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Common exercise mistakes

Get the most out of your workouts and avoid injury with these tips to correct common exercise mistakes. From lifting too much weight to poor technique, an exercise performed incorrectly can mean you're not getting the benefits you're looking for, and can even cause pain…

Common posture mistakes and fixes

Exercises and tips to help alleviate muscle tension caused by poor sitting and standing habits, such as: Slouching in a chair Sticking your bottom out Standing with a flat back Leaning on one leg Hunched back and 'text neck' Poking your chin Rounded shoulders Cradling your phone…

Common questions about baby vaccinations

Will I be told when my baby's vaccinations are due? Your doctor's surgery or clinic will automatically send you an appointment for you to bring your baby for their vaccination. Most surgeries and health centres run special immunisation or baby clinics. If you can't get to the clinic,…

Common skin conditions

A short guide to some of the most common skin conditions. Atopic eczema  Cold sores Hives (urticaria)  Impetigo Itching Psoriasis  Ringworm  Scabies  Vitiligo Warts and verrucas Atopic eczema  Atopic eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is the most common form of eczema and makes your…

Complementary and alternative medicine

Complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs) are treatments that fall outside of mainstream healthcare. These medicines and treatments range from acupuncture and homeopathy, to aromatherapy, meditation and colonic irrigation. This page covers: Defining CAMs Deciding to use complementary or alternative treatments Availability on the NHS Finding…

Complementary remedies for asthma

Most complementary therapies for asthma haven't been shown to work. The exception is some types of breathing exercises, which do seem to improve symptoms and quality of life. Research by Asthma UK shows that almost 1 in 10 people living with asthma use complementary medicine, and many would…

Condoms

A woman can get pregnant if a man's sperm reaches one of her eggs (ova). Contraception tries to stop this happening by keeping the egg and sperm apart or by stopping egg production. One method of contraception is the condom. At a glance: condoms  …

Contact lens safety

Cleaning and using your contact lenses properly will help keep your eyes healthy and free from infections. Do: wash, rinse and dry your hands thoroughly before touching your lenses only wear your contacts for the recommended time always have an up-to-date pair of glasses for when…

Contraceptive cap

A woman can get pregnant if a man's sperm reaches one of her eggs (ova). Contraception tries to stop this happening by keeping the egg and sperm apart or by stopping egg production. One method of contraception is the cap.   At a glance: facts about…

Contraceptive diaphragm

A woman can get pregnant if a man's sperm reaches one of her eggs (ova). Contraception tries to stop this happening by keeping the egg and sperm apart, or by stopping egg production. One method of contraception is the diaphragm.   At a glance: facts about…
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