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Kidney problems

The number of people with serious kidney problems, such as kidney disease and kidney cancer, is increasing. Kidneys are vital organs that remove excess water and cleanse the blood of toxins. When the kidneys fail, waste products and fluid build up in the body, making you feel unwell,…

Kids in the kitchen

Cooking food with your children is a great way to spend time together, and for them to learn about healthy eating. Kids love developing new skills, and even fussy eaters may be tempted by dishes they've made themselves. Let them have a go in the kitchen, and praise them for their efforts.…

Knee exercises for runners

These knee strengthening exercises will help with your running, strengthen the muscles around the knee and prevent knee pain. The exercises strengthen all the muscles supporting the knee and stretch out the iliotibial band, known as the ITB, which runs down the outside of the thigh. They can be…

Knee pain and other running injuries

Running injuries can affect anyone, from experienced runners who push themselves hard, to beginners whose muscles are not used to running. Below are five of the most common running injuries. Find out how to spot the symptoms, what causes the injuries and what to do…

Know your prostate

Every man has one, it's important for their sex life, yet few men know anything about their prostate or what can go wrong with it. Better knowledge about this walnut-sized gland will help men to make better choices about testing and treatment. The prostate is located below the bladder. It…

Laser eye surgery and lens surgery

Surgery to improve your eyesight is known as "refractive surgery" or "vision correction". There are two different types: laser eye surgery and lens surgery. Both types of surgery can make you less dependent on glasses or contact lenses. Research shows that both are safe and…

Learning disabilities: Annual Health Checks

People with learning disabilities often have poorer physical and mental health than other people. This doesn't need to be the case. The Annual Health Check scheme is for adults and young people aged 14 or above with learning disabilities who need more health support and who…

Learning disabilities: coping with a diagnosis

Having a learning disability diagnosed can be difficult, and in some cases it isn't clear what the learning disability is or why it happened. However, your child's abilities and needs can be assessed to make sure they get the support they need. Learning disability diagnosis Some learning disabilities are…

Learning disabilities: coping with challenging behaviour

Children with learning disabilities can have challenging behaviour. Dealing with your child's challenging behaviour can be stressful, but you don't have to tackle it alone. All children can behave in ways that are difficult to deal with - for example, having tantrums, kicking or throwing things. Children who…

Learning disabilities: help your child learn

If your child has a learning disability, there are steps you can take to help them learn. Local support services may be able to guide you along the way and help you work out how best to communicate to aid their learning. If your child…
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