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Is passive smoking harmful?

31 May 2019

Yes. Breathing in someone else’s cigarette smoke (passive smoking or secondhand smoking) can increase your risk of cancer and other health problems. It is also particularly harmful for children. Smoke stays in the air When someone smokes a cigarette, the smoke from the burning tip is released into the air. So is the smoke they […]

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Physical activity guidelines for older adults

19 May 2019

How much physical activity do older adults aged 65 and over need to do to keep healthy? To stay healthy or to improve health, older adults need to do two types of physical activity each week: aerobic and strength exercises.  The amount of physical activity you need to do each week depends on your age, older […]

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What is asthma?

27 Apr 2019

Asthma is a long-term condition that affects your airways – the tubes that carry air in and out of your lungs. You could say that someone with asthma has ‘sensitive’ airways that are inflamed and ready to react when they come into contact with something they don’t like. Asthma tends to run in families, especially […]

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Helping someone with dementia with everyday tasks

16 Mar 2019

When a person with dementia finds that their mental abilities are declining, they’re likely to feel anxious, stressed and scared. They may be aware of their increasing clumsiness and inability to remember things, and this can be very frustrating and upsetting for them. If you are looking after someone with dementia, you can help them […]

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Five lifestyle tips for a healthy tummy

28 Dec 2018

1. Beat stress to ease tummy troubles You may have noticed a feeling of unease in your stomach during times of stress. That’s because anxiety and worry can upset the delicate balance of digestion. In some people stress slows down digestion, causing bloating, pain and constipation, while in others it speeds it up causing diarrhoea […]

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The flu jab

27 Oct 2018

Flu vaccination is available every year on the NHS to help protect adults and children at risk of flu and its complications. Flu can be unpleasant, but if you are otherwise healthy it will usually clear up on its own within a week. However, flu can be more severe in certain people, such as: · […]

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