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Making sense of your medicines

To get the best results from your medicines, it's important to use them as they are intended. You need to: Take the right amount of medicine at the right times, in the right way and for the right number of days.  Get advice from your pharmacist or GP…

Male condoms: know the facts

There are lots of myths about male condoms. Make sure you know the facts before you use one. MYTH: You have to be 18 to buy condoms.TRUTH: Condoms are available at any age and free of charge from contraception clinics, Brook centres, sexual health (GUM) clinics, further…

Managing Someone's Money

Appointeeship An appointee is responsible for managing a person's benefits, and also for paying bills and managing a small and limited amount of savings in case of unforeseen circumstances. Appointeeship may be the best course of action if the person has a low level of…

Managing weight with a learning disability

If you care for a person with a learning disability, they may need help and support to stay a healthy weight. People with a learning disability are more likely to have problems with their weight. Some people may be underweight because their disability means they have difficulties…

Measles outbreak: what to do

Measles outbreaks can happen anywhere and at any time. Over the past year, a significant number of confirmed cases of measles among young people have been linked to music festivals and other large public events. There have also been outbreaks in the South West and…

Meat in your diet

Meat is a good source of protein, vitamins and minerals in your diet. However, if you currently eat more than 90g (cooked weight) of red and processed meat a day, the Department of Health advises that you cut down to 70g, which is the average…

Medicines for babies and children

Medicines aren't always needed for minor illnesses like coughs and colds in children. If your child does need a medicine, it's important they have one that's right for their age and you know how to give it to them safely. Paracetamol and ibuprofen for babies and…

Meet the dental team

A visit to the dentist can involve a lot of people, from the dental nurse to the hygienist. Each member of the team has a specific job. Here's what they do. Dental receptionist The dental receptionist makes appointments, answers phone calls and often deals with the paperwork for the…

The Mental Capacity Act 2005

The information below provides a general introduction to the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (which came into force in October 2007). The Mental Capacity Act (MCA) contains a lot of information, and at the end of the article you can see links and information where you can…

Mental health

There's nothing unusual or shameful about mental illness. Most of us have problems at some time in our lives, such as money worries, stress at work or the death of a loved one, which can affect our mental health.   Article provided by NHS Choices - See original on…
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