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Calorie checker

Use the search box above to look up the calories of more than 150,000 different foods and drinks quickly and simply. For quick access to the calorie checker on the go, save this page to your mobile device's home screen, just like an app.   Online calorie counters are one of the easiest ways…

Calories in alcohol

Did you know a standard glass of wine can contain as many calories as a piece of chocolate, and a pint of lager has about the same calorie count as a packet of crisps? The average wine drinker in England takes in around 2,000kcal from…

Camping safety

A camping holiday can be great fun for all the family. Pitching your tent is one of the least expensive accommodation options for a holiday. Kids love the freedom of staying in a tent: sleeping under the stars, eating simple meals and enjoying the great outdoors.…

Can beetroot juice give you wings?

Beetroot's deep, overpoweringly red juice has earned it the reputation as the most bossy of vegetables.  Although the leaves have always been eaten, historically the beet root was generally used medicinally for a range of ailments, including fevers, constipation and skin problems. Beetroot is a good source of iron…

Can I take two packets of the pill back-to-back?

If you take the combined contraceptive pill, you can start a new packet of pills straight after your last one - for example, if you want to delay your period for a holiday. However, you can't do this if you're taking the progestogen-only pill. The…

Cancer and fertility

Cancer, and some cancer treatments, can affect your reproductive health. It could be worth considering ways of preserving your fertility before starting your treatment. When you're told you have cancer, your ability to have children (your fertility) may be the furthest thing from your mind.…

Cancer and hair loss

Some cancer treatments can make your hair fall out, but wigs, cold caps and other products are available to help you cope. Hair loss from cancer treatment can affect people in different ways. Some treatments cause only partial hair loss or thinning, while others cause people to lose hair from…

Cancer and social care

If you have cancer, your first priority is medical care. But there are people who can help with other aspects of life, such as where to get help with money and benefits. The first person to speak to about social care is your doctor or nurse. They'll be able…

Cancer: end of life care

There isn't any universal advice on how to come to terms with a life-threatening illness.  Each person will deal with their situation in their own way. Some people take on activities and challenges. Others prefer to spend their time quietly with family, friends or on their own. A terminal diagnosis…

Cannabis: the facts

Cannabis (also known as marijuana, weed, pot, dope or grass) is the most widely used illegal drug in the UK. The effects of cannabis vary from person to person: you may feel chilled out, relaxed and happy some people get the giggles or become more talkative hunger…
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