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Food labelling terms

Food labels can help us choose a healthier diet and make sure our foods are safe to eat. Here's a guide to some of the most common food labelling terms. Food labels provide a wide range of information about foods. But understanding all of that…

Food labels

Nutrition labels can help you choose between products and keep a check on the amount of foods you're eating that are high in fat, salt and added sugars. Read on or use the links below to go straight to the sections that interest you: Nutrition labels…

Foods to avoid if you're over 65

Older people are at higher risk of food poisoning. And, some foods are more likely to cause food poisoning than others. Here's advice on which foods to avoid or be careful with when you're over 65. Some foods can cause food poisoning if they're contaminated with…

Foot care for older people

You're more prone to foot problems like corns, blisters and foot infections in later life as the skin becomes thinner and less elastic.  But painful or uncomfortable feet aren't a natural part of ageing, and can be alleviated. If you're having trouble looking after your feet, you're not alone.…

Foot problems and the podiatrist

A podiatrist or chiropodist can help you with common foot problems, including ingrown toenails and bunions. What does a podiatrist do? Podiatrists are health care professionals who have been trained to prevent, diagnose, treat and rehabilitate abnormal conditions of the feet and lower limbs. They also prevent and…

Fun with less risk

You can be intimate without going all the way or putting yourself at risk of pregnancy or sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Having sex doesn't always involve penetration. Kissing, touching and holding each other can give you a lot of pleasure. Doing anything sexual with your…

Funding care

Care and support services in England have never been free. Most people have to pay something towards their own care and some will have to pay for all of the costs. Your local authority (council) may cover some or all of the cost of care…

Gay health: access to healthcare

As a lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender person you are entitled to exactly the same standards of care as heterosexual people in the NHS. Your rights are now clearly stated in the NHS Constitution, which all NHS organisations have to comply with. It's a good idea…

Gay health: the issues

If you're gay, lesbian or bisexual, by being aware of your health risks and having relevant health checks, you can stay healthy and reduce your risk of illness. Gay men, lesbians and bisexual people have the same health needs as straight people. However, research shows that…

Get active your way

There are many ways busy mums and dads, families, young people, office workers and older adults can build physical activity into their lives. Being physically active is easier than you think, especially if you make activity part of your daily routine. The amount of activity you need…
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