Family

How to take care of your child’s back

Back pain affects about 80 percent of the population and is one of the top common causes of absence from work in the UK, says the charity BackCare, organiser of Back Care Awareness Week. But it can also affect children.

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Family

How to keep your children active this summer

Keeping children occupied during the school holidays can be a challenge for most parents. And this year it looks like many youngsters will be stuck to the sofa, as a survey by uSwitch.com suggests children will spend more than six entire days watching TV during the summer break.

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Family

‘Dippy’ eggs are back on the menu

There’s good news for pregnant women who enjoy dipping ‘soldiers’ in runny eggs. Almost 30 years since the salmonella crisis, the government’s Food Standards Agency has changed its advice about eating eggs.

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Diabetes

Travelling with diabetes

British people take more than 60 million trips abroad every year. But being prepared for any potential health hazards that may arise while you’re away is important, and according to the NHS you should start preparing for your trip four to six weeks before you go.

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Travel

Is bladder weakness making you dread your summer hols?

While many people are looking forward to jetting away to hot and sandy destinations this summer, there’s evidence that not everyone is getting excited about going away.

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Personal Issues

Keep your tummy happy on holiday

If you’re heading off on your summer holidays soon, the last thing you need is a health problem to spoil it. But if a survey commissioned by constipation treatment Dulcolax is anything to go by, more than half of women who’ve been on holiday have had their time away affected by tummy problems such as diarrhoea, constipation and feeling bloated or bunged up.

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Healthy Skin & Beauty

Are you addicted to sunbeds?

With the summer sun starting to fade, some of us may be tempted to top up our tans by having regular sunbeds. But according to the latest research, one in five people who use sunbeds may be addicted to them.

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Healthy Skin & Beauty

Is your face fully protected against skin cancer?

British people aren’t applying sunscreen correctly when it comes to their faces, claims a survey by the British Association of Dermatologists.

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