…

Peer pressure

Sometimes it feels like everyone's trying to push you into having sex: your friends, your boyfriend or girlfriend, films and TV. But it's up to you when you have sex, and it's OK to say no. Find out how to resist the pressure. One minute you're…

Children's teeth

From brushing their first tooth to their first trip to the dentist, here's how to take care of your children's teeth. A regular teeth-cleaning routine is essential for good dental health. Follow these tips and you can help keep your kids' teeth decay-free:   Toothpaste tips  Start brushing your…

Should you lose weight fast?

When you're trying to lose weight, it's tempting to want results as fast as possible. But losing weight fast is unlikely to help you keep the weight off - and it also comes with health risks. If you're trying to lose weight, you're probably keen to see, and feel,…