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Does your child have a serious illness?

It can be difficult to tell when a baby or toddler is seriously ill, but the main thing is to trust your instincts. You know better than anyone else what your child is usually like, so you'll know when something is seriously wrong. Signs of…

Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse is any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are (or have been) intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality.This can include, but is not limited…

Domestic abuse against men

Find out about domestic abuse (or domestic violence), and where to get support if it's happening to you. Domestic abuse, also called domestic violence, includes physical, emotional and sexual abuse in couple relationships or between family members. Anybody can be affected by domestic abuse, and…

Domestic violence against women: how to help a friend

If you're worried that a friend is being abused, here's how to offer her the support she needs.  Teresa Parker from Women's Aid, a charity working to end domestic violence, says, "It may be hard to know what to do or say as your friend may not…

Domestic violence and abuse

Domestic violence or abuse can happen to anyone. Find out how to recognise the signs and where to get help. If you're worried someone might see you have been on this page, find out how to cover your tracks online. Domestic violence, also called domestic…

Drug addiction: getting help

If you need treatment for drug addiction, you're entitled to NHS care in the same way as anyone else who has a health problem. With the right help and support, it's possible for you to get drug free and stay that way. Where to get…

Drugs and the brain

Acid and magic mushrooms Anabolic steroids Cannabis Cocaine Ecstasy Heroin Ketamine Solvents Speed and crystal meth Tranquillisers Acid (LSD) and magic mushrooms (shrooms) Short term: Acid and magic mushrooms are hallucinogenics, making people see, hear and experience the world in a different, "trippy" way. Colours…

Dyslexia

Dyslexia is a common learning difficulty that can cause problems with reading, writing and spelling. It's a "specific learning difficulty", which means it causes problems with certain abilities used for learning, such as reading and writing. Unlike a learning disability, intelligence isn't affected. It's estimated that up to 1 in…

Dyslexia

Dyslexia is a common learning difficulty that can cause problems with reading, writing and spelling. It's a "specific learning difficulty", which means it causes problems with certain abilities used for learning, such as reading and writing. Unlike a learning disability, intelligence isn't affected. It's estimated that up to 1 in…

Early menopause: Johanna's story

Johanna, 33, was 17 when doctors told her she had premature ovarian failure (POF). It affects about 1 in 100 women before the age of 40, and 5 in 100 women before the age of 45. The "normal" age for menopause is debatable, but most doctors…
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