Fed up with burger and chips yet? Can't face another pot noodle? Planning a
monster feed when you get home? Then it's probably time to start cooking for
yourself. Have a look at
NHS 5 a day (that's fruit and veg not pints) for some tips on how to eat
well on a budget. We've also included an article on diarrhoea and vomiting just
in case your culinary attempts go the way of the pear.
Campylobacter (Diarrhoea and vomiting) An infection with campylobacter causes a gastroenteritis (commonly known as diarrhoea and vomiting).... [More]
Carbohydrates Carbohydrates should provide around 50% of your energy requirements and are therefore a very important part of your diet.... [More]
Carbon monoxide poisoning Students should be aware of the risks of carbon monoxide poisoning which still claims the lives of up to 50 people per year and injures four times this number. Some people are left with permanent neurological damage. Diagnosis can be difficult, as symptoms are vague and indistinct. They include.... [More]
Dietary advice on iron intake Insufficient iron in your diet, is one of the causes of anaemia. Iron is needed to make haemoglobin, which is contained in your red blood cells. It carries the oxygen to the cells in your body where it is needed to produce energy. If you do not have enough iron, there is insufficient haemoglobin to take oxygen to the tissues of your body. Common symptoms of anaemia include tiredness, dizzy spells, shortness of breath and palpitations... [More]
Enjoy eating a healthy diet and entertaining Thereís no better way to make new friends than to offer them food. If you can
get everyone invited to throw in a few quid, (or bribe them to wash up), itís
cheap and fun and you get the satisfaction of knowing that you and your pals eat
well at least once in the term... [More]
Ensuring students are under no illusions when it comes to gas safety Itís that time of year again, thousands of students across the country are
moving into their new houses for the start of the new university year.
However, not all digs are up to scratch and many students are more concerned
about where their next pint is coming from rather than how safe their new pad
Healthy eating Britain has one of the highest incidences of heart disease in Europe. This is principally due to our diet. If you want to protect your heart and reduce the risk of other illnesses, some fairly simple changes to your diet could be of significant benefit.... [More]
Meningitis - commonly asked questions What are the symptoms to watch for, with meningitis?
How common is the organism that causes meningitis?
What causes some people to become very ill from this organism?... [More]
Student Fire Safety Advice Youíre more likely to be preoccupied with new timetables and getting
reacquainted with mates and the student union than worrying about domestic
duties such as cleaning rotas, bills or crucially, fire safety.... [More]
Catching a cold on your summer break can really put a damper on
your fun in the sun. The common cold is caused by a virus.
Once you’re infected you can’t be “cured” until the virus works itself
of your system. Still, you can use OTC
Contac Cold and Flu and
lots of water to treat your symptoms and keep you
on your feet when resting isn’t an option.