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Why am I tired all the time?

Feeling exhausted is so common that it has its own acronym, TATT, which stands for "tired all the time". We all feel tired from time to time. The reasons are usually obvious and include:  too many late nights  long hours spent at work  a baby keeping…

Why are teens always tired?

Trouble getting up on school days, dozing off in class, marathon lie-ins at weekends... It may feel like your teenager is sleeping their life away. In fact, the opposite is probably true. Sleep experts say teens today are sleeping less than they ever have. This is a worry, as…

Why do I feel pain after exercise?

Have you ever felt sore after starting a new activity or pushing yourself harder than usual during a workout? Muscle soreness that shows up a day or two after exercising can affect anyone, regardless of your fitness level. But don't be put off. This type of…

Why lack of sleep is bad for your health

Many effects of a lack of sleep, such as feeling grumpy and not working at your best, are well known. But did you know that sleep deprivation can also have profound consequences on your physical health? One in 3 of us suffers from poor sleep, with stress,…

Why we should sit less

We all know we need to be more active, but there is increasing evidence that we also need to spend less time sitting down. Get tips on reducing sitting time for: children aged under 5  young people adults older adults To reduce our risk of…

Will they tell my parents?

Find out about confidential sexual health services, including contraception, testing for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and advice on unplanned pregnancy, even if you're under 16 years old. Sexual health services (contraception and pregnancy advice, or tests for STIs, including HIV) are free and confidential. If…

Women and hair loss: coping tips

Losing your crowning glory can be particularly difficult for women. But there are ways to cope. Losing your hair as a woman, especially if you're young or at a vulnerable time in your life, can badly affect your confidence. Jackie McKillop, Alopecia UK spokesperson and junior nursing sister at…

Women and heart disease

Did you know that women are twice as likely to die of heart disease than breast cancer? In the years following the menopause, your risk of getting heart disease rises significantly.  Take this online test to find out how healthy your heart is. And follow these 10 simple steps…

Work out how much weight you need to lose

Use the BMI calculator above to work out how much weight you need to lose before starting the NHS weight loss plan. The BMI tool will tell you if you're in the healthy weight range and, if necessary, how much you need to lose to achieve a healthy…

Worried about your teenager?

It can be difficult for parents to tell whether their teenagers are just "being teens" or whether there is something more serious going on. Many of the symptoms listed below can often be attributed to normal teenage behaviour. However, if you're worried, it can be helpful…
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