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Facial surgery

Facial surgery can be life-changing. As a patient, you want to be confident that the treatment you're being offered is the best available. It's estimated that more than half a million people in the UK have a significant facial disfigurement, according to the charity Changing Faces. Whether…

Family alerts travellers to deadly fake alcohol

The family of a British backpacker who died after drinking gin which had been mixed with methanol have launched a campaign to warn travellers of the dangers of fake alcohol. Cheznye Emmons, 23, was fatally poisoned after drinking the counterfeit gin, which she bought from…

Fasting and your health

Fasting during the month of Ramadan can be good for your health if it's done correctly. If you're overweight, it can be an opportunity to lose weight - provided you eat healthily when you break the fast.  What happens to your body when you fast The changes that…

Fat: the facts

Too much fat in your diet, especially saturated fats, can raise your cholesterol, which increases the risk of heart disease.  Current UK government guidelines advise cutting down on all fats and replacing saturated fat with some unsaturated fat.  This page covers: Why we need some…

Fear of the dentist

One in four of us dreads a visit to the dentist, but there are ways to overcome your fear. Being afraid of the dentist means different things to different people. Maybe it's the thought that treatment will hurt, or that the sounds and smells bring back…

Female condoms

A woman can get pregnant if a man's sperm reaches one of her eggs (ova). Contraception tries to stop this happening by keeping the egg and sperm apart or by stopping egg production. One method of contraception is the female condom. At a glance: female…

Female sexual problems

Many women have problems with sex at some stage in their life. Here's a look at some forms of female sexual dysfunction (FSD) and advice on where to get help if it affects you. According to the Sexual Advice Association, sexual problems affect around one-third of young and…

Fertility: the facts

Conception is when a woman's egg is fertilised by a man's sperm, and then implants itself into the woman's womb. Most couples don't have a problem getting pregnant. For most couples, regular unprotected sex is all it takes to conceive a child. If you're trying for a baby or…

Festival personal safety guide

Festivals are full of fun-loving people who want to have a good time. But they can also be targets for thieves and opportunists. The most common crime is theft from (or of) tents. But assault, including sexual assault, is not uncommon. Read this list of commonsense safety…

Festival sun safety tips

Many Britons underestimate the strength of the British sun, especially when they're at a festival. About 2,000 people die from malignant melanoma every year in the UK, and the number of cases is rising. At a music festival you can spend several hours in the sun, so…
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