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  1. Obesity

    Overweight and obesity are essentially preventable diseases.

  2. Obesity and hormones

    The hormones leptin, insulin, oestrogens, androgens and growth hormone are factors in obesity.

  3. Obesity in children - causes

    Once children are overweight, it takes a lot of effort for them to return to a healthy weight.

  4. Obesity in children - management

    If your child is overweight, you can help by making healthier lifestyle choices for yourself.

  5. Older people – preventing falls at home

    Falls are a major cause of injury for older people. Find out how you can prevent falls around your home.

  6. Oral sex

    Oral sex is using your mouth, lips or tongue to stimulate your partner’s genitals or anus. Both men and women can give and receive oral sex.

  7. Organic food

    Organic foods are farmed in a more environmentally sustainable way than conventional foods.

  8. Orienteering - preventing injury

    Orienteering organisations remove hazards where possible or clearly signpost them and warn all participants.

  9. Other specified feeding or eating disorders (OSFED)

    OSFED is now one of the most common eating disorders.

  10. Overseas travel – health tips

    The most common travel-related illnesses are gastrointestinal diseases from poorly prepared foods or untreated water.