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Flu jab side effects

After the flu jab you may get a mild fever and slight muscle aches for a day or so. If you have a sore arm after the vaccination, try these tips to ease the discomfort: continue to move your arm regularly - don't let it get stiff and sore take a painkiller,…

Food allergies in babies

Babies are more likely to develop allergies if there's a history of eczema, asthma, hay fever or food allergies (known together as atopy) in the family. If your baby has a family history of these conditions, breastfeeding your baby exclusively (breast milk only) for the first six months will…

Food allergy or food intolerance?

Around one or two people out of every 100 in the UK have a food allergy, but having a food intolerance is more common. Food allergies affect around 1 in 50 adults but are more common in younger children. It is estimated that around 1 in 12…

Food and water abroad

Many illnesses are contracted through contaminated food and water. Reduce your risk of diseases like travellers' diarrhoea by following these basic guidelines. Drinking water In countries with poor sanitation, don't drink tap water or use it to brush your teeth unless it has been treated. Filtered,…

Food for strong bones

A healthy balanced diet will help you build strong bones from an early age and maintain them throughout your life. You need sufficient calcium to strengthen your bones and vitamin D to help your body absorb calcium. Poor bone health can cause conditions such as…

Food labelling terms

Food labels can help us choose a healthier diet and make sure our foods are safe to eat. Here's a guide to some of the most common food labelling terms. Food labels provide a wide range of information about foods. But understanding all of that…

Food labels

Nutrition labels can help you choose between products and keep a check on the amount of foods you're eating that are high in fat, salt and added sugars. Read on or use the links below to go straight to the sections that interest you: Nutrition labels…

Foods to avoid giving your baby

Salt Babies shouldn't eat much salt, as it isn't good for their kidneys. Don't add salt to your baby's food and don't use stock cubes or gravy, as they're often high in salt. Remember this when you're cooking for the family, if you plan to give the same food…

Foot problems and the podiatrist

A podiatrist or chiropodist can help you with common foot problems, including ingrown toenails and bunions. What does a podiatrist do? Podiatrists are health care professionals who have been trained to prevent, diagnose, treat and rehabilitate abnormal conditions of the feet and lower limbs. They also prevent and…

Free family activities

Kids have lots of opportunities on holiday to run around and get plenty of exercise. Here are some ideas for healthy activities that cost little or nothing. Physical activity is essential for your child's health. It helps them develop strong bones and muscles, maintain a healthy weight and promotes their independence.…
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