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Transition to Secondary School

Welcome to Havering’s Transition to Secondary School page, During Week commencing 26th July there will be information released daily on the following topics to help you and your child with this process. We also have an E-Book below with information and advice too. Special Educational…

Travel health checklist

What to pack to stay safe and healthy abroad, including first aid essentials. Basic travel health kit The exact contents of your travel kit will depend on your travel plans. A basic kit can include: First aid kit A basic first aid kit includes: antiseptic painkillers wound-cleaning…

Travelling with a heart condition

Most people with a heart condition are able to travel, as long as they feel well and their condition is stable and well controlled. If you're recovering from a heart condition, such as a heart attack or heart surgery, get medical advice before you make your travel…

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 travel. What will I need if I travel with asthma? Take your usual medication, along with a copy of your prescriptions and your: asthma action…

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 and dealing with any potential problems with your diabetes. Health experts advise preparing for a trip four to six weeks before you travel.…

Treating addiction Q&A

Dr Gillian Tober, consultant psychologist and former president of the Society for the Study of Addiction, answers questions about treating addiction. When is it time to get help? The sooner the better. Some people say you have to hit rock bottom before you're ready to change,…

Treating birthmarks

In the case of most birthmarks, such as port wine stains and haemangiomas, early medical attention will help reduce the chance of health complications. If you notice that your newborn baby has a birthmark, or you feel there's something unusual about their appearance, raise it with your obstetrician, midwife,…

The truth about carbs

"Carbs" are a hotly-debated topic, especially in the weight loss world, due in no small part to the popularity of low-carb diets such as the Atkins, Dukan and South Beach. The "carbs are bad" mantra from Dr Atkins and co. has left many people confused about…

The truth about sweeteners

Artificial sweeteners are low-calorie or calorie-free chemical substances that are used instead of sugar to sweeten foods and drinks. They are found in thousands of products, from drinks, desserts and ready meals, to cakes, chewing gum and toothpaste. Find out what the evidence says on…

Trying to get pregnant

Once you've decided to try for a baby, an active happy sex life is all most people need to conceive. Fertility expert Professor William Ledger sees many couples hoping to get pregnant. "Have a happy sex life," is his top tip. He says that some couples with…
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