Family

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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Family

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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Travel

Travelling with a medical condition

Having a long-term condition such as diabetes, asthma or a heart condition doesn’t mean you can’t travel or enjoy yourself on holiday. But if you prepare well before you leave, you’ll have a healthier and safer trip.

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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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