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  1. Should I go to A&E?

    31/05/16

    Accident and Emergency (A&E) Departments are for emergencies. But what's an emergency? Would you call out roadside recovery if you ran out of petrol? Of course not. It would take ages and wouldn't solve the problem anyway. Yet every day hund ... More

  2. Finding a GP

    29/12/19

    How to register with a local doctor's practice The GP, the local doctor, is the first point of contact when you are ill or want health advice.  As well as doctors, many local GP practices have a team including practice nurses, sometimes counsellors a ... More

  3. FAQ - Mindfulness

    18/05/20

    An anyone-can-do-it stress-buster built on your breath. Ever get out of the car and not remember the journey? This ‘autopilot’ can drag mood down, especially when we have a lot on our minds. Get off autopilot by noticing what’s going on in the moment you’ ... More

  4. FAQ - Type 2 Diabetes FAQs

    25/07/18

    About 90% of people with diabetes have type 2. It can be controlled using diet and medication. What is diabetes? Read our Diabetes FAQs  for more on the symptoms of diabetes and the health complications it can cause. Tell me more about type 2 diabetes? Ab ... More

  5. FAQ - Type 1 Diabetes FAQs

    25/07/18

    You can't avoid type 1 diabetes. What is diabetes? Read our Diabetes FAQs  for more on the symptoms of diabetes and the health complications it can cause. Tell me more about type 1 diabetes? About 10% of people with diabetes have type 1. It happens w ... More

  6. FAQ - HPV vaccination FAQs

    09/07/19

    The pros and cons and options for vaccination against the HPV virus which causes cancers and genital warts. Since 2008, the NHS has offered a free HPV vaccine to girls and the vast majority are vaccinated. Boys are not currently vaccinated but in July 201 ... More

  7. FAQ - HPV virus FAQs

    13/07/18

    The HPV virus and the serious diseases it can cause. Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the name for a group of viruses that affect the skin and moist areas around the body. (It is completely different from HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.)  There are around 2 ... More

  8. It's good to chalk: snooker and health

    18/04/19

    Your Survival Guide to the 2019 World Snooker Championships. Once upon a time, snooker was played through a haze of cigarette smoke and alcohol. Not any more. Today’s players are fit and sharp and if you’re tuning into the marathon that is the World Profe ... More

  9. FAQ - Winter colds and flu

    10/01/18

    How to deal with cold and flu this winter – and help the NHS at the same time. The NHS is under pressure. In the winter, more than ever. In winter 2017, hospitals were urged to delay non-urgent elective care (which could include a diagnosis, treatment or ... More

  10. FAQ - Loss of sex drive FAQs

    03/11/16

    Loss of interest in sex (or loss of libido) isn’t unusual. It affects up to one in five men at some point. Loss of libido is no fun. Usually, it’s short-term – after a life-changing event like pregnancy or childbirth. But if it lasts longer, it can be a s ... More

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