Dental

How to look after your smile on holiday

If you’re looking forward to going on holiday this summer, have you given any thought to how you’ll look after your oral health while you’re away? A dental problem could spoil your hard-earned break. But while such problems can happen any time, there are a few things you can do to keep your teeth and gums as healthy as possible when you’re away from home.

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Family

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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Travel

Taking prescription medicines abroad: what you should know

If you’re going abroad for a holiday this summer you may need to take some medicines with you. If you take regular prescription medication it’s essential to take what you’ll need for your trip plus extra in case you’re delayed or some of your medicines get lost. Many people also take over-the-counter medicines away with them to treat a range of everyday health problems.

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Healthy Skin & Beauty

What you should know about the sun and your eyes

At this time of year it’s essential to protect your skin against the harmful effects of the sun’s rays. But how much thought do you put into protecting your eyes?

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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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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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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

Don’t let stress spoil your summer holiday

Going on holiday is, for many people, the best opportunity to relax and get away from the stresses and strains of everyday life. But these days, many of us find it difficult to switch off, even when we’re thousands of miles away from home.

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Travel

Don’t let jetlag spoil your summer holiday

One of the reasons we go on holiday is to get away from the stresses and strains of ordinary life. But if you’re flying off to a faraway destination, the long-haul journey could cause a stress all of it’s own – namely jet lag.

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Travel

Ways to handle travel sickness

With the summer holiday season fast approaching, many people who experience travel sickness may have mixed feelings about their annual break, especially if it means going on a long journey.

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