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Cold sores are extremely common, especially in the colder months, and they’re nothing to be embarrassed about. But as soon as you notice the signs of an outbreak, it’s a good idea to start treatment to minimise your pain and speed up healing. The sooner you start treatment, the more effective it will be.

What to do when you feel a cold sore coming on

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David Saunders
Cold Sore Treatment
We explore one of the more controversial restrictions currently in place for those who wish to donate blood

Why are there restrictions on gay men giving blood?

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Worried about type 2 diabetes? Prediabetes diagnosis? Changing your diet could make all the difference

How your diet can help prevent type 2 diabetes

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Lesley Pearson
Protect yourself against illness this winter - these five habits may be putting you at risk

What are the worst things you can do for your immune system?

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Jane Miller
Prostate cancer affects one in eight men at some point in their lives

How accurate are prostate cancer tests?

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Now that the virus has been shown to be carried by UK ticks, what steps do you need to take?

Do I need to worry about tick-borne encephalitis?

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Mary Green
Are you considering a flu jab this autumn? Find out if you are eligible now

Can I have the flu vaccine if ...?

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It's natural for people who have been through a life-changing illness to experience worries about their health. But it's important to be open about how you are feeling and seek professional advice:

How to cope with anxiety after cancer

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Cleverley Duncan Otubo
Cleverley Duncan Otubo
Cleverley Duncan Otubo
There are lots of illnesses that we tend to think only strike children. But you might need to rethink some 'nursery illnesses' - they can affect adults too.

Childhood illnesses that can strike adults

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Hormones are the body's chemical messengers and coordinate some of our most complex functions. But what happens when they go awry?

Common signs of a hormonal imbalance

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