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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…

Festival survival guide

Music festivals are one of the highlights of the British summer, attracting hundreds of thousands of fans of all ages every year. Whether you'll be moshing in the mud at Reading or drinking and dancing at the V festival, there are common health hazards that can…

Financial problems and relationships

Redundancy, debt and money worries can all put pressure on your relationship with your partner. Denise Knowles, a relationship counsellor at Relate, offers advice on how to ease the strain.  If you're made redundant, loss of income is the most obvious difficulty, but being without…

Find your next challenge

Enter the first part of your postcode in the search box above to find a running, cycling or swimming event near you. The box, powered by Find A Race, sorts through thousands of events nationwide to help you find your next challenge. Article provided by NHS…
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