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Keyword: Summer / Winter Health Care; Language: English

Chilblains

the NHS website

Chilblains are small, itchy swellings on the skin that occur as a reaction to cold temperatures. They affect the body's extremities, such as the toes, fingers, heels, ears and nose. Chilblains are uncomfortable but can be prevented. They usually deve...

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Dehydration

the NHS website

Dehydration happens when your body loses more fluid than you take in. When the normal water content of your body is reduced, it upsets the balance of minerals (salts and sugar) in your body, which affects the way that it functions.

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Frostbite

the NHS website

Frostbite is damage to skin and tissue caused by exposure to freezing temperatures – typically any temperature below minus 0.55C (31F). Frostbite can affect any part of your body. However, the extremities – such as the hands, feet, ears, nose and lip...

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Heat exhaustion and heatstroke

the NHS website

Heat exhaustion and heatstroke are two heat-related health conditions. If they're not quickly treated, they can both be very serious.

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Hypothermia

the NHS website

Hypothermia is when a person's normal body temperature of around 37°C (98.6°F) drops below 35°C (95°F). It is usually caused by being in a cold environment. It can be triggered by a combination of things, including prolonged exposure to cold (such as...

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It's Cancer. You're bound to have questions

Cancer Research UK

This leaflet will help you find the services that will guide you through the many questions a diagnosis of cancer can bring.

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Keep warm, keep well: information for over 60s, low-income families, and people living with a disability

Public Health England

This booklet aims to help you maintain good health during winter and take advantage of the financial help and benefits available.

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Keeping warm without the worry

Macmillan Cancer Support

This new leaflet explains: - why you should speak to your energy supplier - how to look for cheaper alternatives - government grants, payments and schemes that may help - the changes you can make at home - other sup...

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Norovirus

the NHS website

Norovirus, better known as the winter vomiting bug, is the most common stomach bug in the UK, affecting people of all ages. The virus, which is highly contagious, causes vomiting and diarrhoea. As there is no specific cure, you have to let it run its...

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Seaside Sun Damage Poster

Cancer Research UK

A3 poster emphasising the impact of the sun in the UK. You don't have to be abroad to burn and damage your skin. (Available as download only)

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Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Royal College of Psychiatrists (The)

For thousands of years, people have noticed that the seasons can affect our mood. It was not until the 1980s, however, that the term Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) appeared. It is used for people who, although they sometimes become depressed in th...

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Spotting the signs of skin cancer

Cancer Research UK

Whether you’ve heard about it from a friend or family member, seen it in the news, or are just curious: if you want to know more about spotting melanoma skin cancer, this leaflet is for you.

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Sun Damage

Cancer Research UK

You don’t have to go to a sunny country to damage your skin. Wherever you are, enjoy the sun safely and reduce your risk of skin cancer with shade, clothes, and sunscreen.

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Sunburn

the NHS website

Sunburn is skin damage caused by ultraviolet (UV) rays. Too much exposure to UV light can make your skin red and painful. This may later lead to peeling or blistering. Sources of UV light include: - sunlight - tanning beds - phot...

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Want to Cut Your Cancer Risk?

Cancer Research UK

As we get older, our risk of cancer will increase, but there are plenty of changes we can make to reduce it, and it’s never too late to start.

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Winter wrapped up

Age UK (formerly Age Concern and Help The Aged)

Winter isn't everyone's favourite season and there's no doubt that the cold weather can be a worry for those of us in later life. But with a little preparation, and by following some simple suggestions we can help ourselves to stay healthy, safe and ...

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