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High blood pressure and stroke: reduce your risk

People from African and African Caribbean communities are more at risk of high blood pressure and stroke than the general population. Find out how to reduce your risk. Blood pressure is the force that blood exerts on the walls of your arteries. If your blood…

Higher education

This page has information on the next steps in education for young people with additional needs and/or disabilities.

HIV and AIDS: what are the risks for gay men?

The number of people with HIV in the UK is rising, and gay men are one of the highest risk groups. In 2015, about 101,000 people in the UK were living with HIV. About 13,500 of them don't know they have it and are at risk of passing…

HIV: the facts

In 2012, there were 6,360 new diagnoses of HIV in the UK. At the end of 2012, around 100,000 people were living with HIV. Find out how to protect against HIV, and where to get tested if you're worried. It's estimated that nearly a quarter of people…

Hormone headaches

Most headaches in women are caused by hormones. At least 5 million women experience hormone headaches each month, say researchers. According to Dr Anne MacGregor, formerly of the National Migraine Centre, more than half of women who get migraines notice a link with their periods. These so-called…

Hot flushes: how to cope

Most women will experience hot flushes when going through the menopause. They're often described as a sudden feeling of heat that seems to come from nowhere and spreads throughout the body. You might also experience sweating, palpitations, and flushing of the face. Some women only have occasional…

How a well-fitted sports bra can reduce breast pain

The movement of a woman's breasts during exercise can range from 4cm during a walk to 15cm when running, researchers have found. This multidirectional movement can cause breast pain, according to research by the University of Portsmouth. Not only can exercising with poorly supported breasts…

How can I avoid pregnancy?

Knowing when you're likely to release an egg (ovulate) can help you plan or avoid pregnancy. Find out when ovulation occurs in the menstrual cycle and when you can get pregnant. This page covers: When can I get pregnant? When does ovulation happen? Avoiding pregnancy…

How can I speed up my metabolism?

It's not unusual to hear people blame their weight gain on a slow metabolism. They've cut down on calories and they're more active, but they're not losing weight. Could the culprit be a slow metabolism? What is metabolism? Metabolism describes all the chemical processes that…

How can I stop being a bully?

People who bully others often find it hard to ask for help. They may be worried they'll get into trouble with their teachers or they'll be bullied themselves. It takes courage to stop being a bully. Just because you've started bullying doesn't mean you have…
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