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Wheatgrass: detox tonic or just juice?

The discoveries in the 1930s by US chemist Charles Schnabel, dubbed 'Mr Wheatgrass', have inspired a body of scientific research into wheatgrass that continues to this day. If you believe the hype, wheatgrass has a higher nutritional content than any other vegetable, protects against inflammation, builds…

Wheelchair access out and about

When your child or young person is a wheelchair user or has limited mobility it can be difficult to find places to go that are accessible. There are a few links on this page that should be helpful for when you are out and about: An interactive map…

When sex goes wrong

Having sex without protection is risky. You're risking pregnancy, getting a sexually transmitted infection (STI), including HIV, and possibly stress. Find out where to go for help if you have unprotected sex. Unprotected sex is any sex without contraception or a condom. You may have forgotten…

When to have vaccinations

Here's a checklist of the vaccines that are routinely offered to everyone in the UK for free on the NHS, and the ages at which they should ideally be given. If you're not sure whether you or your child have had all your routine vaccinations, ask your GP or practice nurse to…

Where can I get contraception?

Most types of contraception are available for free in the UK. Contraception is free to all women and men through the NHS. Places where you can get contraception include: most GP surgeries - talk to your GP or practice nurse community contraception clinics some genitourinary…

Where can I get sexual health advice, now?

Forgotten your pill or had unprotected sex? Maybe you're worried about something? Here's what to do and where to go if you need help urgently. Click on the links listed here to go directly to the answer: Could I have a sexually transmitted infection (STI)? …

Where to go for support

If you’re the parent/carer of a child or young person with a disability or additional needs there might be times when you need advice, support, or just someone to talk to. However there can be so much information and advice out there it can be…

Where's your pain?

Pain can strike anywhere in the body. Wherever you feel pain, whether it's in your hip, back, foot or head, use this guide to find the information you need. Head and neck Headache Ear pain Sore throat Sore lips Painful tongue Toothache Neck pain Chest, shoulders and back…

Which painkiller?

The type of medicines that you need to treat your pain depend on what type of pain you have. For pain associated with inflammation, such as back pain or headaches, paracetamol and anti-inflammatory painkillers work best. If the pain is caused by sensitive or damaged nerves, as is the case…

Who can have the shingles vaccine?

You are eligible for the shingles vaccine if you are aged 70 or 78 years old. In addition, anyone who was eligible for immunisation in the previous three years of the programme but missed out on their shingles vaccination remains eligible until their 80th birthday. This includes: people in their 70s who…
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