Will childhood immunisation make my child autistic?
No. Any links between childhood immunisations and autism have been disproved.
What can I do to improve the health of my skin?
A healthy, balanced diet can improve your skin, as deficiencies in certain vitamins and minerals can cause skin problems, or exacerbate existing skin conditions. Staying hydrated and getting adequate …
What is a macronutrient?
A macronutrient provides energy as well as being important for other functions in the body. The three macronutrients in your food are carbohydrates (sugars), proteins and fats.
What are antioxidants?
Antioxidants are compounds that keep you healthy by neutralising chemicals, known as free radicals, in your body.
What is a healthy BMI?
A healthy BMI range is between 18.5 and 25. Your BMI is calculated by dividing your weight (in kilograms) by your height (in metres) squared.
What is flossing?
Flossing is cleaning the surfaces between the teeth by passing thread-like ‘floss’ between the teeth in a sawing motion.
What causes food allergy?
Food allergies are caused by your immune system reacting to specific proteins in food. A type of cell, called mast cells, release an antibody, called IgE. This is known as an IgE-mediated food reactio…
Why is it important to drink plenty of water?
Water is a healthy way to quench your thirst without adding energy. Drinking plenty of water throughout the day can help to reduce the risk of developing kidney stones and protect against some forms o…
Are there different types of hearing loss?
Hearing loss can be: conductive - caused by damage to the outer or middle ear; sensorineural - caused by damage to the inner ear structures, or; mixed - caused by a combination of both.
For how long do I need to brush my teeth?
To clean your teeth thoroughly, the inside, outside and chewing surface of each tooth needs to be brushed. This takes around 2-3 minutes.
Is it safe to stop taking medications without telling my doctor?
Stopping your medications without telling your doctor can be dangerous and lead to serious illness. If you wish to stop taking a medication, discuss it with your doctor. They may be able to recommend …