Iron and your body

The main role of iron in the body is in the red blood cells where it helps carry oxygen. Iron is also important for our immune systems (to fight disease), brain function and muscle strength.

Women's Health

Contraception: vaginal ring

The vaginal ring (brand name NuvaRing) is a type of hormonal contraception. When used properly, the vaginal ring is an effective and safe way of preventing pregnancy.

Women's Health

Pregnancy planning

Whether you are thinking about having a baby for the first time or have been pregnant before, with a little planning you can give yourself the best chance of a healthy pregnancy and baby.

Babies & Pregnancy

Contact dermatitis

Contact dermatitis is the result of of direct contact with a trigger substance, such as a chemical or produce such as a detergent.

Skin & Hair

Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia. Find out all you need to know, including what causes it and whether it can be prevented.

Seniors' Health

Iron deficiency anaemia

Iron deficiency anaemia is when lack of iron means that the blood does not produce enough haemoglobin. A prolonged deficiency will produce anaemia.

Heart & Stroke