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Summer feet tips

Use these 10 summer footcare tips from the College of Podiatry to get your feet in shape for summer. 1. Trim your toenails for summer Use proper nail clippers and cut straight across - not too short, and not down at the corners, as this can…

Summer safety for younger children

While it's important to be prepared for any dangers that children might face during the summer, it's also important to let them run around and have fun. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) believes that children's activity and play…

Stay gas safe this summer

Gas safety is just as important in the summer as it is in the winter. Poorly maintained appliances and boilers can cause carbon monoxide poisoning, which can be fatal. Find out how you can keep safe. Gas central heating may…

Barbecue food safety

Food poisoning cases double over the summer, so remember these simple steps to help keep food safe. Food poisoning is usually mild, and most people get better within a week. But sometimes it can be more severe, even deadly, so it's important to take…

Keeping safe outdoors

For most people, taking part in outdoor activities such as hiking is trouble-free, but there are potential risks. Find out how to plan ahead.  Being active is great for your health, maintaining your fitness and reducing the risk of conditions such as heart disease and…

Preventing hay fever

Hay fever affects around one in four people in the UK. Maureen Jenkins, Clinical Director of Allergy UK, offers some tips on avoiding the causes and reducing your symptoms. "The main triggers of hay fever are tree and grass pollen," says Maureen. "Pollen from…

Beach safety

Every summer, lifeguards respond to thousands of incidents on UK beaches. To stay safe at the seaside, be informed about the dangers and follow these simple tips. In 2014, lifeguards from the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) responded to 17,050 incidents, helping more than…

Sun safety for children

Exposing your child to too much sun may increase their risk of skin cancer later in life. Sunburn can also cause considerable pain and discomfort in the short term. That's why babies and children need to have their skin protected…

Festival survival guide

Music festivals are one of the highlights of the British summer, attracting hundreds of thousands of fans of all ages every year. Whether you'll be moshing in the mud at Reading or drinking and dancing at the V festival, there are…

Heatwave: how to cope in hot weather

Most of us welcome hot weather, but when it's too hot for too long there are health risks. If a heatwave hits this summer, make sure the hot weather doesn't harm you or anyone you know. This page covers: Why is…