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    Spring is coming...

    A change in season offers the perfect opportunity to set yourself a new challenge. So why not make the most of the lighter evenings and take up a new sporting activity? Making simple changes to your lifestyle could make a big difference to your health.

    And with Easter just around the corner you'll be pleasantly surprised to discover five good reasons why chocolate can be good for you. Great news for chocolate lovers!

    With all this talk of sweet treats it's important to remember to look after your teeth, so brush up on your oral health with our dental health centre and keep your teeth strong.

    Got a health question you’re looking for an answer to? Ask our panel of experts.

    • A-Z Factsheets

      A-Z factsheets

      Over 800 factsheets from NHS Choices to help keep you and your family healthy.


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      Heart clock

      Take our heart clock test and find out what your heart is capable of.


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  • The articles and factsheets on our website provide details of a variety of medical and health related conditions and treatments. Some of these may not be covered by private medical insurance, so please contact us if you’d like information about what is and isn’t covered under our plans.

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Mild leaking heart valve.

The answer is that it depends upon the severity or the details of a leaky valve.

Stressful marriage break up.

I am sorry to read about the circumstances you find yourself in...

Where can I get a comprehensive blood test?

You would need to contact a laboratory.

I'm continually catching colds/flu.

The factors you describe can all decrease your immune system.

Europe and Asia hit by measles

Health officials want to see more measles vaccinations across Europe and Asia.

Pregnancy through IVF.

Congratulations to you and your daughter on the good news!

Bionic hands world first

The world's first thought-controlled bionic hands are transforming lives.


Most common dental conditions

Lifting the lid on the conditions that impact your oral health.


Dental specialists

Dentistry isn’t just about seeing your dentist. Sometimes a more expert opinion is needed.