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Having a baby is one of the most wonderful and magical events that can happen in our lives but they also bring many things that can test even the most solid of relationships.
'Having good neighbours can help cut heart attack risk, study shows' The Independent reports. A US study has found an association between high levels of 'social cohesion' and reduced heart attack risk…
"Stimulating the part of the brain which controls movement may improve recovery after a stroke," BBC News reports after researchers used lasers to stimulate a particular region of the brain with promising results in mice…
1. Stick-on name tags Sticky labels such as Stikins™ are quick and easy to use - you just pop it over the washcare label. No sewing or ironing required.
“Depression more common in early Parkinson’s,” BBC News reports, as a new study investigates the impact this degenerative condition can have on mental health…
Remember these ideas aren't confined solely to spring and summer; as long as it's dry the kids can wrap up warm and go outside any time of year.
The changes are introduced in a new law called the Children and Families Act 2014. The law applies to England only.
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.
These basic tips should start you on your way to healthy eating in pregnancy, or take a look at the Eatwell Plate to see if your diet is already balanced and healthy.
Want to know the most popular baby names topping the charts in the last 12 months? The ONS (Office of National Statistics) publish the most popular baby names annually and we've got the top 100 here for you. This is THE definitive list and shows the most popular boys and girls baby names in England and Wales. Has your baby's name made the list?
BBC News reports on a sharp rise in the number of CT scans being performed, exposing people to the potential health risks of radiation. However, as The Daily Telegraph says, it is not possible to calculate the cancer risk...
Remember how you used to play 'school' when you were little? Now is a wonderful time to revisit that old favourite. If you can rope in another family member such as Dad or Granny to join the game, it's even better. Start with you being the teacher and ask everyone to sit on a rug or blanket. Most reception classes use the carpet for teaching time and story time, and the desks for individual or group activities. Your child might be reluctant, which is where Dad or Granny comes in...your child won't be able to resist Mum and Dad playing school!
Take a look at some of the hot movies coming out this summer - great for a fun family outing.
"Salty diet 'causes 1.6 million deaths worldwide each year'," reports The Daily Telegraph. It goes on to quote a researcher saying this is "nearly 1 in 10 of all deaths from cardiovascular causes worldwide". This scary-sounding headline...
"Being overweight and obese puts people at greater risk of developing 10 of the most common cancers," reports BBC News. The news is based on research using information in UK GP records for over 5 million people...
"Salt injection 'kills cancer cells' by causing them to self-destruct," reports the Mail Online. Despite this headline, there is no new treatment for cancer using salt...
"Teeth-brushing advice unacceptably inconsistent," reports The Guardian, while the Mail Online reveals that a "simple, gentle scrub is best". These headlines relate to a small literature review that found...
"Exercise lowers risk of breast cancer after menopause," reports The Independent. This and similar headlines were sparked by a large study of postmenopausal teachers which found...
BBC Online today reports that "Stem cells show promise in stroke recovery". This accurate headline comes from a study showing how a new technique using a patient's own stem cells...
"Eating in restaurants no better than fast food for health," reports The Daily Telegraph after the publication of a study on the calorie intake of eating out...
"It's official; dieting does make us depressed," laments the Mail Online. A study of 1,979 overweight and obese people found that those who lost 5% of their bodyweight were nearly twice as likely to feel some symptoms of depression...
People lacking in vitamin D have a higher risk of developing dementia report several media outlets, including BBC News and The Independent. A study found people severely lacking in the sunshine vitamin...
"Halloumi and blue cheese saltier than seawater,” reports The Daily Telegraph, following the publication of research on the salt content of cheeses sold in the UK. Researchers looked at 612 supermarket cheeses...
Saturated fat in cheese, yoghurt and other dairy products may protect against diabetes, report the Mail Online, The Daily Telegraph and The Independent. A study has found that people with higher levels of...
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