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Drinking water and your health

Drinking plenty of water daily is essential for good health and hydration. Find out more about why your body needs water to function.

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Hydration tips for children

Children are sometimes at risk of dehydration, especially in hot weather and when exercising. These tips will help keep them safe and healthy.

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Water and your health — infographic

If your body doesn’t have enough water (dehydration), it won’t function well. This infographic shows why drinking plenty of water daily is essential.

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Cholera

Cholera is an illness that gives you severe diarrhoea and dehydration. It’s mostly found in parts of the world with poor water and sanitation.

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Fasting for medical tests

For some medical tests, fasting may be required for a period of time beforehand. Learn more about different tests and when fasting may be necessary.

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Cryptosporidiosis

Cryptosporidiosis is a bowel infection caused by a parasite called cryptosporidium. Learn more about symptoms and when to see a doctor here.

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Quick read: Monitor your COVID symptoms

Know how to recognise severe COVID symptoms that will need medical attention.

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Hot weather risks and staying cool

Hot days and heatwaves can place extreme stress the body, and for some it can be dangerous. Here’s how to keep yourself and others cool and hydrated.

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How alcohol affects your health

Many of us drink alcohol, but there are side effects. Alcohol can affect your physical and mental health. Find out about the negative effects of alcohol.

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How to quit drinking in July

If you're concerned about how much alcohol you drink, consider taking a break this July. Here's how to quit for a month and to raise funds for cancer patients.

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