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It's important to cook food thoroughly at a barbecue to avoid food poisoning. Find out how to tell when your meat is done.
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Find out how long you need to spend in the sun to get enough vitamin D.
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Why heatwaves are dangerous, who's most at risk in extreme heat, and how to keep cool and safe.
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How to prevent hay fever and reduce your symptoms, including closing windows and when to stay indoors.
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Stay safe in the sun, including sunscreens, sunburn, heat exhaustion, eczema, child safety and moles.
Summer holidays are great fun for children, but can bring risks. Here are some tips for keeping them safe.
Protect your skin against sun damage (including sunbeds) and reduce your risk of skin cancer.
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The creatures that are most likely to feast on you, including wasps, bees, ants, spiders, midges and ticks.
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Protect yourself from a sexually transmitted infection or unplanned pregnancy on holiday.
Get tips from a mountain rescue expert on how to prepare for a safe day out cycling in the country or hiking along the coast.
How to make sure you don’t catch or encounter anything nasty in the sea, river, pond or lake.
The sun, rain and seasons all affect how much pollen is in the air and how bad your hay fever symptoms are.
Summer means sandals, so make sure your feet are attractive and in tip-top condition before baring them to the world.
A guide to the plants that can sting, scratch or poison you and what to do if you or your family are affected.
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Media last reviewed: 11/03/2013
Next review due: 11/03/2015
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