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Cat and dog kids' clocks

For each clock, you will need: Finished size: 20cm diameter ✤ 35 x 35cm turquoise or pink cotton fabric ✤ Scissors and pins ✤ Matching cotton thread ✤ Embroidery thread…

Salad

In Your Twenties And Thirties A hectic time when healthy eating might be low on our list of priorities, but it’s the time for laying down a healthy foundation. Eat…

Bathroom scales

Over half of us are now overweight in early adult life, and almost two thirds of us are overweight or obese by our mid-fifties. Obesity is becoming such a problem…

Cancer

Q Why is it so important to avoid infections such as colds? Chemo drugs suppress the immune system so there’s a much greater risk of a mild infection developing into…

Brain scan

Over half a million people in the UK (one in every 100)have epilepsy, a neurological condition that triggers recurrent seizures. These are caused by sudden abnormal electrical activity in brain…

Hands

The 27 little bones in our hands and wrists, anda network of muscles, ligaments and nerves, make our hands incredibly flexible, strong and precise. But repetitive and/or inappropriate use can…

Woman listening to music

  Eleven million people (one in six) in the UK are living with hearing loss, according to a new report, and this could rise to 15.6 million by 2035. But…

Sepsis

Sepsis (blood poisoning or septicaemia) develops when our bodies are overwhelmed by infection. It’s five times more fatal than a heart attack or stroke, and kills around 44,000 people of…

Rosemary or lavender heart

If you’re keen to start a simple new project on a quiet afternoon, we suggest stitching a handy herb-stuffed rosemary or lavender heart give any room, drawer or cupboard a…

Houses

Where we live is so much more than ‘just a house’. Rented or owned, it’s ‘home’, the place we create our nest, rear our families, store our belongings, make memories…

Diabetes

Around a million people in the UK are set to develop diabetes in the next few years, adding to the three million or so diagnosed, and around 590,000 who don’t…

Be your own doctor

NHS Self Care Week aims to help people understand what they can do to better look after both their own health and that of their family members. We’re already keen…

Garden lawn

If you are looking at your miserable, post-winter, weather-beaten lawn and thinking that perhaps you should replace it with paving, think again. This solution might be a low-maintenance alternative but…

Asparagus

Eat better Asparagus is an impressive source of the B-complex vitamins needed to produce energy and maintain the nervous system, explains Joanna Blythman, author of What To Eat (£9.99, Fourth…

Woman using drops for sore eyes

Eye redness means inflammation, and unless it’s very mild or brief, it should always be checked out. You’ll need same-day medical advice if you have injured your eye, wear contact…

Aspirin

Aspirin, discovered as salicylic acid in willow bark, has been used for centuries to relieve pain and fever. It’s a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) and, like other NSAIDs such as…