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Top 10 healthy heart tips

A healthy lifestyle will make your heart healthier. Here are 10 things you can do to look after your heart. Give up smoking If you're a smoker, quit. It's the single best thing you can do for your heart health. Smoking is one of the main…

Top diets review

With so many diet options to choose from, it can be hard to find a weight loss plan to suit you. To help, the British Dietetic Association (BDA) has taken a look at the pros and cons of, and given its verdict on, some of the most popular…

The top five causes of premature death

Thousands of people in England could avoid an early death from one of the five most common killers: cancer heart disease stroke lung disease liver disease A child born today should expect to live a longer, healthier life than ever before. Yet, a Government report, Living Well for…

Top sources of added sugar in our diet

From cola, chocolate and ketchup to beer, yoghurt and soup, find out where most of the added sugar in our diet lurks. "Added sugar", such as table sugar, honey and syrups, should not make up more than 5% of the total energy we get from food and drink each…

Transport

TRAVEL UPDATE 28.03.2022 You can now apply for home to school travel assistance for the 2022/23 academic year. Students who currently receive Havering travel assistance and have had no significant changes in their circumstances can complete the renewal form. Significant changes include things such as:…

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,…
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