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Sleep paralysis

Sleep paralysis is a temporary inability to move or speak that occurs when you're waking up or falling asleep. It's not harmful and should pass in a few seconds or minutes, but can be very frightening. Many people have sleep paralysis once or twice in their…

Snoring

Snoring is where a person makes a snorting or rattling noise when they breathe during sleep. The noise comes from the soft palate and tissue in the mouth, nose or throat vibrating. Some people snore infrequently and the sound they make isn't particularly loud, while others may snore…

Stoptober 2018

Stoptober is back with a quit that’s right for you! The council is backing Stoptober and calling on our residents to take part in the 28-day Stoptober challenge to quit smoking for 28 days this October. The best way to quit is with expert help…

Stroke

A stroke is a serious life-threatening medical condition that occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off. Strokes are a medical emergency and urgent treatment is essential. The sooner a person receives treatment for a stroke, the less damage is likely to happen.…

Support to stop smoking

Quitting smoking is the best thing you can do to improve your health and wellbeing and to protect those around you. It’s never too late to quit, and you will start feeling the benefits almost straight away. There are lots of ways to quit, from…

The taboo of incontinence

Incontinence is one of the last health taboos in modern society. Embarrassment stops many people from accessing the NHS services that can help them. Why is incontinence so embarrassing? Incontinence is surprisingly common. It's estimated that one in four of us will have a problem with bladder control at…

TB

Tuberculosis (TB) is a bacterial infection spread through inhaling tiny droplets from the coughs or sneezes of an infected person. It mainly affects the lungs, but it can affect any part of the body, including the tummy (abdomen) glands, bones and nervous system. TB is…

Tips for caring for a disabled child

Caring for a disabled child can make your daily parenting duties, such as feeding, toilet training and getting them to sleep, more challenging. Read on for advice and information, or click on the links below to take you to a particular area of interest:  Feeding…

Transport and getting around with mobility issues

Although mobility problems make it harder to get around, transport has been getting more accessible for disabled and elderly people over the years. Find out how you can get help in the follow section in this page: Accessing public transport Getting discounts on public transport…

Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious airborne disease that is of public health concern in the UK due to a lack of awareness and stigma attached to the disease.
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