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reward charts

10:38am Wednesday 1st October 2014 content supplied by Netmums

We've put together some cute reward simple and more detailed reward charts as well as placemats to colour in, based around pirates, fairies and monsters - you choose.

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Birthday parties

2:22pm Tuesday 30th September 2014 content supplied by Netmums

Getting started

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High levels of tooth decay found in three-year-olds

10:20am Tuesday 30th September 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Tooth decay affects 12% of three-year-olds, says survey," BBC News reports. The survey, carried out by Public Health England, found big variations in different parts of the country. Experts believe sugary drinks are to blame for this trend…

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Deep-fried Mars bars: unhealthy, but no killer

9:50am Tuesday 30th September 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

“Eating a deep-fried Mars bar could give you a stroke in minutes,” reports the Metro. However, the study that prompted this headline found no evidence that the Scottish snack can potentially trigger a fatal stroke within minutes...

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Child modelling

11:24am Monday 29th September 2014 content supplied by Netmums

As mums, we all know that our little ones are just gorgeous, but what can you do if you think your baby or child has the added extra to become a child model? Netmums has a hugely popular Child Modelling Club in the Netmums Coffeehouse where you can go to talk to other mums about child modelling.

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Will a 'wonder drug' be available in 10 years?

10:50am Monday 29th September 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Wonder drug to fight cancer and Alzheimer's disease within 10 years," is the headline in The Daily Telegraph. This headline is a textbook example of hope (and hype) triumphing over reality…

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Cherry juice touted as treatment for gout

9:40am Monday 29th September 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

“Daily drinks of cherry juice concentrate could help thousands of patients beat gout,” the Mail on Sunday reports. This headline is based on a small study that found drinking tart cherry juice twice a day temporarily lowered the blood uric acid levels…

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Baby development

5:15pm Sunday 28th September 2014 content supplied by Netmums

Quick links All parents are keen to see their baby reach the developmental milestones - each new ability ticked off is another sign she's healthy, and progressing normally. Developmental checklists for babies like the one below can help you to work out what to expect, and when.

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Indoor autumn play

5:01pm Saturday 27th September 2014 content supplied by Netmums

  Whilst the park is manageable in cold weather, there's nothing quite as cosy as snuggling up under the duvet in front of a favourite family flick.

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Could curry spice boost brain cell repair?

10:30am Friday 26th September 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

“Spicy diet can beat dementia,” is the unsupported claim in the Daily Express. Researchers did find that the spice turmeric stimulated the growth of neural stem cells in rats…

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Antibiotic treatments 'fail' 15% of the time

10:10am Friday 26th September 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Antibiotic treatments from GPs 'fail 15% of the time','' BBC News reports. In one of the largest studies of its kind, researchers estimate that just under one in seven antibiotic prescriptions in 2011 failed to treat the underlying infection…

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How to help your child if they are being bullied

9:43am Friday 26th September 2014 content supplied by Netmums

Joined by Netmums' Siobhan Freegard, This Morning's resident agony Aunt Denise Robertson rightly said 'School isn't always heaven'. But what can parents do to ensure their child is safe, happy and free from bullying?

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divorce and separation

1:00pm Thursday 25th September 2014 content supplied by Netmums

Separation and divorce

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Skirt size increase ups breast cancer risk

10:20am Thursday 25th September 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

“Skirt size increase linked to breast cancer risk,” BBC News reports. The story comes from a UK study that looked at whether changes in women's skirt size since their twenties was associated with increased risk of breast cancer...

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Media multitasking 'brain shrink' claims unproven

10:00am Thursday 25th September 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

“Multitasking makes your brain smaller,” the Daily Mail reports. UK researchers found that people who regularly “media multitasked” had less grey matter in a region of the brain involved in emotion…

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Life before kids v life after kids

9:01am Thursday 25th September 2014 content supplied by Netmums

  BC: Oh gawd - the stuff of nightmares. Especially if you were booked in for root canal treatment.

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Benefits of statins 'outweigh diabetes risk'

10:45am Wednesday 24th September 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

“Statins increase risk of diabetes but benefits are still worth it, say experts,” The Guardian reports. A large study found the medication lead to a modest increase in weight and subsequent diabetes risk…

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Ebola outbreak to get worse, says WHO

9:40am Wednesday 24th September 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Ebola infections will treble to 20,000 by November," BBC News reports, as the WHO publishes an analysis on the likely spread of the disease. The prediction from the US’s CDC is even starker, warning that over a million people could be infected by 2015…

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Watch less TV to prevent obesity, says NICE

10:30am Tuesday 23rd September 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

“Take TV-free days to combat obesity, health experts urge,” The Guardian reports. This is one of a range of new recommendations from the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE)…

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Nub theory

8:08am Tuesday 23rd September 2014 content supplied by Netmums

Read on to find out more about the nub theory and join the chat over on our Coffee House where many other mums-to-be are uploading their scan photos and having fun using the nub theory to guess what sex baby they are having. 

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Late cancer diagnosis 'costing lives and money'

10:30am Monday 22nd September 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Almost half of cancer patients diagnosed too late," says The Guardian, citing a new report that explored both the financial and health impact of late cancer diagnosis…

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Dry-roasted peanuts may be worst for nut allergies

11:00pm Sunday 21st September 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

“Dry-roasted peanuts 'worst for allergies',” the Mail Online reports. New research involving mice suggests that the roasting process increases the 'allergic power' of peanuts. Researchers exposed mice to small amounts of proteins derived from either…

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Mums 'feel shame' about how they feed their babies

11:00am Friday 19th September 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Mothers are made to feel 'marginalised and ashamed' when they breastfeed in public, according to an international study," the Mail Online reports. But the same study found mothers who bottlefeed also feel subject to criticism…

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'Angelina Jolie effect' doubled breast gene tests

10:30am Friday 19th September 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

“Referrals to breast cancer clinics more than doubled in the UK after Angelina Jolie announced she had had a double mastectomy,” BBC News reports. NHS services saw a sharp rise in referrals from women worried about their family history of breast cancer…

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Chokeberry extract 'boosts pancreas cancer chemo'

10:30am Thursday 18th September 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

“Wild berries native to North America may have a role in boosting cancer therapy,” BBC News reports. It has been found that chokeberries may help increase the powers of chemotherapy drugs in pancreatic cancer...

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Do artificial sweeteners raise diabetes risk?

10:00am Thursday 18th September 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Artificial sweeteners may promote diabetes, claim scientists," reports The Guardian. But before you go clearing your fridge of diet colas, the research in question – extensive as it was – was mainly in mice…

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Cosmetics blamed for raised child asthma risk

10:10am Wednesday 17th September 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Chemicals in make-up and perfumes fuelling rise in children with asthma," reports the Mail Online. One scientist, the website claims, suggests that women should take measures such as checking the contents of their make-up and avoiding using…

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HPV urine test could screen for cervical cancer

10:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

"A simple urine test which can detect the human papilloma virus (HPV) could offer women a much less invasive alternative to cervical cancer screening," The Independent reports. Research found urine-based testing…

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