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  • Common health questions about BMI

    Body mass index (BMI) is often used by doctors and nurses as a way of talking about whether you are a healthy weight or not. But what does it really mean? NHS website editor Caroline Finucane explores...
  • Common health questions about chickenpox

    Chickenpox is a common childhood illness. But what steps should you take to look after someone who catches it? In this video Dr Rishi Duggal explains what to do if you or your children get chickenpox,...
  • How to treat constipation

    Constipation is common and it affects people of all ages. You can usually treat it at home with simple changes to your diet and lifestyle. For more information visit https://beta.nhs.uk/conditions/co...
  • How to treat a stye

    A stye is a small, painful lump on or inside the eyelid or around the eye. The skin may be red, swollen and filled with yellow pus like a pimple. Styes are common and should clear up on their own with...
  • Dishes for Diabetes: How to make afghan salad

    This refreshing salad is great to eat as part of a light lunch. Pepper may be used to season the dish. Full recipe: 2-3 large tomatoes, finely chopped (260g) 50g fresh coriander, roughly chopped 20g ...
  • Spotting sepsis in under 5's

    Sepsis is a deadly reaction to infection. If your child is unwell with a bug or infection - keep an eye on them. The following symptoms may be signs of sepsis.
  • Caring for a child with fever

    Fever is a common feature of childhood infections. Watch this video on how to help a child with fever recover as quickly as possible. Be sure to also watch our video on spotting the signs of sepsis so...
  • How to treat a sore throat

    Sore throats are very common and usually nothing to worry about. They normally get better by themselves within a week. See your GP if: your sore throat doesn’t improve after a week you often get sore...
  • Things to know before getting a tattoo

    Watch this video to learn what to look out for when getting a tattoo and how you can care for your tattoo once it is complete.
  • How to treat earache

    This video shows you how you can treat earache yourself.
  • Couch to 5k

    Get running with Couch to 5k! For more information visit http://www.nhs.uk/LiveWell/c25k/Pages/couch-to-5k.aspx
  • How to make hot lemon with honey

    This video shows you how to make hot lemon with honey at home.
  • How to treat glandular fever

    Glandular fever mostly affects teenagers and young adults. It gets better without treatment, but it can make you feel very ill and last for weeks. You should feel better within 2 to 3 weeks. Some peo...
  • How to treat sprains and strains

    Sprains and strains are common injuries affecting the muscles and ligaments. Most can be treated at home without seeing a GP. Read more on the NHS website: https://beta.nhs.uk/conditions/sprains-and-...
  • How to treat a nosebleed

    Nosebleeds aren’t usually a sign of anything serious. They’re common, particularly in children, and most can be easily treated at home. Sometimes the cause of a nosebleed is unknown. Certain people a...

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