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Children's food: safety and hygiene

Keep your child safe from food bugs Babies and young children are especially vulnerable to the bacteria that can cause food poisoning. Make sure your baby isn't at risk because of the way you prepare or serve food. Always wash your hands well before preparing food…

Children's headaches

Prof Anne MacGregor gives tips for parents on how to recognise and treat headaches in children. Most children and teenagers get at least one headache a year. They're often different from the headaches that adults get, so parents and healthcare professionals can fail to notice the problem. Headaches, including…

Children's teeth

From brushing their first tooth to their first trip to the dentist, here's how to take care of your children's teeth. A regular teeth-cleaning routine is essential for good dental health. Follow these tips and you can help keep your kids' teeth decay-free:   Toothpaste tips  Start brushing your…

Chilli con carne

A hot and spicy filler that's high on flavour but low in salt. Serves: 2 Time: 50 minutes Ingredients ½ tbsp oil 100g lean mince beef 1 onion, finely chopped 1 garlic clove, finely chopped 400g can of chopped tomatoes 1 tbsp tomato puree ½…

Choosing a baby car seat

You'll need to buy a baby car seat before your baby is born. It's important to buy one that fits your car and is suitable for a newborn. If you have your baby in hospital or a birth centre, you will need the car seat to…

Choosing a surgeon

If you've decided to have cosmetic surgery, you'll need to choose a surgeon to carry out the procedure. Find out the questions you need to ask to make sure a surgeon is suitably qualified and experienced. This will help to ensure the procedure is as safe as possible. When…

Choosing an early education or childcare provider

It is important to think about what you and your child need when looking for an early education and childcare provider. The questions below have been designed as an example of things you might want to consider; you might have different or additional questions you wish to ask. …

Choosing care services

Choosing your care services can be a daunting prospect. There are many care options available, but which kind of support is right for you? Think about what you get most out of in life. You may have particular interests that you want to keep up,…

Choosing sports shoes and trainers

Sports shoes are probably the most important piece of fitness equipment you'll buy, so it's vital to pick the right pair. There are big differences in the way various sports shoes support your feet. This means it's not good for your feet if you play football…

Chrissie Wellington's running secrets

Ironman world champion Chrissie Wellington reveals her running secrets, including the songs that never fail to get her fired up. When did you first start running? I got into running regularly while doing my Master's degree to lose a bit of weight and get fit after spending…
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