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Student stress: self-help tips

Starting university can be a stressful experience. How you cope with the stress is the key to whether or not it develops into a health problem. Stress is a natural feeling, designed to help you cope in challenging situations. In small amounts it's good, because it pushes you to work hard and…

Students: smoking, alcohol and drugs

Studies show that students are more likely to drink, smoke and take drugs than the general population. Peer pressure, cheap student bars and the freedom of living away from home all contribute to the choices students make. Be aware of the dangers associated with smoking, drinking…

Summer feet tips

Use these 10 summer footcare tips from the College of Podiatry to get your feet in shape for summer. 1. Trim your toenails for summer Use proper nail clippers and cut straight across - not too short, and not down at the corners, as this can lead to ingrown nails. File…

Summer safety for younger children

While it's important to be prepared for any dangers that children might face during the summer, it's also important to let them run around and have fun. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) believes that children's activity and play need to be as safe…

Sunscreen and sun safety

Advice for adults and children on sunscreen and sun safety in the UK and abroad. Sun safety tips What factor sunscreen (SPF) should I use? What are the SPF and star rating? How to apply sunscreen (video) Swimming and sunscreen  Children and sun protection Protect your eyes  Clothing…

Support groups for disfigurement

There are lots of groups that can offer support, information and advice on specific conditions that can cause disfigurement. Below are some examples, but the list is by no means exhaustive. Acoustic neuroma support British Acoustic Neuroma Association (BANA) BANA offers mutual support and information to people affected by…

Supporting someone with an eating disorder

If your friend or relative has an eating disorder, such as anorexia, bulimia or binge eating disorder, you will probably want to do everything you can to help them recover. You're already doing a great job by finding out more about eating disorders and how to…

Surprising 100-calorie snacks

These surprising 100-calorie snacks mean you can still tuck into some of the nation's favourite treats without derailing your diet.  From British classics like cheese toasties to sophisticated smoked salmon and cream cheese parcels, you can enjoy these popular snacks while staying in control of your calories. Most of these low-calorie bites, from dietitian Azmina Govindji, require only 3 ingredients and take less than 5…

Sweets, fizzy drinks and bottles

10 tips for parents on the top causes of tooth decay in children - and how to avoid them. Establishing good habits can help your child avoid oral health problems, such as tooth decay and gum disease.  Can I let my child have sweets? Most children want sweets, but you can help to prevent…

Swimming for fitness

Swimming is a great form of all-round exercise. It's ideal if you want to be more active and stay healthy, whatever your age or ability. Regular swimming can reduce the risk of chronic illnesses, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke. It can also boost…
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