Sexual health

Sexual health for gay and bisexual men Having unprotected penetrative sex is the most likely way to pass on a sexually transmitted infection (STI). Using...

Swine flu (H1N1)

“Swine flu” was the popular name for flu caused by a relatively new type of flu virus responsible for a global flu outbreak (or pandemic) in...

Genetics

Genetic inheritance Each cell in the body contains 23 pairs of chromosomes. One chromosome from each pair is inherited from your mother and one is...

Eat well

Eating a balanced diet Eating a healthy, balanced diet is an important part of maintaining good health, and can help you feel your best. This means...

Sexual health

Visiting an STI clinic Getting tested and treated for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) is straightforward and confidential. Most infections can be cured. A sexual health or...

Sexual health

Sexual health for gay and bisexual men Having unprotected penetrative sex is the most likely way to pass on a sexually transmitted infection (STI). Using...

Vaccinations

Vaccination ingredients The main ingredient of any vaccine is the disease-causing virus, bacteria or toxin, but a number of other components are needed to make...

NHS Health Check

What is an NHS Health Check? Credit:By Ian Miles-Flashpoint Pictures / Alamy Stock Photo The NHS Health Check is a free check-up of your overall...

Genetics

Genetic testing and counselling Genetic testing can be used to find out whether a person is carrying a specific altered gene (genetic mutation ) that causes...

Eat well

Eating a balanced diet Eating a healthy, balanced diet is an important part of maintaining good health, and can help you feel your best. This means...

Stop smoking treatments

If you want to stop smoking, several different treatments are available from shops, pharmacies and on prescription to help you beat your addiction and reduce withdrawal...

Heart attack

Recovery Recovering from a heart attack can take several months, and it’s very important not to rush your rehabilitation. During your recovery period, you’ll receive...