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Preventing heart disease

There are several ways you can help reduce your risk of developing coronary heart disease (CHD), such as lowering your blood pressure and cholesterol levels. A low-fat, high-fibre diet is recommended, including plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables (five portions a day) and whole grains. You should limit the amount of salt you eat to no more than 6g ...Full Article

Signs and symptoms of sepsis

Sepsis is a common and potentially life-threatening condition triggered by an infection. In sepsis, the body’s immune system goes into overdrive, setting off a series of reactions including wides-pread ...Full Article

How even sneezing can make you faint

Fainting is a sudden, temporary loss of consciousness that usually results in a fall. Healthcare profes-sionals often use the term “syncope” when referring to fainting, because it distin-guishes fainting ...Full Article

Do I have bad breath?

Bad breath is a common problem that can affect anyone at any age. About one in four people are thought to have bad breath (halitosis) on a regular basis. ...Full Article

Coping with an anaphylactis fit

Anaphylaxis is a severe, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction that can develop rapidly. It is also known as anaphylactic shock.Full Article

Top tips for a healthy and comfortable flight

Pack well in advance. If you need to take medication, find out if you can take your medicine abroad. If you have children, bring toys, games and books in ...Full Article

Use the ABCDE method to check your moles

Moles are small coloured spots on the skin made up of cells called melanocytes, which produce the colour (pigment) in your skin. The scientific name for moles is melanocytic ...Full Article

Falling asleep suddenly could be narcolepsy

Narcolepsy is a rare, long-term brain disorder that causes a person to suddenly fall asleep at inappropriate times. The brain is unable to regulate sleeping and waking patterns normally. ...Full Article

Lung cancer: the myths and the facts

It can be difficult to separate fact from fiction about the effects of smoking on your lungs. Find out what’s true and what’s a myth. The facts Lung cancer ...Full Article

How to cut down on sugar in your drinks

Nearly a quarter of our added sugar in our diets comes from sugary drinks such as fizzy drinks, sweetened juices, squashes and cordials. A 500ml bottle of cola contains ...Full Article
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