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The contraceptive injection

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 injection. At a glance: the contraceptive injection…

Cooking turkey

Cook the perfect turkey with our tips on defrosting, preparing and cooking poultry safely, and how to store leftovers. Defrosting your turkey If you buy a frozen turkey, make sure it's properly defrosted before cooking. If it's still partially frozen, it may not cook evenly, which means that harmful bacteria…

Coping with a cancer diagnosis

Every two minutes someone in the UK is diagnosed with cancer. About half of people born after 1960 will develop some form of cancer during their lifetime. But how do you cope if it happens to you? Getting a cancer diagnosis The C-word fills most people with dread. In one…

Coping with a positive HIV test

Hearing that you have HIV can be shocking, but people with HIV can live a long and healthy life. Find out how to cope with a positive test result and where to go for support. Read the information below or go straight to the advice on: your emotions getting the test result…

Coping with bereavement

The death of a loved one can be devastating. Bereavement counsellor Sarah Smith describes some of the feelings that can arise from losing someone, and where you can go for help and support. Bereavement affects people in different ways. There's no right or wrong way…

Coping with colds and flu

Most of us will have a cold this autumn or winter, and some of us will have the flu. Here's how to look after yourself if these viruses affect you. Colds and flu are caused by viruses. There are more than 200 common cold viruses and three types…

Coping with cyberbullying

Cyberbullying involves using technology to bully people. It can include texting, instant messaging, and posting on social media and gaming websites. Coping with cyberbullying can be difficult because it can happen at any time of the day. To make matters worse, bullying messages and images can be shared…

Coping with your teenager

Many parents find their teenager's behaviour challenging.  Teenagers' behaviour can be baffling, stressful, hurtful and often worrying. But in most cases it doesn't mean that there is anything more serious going on than the natural process of becoming an adult. Many of the common behaviour issues…

Cosmetic surgery abroad

If you're considering cosmetic surgery abroad, do your research first. Cosmetic surgery abroad often costs less than in the UK, but make sure you weigh any potential savings against potential risks. Both the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) and the British Association of Plastic,…

Cosmetic surgery: is it right for you?

Having cosmetic surgery, such as breast implants or rhinoplasty (nose job), is a big decision. Consultant psychologist Eileen Bradbury suggests the 10 questions to ask yourself before deciding whether you want it. Bradbury specialises in the psychology of appearance, and has worked for 20 years with people who are considering…
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