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Lyme disease: do you know the signs?

As more of us spend extended amounts of time outdoors in the countryside, city parks and in our gardens, one of the things we should be more aware of is the risk of getting Lyme disease.

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How to cope in a heatwave

This year has seen record high temperatures, not just in the UK but in many other parts of the world. And as our climate changes, we may have more frequent and intense hot spells in the summers to come.

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How much sugar is your child eating?

It may be summer, but according to figures from Public Health England (PHE), children living in England have already eaten more than a year’s worth of sugar.

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Summer travel: are you protected against measles?

If you’re travelling abroad for your holiday this summer – particularly if you’re flying long haul – you’ve probably already thought about whether you need any travel vaccinations. But have you considered whether you need protection against measles?

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How much sugar is in energy drinks?

Energy drinks are more popular in the UK than ever, particularly among young people. But many underestimate how much sugar they contain, says a survey by leading health charity, the Oral Health Foundation.

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How to have a healthier retirement

Growing older can give you a new lease of life, especially after you retire. But as everyone knows, getting on in years can come with health problems.

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How to help your child get more sleep

Every parent knows sleep is important for a child’s physical and mental development. If your child doesn’t get enough sleep they can also become irritable and moody, and they may also develop behavioural problems that could affect their ability to learn and do well in school.

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See what is happening to your body and how your baby is developing at every stage of your pregnancy.

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Music has a positive effect on dementia

Anyone who’s had the chills when listening to a favourite tune knows how powerful a trigger music can be for human emotions.

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Do you know the signs of sepsis?

Around three-quarters of British people don’t know how to spot the early warning signs of sepsis, a serious complication of an infection – also sometimes called blood poisoning – suggests a survey by Manchester law firm JMW Solicitors.

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Tips to get you walking more

Each year, the charity Living Streets celebrates National Walking Month throughout the month of May.

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