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  • Grow for it

    December – or Decembeard – has become the month when men are enco...

  • One million and counting

    In this country, more than 1.1 million children have asthma, a disease that o...

  • Your guide to bedwetting

    Bedwetting can be upsetting, not just for parents but for children too. If yo...

  • Festive feast

    Buck the weight gain trend this Christmas with these waist-friendly festive r...

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Diabetes in children – know the signs

Did you know that almost one in five children with diabetes develops a dangerous complication known as diabetic ketoacidosis (a dangerous complication of diabetes caused by a lack of insulin in the body) before they’re officially diagnosed with the condition?

Asthma

One million and counting

In this country, more than 1.1 million children have asthma, a disease that often starts in childhood. If you’re a parent with a child who has asthma, here are some of the things you should be aware of

Bladder Issues

Ways to a better bladder

If you have a problem with your internal plumbing, chances are you’re experiencing bladder weakness, an overactive bladder or a urinary tract infection

Cough, Colds & Flu

The big chill

Winter is on its way. But that doesn’t mean you can’t stay healthy. Here’s a quick rundown of common winter health problems

Diabetes

Embarrassing Issues

Grow for it

December – or Decembeard – has become the month when men are encouraged to sport a beard in aid of bowel cancer awareness

First Aid

Back to school

As the new school term approaches, we look at the essential pharmacy remedies for children all parents should keep at home

Fitness

Giving Up Smoking

A good time to quit

October is the month for Stoptober, the four-week campaign that encourages smokers to quit for 28 days. So if you’ve tried to quit before, now’s the time to have another go

Healthy Skin

Look After Your Heart

Play the numbers game

Do you know your numbers? Your blood pressure numbers, that is? If not, here’s why you should get yours checked without delay

Men's Health

Grow for it

December – or Decembeard – has become the month when men are encouraged to sport a beard in aid of bowel cancer awareness

Pain

The ouch factor

Most people experience pain at some stage or another. We look at some of the conditions that cause pain and reveal what help is on offer

Parenting & Family

One million and counting

In this country, more than 1.1 million children have asthma, a disease that often starts in childhood. If you’re a parent with a child who has asthma, here are some of the things you should be aware of

Party Season

Festive feast

Buck the weight gain trend this Christmas with these waist-friendly festive recipes and food swap ideas

Pregnancy & Baby

Your guide to bedwetting

Bedwetting can be upsetting, not just for parents but for children too. If your family is affected, here’s what you should know

Stress

How to sleep better

You may feel like hibernating when the temperature drops. But if you’re not managing a regular good night’s sleep, here are some solutions

Travel

Bon voyage

Holiday season is here at last. But what if you’re travelling with a common medical condition? Here’s how to plan ahead for your best holiday yet

Weight Loss

Winter Health

Women's Health

Health News from NHS Choices

Health Calendar

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November 1-30 Movember

Throughout the month of November men are encouraged to change their appearance by growing a moustache and raise funds for different male health related programmes.

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November 1-30 Lung cancer awareness month

Throughout the month of November, The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation is raising awareness on lung cancer and is also encouraging people showing symptoms to visit their GP.

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December 1-31 Decembeard

The month of December is a hairy challenge for men to grow their beard and raise money and awareness for bowel cancer.