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A third of over 70s report 'frequent sexual activity'

11:00am Thursday 29th January 2015 content supplied byNHS Choices

“A third of pensioners have sex at least twice a month,” the Daily Mail reports. A new UK study reinforces the point that sex doesn’t automatically stop once a person gets their free bus pass…

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Sugary soft drinks linked to earlier periods in girls

11:30am Wednesday 28th January 2015 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Sugary drinks may cause menstruation to start earlier, study suggests," The Guardian reports. A US study found that girls drinking more than one and a half drinks a day had their period around three months earlier than girls drinking two or less a week…

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Gift vouchers can help pregnant smokers quit

10:40am Wednesday 28th January 2015 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Offering shopping vouchers worth a total of £400 to pregnant smokers makes them more likely to quit the habit, say researchers," BBC News reports...

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Loss and bereavement

4:12pm Tuesday 27th January 2015 content supplied by Netmums

Coping with bereavement is one of life's major challenges. As adults the death of someone close to us can rock the foundations that hold our lives together, leaving us feeling desperately sad, lost and abandoned. What is especially difficult is having to cope with a bereavement when you are a parent because not only do you have to deal with your own personal loss but you must also help your child through a distressing and difficult time.

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Female lung cancer deaths 'may outstrip breast cancer' in 2015

12:12pm Tuesday 27th January 2015 content supplied byNHS Choices

The Mail Online states: "Lung cancer death rates among European women set to overtake breast cancer for first time this year," adding that "researchers blame high levels of smoking, especially in Britain..."

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Media dementia scare over hay fever and sleep drugs

9:54am Tuesday 27th January 2015 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Hay fever tablets raise risk of Alzheimer's," is the main front page news in the Daily Mirror. The Guardian mentions popular brand names such as Nytol, Benadryl, Ditropan and Piriton among the pills studied...

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People with autism have 'unique' brain patterns

11:40am Monday 26th January 2015 content supplied byNHS Choices

"The brains of people diagnosed with autism are 'uniquely synchronised'," the Mail Online reports. Researchers used brain scans to study the brain activity of people with autism and found a distinctly unique pattern of connectivity…

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Brown fat may protect against diabetes and obesity

10:30am Monday 26th January 2015 content supplied byNHS Choices

“Fat can protect you against obesity and diabetes," the Mail Online reports. However, the small study it reports on was looking at brown fat, which is only found in small amounts in adults…

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Introducing a new pet into the family

2:01pm Saturday 24th January 2015 content supplied by Netmums

It's important to introduce a new pet into the household with lots of care and attention, not least in households where there are yourng children. The 'settling in' period is an important time for family and pet to get to one other, and it's vital not to overlook a few basic strategies to keep everyone safe and happy.

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Celebrate Burns Night

2:29pm Friday 23rd January 2015 content supplied by Netmums

Burns Night is a major highlight in the Scottish calendar and celebrates the life of the great 'bard' Robert Burns. Celebrated on or around the 25th of January each year, Burns' birth date, it has become embedded in Scottish culture, providing an opportunity to celebrate not just Burns' remarkable talents, but Scottishness in general. It's also a time of great revelry, eating and drinking!

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Statin use may be widening health inequalities in England

12:30pm Friday 23rd January 2015 content supplied byNHS Choices

'Mass prescription of statins ‘will widen social inequalities’' The Independent report. A UK analysis of heart disease deaths from 2000 to 2007 found that statins were far more effective for the richest 20% of the population compared to the poorest 20%...

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Angry Twitter communities linked to heart deaths

11:10am Friday 23rd January 2015 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Angry tweeting 'could increase your risk of heart disease','' is the poorly reported headline in The Daily Telegraph. The study it reports on found there is a link between angry tweets and levels of heart disease deaths…

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New heart attack test shows promise for women

12:00pm Thursday 22nd January 2015 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Doctors could spot twice as many heart attacks in women by using a newer, more sensitive blood test," BBC News reports. In women, for reasons that are unclear, a heart attack often doesn't trigger the symptom most people associate with the condition…

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Claims that 'men worsen labour pains' are unproven

11:00am Thursday 22nd January 2015 content supplied byNHS Choices

"It’s official: men really shouldn’t be at the birth," is the bizarre headline in The Times, as it reports on a pain study on women who were not even pregnant, let alone giving birth…

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Parties

2:37pm Wednesday 21st January 2015 content supplied by Netmums

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Nordic IVF outcomes improving - is the same true for the UK?

12:00pm Wednesday 21st January 2015 content supplied byNHS Choices

"The health of artificially conceived children has steadily improved in the last 20 years," The Guardian reports. Researchers who analysed data from Nordic countries described the decline in premature and stillbirths as "remarkable"…

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'Social jet lag' linked to obesity and 'unhealthy' metabolism

11:30am Wednesday 21st January 2015 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Social jet lag is driving obesity" is the misleading headline in The Daily Telegraph. A new study only found a link between "social jet leg", obesity and metabolic markers that may indicate a person has an increased risk of obesity-related diseases…

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Becoming healthier may motivate your partner to join in

12:30pm Tuesday 20th January 2015 content supplied byNHS Choices

“Fitness 'rubs off on your partner’,'' BBC News reports. This headline is based on a study of more than 3,000 married couples aged 50 and over in the UK, where at least one of the partners smoked, was inactive or was overweight or obese…

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Skull theory

11:32am Tuesday 20th January 2015 content supplied by Netmums

What is the skull theory? The theory sound simple enough - if you're having a boy, skull will look larger and squarer. If you having a girl, the skull shape will be rounder. A squarer jaw is also said to indicate a baby boy

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Does moderate drinking reduce heart failure risk?

11:10am Tuesday 20th January 2015 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Seven alcoholic drinks a week can help to prevent heart disease," the Daily Mirror reports. A US study suggests alcohol consumption up to this level may have a protective effect against heart failure…

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reward charts

10:38am Monday 19th January 2015 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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Shell shock remains 'unsolved'

10:30am Monday 19th January 2015 content supplied byNHS Choices

The Mail Online tells us shell shock has been "solved" after scientists claimed they have pinpointed the brain injury that causes pain, anxiety and breakdowns in soldiers…

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Could 'DNA editing' lead to designer babies?

9:54am Monday 19th January 2015 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Rapid progress in genetics is making 'designer babies' more likely and society needs to be prepared," BBC News reports. The headline is prompted by advances in "DNA editing", which may eventually lead to genetically modified babies…

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Book your after school classes

8:50am Sunday 18th January 2015 content supplied by Netmums

Clubs and classes for school-age children are not only after school, but can run at weekends and during holidays.

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Setting up a business

2:02pm Saturday 17th January 2015 content supplied by Netmums

Related pages Starting a business from home: know your market So you know what you are wanting to sell - whether it's a service or a product. The most important thing is that it should be something that people want to buy. Without a market your business will fail, so find out everything you can.

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Study finds care home residents 'more likely' to be dehydrated

11:30am Friday 16th January 2015 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Care home residents five times more likely to be left thirsty," The Independent reports after an analysis of some London hospital admission records found people admitted from care homes were five times more likely to be dehydrated…

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Staying healthy in pregnancy

11:05am Friday 16th January 2015 content supplied by Netmums

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.

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Coping with twins or more

1:56pm Thursday 15th January 2015 content supplied by Netmums

Quick links Caring for one newborn baby is quite challenging enough, but how do you manage if you're mum to multiples?

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