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First aid kit for babies

More than 1 million children a year are involved in an accident in the home. Most aren't serious, but it's sensible to make sure your first aid box contains the essentials. Choose a waterproof, durable box that's easy to carry. It's much easier to take…

Fitness advice for wheelchair users

As a wheelchair user, getting active will bring you important health benefits and can help you manage daily life, too. Regular aerobic exercise - the kind that raises your heart rate and causes you to break a sweat - and muscle-strengthening exercise are just as…

Five lifestyle tips for a healthy tummy

Digestive problems and stomach upsets can be prevented, relieved and even banished by simple lifestyle changes. Beat stress to ease tummy troubles You may have noticed a feeling of unease in your stomach during times of stress. That's because anxiety and worry can upset the delicate balance…

Five-minute wake-up workout

Start your day feeling on top of the world with this five-minute bedroom workout combining strength and flexibility exercises. This routine from physiotherapist Nick Sinfield starts with some gentle in-bed tension-releasing stretches and finishes with a series of energising power moves. Try to do this workout every morning to burn…

FLARE's "Equal Pay for Equal Work" campaign

FLARE, the young people's advisory group to the Department for Education, are taking to social media to talk about a matter that they have identified as important. This time, they are addressing the issue of Equal Pay for Equal Work. FLARE members (young disabled people…

Flexibility exercises

These flexibility exercises can be done at home to help improve your health and mobility. Don't worry if you haven't done much for a while - the exercises are gentle and easy to follow. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and keep some water handy. Build up slowly and aim…

The flu jab

Flu vaccination is available every year on the NHS to help protect adults and children at risk of flu and its complications. Flu can be unpleasant, but if you are otherwise healthy it will usually clear up on its own within a week. However, flu can be more severe in certain…

Flu jab FAQs

When am I most at risk from flu? Does everyone need a flu jab? Why are certain groups targeted for the flu jab? Can a GP vaccinate anyone else? Is my child entitled to the flu vaccine? How long will the flu jab protect me for? …

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,…
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