Healthy body

Travelling with asthma A guide for people with asthma to help them plan their trip. Health experts advise preparing for a trip four to six weeks before...

Healthy body

Travelling with asthma A guide for people with asthma to help them plan their trip. Health experts advise preparing for a trip four to six weeks before...

Quit smoking

Stop smoking without putting on weight You may be worried about piling on the pounds when you stop smoking – but there are steps you can take to keep weight...

Alcohol support

The risks of drinking too much Regularly drinking more than 14 units a week risks damaging your health. Fourteen units is equivalent to six pints of average-strength beer...

Vaccinations

Here’s a checklist of the vaccines that are routinely offered to everyone in the UK free of charge on the NHS and the ages at which they should ideally...

Healthy body

Take care of your teeth and gums Credit:Stockbyte / Thinkstock Here’s how you and your children can have healthy teeth and keep trips to the...

Healthy body

Travelling with diabetes Having diabetes should not prevent you from travelling and enjoying your holidays. Planning ahead is key to having a great time away...

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...

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...

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...

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...