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Information about HIV for people living in Southampton

What is HIV and how do you get it? HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus and it weakens your immune system by destroying healthy cells that fight infection and disease. In cases where HIV remains untreated, patients can develop AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) which…

Oral health

"She always had juice in a bottle, then she moved onto one of those ‘anyway-up cups’ because they are a lot less messy. I suppose she did have quite a lot of sugary drinks. I didn’t realise it would damage her teeth so badly. Now…

Healthy eating

“I knew by breastfeeding I was giving Rachel a healthy start. Where to go next was a little more confusing. It was tricky at first, but gradually we settled into a healthy balance.” Warning signs Your Health Visitor or GP should be able to alert…

Depression and mental ill-health in children

"At first I thought she was just being a moody teenager, but as the time went on I realised something was wrong. She’s getting counselling now - it’s slow, but I’m hopeful she’ll get out of this." Warning signs Not sleeping, mood swings, eating disorders,…

National Health Service

The NHS provides a wide range of general and emergency health services, most of which are free. There is also NHS 111, which is a confidential 24 hour helpline. NHS 111 can be contacted on 111. If you or someone close to you is feeling ill…

Drugs information and advice

People take drugs for all sorts of reasons, because they think drugs can make them forget their worries, because their friends do, or because they think it might be fun. However, taking drugs can become a habit. Some people depend on them just to cope…

Alcohol

People drink alcohol for all sorts of reasons. Many people enjoy alcohol and most of the time it is not a problem, but drinking heavily can damage your health, especially if you’re a young person. Besides damaging the liver, heart and brain, heavy drinking can…

Overweight children aged 2-5

More young children than ever are overweight, but there's plenty you can do to help your child achieve a healthy weight. Being overweight is bad for your pre-schooler's health now and in the future. Overweight children are much more likely to become overweight adults, putting them…

Underweight children aged 2-5

Two- to five-year-olds may be small, but they're growing and need the energy (calories) and nutrients that come from a varied and balanced diet. If your child is underweight, they may not be getting enough calories. If you're concerned that your child is underweight or not…

Testicular cancer

Testicular cancer is often put in the back of all our minds. And although it is rare, 2000 men on average are diagnosed every year in the UK. Ages range from 15 to 45. This article points out the symptoms we all should be looking…
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