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Arthritis

Arthritis is a common condition that causes pain and inflammation in a joint. In the UK, more than 10 million people have arthritis or other, similar conditions that affect the joints. Arthritis affects people of all ages, including children. For full information and advice please visit the…

Atherton Start Well Family Centre

(A Sure Start Registered Children’s Centre) Supporting the communities of Atherton, Tyldesley, Astley and Mosley Common. What's on We are currently offering a variety of sessions for families, please select the activity timetable to find out more or contact your local Start Well Centre.  If…

Baby teething symptoms

When it comes to teething, all babies are different. But your baby will probably get their first tooth some time during their first year. Keep reading to find out how to spot when your baby is teething and what order your baby's teeth are likely to appear in.…

Bank accounts for kids and teens

Once a child turns 11, they can open their own current account. Also known as youth bank accounts, children’s current accounts are a great place to receive allowances, birthday money – and – when the child gets older – money from employers. Here’s how they…

BCG tuberculosis (TB) vaccine

The BCG vaccine protects against tuberculosis, which is also known as TB. TB is a serious infection that affects the lungs and sometimes other parts of the body, such as the bones, joints and kidneys. It can also cause meningitis. Find out more about tuberculosis (TB) Who should have…

Benefits

What are benefits? Benefits and tax credits are payments from the government to certain people on low incomes, or to meet specific needs. They can help you if you: Are on a low income Are out of work Have children Are pregnant Are sick or…

Blindness and Vision Loss

In the UK, there are almost 2 million people living with sight loss. Of these, around 360,000 are registered as blind or partially sighted. Being told you have a visual impairment that can't be treated can be difficult to come to terms with. Some people go through a…

Breastfeeding and drinking alcohol

Anything you eat or drink while you're breastfeeding can find its way into your breast milk, and that includes alcohol. An occasional drink is unlikely to harm your breastfed baby. But never share a bed or sofa with your baby if you have drunk any…

Breastfeeding help and support

Get off to a good start with this guide offering help and support for breastfeeding. 1-to-1 support for breastfeeding Midwives, health visitors and trained local volunteers (peer supporters) are there to help you get breastfeeding off to a good start. They can give you lots of…

Bullying UK

Information and advice on: Cyber bullying Bullying in school Bullying in work and more
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