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Study finds plain cigarette pack fears 'unfounded'

10:00am Friday 29th August 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Cigarette plain packaging fear campaign unfounded," reports The Guardian. After Australia introduced plain packaging laws in 2012, opponents of the legislation argued it would lead to a number of unintended consequences…

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Helping child adjust to baby

8:46am Friday 29th August 2014 content supplied by Netmums

Related links Bringing a new baby home is a hugely joyful, exciting experience, but if you have an older child the arrival of a new sibling can be a an emotionally confusing time. With everything going on and baby's routines taking over the household, older children can sometimes feel excluded and bewildered by all the comings and goings. Younger children in particular can react quite strongly to a sudden change in the status quo, so it's vital to offer plenty of love and reassurance as they adjust to the new family dynamic.

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Claims magnetic brain stimulation helps memory

11:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

“Magnetic brain stimulation treatment shown to boost memory,” The Guardian reports. A new study found that magnetic pulses improved recall skills in healthy individuals. It is hoped that the findings of this study…

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Tomato rich diet 'reduces prostate cancer risk'

10:30am Thursday 28th August 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

“Tomatoes ‘cut risk of prostate cancer by 20%’,” the Daily Mail reports, citing a study that found men who ate 10 or more portions a week had a reduced risk of the disease. The study in question gathered a year’s dietary information…

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Depression therapy aids other cancer symptoms

10:00am Thursday 28th August 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Depression therapy could help cancer patients fight illness," reports The Daily Telegraph. A UK study surveying people with cancer and depression has found that depression therapy can alleviate cancer-related symptoms...

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Immunisations

4:19am Thursday 28th August 2014 content supplied by Netmums

Your child will receive vaccination for eleven illnesses and diseases throughout childhood - the majority of which will be administered in their first year of life.

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Geocaching

1:23pm Wednesday 27th August 2014 content supplied by Netmums

If you'd like to find out more your first port of call is right here, where you'll find an introduction to the how's and where's of the wonderful world of geocaching!

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Does weight loss surgery affect dementia risk?

10:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Weight loss surgery 'reduces chance of Alzheimer's disease'," reports The Daily Telegraph. This misleading headline reports on a small Brazilian study of severely obese women before and after weight loss surgery. None of the women had any signs…

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Antidepressant use in pregnancy linked to ADHD

11:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

'Pregnant women who take anti-depressants 'could raise their child's risk of ADHD’' the Daily Mail reports. Researchers found that women who used the drugs in pregnancy had an increase risk of having a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder…

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child maintenance

2:33pm Tuesday 26th August 2014 content supplied by Netmums

Arranging Child Maintenance with your child’s other parent 

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Common bacteria could help prevent food allergies

11:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Bacteria which naturally live inside our digestive system can help prevent allergies and may become a source of treatment," BBC News reports after new research found evidence that Clostridia bacterium helps prevent peanut allergies in mice…

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Breakfast 'not the most important meal of the day'

11:00pm Monday 25th August 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Breakfast might not be the most important meal of the day after all,” the Mail Online reports.The concept that breakfast is the most important meal of the day is up there in the pantheon of received wisdom…

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IVF and relationships

12:14pm Sunday 24th August 2014 content supplied by Netmums

Some find it a relief when starting the IVF process, while for others the strain could increase. It is important to remember that this ‘strain’ is a shared one, and being able to discuss it and the treatment together is vital in maintaining a healthy, positive and strong relationship.

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Growing up

2:56pm Saturday 23rd August 2014 content supplied by Netmums

Growing up can be a confusing time, full of ups and downs for children and parents alike! Read our advice on dealing with the most common issues you may come across. From tips on forming new friendships to wetting the bed, we've got help for you.

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Win 1 of 8 Furniture Village £2,500 vouchers and 8 iPad minis

3:05pm Friday 22nd August 2014 content supplied by Netmums

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Autistic brain 'overloaded with connections'

10:30am Friday 22nd August 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Scientists discover people with autism have too many brain 'connections'," the Mail Online reports. US research suggests that people with an autistic spectrum disorder have an excessive amount of neural connections inside their brain…

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Dual vaccine approach could help eradicate polio

10:00am Friday 22nd August 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

Double vaccines "could hasten the end of polio," BBC News reports. Researchers in India found that using a combination of the oral and injected vaccines provided enhanced protection against the disease...

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Summer fun

3:06pm Thursday 21st August 2014 content supplied by Netmums

School holidays

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Botox may be useful in treating stomach cancers

11:30am Thursday 21st August 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Botox may have cancer fighting role," BBC News reports after research involving mice found using Botox to block nerve signals to the stomach may help slow the growth of stomach cancers…

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'Fat and 30' link to dementia is inconclusive

10:00am Thursday 21st August 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

“People as young as 30 who are obese may be at greater risk [of dementia],” The Independent reports. This UK study examined a set 14-year period (1998 to 2011) and looked at whether…

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Relationships and new baby

10:55am Wednesday 20th August 2014 content supplied by Netmums

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.

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Is breastfeeding inability causing depression?

10:30am Wednesday 20th August 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

Mothers who plan but fail to breastfeed their babies are more likely to suffer from postnatal depression, report BBC News and the Independent.

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Common antibiotic linked to 'tiny' rise in heart deaths

9:15am Wednesday 20th August 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

An antibiotic given to millions of people in the UK to treat chest infections has been linked to an increased risk of heart death, report The Daily Telegraph and The Independent...

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Are good neighbours really life-savers?

11:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

'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…

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Targeted brain stimulation 'could aid stroke recovery'

11:00pm Monday 18th August 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

"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…

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Depression 'common' in early Parkinson’s

11:00pm Sunday 17th August 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

“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…

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Caution urged over CT scan radiation doses

9:24am Friday 15th August 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

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...

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