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Breast cancer awareness

Detecting breast cancer early can mean that treatment is more effective. Knowing what your breasts normally feel like will help you to be aware of any abnormal changes. However, not all changes are a sign of breast cancer. Some women have cysts or thickening of…

Breast cancer genes

A fault (mutation) in certain genes can increase your risk of breast cancer. Women at risk of having a faulty gene are offered tests and screening. Genes called BRCA1, BRCA2, TP53, PALB2 or PTEN are the main ones linked to a high risk of breast cancer. Everyone has these genes.…

Breast changes in older women

As you get older, it's natural for your breasts to lose their firmness, change shape, shrink in size and become more prone to certain abnormal lumps. In most cases, breast lumps are harmless but, whatever your age, it's important that you report any new lumps…

Breast reconstruction after mastectomy

If your breast cancer treatment plan includes mastectomy (an operation to remove the breast), you'll have a choice about what you do about your missing breast. Some women choose to live with a flat chest on one side or use a prosthesis (false breast) inside…

Britain: 'the fat man of Europe'

One in four British adults is obese, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation, prompting fears that the UK has become the "fat man of Europe". The UK has the highest level of obesity in Western Europe, ahead of countries such as France, Germany,…

British military fitness

Gareth Fletcher, a web editor who lives in London, decided to try a new way to stay fit outdoors with British Military Fitness. Gareth is a keen runner who enjoys long distance running. But while he already had a good level of fitness, he was keen to find…

Bullying at work

How to identify if you're being bullied at work, how to stop it, and advice on getting support. What is workplace bullying? Bullying can involve arguments and rudeness, but it can also be more subtle. Excluding and ignoring people and their contribution, unacceptable criticisms and…

Bullying: advice for parents

Knowing or suspecting that your child is being bullied can be very upsetting, but there's lots you can do to help tackle the problem. Bullying is one of the biggest concerns for parents, according to Family Lives, a support organisation for parents. If you find…

Bullying: how to stop it

If you're being bullied, you may feel isolated or frightened. You may find it hard to make friends or talk to people your age. But you don't have to put up with bullying. To stop the bullying, speak to someone. Asking for help is not…

Bullying: the facts

Many children and young people experience bullying at school and outside of school - but they don't have to put up with it. Almost 45,000 children talked to ChildLine about bullying in 2013. NSPCC figures suggest nearly half of children and young people (46%) have…
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