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A-Z health topics

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To find information on a health topic, browse the list of topics below. To find information on a medication, browse the list of medications in Medication factsheets A-Z. You can also use the SEARCH box at the top right of this page to find health topics and medications.

Facial swelling


Fallen arches

Falls: older people

Familial essential tremor

Family Planning

Family support for Mental health

Family harm or violence

Farsi interpreter card

Fast breathing: what to do

Fast heartbeat


Fatty liver

Fear of vaccination

Febrile convulsions

Feeding your baby

Feet: diabetes

Female-pattern hair loss

Female reproductive organs

Femoral hernia

Fertility problems

Fetal alcohol syndrome

Fever in children

Fever fit

Fibre and fluid for healthy bowels

Fibre-rich diet for children



Fifth disease

Fijian interpreter card

Filipino interpreter card

Fillings and root canals

Financial support: help with healthcare

Financial support for palliative care

First aid: cuts, scrapes and wounds

Fissure sealants

Fits: what to do

Five ways to wellbeing

Fixed flexion deformity

Fixed mallet toe

Flat feet

Flat head in babies

Flexible mallet toe

Floaters and flashes (eyes)

Flooding (periods)


Flu (influenza) vaccination

Fluid requirements


Fluttering heartbeat

Flying in a cast


Folic acid deficiency anaemia

Folic acid in pregnancy

Food allergies

Food allergies: prevention

Food banks

Food choices and warfarin

Food labels: how to read them

Food intolerance

Food poisoning: Campylobacter

Food poisoning: Cryptosporidium

Food poisoning: E.coli

Food poisoning: Giardia

Food poisoning: prevention

Food poisoning: Salmonella

Food poisoning: Shigella

FoodSwitch app

Food safety in pregnancy

Foodborne infections and pregnancy

FoodSwitch app

Foot & ankle orthotics

Foot & ankle arthritis

Foot exercises

Foot neuromas

Foot pain: ball of your foot

Foot problems in older people

Foot ulcers

Foreskin problems in children

Four-sided house wellbeing model

Four-year-old health check

Fracture risk assessment calculation tool

Fractured ankle

Fractured bones

Fractured bones (children)

Fractured clavicle (broken collar bone)

Fractured clavicle in children

Fractured fibula

Fractured forearm (children)

Fractured humeral neck

Fractured metacarpals

Fractured patella

Fractured phalanx

Fractured radius (children)

Fractured tibia

Fractured ulna (children)

Fractured wrist


Free dental care for school children

Free dental care for teenagers

Free healthcare for under-14s

Free maternity care: eligibility

French interpreter card


Frozen shoulder

Fruit and vegetables: how to eat more

Full blood count

Funerals and memorials

Fungal skin infections

Fungal toenail infection

Funny bone fracture

Funny turns

Fussy eating


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