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"23.01.2017 10:25:42" food.gov.uk Acrylamide | Food Standards Agency Acrylamide is a chemical created when some foods, particularly starchy foods like potatoes and bread, are cooked for long periods at high... Advice on how to reduce the amount of acrylamide in our diets has been issued by the Food Standards Agency to minimise a potential cancer risk.
Acrylamide is created when starchy food such as potatoes, root vegetables, and bread are cooked at a high
"21.01.2017 15:00:20" giphy.com giphy.com http://giphy.com/gifs/3o7TKRtC2hjPO4tMsw Being out in daylight, even for a short time, will help you feel less tired.
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"19.01.2017 16:19:09" nhs.uk 10 surprising 100-calorie snacks - Live Well - NHS Choices From cheese toasties to baked beans on toast, keep hunger at bay with our low-calorie twists on some of the nation's favourite snacks. Today is National Popcorn Day.
Popcorn is a good source of fibre, will keep you feeling full for longer and it's really easy to make. See our page for more surprising 100-calorie snacks.
"19.01.2017 10:22:31" media.giphy.com giphy.com Not getting enough exercise in your daily routine? Break old habits with help from NHS fitness studio!
Our free workout videos range from 10 minutes to 45 minutes: www.nhs.uk/Conditions/nhs-fitness-studio
"18.01.2017 11:30:19" Timeline Photos Too cold to go out for a jog?
Get your heart rate up in the comfort of your own home with our pillow workout. More gym-free workouts here: ow.ly/b4qX3087186
"18.01.2017 09:22:22" Sepsis - Melissa's Story Do you know the #SymptomsOfSepsis? For more information visit: www.nhs.uk/sepsis
"17.01.2017 14:37:25" playbuzz.com Snack burner How long do you need to exercise for to burn off the calories in these popular treats? Can you guess how long would it take you to walk off those fries?
Take our quiz and find out how much exercise you need to burn off your favourite foods.
"16.01.2017 12:45:49" nhs.uk Staywell - Over 65 The cold and damp weather – ice, snow and cold winds – can be bad for your health, especially if you're aged 65 or older. It can make you more more vulnerable to winter illnesses, such as coughs and colds, which could become very serious. It also Symptoms of a winter illness? Seek advice from a pharmacist now.
"15.01.2017 17:00:40" nhs.uk How your pharmacist can help - NHS Choices Find out about the range of health services available at pharmacies, including medicines, help with minor ailments, losing weight, and quitting... We all know that pharmacists dispense medicines. But they do a lot more than that. Local pharmacies offer a range of health services that you may not be aware of.
"15.01.2017 15:35:09" nhs.uk Why do I feel anxious and panicky? - Stress, anxiety and depression -... Everyone has feelings of anxiety at some point in their lives, but too much can be a sign of something more serious. Feeling anxious? Everyone feels anxious at some point in their life, but for some it can be an ongoing problem.
"15.01.2017 14:23:14" nhs.uk Cold or flu? - Live Well - NHS Choices Find out about the symptoms of colds and flu, who is at risk of complications, who is eligible for the flu jab, and how to stop the viruses spreading. Flu is not a 'bad cold'. Each year, thousands of people die of complications after catching the flu. Find out how colds and flu differ.
"13.01.2017 14:58:17" media.giphy.com giphy.com Stay active to help beat those seasonal blues and feel on top of the world. Tips to help you get going: http://ow.ly/8vEf307Tnhc
"13.01.2017 12:29:10" NHS Choices's cover photo
"12.01.2017 17:09:56" media.giphy.com giphy.com The number of people falling ill with norovirus is higher than average this year. It is sometimes known as the "winter vomiting bug" as it's more common in winter. However, you can catch the virus at any time of the year.
You can normally look after
"12.01.2017 10:30:55" nhs.uk Very cold weather - Live Well - NHS Choices Find out how to keep warm during very cold weather, including heating rooms, keeping active, drinking warm drinks and checking up on older people... Snow and icy conditions are forecast for parts of England today. Cold weather is especially dangerous for older people or people with serious illnesses, so check in on neighbours, relatives or friends if you can.
We've got more tips on how to keep you,
"11.01.2017 11:51:48" media.giphy.com gph.is Is your New Year's resolution to get more active? You can start at home with our NHS Fitness Studio videos!
There are exercises to tone your abs, raise your heart rate, tackle those bingo wings and much more.
"10.01.2017 15:02:20" nhs.uk Find Minor injuries unit services - NHS Choices NHS Choices offers a range of e-newsletters on various topics. Sign up now to get information, tips and advice straight to your inbox If your injury or health issue is not serious, you can get help from a minor injuries unit or urgent care centre, rather than going to an A&E department. It will save you a potentially long wait.
Minor injury units and urgent care centres can treat
"09.01.2017 15:54:44" nhs.uk Staywell - Over 65 The cold and damp weather – ice, snow and cold winds – can be bad for your health, especially if you're aged 65 or older. It can make you more more... Temperatures are set to drop towards the end of this week. Over 65's are particularly vulnerable during cold snaps.
"09.01.2017 12:23:37" playbuzz.com Are you sugar savvy? Test your knowledge of the sweet stuff. Which has more sugar, flavoured water or fizzy orange?
How about a cereal bar or a doughnut?
Take our quiz to find out how sugar savvy you are. Some of the answers may surprise you.
"08.01.2017 13:15:00" Change4Life - Be Food Smart It's not always easy to know exactly what's in your family's food and drink. That's why our friends at Change4Life have launched a new app to help! Try it here: http://po.st/BeFoodSmart-App
"08.01.2017 09:35:00" nhs.uk Do I need vitamin supplements? - Health questions - NHS Choices Most people can get all the vitamins and minerals they need by eating a healthy, balanced diet. Find out whether you should consider taking vitamin supplements. Did you know that effervescent vitamin tablets can contain up to a gram of salt?
Most people don't need a vitamin supplement - find detailed information on our website.
"05.01.2017 14:30:01" Timeline Photos Learn more about the #symptomsofsepsis and what to do at www.nhs.uk/sepsis
"05.01.2017 11:12:47" blood.co.uk NHSBT Blood Donation Register to be a blood donor, give blood and save lives. Find out more about blood donation. Have you made a resolution to give up chocolate, drinking or junk food this New Year? What about a resolution to give?
#GiveBlood in 2017: http://bit.ly/2h8rWzd
"04.01.2017 17:04:27" nhs.uk 'Strength and Flex keeps me motivated' - Live Well - NHS Choices Self-confessed couch potato Anne MacLaren hadn't done any exercise for 10 years until she made a New Year's resolution to “get her act together”. Is your new years resolution to exercise more? Our Strength and Flex plan is a great place to start.
Self-confessed couch potato Anne MacLaren hadn't done any exercise for 10 years. She combined running and the Strength and Flex plan, and now she feels
"04.01.2017 16:35:32" nhs.uk Does discovery of 'severe PMS genes' offer hope of a cure? - Health News... New research has found a link between a gene complex called ESC/E(Z) and severe symptoms of premenstrual syndrome, known as premenstrual dysphoric... Could new genetic research spell a cure for some severe premenstrual symptoms?
Our team investigate the truth behind recent headlines.
"03.01.2017 11:27:43" media.giphy.com giphy.com New year, new you? If you're over 30, our tool will tell you if your heart age is higher or lower than your actual age.
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"03.01.2017 09:41:43" Change4Life Our kids are half way to their maximum daily amount of sugar before the school bell rings!
Download our NEW Be Food Smart app and see how much sugar, sat fat and salt is really inside your family's food and drink.
Available for Android here: Our friends at Change4Life have just launched a great new app to help you keep on top of what's in your family's food - try it out here: http://po.st/BeFoodSmart-App
"01.01.2017 10:00:34" nhs.uk Hangover cures - Live Well - NHS Choices Splitting headaches, sickness, dizziness, dehydration: everyone who's ever drunk too much knows the consequences of it. Feeling the effects of last night?
Unfortunately, there isn't any real cure for a hangover - but these tips might help make your start to 2017 a little less painful: http://ow.ly/ki2Z307yIAG
"30.12.2016 09:53:11" Timeline Photos Spent a bit too much time sitting down over Christmas? Get revenge on the sofa with this workout!
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"28.12.2016 15:14:31" Timeline Photos A cold weather alert has been issued by Public Health England this week.
Looking out for those around you can help them to stay well this winter. Find more advice on our website: http://ow.ly/huwm307v763
"25.12.2016 23:00:40" Go for a walk before you sit down for dinner. It will help you feel less tired. For more info on how to beat winter tiredness, visit our page: ow.ly/hk5y307klLi https://media.giphy.com/media/3o7TKRtC2hjPO4tMsw/source.gif
"25.12.2016 14:01:15" nhs.uk Christmas injuries - Live Well - NHS Choices Excitement, stress, tiredness and alcohol can create unexpected hazards in the home at Christmas. Get tips on preventing accidents. Did you know mistletoe is poisonous? Ensure it is kept out of the reach of children. More about Xmas hazards on our page.
"25.12.2016 12:00:54" nhs.uk Cooking turkey - Live Well - NHS Choices Cook the perfect Christmas turkey with our guide to defrosting and cooking turkey safely, and using turkey leftovers. None of the meat on your cooked turkey should be pink when you cut into the thickest part.
"24.12.2016 15:01:16" nhs.uk Check out this link Did you know that you should never wash raw chicken? Find out why on our page:
"24.12.2016 14:15:19" nhs.uk Five safer sex tips for the party season - Live Well - NHS Choices Five sex tips for the party season to help you avoid STIs and unplanned pregnancy, and advice on stocking up on contraception. Our five safer sex tips for the festive season will help prevent an accident becoming a crisis.
"23.12.2016 15:30:26" nhs.uk Social anxiety disorder (social phobia) - NHS Choices Social anxiety disorder (social phobia) is a persistent and overwhelming fear of social situations. It's one of the most common anxiety disorders. For people with social anxiety, Christmas can be a really difficult period. Info and advice on our page.
"23.12.2016 12:04:32" nhs.uk Staywell - home The Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Choir are here to help you to stay well this winter with their take on a seasonal classic. Watch them perform Baby... Members of The Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Choir have important advice to help you to stay well this winter. Find out more: po.st/staywell
"22.12.2016 20:25:09" nhs.uk Keep calm at Christmas - Live Well - NHS Choices How to have a stress-free Christmas, including avoiding family arguments and sharing the workload. How to have a stress-free Christmas, including avoiding family arguments and sharing the workload.
"22.12.2016 11:40:25" Timeline Photos Learn more about the #SymptomsOfSepsis and what to do at www.nhs.uk/sepsis
"22.12.2016 10:02:48" Netmums Such an important warning. Find out more about sepsis here: www.nhs.uk/sepsis
"21.12.2016 09:51:07" media.giphy.com giphy.com It's the shortest day of the year. Being out in daylight, even for a short time, will help you feel less tired.
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"19.12.2016 17:32:23" nhs.uk Gum disease bug linked to rheumatoid arthritis - Health News - NHS Choices "Want to avoid arthritis? Then brush your teeth … bugs that cause gum infections also trigger the crippling joint pain," the Mail Online reports. An article featured on the Mail Online reported a link between a gum disease bug and rheumatoid arthritis. Get the facts behind the headline on our page:
"19.12.2016 16:23:27" Symptoms of Sepsis - Hayley's Story Hayley's daughter had sepsis when she was 13 weeks old. Watch her story here and find out more information on sepsis at www.nhs.uk/sepsis
"18.12.2016 13:00:01" Timeline Photos Weather presenter Lucy Verasamy shares her tip to help you stay well this winter. Find out more here: http://po.st/SWTWSU
"18.12.2016 11:00:00" Symptoms of Sepsis - Patrick Patrick contracted sepsis when he was a baby. Watch his story here and find out more information on sepsis at www.nhs.uk/sepsis
"18.12.2016 10:14:29" Stay Well This Winter - Long-term conditions Dr. Zoe Davis of The Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Choir reminds people with long-term conditions to take extra care in winter: po.st/ZoeD
"17.12.2016 10:00:00" Watch Melissa's story and find out more about the symptoms of sepsis
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"16.12.2016 16:00:04" Symptoms of Sepsis - Patrick's Story Do you know the #SymptomsOfSepsis? For more information visit www.nhs.uk/sepsis
"16.12.2016 13:00:02" Timeline Photos Lucy Verasamy shares tips to help you stay well this winter. Find out more here: po.st/SWTWSU
"16.12.2016 10:27:47" Symptoms of Sepsis - Hayley's Story Do you know the #SymptomsOfSepsis? For more information visit www.nhs.uk/sepsis
"16.12.2016 09:43:10" Timeline Photos Forget everything you know about abdominal exercises: you don't have to perform endless stomach crunches on the floor for that six pack. This standing abs routine strengthens your entire core and works your cardiovascular fitness, too.
"15.12.2016 12:00:03" Timeline Photos Sepsis is a rare but serious complication of an infection. Take immediate action if you spot any of the symptoms. Find out more about sepsis at www.nhs.uk/sepsis
"15.12.2016 10:58:14" ITV News William Mead died from sepsis just days before his first birthday in December 2014. For more information visit www.nhs.uk/sepsis
"15.12.2016 09:51:09" NHS Choices's cover photo
"15.12.2016 07:00:00" Symptoms of Sepsis - Melissa's Story Do you know the #SymptomsOfSepsis? For more information visit www.nhs.uk/sepsis
"14.12.2016 17:02:20" nhs.uk 10-minute workouts - Live Well - NHS Choices Choose from six 10-minute home workouts to improve your general fitness and tone and strengthen your abs, legs, buttocks and triceps. Short on time? Hate the gym? Too tired to exercise after work? These 10-minute workouts are just what you need.
These equipment-free fitness routines are great to do at home and short enough for you to easily fit them into your daily schedule.
"14.12.2016 11:00:00" Stay Well This Winter - Stock Up 2 Stock up on winter remedies before the Christmas holidays start: http://po.st/staywell
"13.12.2016 12:04:25" Stay Well This Winter - Older people Nurse Brenda Clark, from our favourite chart-topping NHS choir, wants you to make sure older neighbours and relatives are ok during winter: po.st/Brenda
"13.12.2016 10:58:23" nhs.uk Common posture mistakes and fixes - Live Well - NHS Choices Do any of these common posture mistakes look familiar?
Our page describes common posture mistakes, and how to correct them with strength and stretching exercises.
"12.12.2016 18:59:15" nhs.uk How TVs, phones and screens spoil kids' sleep - Live Well - NHS Choices How TVs, computers and mobiles in the bedroom prevent teenagers from getting a good night's sleep, affecting their ability to concentrate. Phones, tablets and other devices can easily interfere with healthy sleep patterns for children and teenagers.
If your teenager is tired all the time, or finding it difficult to concentrate in school, introducing strict limits on the use of electronics
"12.12.2016 15:00:00" Stay Well This Winter - Stock Up Find out about the best ways to stay well this winter: http://po.st/staywell
"10.12.2016 13:00:51" nhs.uk Gym-free workouts - Live Well - NHS Choices Fun and equipment-free workouts to improve cardio, strength, and general health and fitness. Try this seated Yoga workout to fight off stiffness. See our page for more gym-free workouts. ow.ly/F2TY306Z1JI
"10.12.2016 09:00:36" nhs.uk http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/norovirus/pages/introduction.aspx The number of people falling ill with norovirus is higher than average this year. Treat the symptoms at home.
"09.12.2016 19:32:50" nhs.uk Alcohol units - Live Well - NHS Choices Find out what a unit of alcohol is and how it's calculated, plus download a unit calculator. Not sure about the alcohol units of your favourite drinks? Find out on our page.
"08.12.2016 13:03:33" nhs.uk Clinical depression - NHS Choices Read about depression, including how to tell if you're depressed, the treatments for different severities of depression, and how making lifestyle... Depression affects people in different ways and can cause a variety of symptoms.
Most people go through periods of feeling down, but when you're depressed you feel persistently sad for weeks or months, rather than just a few days.Depression affects
"08.12.2016 11:54:26" nhs.uk The new guidelines on vitamin D – what you need to know - Health News - NHS Choices "Experts recommend everyone consider vitamin D supplements over winter," says a headline in today's Daily Mail, while The Guardian urges "Tuck into tuna, salmon and eggs or take vitamin D pills – official health advice". Adults and children should consider taking a daily supplement of vitamin D during winter.
People who have a higher risk of vitamin D deficiency are being advised to take a supplement all year round.
"07.12.2016 16:05:24" Stay Well This Winter - Tom Feeling unwell? The Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Choir is here to let you know that your pharmacist can help: po.st/Tom
"07.12.2016 14:56:52" nhs.uk Handful of nuts 'cuts heart disease and cancer' risk - Health News - NHS Choices "People consuming at least 20 grams of nuts daily less likely to develop potentially fatal conditions such as heart disease and cancer," The Independent reports. That was the main finding of a review looking at 20 previous studies on the benefits of nuts. A recent article in The Independent claimed "People consuming at least 20 grams of nuts daily less likely to develop potentially fatal conditions..."
Get the facts behind the fiction with our Behind The Headlines feature. Read our evidence-based
"06.12.2016 16:57:08" nhs.uk Tinnitus - Treatment - NHS Choices Read about the main treatments for tinnitus, including sound therapy, counselling and self-help tips. Tinnitus is the term for hearing sounds that come from inside your body, rather than from an outside source.
There's not usually a quick fix for tinnitus, but a number of treatments are available to help you cope.
"06.12.2016 16:26:16" The chart-topping Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Choir remind you to protect yourself from flu this winter. Find out more about the flu jab: http://po.st/Beth
"06.12.2016 15:44:39" Nurse Brenda Clark, from our favourite chart-topping NHS choir, wants you to make sure older neighbours and relatives are ok during winter.
Find more information about staying well this winter here: http://po.st/Brenda
"06.12.2016 10:24:55" media.giphy.com giphy.com There continue to be isolated outbreaks of norovirus in parts of England.
Norovirus, also known as the winter vomiting bug, is the most common stomach bug in the UK. Your GP can't prescribe anything for it and the best option is to wait for the virus to
"05.12.2016 13:47:50" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Make sure you keep moving in the winter months, it will help you feel less tired.
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"05.12.2016 09:00:00" Stay Well This Winter - Lewisham & Greenwich Choir Chart-toppers The NHS Choir - Lewisham & Greenwich are here to help everyone to Stay Well This Winter – show your support and share their song!
"04.12.2016 21:18:00" nhs.uk Staywell - LTC If you have a long term health condition, the cold and damp weather – ice, snow and cold winds – can be bad for you. It can make you more vulnerable to winter illnesses, such as coughs and colds, which could become very serious. However, there are things Stay well this winter by seeking advice from a pharmacist. More info here: po.st/StaywellLT
"02.12.2016 16:55:08" media.giphy.com giphy.com Cold weather warnings are in place for much of England. People with long term health conditions, such as asthma, should take extra care.
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"02.12.2016 12:12:36" media.giphy.com giphy.com 'Tis the season of sore throats and colds. More tips here: ow.ly/aTnh306JRM7
"01.12.2016 12:58:08" Timeline Photos Today is World AIDS Day.
AIDS is the final stage of HIV infection, when your body can no longer fight life-threatening infections. With early diagnosis and effective treatment, most people with HIV will not go on to develop AIDS.
Read more about the
"01.12.2016 10:01:09" nhs.uk Staywell - Over 65 The cold and damp weather – ice, snow and cold winds – can be bad for your health, especially if you're aged 65 or older. It can make you more more... Symptoms of a winter illness? Seek advice from a pharmacist now: po.st/Staywell65
"30.11.2016 14:08:24" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Although it's cold outside, there's plenty of sunshine. Don't hide away, it may help you feel less tired.
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"30.11.2016 09:40:27" Coughs and sneezes spread diseases (1946) "Coughs and sneezes spread diseases" - still valid advice today!
This Public Information Film from 1946 advised the public to use a handkerchief to stop the spread of diseases.
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"30.11.2016 09:00:58" nhs.uk Staywell - LTC If you have a long term health condition, the cold and damp weather – ice, snow and cold winds – can be bad for you. It can make you more... Stay well this winter by seeking advice from a pharmacist. More info here: po.st/StaywellLT
"29.11.2016 15:40:38" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Eating a hearty breakfast will give you the energy to brave the cold.
More winter tips: http://ow.ly/BS51306Cw8R
"29.11.2016 10:57:16" Stay Well This Winter - Long term conditions Find out if you are eligible for the free flu jab. Speak to your GP or a pharmacist today: po.st/StaywellLT
"28.11.2016 14:17:39" nhs.uk Norovirus - NHS Choices Read all about norovirus, including how it's spread, what the symptoms are, when to get medical advice and how to stop it spreading. Reported cases of norovirus have been rising steadily in the last month.
Common symptoms of norovirus include nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea and abdominal cramps. It is easy to identify and treat at home.
See our page for more info: http://po.st/Norovirus
"28.11.2016 10:55:45" Stay Well This Winter - Over 65 Aged 65 or over? Cold weather can make you more likely to catch a winter illness that could become very serious, but there are lots of things you can do to stay well this winter.
"27.11.2016 17:00:29" nhs.uk Top diets review for 2016 - Live Well - NHS Choices Find a weight loss plan to suit you with our review of the most popular diets, including the Dukan diet, Atkins diet, 5:2 diet and paleo diet. Find a weight loss plan to suit you with our review of the most popular diets in 2016.
"27.11.2016 13:50:28" nhs.uk What does 100 calories look like? - Live Well - NHS Choices Calories are a well-known measure of the amount of energy in food. Knowing how many calories are in our food can help us to balance the energy we... What does 100 calories look like? Our visual guide shows how quickly calories can add up in certain food.
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"25.11.2016 12:26:12" The Care Act 2014 - What does it mean for me? It's Carers Rights Day.
The Care Act 2014 sets out carers' legal rights to assessment and support. This video explains what this means for carers.
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"24.11.2016 19:40:12" nhs.uk Menopause - Symptoms - NHS Choices Find out about the different symptoms of the menopause, including hot flushes, night sweats, loss of libido, a change in monthly periods and... Every woman will go through the menopause, but each experience of it is different. Symptoms usually start a few months or years before your periods stop, known as the perimenopause, and can persist for some time afterwards.
Read the facts about
"24.11.2016 14:58:36" "Coughs and sneezes spread diseases" - still valid advice today!
This Public Information Film from 1946 advised the public to use a handkerchief to stop the spread of diseases.
More on preventing colds and flu here: ow.ly/nGJo306uevP
"24.11.2016 10:55:20" beta.nhs.uk Hand, foot and mouth disease - NHS.UK There have been isolated outbreaks of hand, foot and mouth disease in the past month.
It's most common in young children, particularly those under 10, but can affect older children and adults as well.
Read more on our page.
"23.11.2016 14:35:13" nhs.uk Baby and toddler safety - Pregnancy and baby guide - NHS Choices Safety for babies, including preventing falls, burns and scalds, choking and suffocation, strangulation, drowning and poisoning. Raw jelly cubes pose a particular choking risk to young children. Tragically, choking on raw jelly has resulted in the death of at least one child in recent years.
Every year, more than 40,000 under-fives are admitted to hospital following accidents.
"23.11.2016 10:36:16" nhs.uk Norovirus - NHS Choices Read all about norovirus, including how it's spread, what the symptoms are, when to get medical advice and how to stop it spreading. A primary school in Swindon has closed for 48 hours due to an outbreak of norovirus.
Although the symptoms of norovirus can be very distressing for children, treating them at home is the best option. Your GP cannot prescribe anything and they may risk
"22.11.2016 12:42:39" nhs.uk Get tested for HIV early - Live Well - NHS Choices If you're worried you could have HIV, get tested now. The sooner you're diagnosed, the quicker you can access treatment, so you can lead a full and... It's National HIV Testing Week.
Getting tested for HIV means that, if you do have HIV, you can start your treatment before the infection damages your body and health.
Find out where to get a HIV test here: ow.ly/wsTw306pITo
"21.11.2016 15:55:59" nhs.uk Cold or flu? - Live Well - NHS Choices Find out about the symptoms of colds and flu, who is at risk of complications, who is eligible for the flu jab, and how to stop the viruses spreading. Flu is not a 'bad cold'. Each year, thousands of people die of complications after catching the flu. Find out how colds and flu differ.
"19.11.2016 09:30:29" Timeline Photos Feeling unwell? Don't wait – seek advice from a pharmacist: po.st/StayWellTWLT
"18.11.2016 10:34:12" Timeline Photos Today is European Antibiotics Awareness Day.
Unless we all act now on the issue of antimicrobial resistance, we risk losing medicines vital for a huge range of treatments - from curing urinary tract infections through to lifesaving chemotherapy.
"17.11.2016 10:00:54" nhs.uk Pancreatic cancer - NHS Choices Pancreatic cancer is a type of cancer affecting the pancreas - a large gland that's part of the digestive system It's World Pancreatic Cancer Day. 1 in 10 cases are inherited from a person's parents. More information here: http://ow.ly/hO8K306eBPC
"16.11.2016 15:25:42" nhs.uk Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) - NHS Choices Find out what chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is, what the symptoms are, why it happens and how it's treated. Today is World COPD Day.
COPD is the name for a group of lung conditions that cause breathing difficulties.
"16.11.2016 10:28:23" nhs.uk Breast cancer awareness - Live Well - NHS Choices Find out how to be breast aware by checking your breasts and making sure you know the signs and symptoms of breast cancer. Breast cancer is in the news today. According to a new analysis by Cancer Research UK and Public Health England, black women in England are almost twice as likely to be diagnosed with advanced breast cancer as white women.
Experts say there are many
"15.11.2016 12:59:28" nhs.uk Bullying - Live Well - NHS Choices Bullying information, including where to find help, advice for parents on how to tackle bullying and what schools are doing to stop bullying. It's Anti-bullying week.
Many children and adults experience bullying, whether it be in school, work, or online. If you're being bullied you don't have to put up with it.
Our bullying pages have useful advice on coping, responding, and how to help
"14.11.2016 10:33:20" World Antibiotic Awareness Week - Dr Chris It's World Antibiotic Awareness Week. It aims to increase awareness of global antibiotic resistance.
But why is antibiotic resistance such a big problem? Dr Chris van Tulleken explains.
Find out how you can help here: ow.ly/fAZN3068OwK
"14.11.2016 09:51:37" nhs.uk Diabetes self assessment - Health tools - NHS Choices NHS diabetes risk check assesses your risk of type 2 diabetes, with information on getting further advice plus symptoms of diabetes. Plus guide to reducing risk of type 2 diabetes. Today is World Diabetes Day.
Many people have type 2 diabetes and don't realise. This is because symptoms don't necessarily make you feel unwell. Take this quick and simple test to find out if you're at risk of type 2 diabetes.
"13.11.2016 16:36:57" nhs.uk Why do I feel anxious and panicky? - Stress, anxiety and depression - NHS Choices Everyone has feelings of anxiety at some point in their lives, but too much can be a sign of something more serious. Feeling anxious? Everyone feels anxious at some point in their life, but for some it can be an ongoing problem.
"10.11.2016 10:14:49" websiteoftheyear.co.uk Health | Website of the Year 2016 Today is your last chance to vote for NHS Choices as health website of the year.
NHS Choices is dedicated to providing comprehensive health information service with thousands of articles, videos and tools, helping you to make the best choices about your
"09.11.2016 12:11:52" nhs.uk Breast cancer (female) - NHS Choices Read about breast cancer, the most common type of cancer in the UK, including information on symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment and prevention. New research from UCL reports that one in six cases of breast cancer begins with symptoms other than a lump.
Read about the different symptoms on our page.
"08.11.2016 17:01:17" nhs.uk How your pharmacist can help - Live Well - NHS Choices Find out about the range of health services available at pharmacies, including medicines, help with minor ailments, losing weight, and quitting... It's Ask Your Pharmacist Week.
We all know that pharmacists dispense medicines. But they do a lot more than that. Local pharmacies offer a range of health services that you may not be aware of.
"07.11.2016 16:52:57" Stay well this winter - Flu jab for over 65's Flu can be become very serious for people aged 65 or over. Get the free flu jab now. More info: http://po.st/Staywell65
"05.11.2016 12:00:56" Timeline Photos Suffering from a long term condition? Flu can be very serious. Ask your GP or pharmacist about the flu jab today.
Visit: nhs.uk/staywell for more info.
"04.11.2016 17:03:38" nhs.uk Gym-free workouts - Live Well - NHS Choices Fun and equipment-free workouts to improve cardio, strength, and general health and fitness. Want to get fit, but hate the idea of going to a gym? These equipment-free workouts are great for all levels of fitness.
The illustrated guides are designed to help make your workouts effective and easy to follow.
"03.11.2016 11:46:03" Timeline Photos There has been a suspected outbreak of norovirus at a popular restaurant chain.
More info on how to treat norovirus: po.st/Norovirus
"02.11.2016 13:41:55" nhs.uk Ten stress busters - Stress, anxiety and depression - NHS Choices How to beat stress, including exercise, taking control, social networks, work-life balance and being positive. Today is National Stress Awareness Day.
These stress busting tips from an occupational health expert may help keep your stress levels under control.
"02.11.2016 09:01:01" nhs.uk Can damp and mould affect my health? - Health Questions - NHS Choices Damp and mould can make you more likely to have respiratory infections, allergies and asthma. It can also affect your immune system. We're less likely to open windows during the cold weather, which can lead to condensation, which may lead to damp and mould.
But what are the health risks associated with damp and mould?
"01.11.2016 16:21:40" nhs.uk Pancreatic cancer - NHS Choices Pancreatic cancer is a type of cancer affecting the pancreas - a large gland that's part of the digestive system November is pancreatic cancer awareness month.
In the early stages of pancreatic cancer, a tumour doesn't usually cause any symptoms, which can make it difficult to diagnose. The first noticeable symptoms of pancreatic cancer can include pain in the back
"01.11.2016 11:48:36" Timeline Photos Pop star Adele has opened up about her battle with postnatal depression after the birth of her son.
Postnatal depression is often misunderstood and there are many myths surrounding it. With the right support, which can include self-help strategies and
"01.11.2016 11:00:01" Timeline Photos The Men ACWY vaccine helps protect first time students against meningitis and septicaemia. Tag your friends, old and new, to let them know about the vaccine: nhs.uk/menacwy
"31.10.2016 16:31:20" nhs.uk Anxiety in children - Stress, anxiety and depression - NHS Choices How to help your child overcome anxiety about things like going to school or socialising with friends. Also, how to tell when it's time to seek... NSPCC has reported 'a sharp rise' in young people facing anxiety in the last 12 months.
Read about anxiety in children, including signs and symptoms to look out for, potential causes and treatment options.
"31.10.2016 11:51:59" beta.nhs.uk Head lice and nits - NHS.UK Head lice and nits Head lice and nits are very common in young children. They don't have anything to do with dirty hair, and are usually picked up... Today is National Bug Busting Day.
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"27.10.2016 12:01:11" Cervical screening - Transgender men This video explains what transgender men can expect when undergoing cervical screening.
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"27.10.2016 11:29:42" Are you the main carer for an older or disabled person? Are there any preemptive measures you take to help protect them against winter illness?
If you would be willing to share your stories, one of our partner agencies would love to hear from you.
"26.10.2016 14:51:06" NHS Choices What can transgender men expect when undergoing cervical screening?
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"26.10.2016 10:22:58" websiteoftheyear.co.uk Health | Website of the Year 2016 NHS Choices has been nominated for health website of the year.
NHS Choices is dedicated to providing comprehensive health information service with thousands of articles, videos and tools, helping you to make the best choices about your health and
"26.10.2016 09:36:11" Are you 65 or over? Are there any preemptive measures you take to protect yourself against winter illness?
If you would be willing to share your story, one of our partner agencies would love to hear from you. Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
"25.10.2016 15:36:03" Timeline Photos The nasal spray is quick, painless, and just as effective as the injected flu vaccine.
For more information visit: nhs.uk/staywell
"25.10.2016 10:00:00" Timeline Photos Tag someone, message someone, tell someone – just make sure your friends know why getting the Men ACWY vaccine is important: nhs.uk/menacwy
"24.10.2016 07:30:00" Do you have a long term health condition such as diabetes, heart, lung, or kidney disease? Are there any pre-emptive measures you take to protect yourself against winter illness?
If you would be willing to share your story, one of our partner agencies
"23.10.2016 16:30:16" Timeline Photos This energy-boosting routine is great for wheelchair users and people with limited mobility. Visit our page for more gym-free workouts: ow.ly/ZUx0305rJhc
"23.10.2016 15:27:51" Timeline Photos The flu jab is free for people with some long term conditions. Ask your GP or pharmacist about the flu jab today. Visit nhs.uk/staywell for more info.
"21.10.2016 16:45:12" Timeline Photos Most children with Norovirus-like symptoms are best treated at home. For more information visit: http://po.st/Norovirus
"20.10.2016 14:28:10" nhs.uk Osteoporosis - NHS Choices Read about osteoporosis is a condition that weakens bones, making them fragile and more likely to break. Osteopenia is also a term used for bone... Today is World Osteoporosis Day. Osteoporosis affects three million people in the UK.
Osteoporosis is a condition that weakens bones, making them fragile and more likely to break. It develops slowly over several years and is often only diagnosed when a
"19.10.2016 15:40:15" Cervical screening - Menopause Both menopausal and postmenopausal women are advised to continue attending regular cervical screening. These women may find the experience more uncomfortable than previous tests, but steps can be taken to try to minimise the discomfort.
Your GP can help
"18.10.2016 09:53:05" British Heart Foundation Do you understand the difference between a heart attack and a cardiac arrest?
Knowing what steps to take when someone's heart has stopped is crucial.
Please share this post to help raise awareness on Restart a Heart Day.
"17.10.2016 19:30:32" nhs.uk How TVs, phones and screens spoil kids' sleep - Live Well - NHS Choices How TVs, computers and mobiles in the bedroom prevent teenagers from getting a good night's sleep, affecting their ability to concentrate. Phones, tablets and other devices can easily interfere with healthy sleep patterns for children and teenagers.
If your teenager is tired all the time, or finding it difficult to concentrate in school, introducing strict limits on the use of electronics
"17.10.2016 15:58:45" nhs.uk Adopting a child: your child's health - Live Well - NHS Choices Children adopted from care will have experienced trauma and loss, even if they were adopted shortly after birth. Some may have additional needs resulting from physical, mental or emotional problems or disabilities. It's National Adoption Week!
If you're thinking about adopting, it's important to find out as much as possible about the child's health history and needs. More information here:
"16.10.2016 15:01:49" nhsbsa.nhs.uk NHS Business Services Authority Please take part in our short survey about maternity exemption certificates Do you have a maternity exemption certificate? If so, take this survey and you can enter a prize draw for a chance to win £50 in shopping vouchers: http://ow.ly/smV23058Kbi
"16.10.2016 10:00:01" Timeline Photos If you've just started university, spread the word now – tag your friends to let them know why getting the Men ACWY vaccine is important: nhs.uk/menacwy
"15.10.2016 11:00:53" vine.co Washing your hands helps to protect you and others against certain... Vine by NHS Choices Today is Global Handwashing Day. Did you know that washing your hands properly should take about as long as singing "Happy Birthday" twice (around 20 seconds):
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"15.10.2016 09:01:07" nhsbsa.nhs.uk NHS Business Services Authority - Survey Please take part in our short survey about medical exemption certificates Do you have a medical condition which qualifies you for free NHS prescriptions? If so, take this survey about the medical exemption certificate, and you can enter a prize draw for a chance to win £50 in shopping vouchers: http://ow.ly/StiYk
"14.10.2016 15:43:25" NHS Choices Children aged 2, 3 or 4 can get the free flu nasal spray from their GP.
For more info visit: nhs.uk/staywell
"13.10.2016 14:30:28" NHS Choices It's World Thrombosis Day. Blood clots in veins, known as venous thromboembolism (VTE), can include deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE).
In this video, patients with blood clots discuss the experience of developing DVT or PE and the
"12.10.2016 12:10:21" NHS Choices Support is available for Women who find cervical screening difficult due to previous sexual assault.
Watch the full video here: ow.ly/NRro3056jkF
"12.10.2016 10:07:38" NHS Choices Have a long term health condition? The flu jab can help protect you from flu. Contact your GP or a pharmacist.
Visit for Nhs.uk/staywell for more info. #StayWellThisWinter
"11.10.2016 15:57:12" Timeline Photos St John Ambulance have a new initiative to help teach baby CPR.
A recent survey showed that 74% of parents said their baby not breathing is the first aid emergency they fear most. So they've created a babygrow that helps to teach baby CPR.
"11.10.2016 14:06:00" nhs.uk Coming out - Live Well - NHS Choices Advice on coming out if you're gay or lesbian, including how to tell friends and family about your sexuality. Today is National Coming Out Day.
Coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender can be very daunting, especially if it's to close friends or family members. It is a very personal experience, but our page has some straightforward advice that may
"10.10.2016 15:13:08" Timeline Photos Postnatal depression is common among new parents, affecting more than 1 in every 10 women within a year of giving birth. It can also affect fathers and partners.
It's important to seek help as soon as possible if you think you might be depressed, as your
"10.10.2016 10:04:03" nhs.uk Stress, anxiety and depression - Moodzone - NHS Choices The NHS Choices Moodzone offers practical, useful information, interactive tools and videos to help you on your way towards feeling better. Today is World Mental Health Day.
Depression the most common mental health issue in the UK. It can be caused by relationship problems, bereavement, sleep problems, stress at work, bullying, chronic illness or pain. Sometimes it's possible to feel down
"09.10.2016 16:47:06" nhs.uk Returning to work after mental health issues - Mental health - Live Well Find out how to get back into work if you've been unemployed or on long-term work absence as a result of mental or emotional health issues. Are you returning to work following mental health issues?
You're not alone - Almost 50% of long-term absences from work are the result of mental health issues, including depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder.
Our page has advice designed to make your
"06.10.2016 15:40:52" nhs.uk Meningitis - Symptoms - NHS Choices Read about the main symptoms of meningitis, including the meningitis rash, and find out when and where to get medical advice if you have any concerns. It's important to know the symptoms of meningitis, as it can be very serious if not treated quickly. It can cause life-threatening blood poisoning and result in permanent damage to the brain or nerves.
Read more about the symptoms of meningitis and learn
"05.10.2016 09:00:01" Do you have a long-term condition such as heart disease or lung disease that makes the winter months hard? Are you planning to get the flu vaccination?
If you would be willing to share your story, one of our partner agencies would love to hear from you.
"04.10.2016 17:30:01" Is your child aged 2, 3 or 4, and you plan to get them vaccinated against flu? Would you be willing to share your story?
One of our partner agencies would love to hear from you. Please email: email@example.com
"04.10.2016 11:44:20" Cervical screening Cervical screening has helped to reduce the number of new cervical cancer cases significantly since its introduction in the 1980s. Find out more about the test here: http://ow.ly/O6kO304PLfX
"04.10.2016 08:07:58" nhs.uk Free exercise videos - NHS Fitness Studio - NHS Choices NHS Fitness Studio: free online fitness videos, aerobics vidoes, strength and resistance videos, pilates and yoga videos and more. Stay active whatever the weather - NHS Fitness Studio video workouts enable you to get fit for free in the comfort of your own home: http://ow.ly/Le72304NtFl
"02.10.2016 09:30:33" Timeline Photos Having a baby is a big life event. Many new parents experience mental health issues, affecting more than 1 in every 10 women within a year of giving birth. It can also affect fathers and partners.
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"01.10.2016 08:00:45" nhs.uk I want to quit for good! Help me make it to 28 days smokefree this... Make it to 28 days smokefree and you're 5 times more likely to quit for good. Get the support you need to quit with Stoptober. Stoptober begins today!
Sign up and you'll get a range of free support including email, app and Facebook Messenger - all providing information, advice and daily tips to help you through the month. So if you smoke, why not make this Stoptober the time you
"29.09.2016 13:52:24" nhs.uk Get help for youth mental health - NHS Choices Mental health hub for young people with info on depression, anxiety, self-harm, stress, bullying and eating disorders. Self-help tips and how to... New data released by NHS Digital has revealed young women are the highest group risk for mental health problems, with 26% of reporting a common mental health disorder.
Our youth mental health offers advice and help on mental health problems including
"29.09.2016 08:51:08" imgur.com Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet How old is your heart? Today is World Heart Day. If you're over 30, you can use the updated heart age tool to find out if your heart is older than your actual age.
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"27.09.2016 14:37:56" ehic.org.uk European Health Insurance Card Application Apply for or renew your EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) FREE of charge on the official Department of Health site. As today is World Tourism Day, why not check to see if your European Health Insurance card is still in date?
The EHIC covers treatment that is medically necessary whilst you are abroad. Treatment should be provided on the same basis as it would to a
"26.09.2016 11:08:21" nhs.uk Contraception - Contraception guide - NHS Choices Find out about the 15 methods of contraception (to prevent pregnancy) available on the NHS, plus where to get them and how to decide which method... It's World Contraceptive Day. Whatever questions you have about getting and using contraception, our guide can help.
It aims to give practical information to everyone who wants to know more about contraception, including teenagers; women in their 20s,
"24.09.2016 10:49:00" nhs.uk I want to quit for good! Help me make it to 28 days smokefree this Stoptober Make it to 28 days smokefree and you're 5 times more likely to quit for good. Get the support you need to quit with Stoptober. Only a week to go until the start of Stoptober!
By signing up you'll get a range of free support including email, app and Facebook Messenger - all providing information, advice and daily tips to help you through the month. So if you smoke, why not make
"23.09.2016 13:00:00" nhs.uk Heart age calculator - NHS Health Check - NHS Choices How healthy is your heart? Use this tool to find out if your heart age is higher or lower than your actual age. Our Heart Age tool can tell you if your heart age is older than your actual age.
It works out your lifetime risk and heart age using information such as your family history of heart disease and your lifestyle choices, including whether you smoke.
"23.09.2016 09:00:01" Timeline Photos Tag someone, message someone, tell someone – just make sure your friends know why getting the MenACWY vaccine is important: nhs.uk/menacwy
"22.09.2016 14:14:56" nhs.uk What is a Mediterranean diet? - NHS Choices Find out what foods make up a typical Mediterranean diet and how it can benefit your health. A Mediterranean diet incorporates the traditional healthy living habits of people from countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea, including Italy, France, Greece and Spain.
The Mediterranean diet has been associated with good health, including a
"21.09.2016 09:50:26" nhs.uk Alzheimer's disease - NHS Choices Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia. Dementia is a group of symptoms associated with a decline in the way your brain... Today is World Alzheimer's Day. Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia, affecting an estimated 850,000 people in the UK.
The risk of Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia increases with age, affecting an estimated 1 in 14
"20.09.2016 13:34:12" i.imgur.com i.imgur.com How old is your heart? Take the test and check how healthy your heart is: http://ow.ly/xcZS304nRtd
"20.09.2016 09:02:03" nhs.uk I want to quit for good! Help me make it to 28 days smokefree this... Make it to 28 days smokefree and you're 5 times more likely to quit for good. Get the support you need to quit with Stoptober. Public Health England have revealed that smoking rates in England have fallen to the lowest on record. If you're one of the 7 million smokers left, did you know you're 5x more likely to quit smoking for good if you make it through 28 days without a
"19.09.2016 08:30:47" nhs.uk Men ACWY vaccine The Men ACWY vaccine protects against four types of meningitis – A, C, W and Y – and is routinely offered on the NHS to teenagers and students to... It's Meningitis Awareness Week.
We're reminding all university freshers to get their Men ACWY jab. First time uni students are at risk of meningitis and septicaemia because they mix closely with large groups of new people, some of whom unknowingly carry
"16.09.2016 13:15:06" nhs.uk Food intolerance - NHS Choices A food intolerance is difficulty digesting certain foods and having an unpleasant physical reaction to them. The number of people who believe they have a food intolerance has risen dramatically over recent years.
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"15.09.2016 14:38:28" media.giphy.com giphy.com It's Know Your Numbers Week - Having your blood pressure checked is easy and knowing your numbers could save your life.
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"14.09.2016 08:29:30" nhs.uk Benefits of cycling - Live Well - NHS Choices Find out how regular cycling can help you lose weight, reduce stress, and boost your health. Includes tips on equipment, safety, and cycle routes. It's Cycle To Work Day!
Find out about the health benefits of cycling and get tips on equipment, road safety, and cycle routes: http://ow.ly/hHnx304cbuN
"11.09.2016 11:35:06" nhs.uk Get running with Couch to 5K - Live Well - NHS Choices Taking up running can seem like a scary prospect, especially if you feel out of shape or unfit. But did you know that regular running can help reduce the risk of chronic illnesses such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke, boost your mood and keep Congratulations to those completing the Great North Run today.
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"10.09.2016 12:06:12" nhs.uk Suicide - Offering support - NHS Choices One of the best things you can do if you think someone may be feeling suicidal is to encourage them to talk about their feelings and to listen to what they say. It's World Suicide Prevention Day.
One of the best things you can do if you think someone may be feeling suicidal is to encourage them to talk about their feelings and to listen to what they say.
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"09.09.2016 15:01:31" Change4Life Sugar is back in the headlines today, with some good news and some bad news.
Public Health England stats have shown that younger children seem to be having fewer sugary drinks - but overall kids are still having almost 3 times as much sugar as they
"08.09.2016 12:36:16" nhs.uk Find Psychological therapies (IAPT) services - NHS Choices Psychological therapy can help treat problems such as depression, anxiety and stress. You can also sometimes refer yourself for treatment without going to your GP. Search online to find services in your area
"07.09.2016 15:06:48" nhs.uk Free exercise videos - NHS Fitness Studio - NHS Choices NHS Fitness Studio: free online fitness videos, aerobics vidoes, strength and resistance videos, pilates and yoga videos and more. It's National Fitness Day!
Our NHS Fitness Studio has newly updated videos covering a range of ways to get active.
There are exercises to tone your abs, raise your heart rate, tackle those bingo wings and much more.
"06.09.2016 10:23:42" organdonation.nhs.uk Register your details Add your name to the NHS Organ Donor Register to save lives.... This Organ Donation Week start a conversation with your family about organ donation.
Only 33% have told someone that they are signed up to the NHS Organ Donor Register. Talk it over and help your loved ones to support your decision.
"05.09.2016 18:01:53" Meningitis Now Meningitis vaccine questions? Live Q&A #MenACWY Got questions about the Men ACWY vaccine? Here's your chance to get them answered by the experts at Meningitis Now.
"05.09.2016 13:02:39" Timeline Photos Meningitis Now's live Q&A is tonight at 7pm. If you, a friend or family member is off to university for the first time, tune in to have your questions answered.
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"03.09.2016 10:00:55" Timeline Photos Is your teenager off to university for the first time this year? Tune into Meningitis Now's live Q&A this Monday and have your questions about the Men ACWY vaccine answered: fb.com/meningitisnow
"02.09.2016 12:58:03" nhs.uk 'I had cancer at 14' - Live Well - NHS Choices Teenager Charlotte Esler talks about being diagnosed with and treated for Hodgkin's lymphoma. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
Charlotte Esler was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma at age 14. After receiving treatment she went into remission. Read her story here:
"01.09.2016 16:22:28" Timeline Photos Forget everything you know about abdominal exercises: you don't have to perform endless stomach crunches on the floor for that six pack. This standing abs routine strengthens your entire core and works your cardiovascular fitness, too.
"01.09.2016 09:11:29" Be Clear On Cancer - Wilfred Griffith, lung cancer survivor “I know something was wrong when I had a cough that wouldn't go away.” Hear from Wilfred Griffith, lung cancer survivor. Visit po.st/8zB7sx for more info and #BeClearonCancer
"31.08.2016 14:42:54" media.giphy.com giphy.com Unsweetened 100% fruit juice, vegetable juice and smoothies can only count as one of your 5 A DAY.
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"30.08.2016 09:41:38" nhs.uk What is a Mediterranean diet? - NHS Choices Find out what foods make up a typical Mediterranean diet and how it can benefit your health. A Mediterranean diet incorporates the traditional healthy living habits of people from countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea, including Italy, France, Greece and Spain.
It is widely recognised as one of the healthier nutrition habits in the world.
"29.08.2016 16:22:02" nhs.uk Beat stress at work - Stress, anxiety and depression - NHS Choices Learn about the effects of stress at work, what causes it, and what you can do to manage it. If you're dreading going back to work, it might be time to consider whether the pressure at work is causing you serious stress.
Good stress management in the workplace is critical to your overall health, whilst bad stress management can lead to unhealthy
"27.08.2016 13:18:25" nhs.uk How TVs, phones and screens spoil kids' sleep - Live Well - NHS Choices How TVs, computers and mobiles in the bedroom prevent teenagers from getting a good night's sleep, affecting their ability to concentrate. Many teenagers aren't getting enough sleep. Being glued to their mobiles and tablets may be one reason why:
"26.08.2016 11:31:56" Meningitis Research Foundation We're here to answer all of your questions about the MenACWY vaccine. Joined by our medical expert, Claire, and Team GB Paralympian, Aaron Phipps, listen in and help us stop the spread of meningitis. Start posting your questions now! Got questions about the Men ACWY vaccine? Watch Meningitis Research Foundation's live Q&A session. They'll be answering your questions with advice from a Team GB Paralympian and a medical expert. This is your chance to protect yourself and #StopTheSpread
"26.08.2016 10:34:58" Timeline Photos Got questions about the Men ACWY vaccine? There is only 1 hour to go until Meningitis Research Foundation's live Q&A session. They'll be answering your questions with advice from a Team GB Paralympian and a medical expert. This is your chance to protect
"26.08.2016 10:11:41" Be Clear on Cancer - Persistent Coughing Most of us get coughs from time to time that clear up quickly. If yours has gone on for 3 weeks or more it could be a sign of lung disease, including cancer. Don't ignore it, tell your doctor - Dr. Hilary Jones. Visit po.st/RHn5kQ for more information
"26.08.2016 09:28:57" Timeline Photos Only 2 hours to go until Meningitis Research Foundation's live Q&A session. They'll be answering your about the Men ACWY vaccine with advice from a Team GB Paralympian and a medical expert. This is your chance to protect yourself and #StopTheSpread to
"25.08.2016 11:01:27" Timeline Photos 24 hours to go until Meningitis Research Foundation's live Q&A session. They'll be answering your about the Men ACWY vaccine with advice from a Team GB Paralympian and a medical expert. This is your chance to protect yourself and #StopTheSpread to others.
"25.08.2016 08:55:32" nhs.uk Get help for youth mental health - NHS Choices Mental health hub for young people with info on depression, anxiety, self-harm, stress, bullying and eating disorders. Self-help tips and how to get the right support. Exam results day can be a very stressful time for young people. Panic, anxiety and fear about the future are just some of the many feelings they may experience.
Our youth mental health hub has helpful advice for those who are feeling overwhelmed.
"24.08.2016 17:15:01" Timeline Photos Questions about the Men ACWY vaccine? Confused about eligibility?
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"24.08.2016 10:57:21" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Smoothies and fruit juice may seem like an easy and convenient way to reach your 5 A DAY fruit and vegetable count, but crushing fruit into juice also releases the sugars contained in the fruit, which can cause damage to teeth so limit these to a combined
"23.08.2016 11:39:55" nhs.uk Heatwave: how to cope in hot weather - Live Well - NHS Choices Find out how to keep cool and safe in a heatwave, and how to recognise the symptoms of heat exhaustion and heatstroke. Plus the Heatwave Plan 2015. Public Health England have issued warnings regarding the hot weather forecast for South East and East of England, as well as London.
The risks posed by a heatwave are: dehydration, overheating, heat exhaustion and heatstroke.
For info on how to
"22.08.2016 13:56:27" How the care system works This video guide is for people who have care and support needs, their carers and people who are planning for their future care needs. Watch the full guide here: http://ow.ly/Vwe1303saM9
"22.08.2016 08:42:18" Timeline Photos Temperatures are expecting to rise over the next few days. Ensure that you and your family stay safe in the sun: http://ow.ly/WlIZ303scse
"21.08.2016 20:45:08" nhs.uk Health and fitness, exercise - Live Well - NHS Choices Boost your health and fitness with fun and practical ideas to get active and improve your general health. A great summer of sport is drawing to a close.
If you've been feeling inspired to get into a new sport, or just get fit, our health and fitness hub has advice to get you started:
"20.08.2016 09:33:01" nhs.uk Hangover cures - Live Well - NHS Choices Splitting headaches, sickness, dizziness, dehydration: everyone who's ever drunk too much knows the consequences of it. Sensible drinking is the best way to avoid a hangover, but if it's too late for that then these tips may help:
"19.08.2016 08:52:41" nhs.uk Retinoblastoma - NHS Choices Read about retinoblastoma, a rare type of eye cancer that affects young children. Information about symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment, plus... Today is World Photo Day.
Photos can highlight health certain issues that may be invisible to the naked eye. For example, one of the symptoms of eye cancer in children (retinoblastoma) is an unusual white reflection in the pupil that may be prominent in
"18.08.2016 12:55:13" Meningitis Now Got your results? Now make sure you're protected - get the free Men ACWY vaccine. What you need to know ➡️ bit.ly/MnACWY
"18.08.2016 09:18:36" nhs.uk How to cut down on sugar in your diet - Live Well - NHS Choices Practical tips to help you reduce the amount of sugar you eat throughout the day. The amount of sugar we consume as a nation is a growing issue. On average we consume around 700g of sugar a week. That's an average of 140 teaspoons per person.
We've got some simple tips to help you gradually cut down on the amount of added sugar in
"17.08.2016 11:46:48" nhs.uk Men W vaccine The Men ACWY vaccine protects against four types of meningitis – A, C, W and Y – and is routinely offered on the NHS to teenagers and students to... Are you getting ready to start uni, or know somebody who is?
Young teenagers and new students going to university for the first time are advised to have a vaccination to protect against four different causes of meningitis and septicaemia – meningococcal
"17.08.2016 10:18:07" nhs.uk Dementia Information Service - email newsletters - NHS Choices Sign up to the NHS Choices Dementia Information Service to receive six weekly emails of information and advice for people recently diagnosed with... The period following a dementia diagnosis is often difficult and upsetting. It can be hard to process the volume of information that is being presented.
The NHS Choices Dementia Information Service is a series of 6 weekly emails designed to guide you
"17.08.2016 09:54:00" NHS Choices We're supporting NHS Blood Donation's Missing Type campaign. Find out more here: https://www.blood.co.uk/news-and-campaigns/campaigns/missing-type/
"17.08.2016 09:54:00" NHS Choices We're supporting NHS Blood Donation's Missing Type campaign. Find out more here: https://www.blood.co.uk/news-and-campaigns/campaigns/missing-type/
"16.08.2016 09:43:49" Timeline Photos We're supporting #MissingType. Around the world, As, Bs and Os are disappearing.
Become a blood donor today, register here: http://ow.ly/rT0u303h5OW
"15.08.2016 12:09:09" nhs.uk Organ donation - What can be donated - NHS Choices Organ donation can lead to life-saving transplants or help improve a person's health and quality of life. It's also possible to donate tissue. If you're considering signing up for the Organ Donor Register, you should ensure you are fully informed.
Our pages on organ donation explain the different types, what can be donated and how to sign up:
"14.08.2016 08:50:03" nhs.uk Haemorrhoids (piles) - NHS Choices Haemorrhoids, also known as piles, are swellings containing enlarged blood vessels that are found inside or around the bottom (the rectum and anus). There are a number of factors that might increase your risk of developing haemorrhoids (piles).
See them here, plus information on prevention:
"12.08.2016 13:40:28" Be Clear On Cancer - Coughing If you've got a cough that won't go away, sometimes that can be a concern. So don't delay, make an appointment to see your GP A persistent cough can be a sign of lung disease or even lung cancer. Visit po.st/t70MQk for more information. #BeClearonCancer
"11.08.2016 13:08:39" nhs.uk NHS Choices Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that can spread to other organs in the body. The most common sign of melanoma is the appearance of a new mole or a change in an existing mole. This can happen anywhere on the body, but the back, legs, arms and face are
"10.08.2016 10:00:00" Be Clear On Cancer - Dr Rosie Loftus on breathlessness If you get out of breath doing things you used to be able to do like climbing a short flight of stairs or going for a short walk it could be a sign of something more serious including heart disease, lung disease or even cancer. Don't ignore it, tell your
"09.08.2016 13:58:51" nhs.uk Doses change for child paracetamol medicines like Calpol - Health News -... The UK's drug regulator has issued new dosage guidelines for children's liquid medicines such as Calpol and Disprol. The new, age-specific guidance... BBC News is reporting that Parents have been inadvertently giving their children higher doses of liquid paracetamol than is recommended due to out-of-date guidance on packaging.
In 2011, liquid paracetamol dosage guidelines were changed. The maximum
"09.08.2016 11:13:28" nhs.uk What is an NHS Health Check? - NHS Choices If you're aged between 40 and 74, make sure you get your free NHS Health Check. This is your chance to get a free 'midlife MOT' and health check-up. The NHS Health Check is a there to evaluate your heart health. Aimed at adults in England aged 40 to 74, it checks your vascular or circulatory health and works out your risk of developing some of the most disabling – but preventable – illnesses.
"08.08.2016 14:18:27" nhs.uk About the MMR vaccine - Vaccinations - NHS Choices MMR is the combined vaccine that protects against measles, mumps and rubella. Public Health England is reminding teenagers and young people to make sure they are vaccinated against measles after new cases linked to music festivals have been reported since June.
Young people planning to attend other festivals over the summer
"08.08.2016 09:49:34" nhs.uk Free NHS weight loss guide - Calorie counter - NHS Choices Use the NHS Choices free calorie checker to look up the calories of more than 150,000 different foods and drinks. A report from The Behavioral Insights Team has suggested that people in Britain are under-reporting their calorie intake.
Accurately tracking calorie intake is key to losing and maintaining healthy weight. Our calorie checker features over 150,000
"07.08.2016 11:00:53" nhs.uk Returning to work after mental health issues - Mental health - Live Well Find out how to get back into work if you've been unemployed or on long-term work absence as a result of mental or emotional health issues. If you're returning to work after a mental health issue, it's normal to feel anxious.
Common concerns include facing discrimination or bullying, and going back too soon and feeling unwell again.
Useful advice here: http://ow.ly/4vWw302XVCY
"06.08.2016 11:00:47" nhs.uk Olympic sport aptitude test - Health tools - NHS Choices Find out which sport you are best suited to with a short psychological and aptitude test. Developed with an expert team at Loughborough University. What Olympic event would you be best at? Find out with a short psychological and aptitude test. Developed with an expert team of sports psychologists at Loughborough University.
"05.08.2016 15:12:02" nhs.uk Gym-free workouts - Live Well - NHS Choices Fun and equipment-free workouts to improve cardio, strength, and general health and fitness. Going to the gym can be expensive and dull. Why not try out some of equipment-free workouts?
We've got 14 illustrated guides designed to help make your workouts effective and easy to follow:
"05.08.2016 09:47:26" youtube.com Why have an NHS Health Check? Dr Dawn Harper explains why going for your NHS Health Check is so important, and Ron describes how having one saved his life. Find out more at:... Watch Dr Dawn Harper explain why the NHS Health Check is important.
The NHS Health Check is your chance to get your free midlife MOT. For adults in England aged 40-74 without a pre-existing condition, it checks your circulatory and vascular health and
"04.08.2016 13:55:29" nhs.uk Cosmetic surgery and non-surgical procedures – NHS Choices Your NHS Choices guide to cosmetic surgery and non-surgical cosmetic procedures. It includes information on risks, what to expect and what to do if... Are you thinking of having a cosmetic procedure? Cosmetic surgery is not routinely provided on the NHS, but our guide should help you understand the risks and effectiveness of different cosmetic procedures, and ultimately help you decide whether cosmetic
"03.08.2016 09:41:59" nhs.uk Should you cut out bread to stop bloating? - Live Well - NHS Choices Find out how cutting out bread and other wheat-based foods like pasta, cereals, cakes and biscuits can ease bloating and other digestive symptoms... A growing number of athletes and celebrities are switching to gluten-free diets, shunning bread and other wheat-based foods like pasta and cereals.
Coeliac disease is a condition where a person has an adverse reaction to gluten. But this condition is
"02.08.2016 11:32:16" nhs.uk Just keep moving! Join the 10 Minute Shake Up adventure today. It's time to Shake Up! Join the 10 Minute Shake Up adventure with all new Shake Ups inspired by Disney Pixar's Finding Dory. The 10 Minute Shake Up campaign from our friends Change4Life is in full swing! They've got all new Shake Ups inspired by Disney Pixar's Finding Dory to help your kids be physically active this summer!
To get started, visit: http://ow.ly/pq53302PZpy
"02.08.2016 09:00:00" Be Clear on Cancer - Dr. Hilary on persistent coughing Most of us get coughs from time to time that clear up quickly. If yours has gone on for 3 weeks or more it could be a sign of lung disease, including cancer. Don't ignore it, tell your doctor - Dr. Hilary Jones. #BeClearonCancer
Visit po.st/t70MQk for
"01.08.2016 15:21:20" nhs.uk Chickenpox - Diagnosis - NHS Choices You or your child should not usually need any medical tests to diagnose chickenpox. You can be pretty sure that it is chickenpox if there are the... You or your child should not usually need tests to diagnose chickenpox. However, you should see your GP if you're not sure whether you or your child have chickenpox. You should also contact your GP urgently if you are pregnant, have a weakened immune
"01.08.2016 10:33:09" nhs.uk Breastfeeding problems Having problems with breastfeeding? Here's how to spot what's causing the problem and how to sort out common issues like sore nipples, breast milk... Today is the start of world breastfeeding week.
Breastfeeding is a great way to get your baby off to the best start, but it can be a stressful time. Read about some of the problems breastfeeding mums sometimes have, plus tips on how to tackle them:
"31.07.2016 14:01:18" Quitting smoking can help relieve the symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression.
Many people living with mental health problems have successfully quit smoking and report a wide range of benefits as a result.
More info here: http://ow.ly/oq8t302HUld
"31.07.2016 13:00:00" Be Clear on Cancer - Dr. Hilary on breathlessness We all get out of breath sometimes. However, if it's happening whilst doing things you used to be able to do with ease - Don't ignore it and tell your doctor. It could be a sign of lung or heart disease or even lung cancer - Dr. Hilary Jones.
"30.07.2016 13:01:18" Now the temperature has cooled slightly, it's the perfect time to get outside with our beginners' Couch to 5K running plan.
Find out how to take your first steps towards being a runner at:
"29.07.2016 12:00:00" Be Clear on Cancer - Coughing Coughing for 3 weeks or more could be a sign of lung disease, including cancer. Finding it early makes it more treatable. So, don't ignore it, tell your doctor. #BeClearonCancer. Visit po.st/t70MQk
"28.07.2016 15:00:02" Be Clear on Cancer - Breathlessness Get out of breath doing things you used to be able do? It could be a sign of lung or heart disease, or even cancer. Finding it early makes it more treatable. So don't ignore it, tell your doctor #BeClearonCancer.
"28.07.2016 10:23:32" nhs.uk Hepatitis - NHS Choices Hepatitis is the term used to describe inflammation of the liver. It's usually the result of a viral infection or liver damage caused by drinking... Today is World Hepatitis Day. Hepatitis is a group of infectious diseases known as Hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E.
Hepatitis affects hundreds of millions of people worldwide, causing acute and chronic disease and killing over 1 million people every year.
"27.07.2016 10:17:58" nhs.uk Motor neurone disease - NHS Choices Motor neurone disease is a rare condition where parts of the nervous system become damaged. This causes progressive weakness, usually with muscle... The ALS Association has revealed that funds raised by the Ice Bucket Challenge have helped identify a new gene associated with the disease.
The Ice Bucket Challenge raised over £87 million from people pouring cold water over themselves and posting the
"26.07.2016 08:51:42" nhs.uk How to store food and leftovers safely - Live Well - NHS Choices Tips on storing food and leftovers to prevent food poisoning Can you freeze eggs? What's the difference between "use-by" and best before"? How many times can I reheat leftovers?
These questions and more answered in our page on how to store food and leftovers:
"25.07.2016 13:52:13" nhs.uk NHS VIDEOS | You Only Die Once: Kate Granger's story - Health videos - NHS Choices Kate has terminal cancer. In this video Kate and her husband discuss their situation with honesty, humour and pragmatism Dr Kate Granger, who started the #HelloMyNameIs campaign to encourage medical staff to get to know their patients as people, has died just three days after reaching her £250,000 fundraising target for cancer care.
Kate, a specialist registrar in
"24.07.2016 11:00:46" samaritans.org Samaritans | Samaritans Samaritans is here round the clock, every single day of the year. As volunteers we're ordinary people who keep what you say between us. Whoever you... Today is Samaritans National Awareness Day.
Samaritans is a charity that provides emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide throughout the United Kingdom. If you ever feel you need urgent help you could
"23.07.2016 13:00:58" www.nhs.uk Cover your healthcare abroad - The NHS in England - NHS Choices All you need to know about accessing healthcare abroad whether you are on holiday, working abroad or you want to give birth outside the UK. Going abroad over the summer? Make sure you know what is and isn't covered by your EHIC. Learn more: http://www.nhs.uk/Healthcareabroad
"22.07.2016 09:48:53" Change4Life Being active is really important to keep kids happy and healthy - plus it's loads of fun too! There are some really important health benefits of staying active for children - our friends at Change4Life have just launched their 10 Minute Shake Up campaign to keep them moving all summer long!
"22.07.2016 08:48:01" nhs.uk Female genital mutilation (FGM) - NHS Choices Find out what female genital mutilation (FGM) is, why and where's it carried out, what the health risks are, and where to get help and advice. There were 5,702 new cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) in England between April 2015 and March 2016 according to official figures from HSCIC.
FGM has a profound impact on a victims life, not just the physical pain they are forced to endure, but
"21.07.2016 14:41:49" nhs.uk Know the risks of sexting - Live Well - NHS Choices Sexual pictures or messages are out of your control if you post them online or send them to someone. Find out the risks. A growing number of young people are sending each other sexually explicit pictures of themselves. According to a recent poll conducted by YouGov sexting is now a bigger concern to parents than smoking or alcohol abuse.
Read about the risks, legality,
"21.07.2016 12:03:20" gov.uk PHE publishes new advice on vitamin D - Press releases - GOV.UK PHE is advising that 10 micrograms of vitamin D are needed daily to help keep healthy bones, teeth and muscles. New guidance from Public Health England recommends that in order to meet the daily requirement of vitamin D, people should consider taking a daily supplement in autumn and winter.
Vitamin D is needed to keep bones, teeth and muscles healthy. A lack of
"20.07.2016 12:03:43" www.gov.uk Update as E. coli O157 investigation continues - News stories - GOV.UK This page will be regularly updated with the latest information on the outbreak of E. coli 0157. Public Health England is continuing to investigate the cause of an outbreak of E. coli O157. There have been 151 confirmed cases across England, Scotland and Wales.
Several of the affected individuals ate mixed salad leaves including rocket leaves prior
"19.07.2016 08:23:31" nhs.uk Lung Cancer - Be Clear on Cancer If you've been coughing for 3 weeks or more, tell your doctor. Having a cough for 3 weeks or more could be a sign of lung disease, including cancer.
Finding it early makes it more treatable so don't ignore it, tell your doctor. Info: po.st/8zB7sx
"18.07.2016 11:26:11" nhs.uk Heatwave: how to cope in hot weather - Live Well - NHS Choices Find out how to keep cool and safe in a heatwave, and how to recognise the symptoms of heat exhaustion and heatstroke. Weather is hotting up! Our advice on how keep cool and safe in hot weather: http://ow.ly/E0GJ302lfen
"17.07.2016 09:30:28" nhs.uk 10 tips to beat insomnia - Live Well - NHS Choices 10 ways to beat insomnia, including bedtime routine, creating a restful environment, more exercise, drinking less coffee and dealing with worries. Not had a good nights sleep? Simple lifestyle changes can make a big difference to your quality of sleep. Following these 10 tips from can help you have a more restful night.
"16.07.2016 11:00:52" Timeline Photos Most of us welcome hot weather, but when it's too hot for too long there are health risks. If a heatwave hits this summer, make sure the hot weather doesn't harm you or anyone you know.
See more advice on how to cope in hot weather here:
"15.07.2016 14:00:48" nhs.uk Get active with a disability or a long term condition - Live Well - NHS... A guide to getting active if you have an impairment or a long-term health condition, including physical activity targets and sport and activity... A recent survey by Sport England indicated that disabled people are half as likely to be active as non-disabled people.
Our 'Get active with a disability' page has info to help anyone with a long-term health condition or impairment who is looking to get
"15.07.2016 09:00:18" nhs.uk HIV and AIDS - Diagnosis - NHS Choices Read about HIV testing, including when you should get tested, where you can get tested, and what the different tests involve. Yesterday, Prince Harry took a HIV test to raise awareness about the condition and encourage others to get checked out. The symptoms of HIV may not appear for many years.
Latest figures from Public Health England estimate that 18,100 people were unaware
"13.07.2016 07:00:46" nhs.uk How to fall asleep - Live Well - NHS Choices Creating the right routine and environment for a good night's sleep, including having a comfortable bed, no TV, keeping a sleep diary and getting... If you're struggling to fall asleep at night, , a regular bedtime ritual will help you wind down and prepare for bed.
We've got advice on 'winding-down' activities, creating a relaxing sleep environment, and keeping track of your sleeping patterns
"12.07.2016 15:05:45" nhs.uk Nordic walking - Live Well - NHS Choices Nordic walking is a full-body exercise that is easy on the joints and suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Nordic walking is a full-body exercise that's easy on the joints and suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Find out about Nordic walking technique, the health benefits and getting started.
"12.07.2016 09:29:06" nhs.uk Should you cut out bread to stop bloating? - Live Well - NHS Choices Find out how cutting out bread and other wheat-based foods like pasta, cereals, cakes and biscuits can ease bloating and other digestive symptoms... Is eating bread giving you bloating and other digestive symptoms? If so, you could be "sensitive" to wheat. Cutting out bread or changing the type you eat may help.
Read more the health issues caused by wheat, the differences between intolerance and
"11.07.2016 16:24:43" Change4Life Staying active is really important for kids! Find out more info on recommended activity levels here: http://po.st/10MSUActivity Did you know that kids need at least 60 minutes of activity every day? Our friends at Change4Life have some really fun ideas to keep children active - why not check out their 10 Minute Shake Up?
"08.07.2016 15:03:42" vine.co Build stamina, burn excess calories and give yourself a healthier heart... Vine by NHS Choices Walking more is simple way of being more active without trying too hard. Try the 10,000 step challenge today!
"07.07.2016 11:24:38" nhs.uk Is chocolate a superfood? - Live Well - NHS Choices We examine the latest research to see whether the health claims about chocolate add up. Today is World chocolate day.
Is chocolate a superfood? Read our examination on the supposed health benefits on chocolate.
"05.07.2016 09:50:35" nhs.uk The NHS history - NHS England - NHS Choices This section gives an overview of the changes and milestones of the NHS in England from its launch in 1948 to the present day. The NHS turns 68 years old today! Explore the history of the NHS with a decade by decade breakdown of the health services most significant milestones.
"05.07.2016 08:07:33" Change4Life Tom Daley is here to tell you about this summer's 10 Minute Shake Up from Change4life with Disney!
Get your kids moving and having fun with our 10 Minute Shake Up games, all inspired by your favourite Disney characters!
po.st/TomDaleyv1 Our friends at Change4Life have just launched this year's 10 Minute Shake Up with Disney! It's a great way to keep the whole family active this summer - why not give it a try?
"04.07.2016 12:20:41" nhs.uk Streptococcal infections - NHS Choices Streptococcal infections are any type of infection caused by the Streptococcus ( July is Group B Strep Awareness Month.
Most pregnant women who carry group B streptococcus bacteria have healthy babies. However, there's a small risk that GBS can pass to the baby during childbirth. Extremely rarely, GBS infection during pregnancy can
"30.06.2016 16:02:39" Timeline Photos Today is Social Media Day! Find out how we use social media to distribute trustworthy health information on our blog: http://ow.ly/Nz13301NTk0
"29.06.2016 13:41:20" nhs.uk Apply for a free EHIC card - Healthcare abroad - NHS Choices The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), which replaced the old E111 in 2006, lets you get free or reduced cost healthcare in Europe. Apply for... If you're planning on going away this summer, make sure you have a valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). It costs nothing to apply for, and you can renew for free as well.
"28.06.2016 10:32:36" nhs.uk Moles: a visual guide A visual guide to moles to help identify melanomas and teach the ABCDE of moles. Most moles are completely harmless, but in rare cases they can develop into melanoma. Our tool can help you keep an eye out for any signs that might be a cause for concern, such as a change in the border, colour or diameter of a mole.
"27.06.2016 09:12:27" nhs.uk Chickenpox - Treatment - NHS Choices There is no cure for the virus that causes chickenpox but it usually clears up by itself without treatment. However, you can take steps to ease the... If your child comes down with chickenpox, it's important to remember that the virus usually clears up by itself without any treatment. However, there are ways to ease the itch and discomfort.
"24.06.2016 14:40:10" nhs.uk Contraception - Contraception guide - NHS Choices Find out about the 15 methods of contraception (to prevent pregnancy) available on the NHS, plus where to get them and how to decide which method... Whatever questions you have about getting and using contraception, our guide can help. It aims to give practical information to everyone who wants to know more about contraception. Learn more about the 15 methods of contraception available on the NHS,
"23.06.2016 21:30:34" nhs.uk Insomnia - NHS Choices Find out about insomnia, including why it happens, what you can do about it, and what treatments your GP can offer. Having trouble getting to sleep? You're not the only one - insomnia is thought to affect 1 in 3 people in the UK regularly.
Find out about self-help options (as well as when you might need to see a GP) with our guide.
"23.06.2016 16:50:12" nhs.uk Boost your health at work - Live Well - NHS Choices Improve your health at work, with tips on dealing with stress, RSI, back pain, exercise and healthy eating. Your working environment can play a big part in your wellbeing. Boost your health at work with our practical advice: http://ow.ly/SKOp9
"20.06.2016 09:43:37" nhs.uk Overcoming the barriers to exercise - Live Well - NHS Choices We all know that exercise is good for our physical health, but did you know that it can have a noticeable effect on your mental health, too? It might not look like it, but today is the first day of summer. If you're looking to get fit for summer, but feel like there are things stopping you from exercising, they might not be as much of a barrier as you think.
Read about some of the most common
"15.06.2016 12:49:37" This week is cervical cancer awareness week. This short film produced by Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust aims to give you more information about smear tests. It also features info on the human papilloma virus (HPV), which is the main cause of cervical cancer
"13.06.2016 09:39:30" It's Men's Health Week and the theme is mental health.
Men may be more likely to avoid or ignore problems and many are reluctant to talk about their feelings or seek help when they need it.
Tas Pappas, professional skateboarder, speaks about being
"10.06.2016 15:50:32" Timeline Photos Getting ready for a weekend full of Football? Why not try out some healthy snacks to go along with it? We've got 10 delicious snack recipes, all under 100 calories: http://ow.ly/Onee3018jPB
"09.06.2016 15:16:54" Save a knocked out tooth Losing a tooth as a result of trauma is very upsetting, but often the tooth can be saved. This animation from Dental Trauma UK highlights what you should do if your tooth is knocked out.
"08.06.2016 09:00:52" youtube.com Patient Online: how online access to GP records can help carers Trevor uses his online GP records to manage his own health and his partner's too. She has dementia and as her carer, Trevor has proxy-access to her... This week is Carers week. Watch Trevor talk about how he uses his online GP records to manage his own health and his partner's too. She has dementia and as her carer, Trevor has proxy-access to her online GP records as well.
"07.06.2016 13:56:23" nhs.uk Is your child depressed? - Stress, depression and anxiety - NHS Choices Find out about the warning signs of depression in children and teenagers, and the help available if you suspect your child or teen is depressed. Depression isn't just an adult issue, children and teenagers can become depressed as well. The problem for parents is that depression in children can be difficult to spot, read about the warning signs here: http://ow.ly/C2y83010jVn
"06.06.2016 13:19:31" Change4Life Yum! We're a big fan of this Change4Life twist on sausage 'n' mash - have you got any ideas for getting some extra fruit and veg into family favourites?
"06.06.2016 10:00:29" nhs.uk Fasting: health risks - Live Well - NHS Choices Some common health complications that can arise from fasting, and how to prevent and deal with them. Ramadan Mubarak! If you are fasting this year, we've got advice to help you manage common health issues such as dehydration, heartburn and headaches.
"04.06.2016 09:45:19" nhs.uk Can reheating rice cause food poisoning? - Health questions - NHS Choices Yes. You can get food poisoning from eating reheated rice. However, it's not the reheating that causes the problem but the way the rice has been... Can reheating rice cause food poisoning? Find out the answer here: http://ow.ly/xhAc300z1Mk
"03.06.2016 08:30:47" nhs.uk Food for strong bones - Live Well - NHS Choices Nutrition advice to help build and maintain strong bones throughout your life. Check out our advice on the best food for strong bones: http://ow.ly/5IOT300z1xs
"02.06.2016 09:20:24" nhs.uk Back pain guide A guide to types of back pain, treatments for back pain, and ways to prevent back pain. See our guide for info on different types of back pain and how you can prevent it, plus advice on treatment: http://ow.ly/dtA7300wqNc
"01.06.2016 11:03:19" A Little Deep Sleep This animation aims to ease anxieties that children may have about anaesthetics, giving them a clear idea about what might happen during a family's hospital visit. It was produced by Formedfilms, a not for profit medical animation company.
"01.06.2016 10:01:30" nhs.uk How to get more fibre into your diet - Live Well - NHS Choices Most of us need to eat more fibre and have fewer added sugars in our diet. As well as having other health benefits, adding fibre to your diet can... A small handful of nuts can have up to 3g of fibre. Choose unsalted, such as plain almonds, without added sugars: http://ow.ly/ktKV300z1lM
"31.05.2016 11:02:02" nhs.uk NHS stop smoking advisers help you quit - Live Well - NHS Choices Find out how using an NHS stop smoking service can boost your chances of quitting smoking. Plus, how to contact a stop smoking adviser and what... Today is World No Tobacco Day. Did you know that wherever you live in the UK, you have easy access to a free service proven to help you stop smoking? Local stop smoking services are free, friendly and can massively boost your chances of quitting for good.
"30.05.2016 08:45:15" nhs.uk Ten stress busters - Stress, anxiety and depression - NHS Choices How to beat stress, including exercise, taking control, social networks, work-life balance and being positive. Stressed? The first step to feeling better is identifying the cause. Info: http://ow.ly/vSgl300z1hg
"28.05.2016 10:00:44" nhs.uk Do I need to stretch before exercising? Whether you're a weekend warrior or competitive athlete, find out what the science says about the benefits of stretching. Whether you're a weekend warrior or competitive athlete, see what the science says about the benefits of stretching: http://ow.ly/gWpE300DQZi
"26.05.2016 11:49:26" nhs.uk Cut cancer risk: food, weight, smoking - Live Well - NHS Choices You can reduce your risk of cancer by stopping smoking, eating a healthy diet, keeping fit and drinking less alcohol. There are no proven ways to prevent cancer, but you can reduce your risk of getting it. Info: http://ow.ly/f7cg300z2MA
"25.05.2016 11:18:31" nhs.uk Multiple sclerosis - NHS Choices Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a condition which can affect the brain and/or spinal cord, causing a wide range of potential symptoms, including problems with vision, arm or leg movement, sensation or balance. Today is World MS Day.
Just over 1 in 10 people with multiple sclerosis start with a gradual worsening of symptoms. Information on the condition here: http://ow.ly/Ko93300z4PB
"24.05.2016 12:54:56" nhs.uk Norovirus - NHS Choices Read all about norovirus, including how it's spread, what the symptoms are, when to get medical advice and how to stop it spreading. Norovirus is sometimes called the "winter vomiting bug" as it's more common in winter. However, you can catch the virus at any time of the year.
You can normally look after yourself or your child at home. Info: http://po.st/Norovirus
"23.05.2016 11:27:43" nhs.uk E-cigarettes Find out about electronic cigarettes - or e-cigarettes - including how they work and how vaping can help you quit smoking. Over recent years, e-cigarettes have become a very popular stop smoking aid. See up to date information on them here http://ow.ly/RTXR300tpKn
"21.05.2016 11:15:16" nhs.uk 5 A DAY FAQs - Live Well - NHS Choices Frequently asked questions about the 5 A DAY fruit and vegetables programme, including portion sizes for adults and children, and what counts. Do you have a question about 5 A DAY? We answer some of the most frequently asked questions: http://ow.ly/4UVJ300pHJQ
"20.05.2016 09:08:34" media.giphy.com giphy.com Our Eatwell Guide is now interactive!
Explore the guide to help you achieve a healthy, balanced diet. Click here: http://ow.ly/7V04300oH10
"18.05.2016 14:54:02" Top tips on how to eat more healthily from Southampton FC and ... Danny Higginbotham, former Southampton FC player, gets top tips on how to eat healthily from one of the club's health and fitness specialists.
Watch the video to find out about quick and easy snacks, nutritious meals, and what the pro's like to have!
"18.05.2016 11:09:47" nhs.uk Coping with exam stress - Stress, anxiety and depression - NHS Choices Help your child or teenager through the stress of school exams and tests. Includes advice on diet, sleep and exercise. Exams can be a challenging part of school life for both children and parents. But there are ways to ease the stress. Information here: http://ow.ly/WeLp300jV5t
"17.05.2016 11:45:58" nhs.uk About dementia - Dementia guide - NHS Choices All about dementia, including what you should do if you think someone you know has dementia. It's Dementia Awareness Week.
An early diagnosis can help people with dementia get the right treatment and support, and help those close to them to prepare and plan for the future. Read more here: http://ow.ly/BSqi300eCHF
"16.05.2016 11:01:05" nhs.uk Connect for mental wellbeing - Stress, anxiety and depression - NHS Choices Good relationships with other people – such as family, friends and neighbours – can improve your mental wellbeing. Find out how. It's Mental Health Awareness Week and the theme this year is relationships.
Evidence shows that good relationships – with family, friends and our wider communities – are important for our mental wellbeing. More here: http://ow.ly/g8lW300ejvU
"14.05.2016 10:00:45" nhs.uk Dehydration - Prevention - NHS Choices You should drink plenty of fluids to avoid becoming dehydrated. Do you know the signs of dehydration? See them here, plus advice on staying hydrated: http://ow.ly/O0l23004lsO
"12.05.2016 09:56:21" nhs.uk Can I use last year's sun cream? - Health questions - NHS Choices Sun cream has a shelf life of two to three years, as long as it's not stored at high temperatures or in direct sunlight. Make sure you keep sun cream in a cool or shaded place at all times. Never use sun cream after the use-by date, because you won't be protected from the sun's harmful rays.
More information here: http://ow.ly/H8K13004D1P
"10.05.2016 10:28:54" nhs.uk Coeliac disease - NHS Choices Coeliac disease is a common digestive condition where a person has an adverse reaction to gluten. It's Coeliac Awareness Week
Do you know the causes of coeliac disease? Find them out here: http://ow.ly/vJtF3002Q9k
"09.05.2016 10:15:14" nhs.uk Talking to children about dying - End of life care guide - NHS Choices Talking to children about your illness may be one of the hardest things you have to face, but most children will already know something important is happening in the family. It's Dying Matters Awareness Week.
Talking to children about dying can feel very difficult, but talking about it provides them with support, rather than leaving them alone with their worries and fears.
Advice here: http://ow.ly/7t4630022yU
"08.05.2016 10:00:50" Timeline Photos Whether you are a young person looking for help with mental health for yourself or someone you know, or whether you are a teacher trying to help a student find support, our website provides a list of local and national organisations for anyone up the age
"07.05.2016 10:00:39" Timeline Photos Fruit and veg should make up over a third of the food we eat daily. See the Eatwell Guide here: http://ow.ly/4nrJqh
"06.05.2016 10:56:07" nhs.uk Sun safety Q&A - Live Well - NHS Choices How to stay safe in the sun, including sunscreens, sunburn relief, heat exhaustion, eczema, child safety and moles. The weather continues to get warmer across the UK this weekend.
Find out how to protect your skin in the sun: http://ow.ly/4nu9a0
"05.05.2016 09:44:47" Timeline Photos Do you know what youth mental health support is available in your local area?
Click here and use your postcode to find out: po.st/YouthWellbeing
"04.05.2016 10:05:57" nhs.uk Mental health problems when pregnant - Pregnancy and baby guide - NHS Choices Find out about mental health problems and pregnancy, including who is more at risk, and where you can go for help. Includes information on pre-existing depression. It's World Maternal Mental Health Day.
Always talk about how you are feeling with your healthcare professional – they will be happy to discuss your particular problem and care with you.
Find out more: http://ow.ly/4np2X9
"03.05.2016 15:33:36" Timeline Photos May is #StrokeMonth - Do you know the signs of stroke? Remember FAST: Face-Arms-Speech-Time.
Find out more here, including why strokes happen and who is at risk: http://ow.ly/4nndJ4
"03.05.2016 11:43:34" nhs.uk Talc and ovarian cancer: what the most recent evidence shows - Health News - NHS Choices "Talc 'is linked to ovarian cancer','' the Mail Online reports. That is the finding of a recent study looking at whether talcum powder can increase the risk of ovarian cancer – an association made newsworthy by a high-profile court case in the US. Talc and ovarian cancer is back in the news.
Behind The Headlines offers a clear and trusted review of the latest research.
"01.05.2016 10:45:16" nhs.uk Walking for health - Live Well - NHS Choices A guide to walking to improve your health and fitness, including tips on getting started and making walking fun. A guide to walking to improve your health and fitness, including tips on getting started and making walking fun: http://ow.ly/4nflve
"30.04.2016 10:00:44" nhs.uk Hangover cures - Live Well - NHS Choices Splitting headaches, sickness, dizziness, dehydration: everyone who's ever drunk too much knows the consequences of it. Sensible drinking is the best way to avoid a hangover, but if it's too late for that then these tips may help: http://ow.ly/4nfdfS
"29.04.2016 09:48:38" Timeline Photos It's On Your Feet Britain Day! Let's move more and sit less.
See the benefits of exercise here: http://ow.ly/4negbV
"28.04.2016 09:09:27" nhs.uk Choosing sports shoes - Live Well - NHS Choices Find out why it's important to wear the correct sports shoes when you exercise and how to choose the right ones. Sports shoes can be the most important piece of fitness equipment you buy. Use this advice to get the right pair: http://ow.ly/4n6sMT
"25.04.2016 14:18:10" nhs.uk Vaccination schedule - Vaccinations - NHS Choices Find out which vaccinations are offered on the NHS, the age you should ideally have them, and optional immunisations for special risk groups. It's European Immunisation Week - see a checklist of the vaccines routinely offered to everyone in the UK: http://ow.ly/4n3zZY
"24.04.2016 09:00:35" www.nhs.uk Meningitis - NHS Choices Read about meningitis, an infection of the protective membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord. Find out about the symptoms, vaccines and... It's World Meningitis Day.
Meningitis can be very serious if not treated quickly. See trusted health information here, including info on the 'glass test': http://ow.ly/4n0Ylf
"23.04.2016 10:00:01" nhs.uk Breathing exercise for stress - Stress, anxiety and depression - NHS Choices Relaxation tips to relieve the symptoms of stress, including a calming breathing exercise. This calming breathing technique for stress, anxiety and panic takes just a few minutes and can be done anywhere: http://ow.ly/4mYqik
"22.04.2016 08:45:46" nhs.uk How to run correctly - Live Well - NHS Choices 10 tips to improve your running technique to help you run faster, over longer distances and avoid injury. The London Marathon is fast approaching! See tips to help you run relaxed and efficiently: http://ow.ly/4mYq21
"21.04.2016 13:29:24" nhs.uk Five steps to mental wellbeing - Stress, anxiety and depression - NHS choices Feel happier and enjoy life more with these five evidence-based steps to improving your mental wellbeing. There are five steps we can all take to improve our mental wellbeing. See what they are here: http://ow.ly/4mU51G
"20.04.2016 10:34:35" nhs.uk Clinical depression - NHS Choices Clinical depression is more than simply feeling unhappy or fed up for a few days. It's Depression Awareness Week.
Depression affects people in different ways and can cause a wide variety of symptoms. Trusted health information here: ow.ly/4mT97k
"18.04.2016 16:42:43" www.nhs.uk Warning issued over alarming rise in 'super-gonorrhoea' cases - Health... Public Health England issued the warning about the rise of a strain of gonorrhoea that has developed resistance to a widely used antibiotic. "Super gonorrhoea" may have spread to areas of the Midlands and South of England, reports from Public Health England suggest.
Find out more about recent outbreaks of this treatment-resistant sexually transmitted infection here.
"18.04.2016 10:38:23" www.nhs.uk Parkinson's disease - Karen's story - NHS Choices Parkinson's disease is usually considered an older person's illness, but Karen Rose was diagnosed with it when she was just 34. It's Parkinson's awareness week. Parkinson's disease is usually considered an older person's illness, but Karen Rose was diagnosed with it when she was just 34. Watch her talk about the impact it's had on her life over the past 10 years:
"16.04.2016 10:00:50" Timeline Photos If you want to get the balance of your diet right, use the Eatwell Guide. See here for more information: http://ow.ly/4mIXWz
"15.04.2016 16:14:49" www.nhs.uk How long does alcohol stay in your blood? - Health questions - NHS Choices On average, it takes about one hour for your body to break down one unit of alcohol. However, this can vary, depending on factors.. The length of time alcohol stays in your blood can vary depending on certain factors. Find out what they are here: http://ow.ly/4mJKdd
"14.04.2016 19:01:13" Timeline Photos Norovirus can spread easily in schools. See our guide on home treatment and prevention: http://po.st/NorovirusSchools
"14.04.2016 13:09:48" nhs.uk Haemorrhoids (piles) - NHS Choices Haemorrhoids, also known as piles, are swellings containing enlarged blood vessels that are found inside or around the bottom (the rectum and anus). There are a number of factors that might increase your risk of developing haemorrhoids (piles).
See them here, plus information on prevention.
"13.04.2016 11:17:51" nhs.uk How your pharmacist can help - Live Well - NHS Choices Find out about the range of health services available at pharmacies, including medicines, help with minor ailments, losing weight, and quitting smoking. Local pharmacies offer a range of health services that you may not be aware of. Read about them here: http://ow.ly/10zszp
"12.04.2016 09:21:00" nhs.uk Blood pressure test - NHS Choices Find out when to get your blood pressure tested, how the test is done, and what your result means. Having a blood pressure test is easy and could save your life.
If you already know your blood pressure results, you can check what they mean using our new tool: http://ow.ly/10z05C
"09.04.2016 10:00:00" nhs.uk Kids' teeth Q&A - Live Well - NHS Choices Find out how to look after children's teeth, including tips on avoiding fizzy drinks and sweets, and the effects of thumb-sucking and fluoride varnish on children's teeth. 10 tips for parents on keeping kids' teeth healthy, including cutting out sugary drinks and snacks: http://ow.ly/10r87y
"08.04.2016 10:08:22" nhs.uk Chickenpox - Treatment - NHS Choices There is no cure for the virus that causes chickenpox but it usually clears up by itself without treatment. However, you can take steps to ease the symptoms. Children usually catch chickenpox in winter and spring.
Paracetamol is the preferred painkiller for treating the associated symptoms. See treatment information here: http://ow.ly/10qUsT
"07.04.2016 10:02:18" nhs.uk Reduce your diabetes risk - Live Well - NHS Choices There are two main types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 2 is the most common and is often linked to being overweight. That means there are steps you can take to reduce your risk of developing it, especially if you already have pre-diabetes. It's World Health Day today and the theme this year is diabetes. See information on how to reduce your type 2 diabetes risk http://ow.ly/10o7Kr
"06.04.2016 13:00:01" nhs.uk Get fit for free - Live Well - NHS Choices Get fit for free with these fitness tips, including exercise ideas, free podcasts, home workouts, Green Gyms and how to get free equipment. Today is World Physical Activity Day!
Explore new ways and places to exercise for free: ow.ly/10lopZ
"06.04.2016 09:30:15" nhs.uk Bowel cancer screening - FAQs - NHS Choices FAQs on bowel cancer screening by NHS Choices Read frequently asked questions about bowel cancer screening: http://ow.ly/10ltES
"04.04.2016 15:04:46" nhs.uk Scarlet fever - NHS Choices Scarlet fever is a seasonal bacterial illness that mainly affects children. It results in a distinctive pink-red rash developing. Reported cases of Scarlet fever have risen in recent weeks. More information on this bacterial illness: http://ow.ly/10fQWi
"01.04.2016 10:59:26" nhs.uk Bowel cancer - Anne's story - NHS Choices Anne Messenger, from London, was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2005. After keyhole surgery, she is now in the clear and focused on helping others. April is Bowel cancer awareness month. Read about Anne's experience after she was diagnosed with the disease in 2005. She is now in the clear and focused on helping others: http://ow.ly/10ayBC
"31.03.2016 17:30:38" nhs.uk The risks of drinking too much - Live Well - NHS Choices The risks of drinking more than the recommended limits include cancer, liver disease, heart disease and stroke. Low levels of drinking were once believed to help protect heart health.
However, guidelines now reflect that the evidence of a protective effect from moderate drinking is less strong than previously thought.
Find out more about the latest guidelines
"30.03.2016 17:30:01" Timeline Photos Did you know that you can still pass the Norovirus on to others for 48 hours after your symptoms stop?
If you've been affected by diarrheoa and vomiting, it's important to stay away from hospitals, GPs, schools, and other busy public places for at least
"30.03.2016 14:13:41" NHS Choices Get running with Couch to 5k!
Info here including link to download and app: http://bddy.me/19YNgmM With the weather slowly starting to improve, it's the perfect time to get outside with our beginners' Couch to 5K running plan.
Find out how to take your first steps towards being a runner at: www.nhs.uk/couchto5k
"30.03.2016 12:21:26" Today is World Bipolar Day - watch Rod, who was diagnosed with bipolar, talk about the treatments offered to him and how he copes with the condition: http://ow.ly/104Zhg
"29.03.2016 13:40:51" nhs.uk Flu - Treatment - NHS Choices If you have flu, it will usually be possible for you to treat yourself effectively at home. Most people feel better within a week. Flu has continued to circulate later than usual this year.
If you're otherwise fit and healthy, flu is usually best treated at home. Find detailed information on managing symptoms here.
"29.03.2016 10:30:18" nhs.uk Hay fever - Treatment - NHS Choices Read about the treatments for hay fever, which include antihistamines, corticosteroids and decongestants. Hay fever season is beginning, particularly for those affected by tree pollens.
Find out about the range of treatment options available - from over-the-counter remedies to immunotherapy.
"25.03.2016 14:30:01" Be Clear on Cancer - Blood in Pee Do you know the symptoms of bladder and kidney cancers? If you notice blood in your pee, even if it’s ‘just the once’, see your doctor straight away. Seeing your doctor early could save your life.
For more info: http://po.st/BiPpfb1 #bloodinpee
"25.03.2016 13:01:26" nhs.uk Out-of-hours services - NHS England - NHS Choices Find information about how to access NHS services outside normal practice hours. Need NHS services over the Easter weekend?
Find information and advice on where you can find help out-of-hours.
"24.03.2016 11:00:19" nhs.uk Tuberculosis (TB) - NHS Choices Tuberculosis (TB) is a curable bacterial infection spread by inhaling tiny droplets from the coughs or sneezes of an infected person. Today is World Tuberculosis Day.
Levels of TB have gradually risen in the UK over the past 20 years. It is a serious condition, but usually treatable using antibiotics.
"23.03.2016 14:30:01" nhs.uk Blood in your pee? Even if it's just the once, tell your doctor. Blood in your pee could be an early sign of bladder or kidney cancer. Even if it happens ‘just the once’, tell your GP “When I told my wife I’d noticed blood in my pee, she said I should make an appointment to see my doctor as soon as possible. At first, because I felt no pain, I wasn’t sure if I needed to. But I’m glad I listened to her. The doctor sent me for tests and
"23.03.2016 11:30:21" Timeline Photos We've all got a responsibility to stop the spread of bugs such as the Norovirus.
Going to A&E or your GP when you (or your child) has diarrhoea and vomiting puts vulnerable people at risk of infection. Whilst the symptoms of Norovirus-type stomach bugs
"21.03.2016 15:18:49" nhs.uk Scarlet fever - NHS Choices Scarlet fever is a seasonal bacterial illness that mainly affects children. It results in a distinctive pink-red rash developing. Cases of scarlet fever have increased in recent months, particularly amongst school children. More information on this bacterial illness can be found here: http://ow.ly/ZL0nY
"21.03.2016 14:30:01" nhs.uk Blood in your pee? Even if it's just the once, tell your doctor. Blood in your pee could be an early sign of bladder or kidney cancer. Even if it happens ‘just the once’, tell your GP "I was extremely lucky because my tumour was found early. Early diagnosis saves lives, so everyone should look out for key symptoms, like blood in your pee. Don't delay, the sooner you speak to your GP, the sooner you know what you’re dealing with.”
"21.03.2016 11:00:01" antibioticguardian.com Antibiotic Guardian Make a pledge via http://www.antibioticguardian.com Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats facing us today. Find out how you can help save our antibiotics by becoming an Antibiotic Guardian today http://antibioticguardian.com/
"18.03.2016 14:30:00" We take a look at a day in the life of a urology department, as we follow health care professionals, patients and their families all dealing with the effects of blood and kidney cancers:
For more info: po.st/BiPpfb1
"18.03.2016 10:15:09" Timeline Photos Some schools in Nottingham have been severely disrupted following outbreaks of Norovirus. If your child is showing signs of Norovirus (diarrhoea and vomiting), avoid visiting hospitals and GPs, as this can spread the virus quickly and put others at risk.
"17.03.2016 15:08:32" nhs.uk The Eatwell Guide - Live Well - NHS Choices The Eatwell Guide shows the proportions in which different types of foods are needed to have a well-balanced and healthy diet. The new Eatwell Guide, which was launched today, illustrates a healthy, balanced diet.
Click here to see the new advice: http://ow.ly/ZAUWL
"17.03.2016 12:44:40" Antibiotics are some of our most precious medicines but we’re in danger of losing them. Find out why they are so improtant and sign up to become an Antibiotic Guardian here: antibioticguardian.com
"17.03.2016 12:21:03" Change4Life Why stop at 5 A DAY when there's so much yummy fruit and veg to choose from!
What are your favourite ways to make sure you and your family are getting at least 5 A DAY? Do you know what counts towards getting at least 5 A DAY? Find detailed information on portion sizes and more here: http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/5ADAY/Pages/Portionsizes.aspx
"16.03.2016 14:40:07" Timeline Photos This infographic shows the range of benefits that children and young people receive from being active and features ideas to help them get moving more.
More info here: http://ow.ly/ZkUwO
"16.03.2016 14:30:01" Be Clear on Cancer was at Brent Cross on Monday, reminding people to look before they flush and if they notice blood in their pee, to see their GP straight away. Watch Dr Dawn Harper as she launches an innovative flushable poster on behalf of Public
"15.03.2016 15:26:54" Timeline Photos Dr Dawn Harper was supporting Be Clear on Cancer at Brent Cross yesterday to launch the 1st of its kind flushable poster, raising awareness of bladder & kidney cancers
For more info: po.st/BiPpfb1
"15.03.2016 10:04:14" The key to successful weight loss? Making realistic changes to your diet and level of physical activity that can become a part of your daily routine.
Lose weight safely and learn to keep it off with the free NHS weight loss plan: http://ow.ly/ZtbYI
"14.03.2016 16:56:51" lullabytrust.org.uk NHS Choices It's Safer Sleep Week.
The Lullaby Trust aim to make sure parents in the UK know the importance of safer sleep and are aware of how to reduce the chance of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
See their website here for more info: bit.ly/1HVpMu0
"14.03.2016 11:37:06" Timeline Photos Norovirus has severely affected a number of schools across England recently, particularly in Kent and the surrounding areas.
If your child has diarrhoea and vomiting, you should keep them off school for at least 48 hours after their symptoms have passed.
"12.03.2016 10:00:41" Timeline Photos It's never too late to start being active!
This handy infograph shows the multiple benefits of getting physically active and has ideas on how to build up activity one step at a time: http://ow.ly/ZkUwO
"11.03.2016 14:30:00" Consultant Urologist, Peter Duffy and bladder cancer survivor Janet Hair from Morecambe Bay talk about the dangers of ignoring blood in your pee. #BeClearonCancer #Bloodinpee
For more info: po.st/BiPpfb1
"10.03.2016 12:30:53" nhs.uk Keeping your kidneys healthy - Live Well - NHS Choices Find out five lifestyle changes to keep the kidneys in good health, including staying hydrated, eating healthily and keeping active. Today is World Kidney Day
See five lifestyle changes to help keep your kidneys functioning well.
"09.03.2016 14:30:00" nhs.uk Blood in your pee? Even if it's just the once, tell your doctor. Blood in your pee could be an early sign of bladder or kidney cancer. Even if it happens ‘just the once’, tell your GP "I noticed blood in my pee in late 2013. I made an appointment to see my doctor straight away. He referred me to hospital for tests, which showed I had bladder cancer. I’m so glad I acted quickly and my cancer was caught early." Geraldine Sinfield, 67,
"09.03.2016 13:00:01" It's No Smoking Day.
Did you know that stopping smoking is also proven to boost your mental health? Find out more here: http://ow.ly/ZfsNO
"09.03.2016 10:00:01" nosmokingday.org.uk No Smoking Day Today is No Smoking Day. Surveys have shown that smokers are more likely to successfully quit if they have the support of family and friends
Click to see resources from the British Heart Foundation to help you or your loved ones stop smoking:
"08.03.2016 17:33:42" nhs.uk Talc and ovarian cancer: what the most recent evidence shows - Health News "Talc 'is linked to ovarian cancer','' the Mail Online reports. That is the finding of a recent study looking at whether talcum powder can increase the risk of ovarian cancer – an association made newsworthy by a high-profile court case in the US. You may have seen recent headlines on a link between talc and ovarian cancer.
Our Behind The Headlines team takes a look at the most recent evidence and provides a clear explanation of how researchers came to their conclusions.
"08.03.2016 14:25:51" nhs.uk Female genital mutilation - NHS Choices Female genital mutilation refers to procedures that intentionally alter or cause injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons. It's International Women's Day
Female genital mutilation is illegal, yet over 20,000 girls under the age of 15 are at risk in the UK each year, and 66,000 women in the UK are living with the consequences of FGM.
See information here, including what to do
"07.03.2016 14:30:00" nhs.uk Blood in your pee? Even if it's just the once, tell your doctor. Blood in your pee could be an early sign of bladder or kidney cancer. Even if it happens ‘just the once’, tell your GP "It’s a simple message “look before you flush” and make sure you see your GP if you notice blood in your pee. Spread the word, someone you know might have this symptom and reminding them to get it checked could save their life - it saved mine." Dad's Army
"07.03.2016 11:20:16" nhs.uk One You - How Are You quiz Start the fight back to a healthier you! Take the One You quiz and see how you score One You is a new campaign from Public Health England and is here to help you get back to a healthier you.
Find out how you’re doing by taking the One You online health quiz.
"05.03.2016 11:00:58" nhs.uk Ovarian cancer - NHS Choices In the UK, around 7,100 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year. It's the fifth most common cancer among women. It's Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. In the UK, around 7,100 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year.
Information on symptoms, causes, treatment and prevention, here: http://ow.ly/Z4nlg
"04.03.2016 16:38:27" nhs.uk Tips on cutting down on drinking alcohol - Live Well - NHS Choices Tips on cutting down your drinking, including a list of the health benefits of reducing your alcohol intake. Will you be drinking alcohol this weekend?
If you regularly drink more than 14 units a week, try these simple tips to help you cut down
"03.03.2016 14:30:00" Look out for others. If you know anyone who has had blood in pee or any of the other bladder or kidney cancer symptoms, insist they see their doctor.
Dr Joyti Sood shares her story.
For a full list of symptoms, visit: po.st/BiPpfb1
"03.03.2016 13:23:00" nhs.uk Ovarian cancer symptom checker - Health tools - NHS Choices Take the 60-second BEAT test to check for signs of ovarian cancer and to know when you should go to your GP. It's Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.
Take the 60 second BEAT test to check for signs of ovarian cancer and to know when you should go to your GP.
"02.03.2016 14:51:21" nhs.uk Tips for a lower-salt diet Too much salt can cause raised blood pressure, which increases the risk of heart disease and stroke. See tips to help you to cut down. It's Salt Awareness Week.
You don't have to add salt to your food to eat too much of it – around 75% of the salt we eat is already in everyday foods.
See tips to help you cut back.
"02.03.2016 10:13:35" media.giphy.com giphy.com Suspected Norovirus outbreaks are currently affecting several areas of England, including Kent and Warrington.
If you have diarrhoea and vomiting, it's important to stay away from hospitals, GP surgeries, and other public places until at least 48 hours
"01.03.2016 12:47:25" nhs.uk Scarlet fever - NHS Choices Scarlet fever is a seasonal bacterial illness that mainly affects children. It results in a distinctive pink-red rash developing. Cases of scarlet fever have been reported in South West England.
Info on this bacterial illness that mainly affects children: http://ow.ly/YV8o7
"01.03.2016 09:29:49" Take a Break magazine - official In support of #BeClearonCancer
Mandy, 51, was embarrassed when she noticed blood in her pee. But with the support of her husband, Tim, she visited her GP and was sent for further tests. She was shocked to find out she had bladder cancer. Now she
"29.02.2016 14:30:00" Blood in pee is a key symptom of both bladders and kidney cancers.
Dr Philip Sawyer and Dr Jyoti Sood talk about what you should do if you find blood in your pee.
For more info: po.st/BiPpfb1
"27.02.2016 11:00:56" nhs.uk Energy mythbuster - Live Well - NHS Choices Find out why popular fatigue remedies such as detox, energy drinks, vitamin pills or superfoods won't banish your tiredness. Detox, superfoods and vitamin pills are touted as energisers, but there's no magic cure for tiredness.
Our info here: http://ow.ly/YKPXG
"26.02.2016 16:51:07" Timeline Photos Norovirus is currently affecting several areas of England, including London and Liverpool.
If you have symptoms (diarrhoea and vomiting), it is important to avoid visiting hospitals and GPs, as this can spread the virus quickly and put others at risk.
"25.02.2016 14:30:01" Be Clear on Cancer – Make Sure You Look Before You Flush If you don’t check, then you won’t notice if there is blood in your pee. So remember, always look before you flush the toilet.
If you see blood in your pee, visit your GP.
For more info: http://po.st/BiPptw #bloodinpee
"25.02.2016 14:06:44" nhs.uk Struggling with stress? - Stress, anxiety and depression - NHS Choices Stress can start with simply too much pressure. This level of stress can lead to emotional and physical health problems, so taking simple, early steps to tackle the common life problems that cause stress is key. Stress is not an illness itself, but it can cause serious illness if it isn't addressed.
Useful information here: http://ow.ly/YDWhT
"24.02.2016 10:12:21" nhs.uk Supporting someone with an eating disorder - Live Well - NHS Choices What to do if a friend or relative has an eating disorder, what the treatment involves, and how you can support them. It's Eating Disorder Awareness Week.
Read helpful advice on supporting a friend or relative who has an eating disorder: http://ow.ly/YB7TD
"23.02.2016 10:42:41" Timeline Photos Visit http://po.st/Norovirus for more information and advice on managing symptoms at home - what would be in your #EssentialKit?
"22.02.2016 14:30:01" Be Clear on Cancer – What To Do If You Find Blood In Your Pee Blood in pee is a key symptom of bladder and kidney cancers. Dr Dawn Harper explains what you need to look out for.
For more info: http://po.st/BiPptw #bloodinpee
"20.02.2016 11:01:03" nhs.uk Get fit with strength and flexibility podcasts - Live Well - NHS Choices The Strength and Flex plan will help you get up and moving and improve your strength and conditioning in five weeks. Also available on iTunes. Looking for some motivation to exercise regularly?
The Strength and Flex plan will help you get up and moving and improve your health and wellbeing in five weeks: http://ow.ly/YwIcS
"18.02.2016 15:29:33" digitalspy.com NHS prescribes gaming to get over the Norovirus It's not your usual homeopathy, but we'll try it. Our Norovirus advice is in the news today - and although it might seem amusing, there's a serious point to this story as well.
Norovirus is very contagious, and is easily passed on until 48 hours after symptoms have ceased. This is why it's important not
"18.02.2016 11:47:41" nhs.uk Meningitis - NHS Choices Meningitis is an infection of the meninges (protective membranes) that surround the brain and spinal cord. It can be bacterial or viral. Symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment and the 'glass test'. Read information on meningitis: http://ow.ly/YsOP3
"17.02.2016 16:04:25" Timeline Photos Are you a teacher? Find important information about managing Norovirus in schools here with our printable PDF guide: http://po.st/NorovirusSchools
"17.02.2016 09:03:24" Be Clear on Cancer – What To Do If You Find Blood In Your Pee Blood in pee could be an early sign of bladder or kidney cancer. Finding it early makes it more treatable.
So if you see blood in your pee, even it’s ‘just the once’, tell your doctor. For more info, visit http://po.st/BiPpfb2 #Bloodinpee
"16.02.2016 11:58:54" nhs.uk Confusion - NHS Choices NHS Choices information on acute (sudden) confusion, with links to other useful resources. Would you know what to do if someone was showing signs of sudden confusion?
Useful information here: http://ow.ly/Ync4v
"15.02.2016 12:08:13" Be Clear on Cancer – What To Do If You Find Blood In Your Pee It's time to Be Clear on Cancer.
Blood in pee could be an early sign of bladder or kidney cancer. If you see blood in your pee, even if it’s ‘just the once’, tell your doctor.
For more info, visit http://po.st/BiPpfb1
"15.02.2016 09:43:28" media.giphy.com giphy.com Sickness & diarrhoea? You normally don't need to see your GP unless symptoms persist for more than a few days.
Find detailed information about coping with stomach bugs such as Norovirus here: http://po.st/Norovirus
"13.02.2016 11:00:01" Are you a health professional who comes into contact with women who have been through FGM? If so, watch this video for advice about addressing the mental health aspects of FGM.
Link to full video: http://www.nhs.uk/video/pages/fgm-and-mental-health.
"12.02.2016 12:00:47" nhs.uk Stay well in cold weather Visit http://www.nhs.uk/staywel Severe cold weather is forecast for this weekend.
Make sure you and your loved ones stay warm and well. Info: http://ow.ly/Yd7KP
"10.02.2016 11:48:02" nhs.uk Raising low self-esteem - Live Well - NHS Choices Why some people have low self-esteem and how it can affect your mental health. Plus, simple tips on how to give your self-esteem a boost. Low self-esteem often begins in childhood.
Find out how to have healthy self-esteem and read simple techniques that may help you feel better about yourself: http://ow.ly/Y9QI8
"09.02.2016 17:07:14" engage.england.nhs.uk Patient Online Survey - 'I use online services' - NHS England - Citizen Space Do you use online GP services? We want to hear from you: http://ow.ly/XYwqe
"09.02.2016 11:44:44" nhs.uk Cyberbullying - Live Well - NHS Choices Cyberbullying is the use of technology, such as mobiles and the internet, to bully people. Find out how to prevent cyberbullying and how to respond to it. Today is Safer Internet Day.
Coping with cyberbullying can be difficult. Find out how to prevent and respond to it: http://ow.ly/Y77d2
"08.02.2016 11:50:54" nhs.uk Get help for youth mental health - NHS Choices Mental health hub for young people with info on depression, anxiety, self-harm, stress, bullying and eating disorders. Self-help tips and how to get the right support. It's Children's Mental Health Week.
Our youth mental health hub was designed with the help of young people who have been affected by mental illness.
Browse the different sections here: ow.ly/Y3VSz
"06.02.2016 12:05:20" nhs.uk Female genital mutilation - NHS Choices Female genital mutilation refers to procedures that intentionally alter or cause injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons. Today is International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) FGM refers to procedures that intentionally alter or cause injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons. The practice is illegal in the UK and it causes s
"04.02.2016 13:49:08" nhs.uk Worried someone is depressed? - Stress, anxiety and depression - NHS Choices What to do if you think someone you know is feeling depressed, inlcuding the signs to look for and tips to help someone who is feeling down. It's Time to Talk Day - a day to get the nation talking about mental health.
See advice for friends, family and carers on supporting someone who may have depression: http://ow.ly/XVQsl
"04.02.2016 10:57:53" nhs.uk NHS screening - Live Well - NHS Choices Find out about the different types of screening offered by the NHS in England, including screening in pregnancy, newborn screening, bowel cancer screening, breast screening, cervical screening, AAA screening and diabetic eye screening. Today is #WorldCancerDay.
Take some time to find out about the different types of screening offered by the NHS in England: http://ow.ly/XVKHm
"03.02.2016 12:24:58" nhs.uk Tinnitus - NHS Choices Read about tinnitus, including what problems it can cause, why it happens and how it's treated. It's Tinnitus Awareness Week next week.
In the UK, more persistent tinnitus is estimated to affect around six million people (10% of the population).
Read more about tinnitus here: ow.ly/XT2ci
"02.02.2016 15:40:13" nhs.uk Rheumatoid arthritis - NHS Choices Rheumatoid arthritis is a long-term condition that causes pain, swelling and stiffness in the joints. It's Rheumatoid Awareness Day.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a long-term condition that causes pain, swelling and stiffness in the joints.
Read more about this condition here: http://ow.ly/XQdT0
"01.02.2016 17:35:10" nhs.uk Generalised anxiety disorder in adults - NHS Choices Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) is a long-term condition that causes you to feel anxious about a wide range of situations and issues, rather... If you've felt anxious for a long time, but not about anything specific that is happening in your life, you might be diagnosed with generalised anxiety disorder (GAD).
Read more about treatment options, including different kinds of therapies, that
"01.02.2016 13:32:36" nhs.uk Deciding when to stop breastfeeding Thinking of stopping breastfeeding? Here's how to solve some of the problems you may be having, and also how to get it right once you and your baby... There is no right or wrong time to stop breastfeeding. For lots of mothers and babies, stopping breastfeeding happens gradually as their child grows and eats more solid foods. Read more about deciding when to stop breastfeeding, common reasons for st
"30.01.2016 11:00:00" nhs.uk Home remedies for common conditions - Live Well - NHS Choices Get practical advice to deal with the 10 most common minor health conditions at home. There are lots of minor conditions that you can treat at home. See 10 top examples here: http://ow.ly/Xp0tA
"29.01.2016 11:43:32" nhs.uk Chest infection - NHS Choices Chest infections are common, especially after a cold or flu during autumn and winter.
See signs, symptoms and advice on self care: http://ow.ly/XFDhR
"28.01.2016 10:07:03" Timeline Photos It's Young Carers Awareness Day.
Find out about the rights of young carers, and the choices they have about the care they give: http://ow.ly/XCPdF
"27.01.2016 09:43:53" Timeline Photos It's Cervical Cancer Prevention Week.
There's no single way to completely prevent cervical cancer, but there are things that can reduce your risk.
Advice here, including information on screening: http://ow.ly/Xy5dy
"26.01.2016 11:49:57" nhs.uk Zika virus: your questions answered - Health News - NHS Choices "Three Britons have contracted Zika virus – which may cause severe birth defects – after travelling to South and Central America," BBC News reports. So what is the Zika virus and what steps can you take to protect yourself? Answers below. Zika virus - your questions answered by our Behind The Headlines team: ow.ly/Xxhsb
"25.01.2016 12:31:00" nhs.uk NHS Choices It's National Breakfast Week!
Our healthy recipes will tempt you to rediscover the pleasure of breakfast. http://ow.ly/Xu3wV
"22.01.2016 15:02:18" Timeline Photos Your pharmacist can offer advice on common illnesses and ailments and help make sure your medicine cabinet is properly stocked for winter.
Make sure you visit a pharmacist as soon as you start feeling unwell : http://ow.ly/XlX6o
"22.01.2016 08:00:00" Flu cannot be treated with antibiotics. Viruses cause flu, and antibiotics only work against bacteria. Make sure you’re well informed and visit NHS Choices to find out if you or your family are eligible for a free flu vaccine po.st/AMR4
"21.01.2016 14:00:58" Timeline Photos Winter can be seriously bad for our health. Make sure you're staying warm this winter. Your home should be at least 18°C (65°F).
Visit our website for all the information you need: http://ow.ly/XlYSc
"21.01.2016 09:48:31" Watch useful tips from some well-known GPs on how to help you and your family stay well this winter po.st/AMR4
"20.01.2016 14:06:28" St John Ambulance Learn the song in case things go wrong. Please share our video – you could help save a baby! #babyCPR Do you know your puffs and pumps?
Watch and share St John Ambulance’s new ad on baby CPR - it could save a life.
"19.01.2016 13:41:53" nhs.uk Asthma attack: what you need to do - Live Well - NHS Choices Cold weather can have a serious impact on the 5.4 million people with asthma in the UK.
Information on what to do in an asthma attack, including how to spot the warning signs and having a personal action plan: http://ow.ly/Xgmk1
"18.01.2016 12:35:14" Change4Life Did you know that kids are consuming three times as much sugar as they should be?
It's time to get Sugar Smart - find out how here: http://po.st/sugarsmart
"18.01.2016 12:32:29" nhs.uk Very cold weather - Live Well - NHS Choices Find out how to keep warm during very cold weather, including heating rooms, keeping active, drinking warm drinks and checking up on older people or those with illnesses. Having regular hot drinks and eating at least one hot meal a day (if possible) will help you stay warm and well in cold weather.
Check out more easy-to-do tips here: http://ow.ly/Xdq2K
"16.01.2016 11:00:00" nhs.uk Five lifestyle tips for a healthy tummy - Live Well - NHS Choices Five lifestyle tips for getting rid of digestive problems. Includes advice on beating stress, eating better, losing weight and stopping smoking and binge drinking. You may have noticed a feeling of unease in your stomach during times of stress. Info on easing digestion problems: http://ow.ly/X79dm
"15.01.2016 11:35:36" nhs.uk Eight tips for healthy eating - Live Well - NHS Choices Start eating well with these eight tips for healthy eating, which cover the basics of a healthy diet and good nutrition. Start eating well with these eight tips for a healthy diet: http://ow.ly/X63jF
"15.01.2016 09:59:52" Do you know what antibiotics resistance is?
Find out more and how to help you and your family stay well this winter: http://po.st/AMR1
"13.01.2016 16:41:36" nhs.uk Liver cancer - NHS Choices Primary liver cancer is an uncommon but serious type of cancer that begins in the liver. David Bowie reportedly battled liver cancer before his death. Read info on this uncommon but serious type of cancer http://ow.ly/X0cT1
"13.01.2016 13:51:57" nhs.uk Pilates video for beginners - NHS Fitness Studio - NHS Choices Welcome to the NHS Fitness Studio, where you can find a range of workout routines to suit you. Improve strength, flexibility and balance with our pilates video for beginners: http://ow.ly/WZqG9
"12.01.2016 15:58:50" Going on a winter holiday soon?
Don't forget to apply or renew your free European Health Insurance Card! http://ow.ly/WTQzS
"12.01.2016 12:35:48" nhs.uk Advice to patients during the industrial action: 12th, 26th & 27th January and 10th February 2016 Read NHS England's advice to patients on NHS services during the junior doctors' strike: http://ow.ly/WWohy
"10.01.2016 20:43:43" Change4Life Doing the weekly shop today? Use our Sugar Smart app and get information on the sugar content of food and drink - let us know if you find any surprises!
Download the app for FREE here: http://po.st/sugarsmart Who has been getting Sugar Smart with Change4Life's great new campaign? How are you finding it?
"08.01.2016 13:55:11" Timeline Photos New alcohol guidelines now advise that men and women should consume no more than 14 units a week - equivalent to six pints of beer or seven glasses of wine. Read more about the new guidelines here: http://ow.ly/WNrVJ
"07.01.2016 15:37:38" nhs.uk Are we too clean for our own good? - NHS Choices Find out if modern home and personal hygiene standards are to blame for the rise in allergies. Are we too clean for own good? Many people think our obsession with cleanliness is to blame for the rise in allergies such as hay fever, eczema and asthma. But this is a myth, find out more here: http://ow.ly/WKVjQ
"07.01.2016 14:22:31" nhs.uk 5 ways to stop snoring - Live Well - NHS Choices Find out five simple lifestyle changes you can make to minimise snoring. Famous snorers include Elizabeth Taylor and Tom Cruise. There's no miracle cure for snoring, but lifestyle changes, over-the-counter remedies and medical treatments may help. See 5 ways to stop snoring here: http://ow.ly/WKER5
"07.01.2016 12:15:12" nhs.uk 10 surprising 100-calorie snacks - Live Well - NHS Choices From cheese toasties to baked beans on toast, keep hunger at bay with our low-calorie twists on some of the nation's favourite snacks. Extra calories from snacking between between meals can catch you out. Why not try these 100-calorie snacks? From British classics like a cheese toastie to a silky banana milkshake, you can enjoy these popular snacks and stay in control of your calori
"07.01.2016 11:00:53" nhs.uk Introduction - Online mental health services - NHS Choices Some online mental health services can be effective and are approved by the NHS. Read about a selection of those available through the NHS. Online CBT programmes can be suitable for anyone who doesn't want to work face to face with a therapist or helpful for people who find it difficult to leave home because of agoraphobia or social anxiety. Find out what online treatments exist and how
"07.01.2016 09:13:33" nhs.uk Exercises for strong bones - Live Well - NHS Choices The best exercises for building and maintaining strong bones are weight-bearing and muscle-strengthening activities. Vital at every age for healthy bones, regular exercise not only improves your bone health, it also increases muscle strength, coordination, and balance, and it leads to better overall health. See our page on exercises for strong bones: http://ow.ly/W
"06.01.2016 18:00:53" nhs.uk How to have a healthier takeaway - Live Well - NHS Choices Read about healthy alternative choices when ordering your favourite takeaway. Ever found yourself in a situation where everyone wants a take away?
Information on foods to avoid and how to choose healthier options when ordering: http://ow.ly/Rrl1x
"06.01.2016 17:15:21" nhs.uk Healthy breakfast cereals - Live Well - NHS Choices We sort the shredded wheat from the chaff to help you choose healthier breakfast cereals for you and your family. It's sometimes difficult to identify healthy cereal. We sort the puffed, baked and flaked to help you choose wholegrain cereals low in sugar, fat and salt: http://ow.ly/WHZ07
"06.01.2016 16:19:46" nhs.uk Shared lives schemes - Care and support guide - NHS Choices Find out about shared lives schemes – an innovative way adults with care needs can get care, support and a family life. Shared lives schemes support adults with learning disabilities, mental health problems, or other needs that make it harder for them to live on their own. Read more about Shared live schemes here: http://ow.ly/WHTUj
"06.01.2016 13:40:20" Timeline Photos NHS Choices was visited 583 million times in 2015. Find out more on our blog: http://ow.ly/WHpJp
"06.01.2016 12:13:24" nhs.uk Help for domestic violence - Live Well - NHS Choices Find out where to get help and support if you're experiencing physical or emotional abuse or violence. One woman in four (and one man in six) in the UK will be a victim of domestic violence during their lifetime, according to research estimates. The first step in escaping domestic violence is realising that you're not alone and it's not your fault: ht
"06.01.2016 10:44:32" nhs.uk 10 headache triggers - Live Well - NHS Choices Find out about the different triggers of headaches, including stress, anger, posture, chemicals, weather and diet, and how to avoid them. If you've noticed that your headache always happens after you've eaten certain foods or when you're tired, you may be right to think they are linked. Modern life is full of things that may cause a headache, read more here: http://ow.ly/WH4AC
"06.01.2016 09:17:00" nhs.uk Raising low self-esteem - Live Well - NHS Choices Why some people have low self-esteem and how it can affect your mental health. Plus, simple tips on how to give your self-esteem a boost. Self-esteem plays an significant role in our mental well being. If you have low self-esteem, your beliefs about yourself will often be negative. You will tend to focus on your weaknesses or mistakes. Read more about ways to improve your self-esteem h
"05.01.2016 13:51:02" nhs.uk Fear of the dentist - Live Well - NHS Choices Find out how to overcome your fear or phobia of the dentist, including choosing a sympathetic dentist, the best time to schedule your appointment,... One in four of us dreads a visit to the dentist, but there are ways to overcome your fear: http://ow.ly/WEgfy
"05.01.2016 11:27:38" Change4Life Our kids might seem fine on the outside, but too much sugar can lead to the build-up of harmful fat on the inside that we can’t see. This fat around their vital organs can cause serious disease in the future.
Download and the use our Sugar Smart app Have you seen Change4Life's new Sugar Smart campaign yet? Download their free app and track down the sugar lurking in everyday food and drink!
"05.01.2016 09:01:10" nhs.uk Are money worries affecting your health? - Health tools - NHS Choices Twelve questions designed to assess to what degree money worries are affecting your mental health, featuring information from the Money Advice... Are money worries affecting your health? Try our short test that will assess how money worries are affecting you and will give practical information from the Money Advice Service on how to get your finances under control. http://ow.ly/WBU9X
"05.01.2016 06:45:20" nhs.uk Eight energy stealers - Live Well - NHS Choices Find out which activities or bad habits will steal your energy and cause you to feel tired and fatigued, including poor posture, working from home... Finding it difficult to get out of bed in the mornings? Read about some common energy zappers that might be affecting you – and tips on how to overcome them: http://ow.ly/WBT1i
"04.01.2016 21:01:02" nhs.uk 10 tips to beat insomnia - Live Well - NHS Choices 10 ways to beat insomnia, including bedtime routine, creating a restful environment, more exercise, drinking less coffee and dealing with worries. Simple lifestyle changes can make a big difference to your quality of sleep.
Following these 10 tips from can help you have a more restful night: http://ow.ly/WBSgO
"04.01.2016 19:30:38" nhs.uk Caring for someone with dementia at home - Dementia guide - NHS Choices Practical information on how to care for someone with dementia at home, including advice on washing, dressing, mobility and behaviour. With the right support, someone who has dementia may be able to continue living at home. If you care for someone with dementia and want to help them to continue to live at home, you can find advice here: http://ow.ly/WBOYp
"04.01.2016 18:15:25" nhs.uk Protect your ears - Live Well - NHS Choices Loud music at a festival can damage your hearing, causing hearing loss and tinnitus. Find out how to protect your ears. The most common cause of hearing loss is ageing, however it is thought that loud noise is behind the increasing numbers of young people who are losing their hearing. Read more about how to protect your hearing: http://ow.ly/WBKK0
"04.01.2016 16:58:21" nhs.uk Apply for a free EHIC card - Healthcare abroad - NHS Choices The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), which replaced the old E111 in 2006, lets you get free or reduced-cost healthcare in Europe. Apply for... With the festive season over, you might be starting to plan a european holiday abroad. Make sure you have a European Health Insurance Card, it will enable you to access state-provided healthcare in European Economic Area (EEA) countries and Switzerla
"04.01.2016 16:45:19" nhs.uk Running tips for beginners - Live Well - NHS Choices Running tips for beginners, including safety advice, technique, staying motivated and finding a running club. If your new year's resolution was to exercise more, why not take a look at our running tips for beginners? It's full of hints that will help you avoid injury and enjoy the experience: http://ow.ly/WBtSt
"04.01.2016 16:00:30" nhs.uk Bronchitis - NHS Choices Bronchitis is an infection of the main airways of the lungs (bronchi), causing them to become irritated and inflamed. Chest infections are common this time of year, but are usually not serious. Bronchitis is type of chest infection that causes the main airways of the lungs to become irritated and inflamed. Read more about Bronchitis: http://ow.ly/WBlMz
"04.01.2016 15:19:12" nhs.uk BMI healthy weight calculator - Health tools - NHS Choices This NHS BMI calculator checks BMI (body mass index). Use it to calculate adult BMI and child BMI accurately, and get advice and information on... Are you a healthy weight? Our healthy weight calculator will tell you your BMI, which is used to determine whether you are in a healthy weight range for your height: http://ow.ly/WBipp
"04.01.2016 14:17:44" nhs.uk How to sit correctly - Live Well - NHS Choices Prevent back pain and other related pains with these tips on setting up your work station correctly. If you work in an office and use a computer you may find yourself slouching or leaning forward. Avoid injury by sitting in the right position and arranging your desk correctly: http://ow.ly/WB2WP
"04.01.2016 10:30:37" Timeline Photos Do you skip Breakfast? Get into the habit of eating breakfast with these simple breakfasts designed to whet the appetite of even the most habitual breakfast skipper: http://ow.ly/WAoz4
"04.01.2016 09:27:05" Change4Life Without realising it, we are all having too much sugar. You’d be surprised at the amount of added sugar lurking in everyday food and drink - and it builds up really quickly over the day!
That's why we think it's time to get Sugar Smart! Find out how Our friends at Change4Life have just launched a great new campaign to help us all understand the hidden sugar lurking in many everyday foods and drinks. Check it out and download the app to get Sugar Smart!
"03.01.2016 15:15:41" nhs.uk Sugars in our diet - Live Well - NHS Choices Most adults and children in the UK eat too much sugar. Cut down by eating fewer sugary foods, such as sweets, cakes and biscuits, and drinking... Most adults and children in the UK eat too much sugar. Cut down this year by eating fewer sugary foods, such as sweets, cakes and biscuits, and drinking fewer sugary drinks: http://ow.ly/WuvhH
"02.01.2016 11:01:13" nhs.uk Benefits of exercise - Live Well - NHS Choices Find out how regular exercise can help you lose weight, boost your mood and reduce your risk of developing chronic diseases. If exercise were a pill, it would be one of the most cost-effective drugs ever invented.
Find out how you could benefit this year from being more physically active: http://ow.ly/WuuQ3
"01.01.2016 10:00:50" nhs.uk Hangover cures - Live Well - NHS Choices Splitting headaches, sickness, dizziness, dehydration: everyone who's ever drunk too much knows the consequences of it. Splitting headaches, sickness, dizziness, dehydration: anyone who's ever drunk too much knows the consequences of it.
Sensible drinking is the best way to avoid a hangover, but if it's too late for that then these tips may help. http://ow.ly/Wuuiw
"29.12.2015 12:01:02" Smokefree - COPD Over 1 million people in England are living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). There is no cure.
The best thing you can do to prevent COPD is to quit smoking. Make it your New Year's resolution - give up with NHS Smokefree.
"25.12.2015 08:30:30" Timeline Photos Merry Christmas from NHS Choices!
"24.12.2015 18:20:13" Timeline Photos There's no doubt Christmas can put a strain on families. Read about how to have a stress-free Christmas, including avoiding family arguments and sharing the workload:
"24.12.2015 15:30:38" Timeline Photos Christmas can be a lonely period for many older people. Get tips on how to help socially isolated elderly people this festive season: http://ow.ly/WihA0
"24.12.2015 11:40:01" Timeline Photos If you've been diagnosed with hypertension, it's possible to lower your blood pressure with some simple lifestyle changes, such as cutting down on salt and reducing the amount of caffeinated drinks you consume. Read more here: http://ow.ly/WigyY
"23.12.2015 16:02:30" Timeline Photos Read this guide on what to do if you experience back pain and find out ways to prevent it in the future: ow.ly/Tov89
"23.12.2015 11:01:25" Timeline Photos Being exposed to secondhand smoke regularly increases the risk of getting the same diseases as smokers. Find out more: http://ow.ly/Wep2L
"23.12.2015 07:30:37" Timeline Photos Our information hub offers young people advice and help on mental health problems including depression, anxiety and stress.
Find out more here: http://ow.ly/TI2Xn
"22.12.2015 16:35:12" Timeline Photos There is no quick way of sobering up. Drinking coffee or taking a cold shower won't help. Many hours after drinking, you could still be over the legal limit or unfit to drive: http://ow.ly/Wek6F
"22.12.2015 13:35:57" Dry January 10 reasons to do Dry January
Reason 4: After a month off alcohol you’ll be feeling so good even your body will thank you http://www.dryjanuary.org.uk/
"22.12.2015 13:00:37" Timeline Photos If you run out of your medicines outside normal opening hours over the festive period and need some urgently, there are a few ways to get an emergency supply quickly, including if you're away from home: http://ow.ly/WdAcY
"22.12.2015 11:02:13" nhs.uk 12 healthy Christmas tips - Live Well - NHS Choices From defrosting turkey to using leftovers, these food safety tips will help you avoid food poisoning this Christmas. From defrosting turkey to using leftovers, these food safety tips will help you avoid food poisoning this Christmas: http://ow.ly/VBOcp
"22.12.2015 07:00:50" Timeline Photos If you experience energy slumps throughout the day, you don't always need to reach for the coffee. Changes in your diet could boost your energy significantly: http://ow.ly/WbM10
"21.12.2015 19:00:47" Timeline Photos Experts claim that looking at screens in the bedroom could potentially compromise your sleep quality. Read about the benefits regular bedtime ritual and what to avoid here: http://ow.ly/WbGDe
"21.12.2015 16:52:52" Timeline Photos On average, we eat too much salt. 75% of the salt we eat is already in everyday foods. Adults should eat no more than 6g a day – that's around one teaspoon. Get the facts on salt: http://ow.ly/Wbwq2
"21.12.2015 15:20:24" Timeline Photos Over 30? Find out if your heart age is higher or lower than your actual age: http://ow.ly/Wb7Be
"21.12.2015 13:51:16" Dry January Feel like you've over-indulged already and it isn't even Christmas yet? Give your body a month off in the New Year and feel lighter and brighter! Sign up now and bid the booze goodbye for 31 days www.dryjanuary.org.uk
"21.12.2015 12:02:16" Timeline Photos Evidence suggests sitting for too long is bad for you, no matter how much exercise you do. Here's why: http://ow.ly/W5olw
"21.12.2015 11:00:01" Timeline Photos If you care for an older friend, relative or neighbour make sure they stay well and warm this winter.
For more information visit www.nhs.uk/staywell
"21.12.2015 10:01:45" Timeline Photos After three glasses of white wine, your reaction time slows and your liver has to work harder. Check out this drink-by-drink guide to the effects of binge drinking: http://ow.ly/W5mml
"20.12.2015 16:02:03" Timeline Photos Did you know that you have the right to choose where you receive many types of NHS treatment? Find out all about patient choice here: http://ow.ly/W5wTz
"20.12.2015 12:31:06" Timeline Photos Did you know one of the possible symptoms of hypothermia is slurred speech?
Babies and older people are both at risk of hypothermia during the winter months. Find out how to spot it with our symptom guide: http://ow.ly/W5w7E
"20.12.2015 08:01:12" Timeline Photos Sexual health problems peak just after Christmas.
If you're worried about an STI, we've got information about how and why you should get tested: http://ow.ly/W5vQM
"19.12.2015 16:02:07" Timeline Photos How exercise can help older people stay healthy, energetic and independent well into old age: http://ow.ly/W5ub9
"19.12.2015 13:01:30" Timeline Photos With Christmas just days away, check out our advice on storing, washing and preparing fruit and vegetables to prevent food poisoning: http://ow.ly/W5sY4
"19.12.2015 10:01:16" Timeline Photos Fibre is an important part of a healthy diet. Here's why: http://ow.ly/W5su9
"19.12.2015 08:01:01" Timeline Photos If you're suffering from depression, Christmas can make things even worse.
You're not alone. Learn about the help that can get you back on your feet: http://ow.ly/W5r5N
"17.12.2015 10:56:34" nhs.uk Stay Well This Winter Winter conditions can be bad for your health.
If you take care of someone 65 or over, make sure they stay well this winter. Find out how www.nhs.uk/staywell
"15.12.2015 15:30:01" nhs.uk Stay well this Winter If someone you care for has a long-term health condition, you know winter can be particularly difficult.
Minimise further illness by ensuring they stay warm this winter. Visit www.nhs.uk/staywell for more information
"15.12.2015 11:17:15" nhs.uk Is green tea a superfood? - Live Well - NHS Choices From weight loss wonder to cancer cure, we examine the latest research to see if the health claims about green tea are supported by the evidence. It's International Tea Day!
Is green tea the elixir of life or just hype? We take a look at the evidence: http://ow.ly/VTt5b
"14.12.2015 15:40:55" Timeline Photos Winter can have serious effects on our health. If you, or someone you know takes care of someone aged 65 or over make sure they stay warm this winter. Keeping the home over 18°C (65F) and closing windows at night is recommended.
"12.12.2015 11:00:02" nhs.uk Five safer sex tips for the party season - Live Well - NHS Choices Five sex tips for the party season to help you avoid STIs and unplanned pregnancy, and advice on stocking up on contraception. Our 5 safer sex tips for the festive season will help prevent an accident becoming a crisis: http://ow.ly/VCkua
"11.12.2015 14:41:53" nhs.uk Keep calm at Christmas - Live Well - NHS Choices How to have a stress-free Christmas, including avoiding family arguments and sharing the workload. Having christmas with the family? Find out how to keep it as stress-free as possible: http://ow.ly/VCkMG
"10.12.2015 11:50:31" nhs.uk Running in winter - Live Well - NHS Choices Get tips for running outdoors in winter, including clothing, safety, warming up and cooling down, motivation and whether you should run if you have a cold. Don't let cold weather put you off running. Use these tips to stay on track in winter: http://ow.ly/VFNUc
"08.12.2015 12:03:26" nhs.uk Healthy Christmas snacks - Live Well - NHS Choices When it comes to snacks and treats, temptation is all around us at Christmas. Here are some healthier options. Snacking can pile on the pounds over Christmas.
Here are some healthy but tasty alternatives: http://ow.ly/VBO1Y
"07.12.2015 20:01:49" Timeline Photos Pharmacists are here to help and can offer professional advice at the first signs of illness. The sooner you get advice the better. www.nhs.uk/staywell
"07.12.2015 11:12:44" Timeline Photos Our Norovirus schools guide (PDF) is designed for early years professionals, in order to prevent spread and cope with outbreaks. See here: http://ow.ly/VyUiF
The guide also includes a printer-friendly copy of this infographic, which can be printed
"05.12.2015 11:00:00" nhs.uk Sore throat - Treatment - NHS Choices Sore throats are not usually serious and the condition often passes in three to seven days. Painkillers and self care are often recommended. Treatments you can use at home to relieve symptoms of a sore throat: http://ow.ly/VuRx9
"04.12.2015 16:19:55" nhs.uk Hangovers Splitting headaches, sickness, dizziness, dehydration: everyone who's ever drunk too much knows the consequences of it. The weekend is approaching!
If you are drinking alcohol this weekend, drink sensibly and follow these tips to keep hangovers away:
"03.12.2015 18:45:00" nhs.uk Stay well this winter The flu jab is free for anyone aged 65 or over and those with a long-term health condition.
Don't put it off, speak to your GP or a pharmacist
"03.12.2015 12:11:32" nhs.uk 10 tips to beat insomnia - Live Well - NHS Choices 10 ways to beat insomnia, including bedtime routine, creating a restful environment, more exercise, drinking less coffee and dealing with worries. Restless sleeper? Even if you're not affected by insomnia, following these simple lifestyle changes can greatly improve your quality of sleep: http://ow.ly/Vq8kW
"01.12.2015 14:14:23" nhs.uk HIV and AIDS - NHS Choices HIV is a virus most commonly caught by having unprotected sex or by sharing infected needles and other injecting equipment to inject drugs. Today is World AIDS Day - AIDS is the final stage of HIV infection.
See information on treatment, diagnosis, HIV and the importance getting tested as soon as possible: http://ow.ly/Vk5lq
"30.11.2015 11:59:51" The free nasal spray for children aged 2, 3, and 4 and in school years 1 and 2 is quick, painless, and effective.
Watch Channel Mum and Dr. Ranj speak about the flu vaccination here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RfljWoIGTc
For more information
"27.11.2015 10:37:52" nhs.uk Overcoming the barriers to exercise - Live Well - NHS Choices We all know that exercise is good for our physical health, but did you know that it can have a noticeable effect on your mental health, too? Sometimes, the task that seems hardest to start, is the most rewarding.
See information on overcoming the barriers to exercise.
"25.11.2015 13:43:10" nhs.uk Get ready for winter Visit http://www.nhs.uk/staywell to learn more Keeping warm over winter can help prevent unnecessary illness. This is especially important if you suffer from a long-term health condition. Find out more about how to stay well this winter: www.nhs.uk/staywell
"23.11.2015 16:20:14" Timeline Photos If someone you care for is 65 or over, there are things you can do to ensure they stay well this winter.
Start by making sure they are warm. Find more winter tips here: www.nhs.uk/staywell
"22.11.2015 08:30:01" Timeline Photos Use our Winter checklist this winter to stay well po.st/winter1
"21.11.2015 08:30:00" Timeline Photos Restock - with enough food and medicines through the festive season. po.st/winteR