Winter health

Keep warm and well

How to keep your family warm and well over the winter. Plus advice on financial benefits

Very cold weather

How to keep warm and look after vulnerable people if the weather turns extremely cold.

Flu and the flu vaccine

Your guide to flu symptoms and the flu vaccine, including who should get the jab this winter.

10 myths about flu and the flu jab

Find out the common myths about flu and the flu vaccination, and the truth behind them.

Five ways to stay healthy this winter

It may be cold outside but winter needn't be the unhealthiest time of year for you and your family.

10 winter illnesses

Find out how to protect yourself against the season’s biggest ailments including norovirus, sore throat and cold sores.

Wipe out winter tiredness

Feel sleepy when the days are shorter? You're not alone. Try these six ways to banish winter weariness.

Running in the cold

Don't let cold weather put you off running. Use these tips to stay on track in winter.

Avoid winter weight gain

Many of us get heavier as the days get colder. Here’s how to combat winter weight gain and remain slim for spring.

Asthma in the cold

Find out how cold weather affects asthma symptoms, and get five tips to manage your asthma when temperatures plummet.

Exercising in the cold

Boost your mood and stay in shape with our cold weather exercise advice.

Coping with colds and flu

How to look after yourself if you get a cold, cough or flu, and when to make an appointment to see your GP.

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Catch it, Bin it, Kill it

Find out how easily flu viruses are passed on and learn the simple measures that will prevent them spreading.

Carbon monoxide poisoning

Known as the 'silent killer', carbon monoxide gas has no smell or taste. Learn how to spot a leak and what to do


The norovirus group of viruses are the most common cause of gastroenteritis in the UK. Find out more about the symptoms and how to prevent infection.

Antibiotic resistance

Antibiotics cannot treat colds, most coughs and sore throats. Get the facts about antibiotics and learn more about the annual European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD).

Winter blues?

Find out how to spot winter depression, also known as Seasonal Affective Disorder, and how you beat it

Colds and flu

The difference between a cold and flu, symptoms, remedies and who needs to have the flu jab