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Common Health Questions

  • Q: When should I start giving my baby solids (weaning)?
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  • Q: Can I give my child painkillers?
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  • Q: How much salt do babies and children need?
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  • Q: When am I most fertile during my cycle?
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  • Q: How can I delay my period?
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  • Q: What are the health benefits of losing weight?
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  • Q: Why is my waist size important?
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  • Q: How do I choose a healthy weight loss plan?
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  • Q: Are sunbeds safe?
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  • Q: How long does alcohol stay in your blood?
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  • Q: Can I take cough and cold remedies while I'm breastfeeding?
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  • Q: Can I take paracetamol or ibuprofen with cough or cold medicines?
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  • Q: Can I take paracetamol and ibuprofen together?
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  • Q: Can I take paracetamol if I'm on warfarin?
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  • Q: Can I take paracetamol if I'm on antibiotics?
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  • Q: What should I do if I miss a dose of antibiotics?
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  • Q: Why must some medicines be taken on an empty stomach?
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  • Q: Why shouldn't I use over-the-counter clotrimazole cream or pessary for thrush too often?
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  • Q: Can I drink alcohol if I'm taking antidepressants?
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  • Q: When can I drink alcohol after finishing metronidazole?
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  • Q: Does cannabis interact with antidepressants or lithium?
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  • Q: Why must some medicines be taken with or after food?
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  • Q: Can I drink alcohol if I'm taking painkillers?
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  • Q: Why can't hydrocortisone cream be used on the face?
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  • Q: How should antidepressants be discontinued?
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  • Q: How often should I have an epilepsy review?
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  • Q: Can I drink alcohol while taking antibiotics?
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  • Q: Can I get my penis enlarged?
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  • Q: Is it normal to have a curved penis?
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  • Q: What should I do if my penis is torn?
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  • Q: Why is my penis smelly and sore?
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  • Q: What should my testicles look and feel like?
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  • Q: What is this lump on my penis?
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  • Q: What can cause orgasm problems in men?
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  • Q: Why can't I get and keep an erection?
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  • Q: Can I get medication for erectile dysfunction (ED) on the NHS?
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  • Q: What should I do if my erection won’t go down?
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  • Q: What is gynaecomastia?
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  • Q: When do I have to pay for NHS treatment?
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  • Q: Can I get IVF treatment on the NHS?
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  • Q: Can I get laser eye surgery on the NHS?
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  • Q: Do I need a GP referral for private treatment?
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  • Q: How can I get an NHS hearing aid?
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  • Q: Am I entitled to a free NHS eye test?
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  • Q: Do I have the right to refuse treatment?
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  • Q: Can I choose where to receive treatment?
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  • Q: How long will I have to wait to see a consultant?
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  • Q: How do I get a second opinion?
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  • Q: Why do I need folic acid in pregnancy?
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  • Q: Why should I avoid some foods during pregnancy?
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  • Q: Is it safe to fly while pregnant?
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  • Q: Can I have travel vaccinations during pregnancy?
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  • Q: Can I take my baby on an aeroplane?
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  • Q: Why should pregnant women avoid sheep during the lambing season?
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  • Q: Can I take hay fever medicine during pregnancy?
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  • Q: Can HIV be passed to an unborn baby in pregnancy or through breastfeeding?
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  • Q: What causes bleeding during pregnancy?
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  • Q: How long do babies carry their mother's immunity?
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  • Q: Where can I get abortion advice?
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  • Q: Are pregnant women entitled to free NHS prescriptions?
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  • Q: When will my periods start again after pregnancy?
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  • Q: Can I have sex during pregnancy?
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  • Q: How soon can I do a pregnancy test?
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  • Q: Is it safe to use hair dye when I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
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  • Q: Is it normal to have vaginal discharge during pregnancy?
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  • Q: When will my periods return after a miscarriage?
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  • Q: Is it safe to use fake tan during pregnancy?
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  • Q: Are sunbeds safe to use during pregnancy?
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  • Q: Are complementary therapies safe during pregnancy?
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  • Q: Is it safe to breastfeed if I have diarrhoea and vomiting?
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  • Q: What should I do if I think I've got an STI?
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  • Q: Do I need a cervical screening test if I'm a virgin?
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  • Q: How soon do STI symptoms appear?
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  • Q: Is chlamydia only caught through sexual contact?
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  • Q: What infections can I catch through oral sex?
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  • Q: Can a man catch thrush from a female partner?
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  • Q: What services do sexual health clinics (GUM clinics) provide?
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  • Q: Why does sex hurt?
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  • Q: Can I get pregnant if I have sex without penetration?
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  • Q: What causes bleeding between periods?
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  • Q: What causes a woman to bleed after sex?
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  • Q: Will I be tested for chlamydia during my smear test?
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  • Q: Can I get pregnant just after my period has finished?
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  • Q: How can I tell when I’m ovulating?
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  • Q: Can a tampon get lost inside me?
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  • Q: What is a well woman clinic?
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  • Q: Which dental treatments are available on the NHS?
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  • Q: What should I keep in my first aid kit?
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  • Q: Why do medications have brand names and generic names?
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  • Q: What age can children buy over-the-counter (OTC) medicines?
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  • Q: Where can I get an emergency supply of medicine?
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  • Q: What are blood types (blood groups)?
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  • Q: How can I find out my blood type (blood group)?
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  • Q: How do I understand my medical test results?
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  • Q: Can I get a paternity test on the NHS?
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  • Q: Can I eat and drink before having a blood test?
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  • Q: Can I eat or drink before an operation?
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  • Q: Why aren't children in the UK vaccinated against chickenpox?
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  • Q: Can my baby go swimming before or after vaccinations?
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  • Q: When do tetanus symptoms show up after an injury?
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  • Q: Which vaccinations are free?
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  • Q: Does my cut need stitches?
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  • Q: How do I know if I've broken a bone?
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  • Q: How do I apply butterfly stitches?
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  • Q: How do I apply a bandage?
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  • Q: How do I apply plasters and other dressings?
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  • Q: How do I clean a wound?
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  • Q: What are bruises?
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  • Q: When do I need a fit note (formerly sick note)?
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  • Q: What are pelvic floor exercises?
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  • Q: What are the incubation periods for infections?
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  • Q: How do I take someone's temperature?
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  • Q: How long is someone infectious after a viral infection?
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  • Q: Is pneumonia contagious?
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  • Q: Where can I use my EHIC?
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  • Q: Which travel vaccinations are free?
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  • Q: Which vaccinations do I need to travel abroad?
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  • Q: How do I get an EHIC (European Health Insurance Card)?
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  • Q: Can I take my medicine abroad?
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  • Q: How do I organise transport to and from hospital?
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  • Q: What is PALS (Patient Advice and Liaison Service)?
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  • Q: How do I make a complaint about an NHS service?
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  • Q: How do I change my GP?
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  • Q: How often can I have a free NHS eye test?
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  • Q: How do I get a referral to an NHS specialist?
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  • Q: Can I get my glasses repaired or replaced on the NHS?
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  • Q: Can I see a chiropractor on the NHS?
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  • Q: Can I get chiropody or podiatry on the NHS?
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  • Q: Can I see an osteopath on the NHS?
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  • Q: Can thrush harm my baby during pregnancy?
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  • Q: What are the risks of genital herpes during pregnancy?
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  • Q: Can rubella (german measles) harm my baby during pregnancy?
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  • Q: Can measles harm my baby during pregnancy?
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  • Q: Can mumps harm my baby during pregnancy?
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  • Q: What are the risks of toxoplasmosis during pregnancy?
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  • Q: Can cytomegalovirus (CMV) harm my baby during pregnancy?
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  • Q: What are the risks of chickenpox during pregnancy?
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  • Q: What are the risks of shingles during pregnancy?
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  • Q: What are the risks of hand, foot and mouth disease during pregnancy?
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  • Q: What are the risks of slapped cheek syndrome during pregnancy?
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  • Q: Do I need vitamin supplements?
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  • Q: Is saturated fat bad for me?
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  • Q: What are food additives and E numbers?
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  • Q: What should my daily intake of calories be?
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  • Q: How much salt or sodium is good for me?
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  • Q: How much sugar is good for me?
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  • Q: Why is fibre important?
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  • Q: Can a hospital patient with MRSA infection have visitors?
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  • Q: How do I access my medical records (health records)?
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  • Q: Do I need a tetanus jab (vaccine) after an accident or injury?
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  • Q: Can I demand a specific treatment?
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  • Q: What is the law on the sale of medicines?
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  • Q: What is a controlled medicine (drug)?
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  • Q: Is my baby at risk if I’m pregnant and have diabetes?
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  • Q: Who can write a prescription?
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  • Q: Where can I get travel vaccinations?
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  • Q: When is it safe to have sex after an abortion?
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  • Q: When is it safe to have sex after a miscarriage?
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  • Q: What is a fever (high temperature) in children?
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  • Q: Can I find out the sex of my baby?
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  • Q: Can having an abortion affect my fertility?
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  • Q: Can I have a cervical screening test during pregnancy?
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  • Q: How long is a prescription valid for?
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  • Q: What does a sex therapist do?
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  • Q: Is masturbation normal?
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  • Q: What is oral sex?
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  • Q: What is an orgasm?
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  • Q: Are sex toys safe?
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  • Q: How should I check my breasts?
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  • Q: Can my GP prescribe extra medication to cover my holiday?
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  • Q: Can I take cod liver oil supplements when I’m pregnant?
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  • Q: What should I do if I have discharge from my piercing?
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  • Q: How can I access an NHS dentist in an emergency or out of hours?
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  • Q: How do I complain about my dental treatment?
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  • Q: How often should I go to the dentist?
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  • Q: How much will I pay for NHS dental treatment?
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  • Q: Who is entitled to free NHS dental treatment in England?
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  • Q: What can I expect from my NHS dentist?
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  • Q: Can post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) stop me getting HIV?
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  • Q: What is the glycaemic index (GI)?
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  • Q: Should I stop taking antiplatelet medicines such as aspirin before minor surgery?
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  • Q: How can I improve my chances of becoming a dad?
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  • Q: Can I use bottled water to make up baby formula (infant formula)?
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  • Q: How can I have a healthy and comfortable flight?
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  • Q: How can I keep my baby safe during hot weather?
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  • Q: Can I get free liposuction on the NHS?
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  • Q: Am I entitled to extra benefits if I’m having twins?
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  • Q: How do I report side effects from a medicine?
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  • Q: What NHS services can I get in other EEA countries?
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  • Q: Can I use last year's sun cream?
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  • Q: Is colonic irrigation available on the NHS?
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  • Q: How do I check my pulse?
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  • Q: Is it safe to fly with a perforated eardrum?
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  • Q: What are the risks of group B streptococcus (GBS) infection during pregnancy?
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  • Q: How much alcohol can I drink before driving?
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  • Q: Can I pick up a prescription for someone else?
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  • Q: What are trans fats?
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  • Q: Can I use my mobile phone in an NHS hospital?
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  • Q: Why is smoking addictive?
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  • Q: Do I have to pay for treatment if I get ill abroad?
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  • Q: How long does cannabis stay in the body after smoking?
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  • Q: Is passive smoking harmful?
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  • Q: Am I entitled to any pregnancy benefits?
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  • Q: Can I have an X-ray if I'm pregnant?
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  • Q: How long does it usually take to get pregnant?
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  • Q: Can I go swimming after a piercing?
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  • Q: Can I get a mole removed on the NHS?
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  • Q: What is the umbilical cord?
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  • Q: What should I do if a baby is choking?
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  • Q: What should I do if someone is choking?
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  • Q: How can I gain weight safely?
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  • Q: How accurate are home pregnancy tests?
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  • Q: What is the placenta?
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  • Q: What is the amniotic sac?
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  • Q: How much weight will I put on during my pregnancy?
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  • Q: Can I stay with my child in hospital?
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  • Q: Do I have to tell my employer about my medical history?
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  • Q: How do I check someone's pulse?
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  • Q: How can I increase my chances of getting pregnant?
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  • Q: What are the health risks of smoking?
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  • Q: Can genital HPV infection be prevented?
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  • Q: Can people catch foot and mouth disease?
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  • Q: What's the difference between HPV and HIV?
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  • Q: Does a woman always bleed when she has sex for the first time?
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  • Q: Can I travel on a plane if I have a plaster cast?
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  • Q: What are well man clinics?
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  • Q: Why should I use dental floss?
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  • Q: Can genital HPV infection be tested for?
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  • Q: Can genital HPV infections be treated?
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  • Q: What is NHS continuing healthcare?
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  • Q: Can I take paracetamol when I'm pregnant?
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  • Q: Can I take ibuprofen when I'm pregnant?
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  • Q: Is it safe to use a sauna or jacuzzi if I'm pregnant?
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  • Q: Why am I at risk of oral thrush if I have HIV?
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  • Q: Can I get my stitches (sutures) wet in the bath or shower?
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  • Q: How should I care for my stitches?
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  • Q: What happens if I move while waiting for NHS treatment?
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  • Q: Can I choose to see a male or female GP?
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  • Q: What is moderate and vigorous exercise?
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  • Q: How should I dispose of used needles or sharps?
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  • Q: Where can I get a prescription prepayment certificate (PPC)?
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  • Q: Do I have an anxiety disorder?
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  • Q: Do I need to change my diet after gallbladder surgery?
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  • Q: My baby has oral thrush. Can it affect me if I'm breastfeeding?
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  • Q: What infections can animals pass to people?
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  • Q: Can I crush medicines before taking them?
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  • Q: Can I take paracetamol while I'm breastfeeding?
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  • Q: How long does it take for antidepressants to work?
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  • Q: Can I take hay fever medicine if I'm breastfeeding?
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  • Q: Can I take ibuprofen while I’m breastfeeding?
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  • Q: Why is gradual weight loss better than a crash diet?
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  • Q: Does grapefruit affect my medicine?
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  • Q: Can I take anti-malaria medication if I'm pregnant?
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  • Q: What should I do immediately after a sexual assault or rape?
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  • Q: How can I help someone who has been sexually assaulted or raped?
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  • Q: What are the risks of MRSA during pregnancy?
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  • Q: How soon can I use tampons after giving birth?
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  • Q: Can paint fumes affect my unborn baby?
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  • Q: How should I care for my plaster cast?
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  • Q: Do twins run in families?
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  • Q: What is skin glue?
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  • Q: How do I care for a wound treated with skin glue?
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  • Q: Can a broken thermometer or light bulb cause mercury poisoning?
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  • Q: Why are eye tests important?
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  • Q: How quickly can I see a GP?
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  • Q: What should I do if my GP removes me from their list?
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  • Q: What should I do if I injure myself with a used needle?
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  • Q: Can I go back to work before the end date on my fit note?
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  • Q: Can I get a fit note without seeing my GP?
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  • Q: How long will I be infectious after starting antibiotics?
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  • Q: Is sex painful the first time?
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  • Q: Am I masturbating too much and can it be bad for me?
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  • Q: Does anal sex have any health risks?
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  • Q: Can you have sex during a period?
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  • Q: Can you become addicted to sex?
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  • Q: Is it necessary to have an orgasm to enjoy sex?
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  • Q: Can premature ejaculation be controlled?
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  • Q: Can I get chickenpox more than once?
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  • Q: What if my NHS surgery or operation is cancelled at the last minute?
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  • Q: What is the risk of infection from someone else’s blood?
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  • Q: What should I do after contact with someone else's blood or saliva?
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  • Q: Can I get my tattoo removed on the NHS?
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  • Q: If my child has a fever, can I give them paracetamol and ibuprofen at the same time?
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  • Q: Can I give my child paracetamol or ibuprofen with cough or cold medicines?
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  • Q: How do I register as disabled?
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  • Q: If I pay for private treatment, how will my NHS care be affected?
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  • Q: Can HIV be transmitted through oral sex (fellatio and cunnilingus)?
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  • Q: Can you catch HIV from kissing?
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  • Q: Do condoms always prevent HIV transmission?
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  • Q: How long do I have to wait before having an HIV test?
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  • Q: Is HIV transmitted from a spot of blood on a door handle, toilet seat etc?
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  • Q: What are the symptoms of HIV and when do they appear?
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  • Q: What is the life expectancy for someone with HIV?
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  • Q: Where do I go for an HIV test/sexual health screen?
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  • Q: Why are pregnant women at higher risk of flu complications?
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  • Q: Why should I change my diet after a heart attack?
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  • Q: When can I drive again if I have a heart condition?
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  • Q: Can I drive an LGV or a PCV if I have a heart condition?
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  • Q: When can I fly after a heart attack?
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  • Q: When can I have sex again after a heart attack?
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  • Q: What do I do if I lose my EHIC or it gets stolen?
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  • Q: Is my unborn baby at risk of early-onset group B streptococcus (GBS) infection?
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  • Q: What are the risks of clostridium difficile (C. diff) during pregnancy?
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  • Q: Am I more at risk if my relatives have cancer?
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  • Q: How is cancer treated?
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  • Q: What do cancer stages and grades mean?
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  • Q: How are chickenpox and shingles connected?
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  • Q: How do you catch chickenpox?
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  • Q: How is chickenpox treated during pregnancy?
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  • Q: What if I'm pregnant and I haven't had chickenpox?
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  • Q: What should I do if I'm pregnant and I've been near someone with chickenpox?
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  • Q: Can I take controlled medicines abroad?
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  • Q: What is preconception care?
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  • Q: Should my child drink alcohol?
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  • Q: What complications can affect the placenta?
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  • Q: Can I fly if I have asthma?
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  • Q: What is a prescription prepayment certificate (PPC)?
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  • Q: What is the body mass index (BMI)?
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  • Q: What if I forget to remove my tampon?
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  • Q: How should my prescribed medication be labelled?
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  • Q: How long will my stitches (sutures) take to dissolve?
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  • Q: How long should I wear compression stockings after surgery?
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  • Q: How long should I wear compression stockings to improve my circulation?
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  • Q: What is HPV?
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  • Q: What if my cervical screening test shows HPV infection?
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  • Q: What are side effects?
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  • Q: Is it better to have a bath or shower after surgery?
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  • Q: When can I fly after surgery?
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  • Q: How soon can I go swimming after surgery?
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  • Q: Why shouldn't I change cat litter during pregnancy?
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  • Q: Am I pregnant?
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  • Q: Where can I get a pregnancy test?
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  • Q: How can I work out my body mass index (BMI)?
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  • Q: How should I collect and store a stool (faeces) sample?
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  • Q: How should I collect and store a urine sample?
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  • Q: Which foods cause tooth decay?
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  • Q: How can I see a GP if I'm away from home?
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