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How can I avoid pregnancy?

Knowing when you're likely to release an egg (ovulate) can help you plan or avoid pregnancy. Find out when ovulation occurs in the menstrual cycle and when you can get pregnant. This page covers: When can I get pregnant? When does ovulation happen? Avoiding pregnancy…

How can I speed up my metabolism?

It's not unusual to hear people blame their weight gain on a slow metabolism. They've cut down on calories and they're more active, but they're not losing weight. Could the culprit be a slow metabolism? What is metabolism? Metabolism describes all the chemical processes that…

How can I stop being a bully?

People who bully others often find it hard to ask for help. They may be worried they'll get into trouble with their teachers or they'll be bullied themselves. It takes courage to stop being a bully. Just because you've started bullying doesn't mean you have…

How children are affected by domestic abuse

How are children affected by domestic abuse? Children can 'witness' domestic abuse in many different ways. For example, they may get caught in the middle of an incident in an effort to make the violence stop, or they may be in the room next door…

How do I get my child’s vision tested?

All babies are examined for any obvious problems such as cross-eyes, cloudiness (a sign of cataracts) and redness. A light is shone into the baby’s eyes to check pupil reflex. The midwife, or your doctor, will also check the baby pays attention and his or…

How do I prepare my child with a learning disability for using healthcare services?

This video shows interviews with parents of children with a learning disability. The parents share experiences and different ways they prepare their child for going to hospital, the doctor, the dentist or the optometrist. The use of social stories, hospital videos, a happy bag and a…

How does sugar in our diet affect our health?

Eating too much sugar can make you gain weight and can also cause tooth decay. The type of sugars most adults and children in the UK eat too much of are "free sugars". These are: Any sugars added to food or drinks. These include sugars in biscuits, chocolate,…

How Funding is Allocated to Local Colleges

Further Education Colleges receive an annual budget from the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) or Education Funding Agency (EFA) which funds the majority of the mainstream courses offered to young people and where needed, funding to pay for additional support for young people with Special Educational…

How much sleep do children need?

Below are the approximate hours of sleep needed by children of different ages, as recommended by the Millpond Children's Sleep Clinic. 1 week daytime: 8 hours  night time: 8 hours 30 minutes 4 weeks daytime: 6 to 7 hours night time: 8 to 9 hours 3 months  daytime:…

How to apply for a job

  Normally when you apply for a job you will need to complete an application form and/or send a Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a Covering letter (sometimes called a Cover letter). Filling in an application form Many employers prefer application forms to CVs. Forms are easier to…
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