August 2019
Tips and ideas for health and wellbeing from Health Navigator.

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General health round up

How to talk about your feelings
Talking about how you’re feeling helps you feel better and improves your relationships with the people in your life. But how do you talk about your feelings? Here are our top tips.
Tired of feeling tired?
Fatigue is the feeling of being tired all the time, even after you have rested. Most of the time fatigue is your body’s way of saying you need to make some lifestyle changes. However, sometimes it can be a sign of an underlying condition. Find out more.
Is that cut infected or not?
Ouch! It’s common to cut, scrape or graze your skin. While most minor wounds heal themselves, sometimes they don’t. Find out the common signs of an infection that mean medical attention is needed.
How to start exercising if you're out of shape
How do you find the motivation, time and resources to get fit, particularly if you haven’t exercised in a while? How do you choose the best type of exercise? Do you need a health check before you start? Find out the answers to these questions and more.

Parenting puzzles solved

Supporting someone who is self harming
Self-harm is when you damage or injure your body on purpose. It can be a way of coping with intense emotions or distress brought on by overwhelming feelings or situations. Find out how to support someone who is self-harming.
Why vitamin K is important for your baby
Babies have low levels of vitamin K in their bodies at birth. Without vitamin K, babies are at risk of getting a rare bleeding disorder. A single vitamin K injection given at birth is the most effective way of preventing this. Find out more.

Understanding your medicines

Many women can now buy UTI antibiotic without a prescription
Many pharmacists are now able to sell an antibiotic called trimethoprim for the treatment of urinary tract infections (UTIs). This is available without a prescription to women aged between 16 to 65 years, who are not pregnant and do not have any other complicating factors. Find out more.

There's an app for that!

Apps to support people with Parkinson's
Mobile apps have the potential to improve self-management in people with Parkinson's by supporting daily exercise and movement. There is a range of apps available – find one that could suit you or someone you know.

Video of the month

Is everything you think about addiction wrong?
Johann Hari makes a case for rethinking the cause of addiction. Watch his thought-provoking Ted talk.
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