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Cosmetic surgery: is it right for you?

Having cosmetic surgery, such as breast implants or rhinoplasty (nose job), is a big decision. Consultant psychologist Eileen Bradbury suggests the 10 questions to ask yourself before deciding whether you want it. Bradbury specialises in the psychology of appearance, and has worked for 20 years with people who are considering…

Couch to 5K: tips for new runners

Expert advice to get you started on the Couch to 5K running plan, including what to wear, warming up and nutrition. What to wear If you haven't exercised for a while, chances are you may not have any suitable clothing. Don't let this be an…

Couch to 5K: week by week

A week-by-week description of the nine-week set of Couch to 5K podcasts. Each week involves three runs. Week one For your three runs in week one, you will begin with a brisk five-minute walk, then alternate one minute of running and one-and-a-half minutes of walking, for a total of 20 minutes.…

Could I be pregnant?

If you're a girl and you have unprotected sex (without contraception) with a boy, you could get pregnant. Find out the signs of pregnancy and where to go for support. Pregnancy is a real possibility when you have sex, and there are lots of rumours about when…

Could you have asthma?

Many of the symptoms of asthma are similar to those of other conditions, so it's vital that you see your GP to get the right diagnosis. Asthma often develops in childhood, although some people get asthma for the first time as adults. Even then, there are often signs of…

Could your snoring be sleep apnoea?

Snoring can be a symptom of a disorder called sleep apnoea, which is hard to identify and has serious health risks. Sleep apnoea is very common, but less than one in four sufferers are diagnosed. Although sleep apnoea can affect men and women of all ages, it's most common…

Covid 19 resources for Schools, Parent and Carers in relation to children and young people who have SEND

In addition to the information below you may find the information links and downloads from the following webpages useful: Coronavirus (COVID 19) – latest updates Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) in relation to children and young people with SEND during period of Coronavirus (Covid 19) Attending…

COVID-19 Vaccinations for 12 - 15 yr olds - The jab protects your teen and your family

Cases of COVID-19 are falling in Torbay and life is getting back to normal, but this is thanks in part to the huge success of the vaccination programme. Figures show that vaccination among 12–15-year-olds remains lower than in other age groups. It’s important to remember…

Crowd surfing: is it safe?

Crowd surfing has become increasingly popular at music festivals, but it can cause serious injury. For some people, crowd surfing, moshing and stage diving are part of the culture of the music scene and they accept the risks. For others, it's dangerous and antisocial, and it…

Cut down on your calories

Many of us are eating too much, and not being active enough. That's why nearly two-thirds of the adult population in England is overweight or obese. Find out how much you should be eating and how to cut the calories. How much should you eat?…