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Wheatgrass: detox tonic or just juice?

The discoveries in the 1930s by US chemist Charles Schnabel, dubbed 'Mr Wheatgrass', have inspired a body of scientific research into wheatgrass that continues to this day. If you believe the hype, wheatgrass has a higher nutritional content than any other vegetable, protects against inflammation, builds…

When sex goes wrong

Having sex without protection is risky. You're risking pregnancy, getting a sexually transmitted infection (STI), including HIV, and possibly stress. Find out where to go for help if you have unprotected sex. Unprotected sex is any sex without contraception or a condom. You may have forgotten…

Where can I get sexual health advice, now?

Forgotten your pill or had unprotected sex? Maybe you're worried about something? Here's what to do and where to go if you need help urgently. Click on the links listed here to go directly to the answer: Could I have a sexually transmitted infection (STI)? …

Where do I go if my child is unwell?

If your child is ill or injured it is very difficult to decide if/when to call your child’s GP, NHS 111, or go the Accident and Emergency Department (A&E). While the government is asking everyone to stay at home, it can be confusing to know what to do.…

Where's your pain?

Pain can strike anywhere in the body. Wherever you feel pain, whether it's in your hip, back, foot or head, use this guide to find the information you need. Head and neck Headache Ear pain Sore throat Sore lips Painful tongue Toothache Neck pain Chest, shoulders and back…

Which babies should have the MenB vaccine?

The MenB vaccine is a routine childhood vaccination that is offered on the NHS to all babies born on or after May 1 2015. The vaccine, which protects against meningitis and septicaemia (blood poisoning), is given as an injection into the left thigh at the same time as the other routine…

Which painkiller?

The type of medicines that you need to treat your pain depend on what type of pain you have. For pain associated with inflammation, such as back pain or headaches, paracetamol and anti-inflammatory painkillers work best. If the pain is caused by sensitive or damaged nerves, as is the case…

Who should get tested for kidney disease?

Experts suspect there are about a million people with moderate to severe kidney disease who are unaware that they have the condition. A quick simple test is available from your GP. Kidney disease usually has no symptoms until it's at a serious stage. "You can have…

Why 5 A Day?

Fruit and vegetables are part of a healthy, balanced diet and can help us stay healthy. It's important that we eat enough of them. Evidence shows there are significant health benefits to getting at least five 80g portions of a variety of fruit and vegetables every day. That's five portions…

Why am I tired all the time?

Feeling exhausted is so common that it has its own acronym, TATT, which stands for "tired all the time". We all feel tired from time to time. The reasons are usually obvious and include:  too many late nights  long hours spent at work  a baby keeping…
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