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  • How to treat a cold

    1/9/2017
    Cold symptoms come on gradually and can include: blocked or runny nose sore throat headaches muscle aches coughs sneezing a high temperature (more than 38C in adults, 37.5C in children) pressure in yo...
  • How to treat back pain

    1/9/2017
    Back pain is very common and normally improves within a few weeks or months. Pain in the lower back (lumbago) is particularly common, although it can be felt anywhere along the spine – from the neck ...
  • How to treat diarrhoea

    1/9/2017
    Diarrhoea often lasts 2 to 4 days in adults and 5 to 7 days in babies or children. Diarrhoea can be infectious. To avoid giving it to other people you should: stay off work for 2 days keep children at...
  • Bereavement: life after being a carer

    1/9/2017
    When the person you've been caring for dies, support is available. See how former carers coped with their grief and rediscovered their purpose in life.
  • How to treat tonsillitis

    21/8/2017
    Tonsillitis can feel like a bad cold or flu. The tonsils at the back of your throat will be red and swollen. Symptoms will usually go away after 3 to 4 days. Tonsillitis isn’t contagious but the inf...
  • Dishes for Diabetes: Creamy asparagus soup

    14/8/2017
    This soup is a tasty dairy-free version using soya milk. Full recipe: 15g dairy-free spread 1 small onion, finely chopped 125g asparagus, chopped 25g plain flour 450ml vegetable stock 150ml soya mil...
  • Pilates for back pain: Seated waist twist

    7/8/2017
    It’s estimated up to 8 in every 10 people in the UK are affected by back pain at some point in their lives. Doing regular low-impact exercise may help protect it from further problems. This exercis...
  • Pilates for back pain: Standing on one leg

    7/8/2017
    It’s estimated up to 8 in every 10 people in the UK are affected by back pain at some point in their lives. Doing regular low-impact exercise may help protect it from further problems. This exerci...
  • Pilates for back pain: The Bridge

    7/8/2017
    It’s estimated up to 8 in every 10 people in the UK are affected by back pain at some point in their lives. Doing regular low-impact exercise may help protect it from further problems. This exerci...
  • Pilates for back pain: The Tabletop

    3/8/2017
    It’s estimated up to 8 in every 10 people in the UK are affected by back pain at some point in their lives. Doing regular low-impact exercise may help protect it from further problems. This exercis...
  • How to treat an insect bite or sting

    31/7/2017
    Most insect bites and stings clear up on their own in a few hours or 2 to 3 days. You can usually treat them without seeing a GP. To reduce the risk of infection apply antiseptic to the bite or sting...
  • How to treat sinusitis

    28/7/2017
    Sinusitis is swelling of the sinuses, usually caused by an infection. It’s common and usually clears up on its own within 2 to 3 weeks. In some cases it lasts a long time. You can often treat mild si...
  • How to wash your hands

    24/7/2017
    Washing your hands is one of the easiest ways to protect yourself and others from illnesses such as food poisoning and flu. But what's the best handwashing technique? Washing your hands properly sho...
  • How to treat tendonitis

    24/7/2017
    Tendonitis is when a tendon swells up and becomes painful after a tendon injury. You can treat mild tendon injuries yourself and should feel better within 2 to 3 weeks. This video shows the 4 steps kn...
  • How to prevent dehydration

    24/7/2017
    Dehydration means your body loses more fluids than you take in. If it isn’t treated it can get worse and become a serious problem. This video shows how you can reduce the risk of dehydration. For more...

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