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  • Nail abnormalities

    Nail abnormalities

    Nails can tell you a lot about your general health but when might it be time to go to your GP for more advice? Use this visual guide to find out.

  • Exercises for older people

    Exercises for older people

    This interactive and printable guide provides step-by-step instructions for exercises focusing on strength, flexibility and balance. Get started with the sitting exercises and build up.

  • Penis problems: a visual guide

    Penis problems: a visual guide

    If you've got a problem down below, you really need to go to your GP or a sexual health clinic. In the meantime, here's a visual guide to some penis problems.

  • Carers photo essay

    Carers photo essay

    Photographer Andy Gallacher was commissioned to capture carers as themselves - at home as well as out having fun - with and without the people they care for. Explore the gallery to view the images of unpaid carers and read about their lives.

  • Mole slideshow

    Mole slideshow

    Learn the ABCDE of moles to help you keep an eye out for any signs that might be a cause for concern, such as a change in the border, colour or diameter of a mole.

  • Heavy periods self-assessment

    Heavy periods self-assessment

    Heavy periods are not necessarily a sign there is anything wrong, but they can affect you in a number of ways. This assessment will help you to gauge how heavy your periods are and will explain more about treatment options.

  • Back pain guide

    Back pain guide

    Nearly all of us will experience back pain at some point in our lives. Explore this guide for more on different types of back pain, ways of preventing it and get advice on treatment.

  • BMI calculator and tracker iPhone app

    BMI iPhone app

    Download the BMI healthy weight calculator and tracker app to your iPhone or iPod touch. You can use it to calculate BMI for anyone over two years old and track the whole family's BMI over time.

  • Wellbeing self-assessment

    Wellbeing self-assessment

    Good mental wellbeing - or happiness - is about more than avoiding mental health problems. It means feeling good and functioning well. Take this short test to see how you rate on the wellbeing scale.

BMI iPhone app

BMI calculator and tracker iPhone app

The NHS BMI healthy weight calculator and tracker iPhone app lets you calculate BMI for anyone over two years old.

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