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Life stages

Little girl holding peanut.

Food allergies in children

Babies are more likely to develop allergies if there's a history of eczema, asthma, hay fever or food allergies (known together as 'atopy') in the family. Learn about foods that commonly cause allergies, how to spot a reaction and when to seek medical advice. Read more about Food allergies in children
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Boys and puberty

Puberty is the process of growing from a boy into a young man. The body changes and the way you look at the world often changes too. Puberty happens to you while you are at school, swimming at the beach, or going to the movies. Here's what to expect.

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Getting pregnant

Out of every 100 couples trying for a baby, 80 to 90 will get pregnant (conceive) within one year. For some women this happens quickly, but for others it can take longer. Find out the best time to get pregnant and other tips on how to conceive.

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Elderly man shopping for fruit.

Eat well over 60

Your body changes over time. A balanced diet including plenty of fruit, vegetables, fibre, iron and calcium, will help you stay healthy. Here's what to eat, and how to maintain your apetite and keep healthy as you get older.

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End of life issues: nursing, treatments and procedures

The person you're looking after may have to undergo one or more types of treatment during the course of their illness. This article explains some of the treatments that the patient may need, including surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

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Last reviewed: 
February, 2013