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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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Maintenance changes

11:37am Tuesday 19th August 2014 content supplied by Netmums

Arranging Child Maintenance with your child’s other parent 

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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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Labels

1:12pm Monday 18th August 2014 content supplied by Netmums

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.

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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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Garden games

8:59pm Sunday 17th August 2014 content supplied by Netmums

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.

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SEN reforms

11:35am Sunday 17th August 2014 content supplied by Netmums

The changes are introduced in a new law called the Children and Families Act 2014. The law applies to England only.

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Baby development

5:15pm Saturday 16th August 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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Staying healthy in pregnancy

11:05am Friday 15th August 2014 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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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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High-salt diet linked to 1.6 million heart deaths

9:20am Thursday 14th August 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

"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...

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Is UK obesity fuelling an increase in 10 cancers?

9:00am Thursday 14th August 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

"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...

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Salt injections: not a cure for cancer

9:27am Wednesday 13th August 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

"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...

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Toothbrushing advice 'conflicting'

9:15am Tuesday 12th August 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

"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...

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Exercise may cut breast cancer risk, study finds

9:34am Monday 11th August 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

"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...

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'Safe' stem cell therapy may help stroke recovery

9:13am Monday 11th August 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

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...

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