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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…

Forceps or vacuum delivery

Assisted delivery An assisted birth is when forceps or a ventouse suction cup are used to help deliver the baby. Ventouse and forceps are safe and only used when necessary for you and your baby. Assisted delivery is less common in women who have had a spontaneous vaginal…

Free webinar about COVID 19 Vaccinations

Invitation - FREE Webinar: Covid 19 Vaccination for Clinically Extremely Vulnerable Children & Young People 16th August 2021 from 630pm to 7.30 pm What has changed? On 19 July 2021, the UK government and devolved administrations announced that they had accepted advice from the Joint…

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…

Fussy eaters

It's natural for parents to worry about whether their child is getting enough food, especially if they refuse to eat sometimes. The trick is not to worry about what your child eats in a day, or if they don't eat everything at mealtimes. It's more…

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…
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