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Your Baby's 6 - 8 week check

10:05am Sunday 14th September 2014 content supplied by Netmums

Before she's two months old your baby will be offered a medical once-over, usually referred to as the six to eight week check, or general review. Although the vast majority of a babies will be absolutely fine, it's a vital chance to pick up a number of potential health problems that could benefit from early treatment.

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Preschoolers

8:50pm Saturday 13th September 2014 content supplied by Netmums

Preschool groups

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Autumn

5:03pm Friday 12th September 2014 content supplied by Netmums

Autumn is the perfect time of year for getting outdoors and enjoying the beauty of nature. Dress up warm, walk in the crisp leaves, play conkers and finish it off with a nice cup of team when you're back home. Perfect.

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Pregnant drinking may harm kids' mental health

9:29am Friday 12th September 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Binge drinking ONCE during pregnancy can damage your child's mental health and school results," says the Mail Online. The headline follows an analysis of results from...

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Weight discrimination study fuels debate

8:41am Friday 12th September 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

Much of the media has reported that discriminatory "fat shaming" makes people who are overweight eat more, rather than less. The Daily Mail describes how...

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People may be addicted to eating rather than food

10:30am Thursday 11th September 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

“Food is not addictive ... but eating is: Gorging is psychological compulsion, say experts,” the Mail Online reports. The news follows an article in which scientists argue that – unlike drug addiction...

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Bacteria found in honey may help fight infection

10:00am Thursday 11th September 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Bacteria found in honeybee stomachs could be used as alternative to antibiotics," reports The Independent. The world desperately needs new antibiotics to counter the growing threat of bacteria developing resistance...

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Book your after school classes

8:50am Thursday 11th September 2014 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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My child has been accused of bullying

11:31am Wednesday 10th September 2014 content supplied by Netmums

As parents, our initial reaction to hearing that our child is involved in any antisocial and unacceptable behaviour is frequently disbelief, denial and embarrassment. We need to stand back and think before we react. Schools have rigid anti-bullying policies, and often use the expertise of other agencies to inform their practice, and we should be reassured that any incidents will have been investigated thoroughly. Schools will be keen to support all those involved in order to resolve the situation.

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Hundreds report waking up during surgery

10:30am Wednesday 10th September 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

“At least 150, and possible several thousand, patients a year are conscious while they are undergoing operations,” The Guardian reports. A report suggests “accidental awareness” during surgery occurs in around one in 19,000 operations...

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Prescription sleeping pills linked to increased Alzheimer’s risk

9:30am Wednesday 10th September 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

“Prescription sleeping pills … can raise chance of developing Alzheimer's by 50%,” reports the Mail Online. This headline is based on a study comparing the past use of benzodiazepines, such as diazepam and temazepam...

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Free family fun

8:24pm Tuesday 9th September 2014 content supplied by Netmums

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School reviews

2:56pm Tuesday 9th September 2014 content supplied by Netmums

1 of 10 Back to School book bundles from Collins worth £50 This month we are asking you to tell us all about your local schools. By adding a review or letting us know of any changes we need to make to our listings you will be entered into our prize draw to win 1 of 10 Back to School book bundles from Collins worth £50 each.

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Sibling bullying linked to young adult depression

10:00am Tuesday 9th September 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

“Being bullied regularly by a sibling could put children at risk of depression when they are older,” BBC News reports. A new UK study followed children from birth to early adulthood. Analysis of more than 3,000 children found…

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Regular walking breaks 'protect arteries'

9:29am Tuesday 9th September 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Just a five-minute walk every hour helps protect against damage of sitting all day," the Mail Online reports. Researchers found that people who took five-minute “standing breaks” every hour had improved blood flow…

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Ebola vaccine hope after successful animal study

9:29am Monday 8th September 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Hopes for an effective Ebola vaccine have been raised after trials of an experimental jab found that it gave monkeys long-term protection," The Guardian reports. An initial animal study found that a new vaccine boosted immunity…

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Wearing a bra 'doesn't raise breast cancer risk'

11:00pm Sunday 7th September 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

“Scientists believe they have answered the decades long debate on whether wearing a bra can increase your risk of cancer,” reports The Daily Telegraph. There is an "urban myth" that wearing a bra disrupts the workings of the lymphatic system…

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Reading together

2:29pm Sunday 7th September 2014 content supplied by Netmums

Reading to your child opens up all kinds of possibilities - you'll be familiarising them with new sounds, words and rhythms, as well as introducing all kinds of new topics to talk about. Listening to stories helps to develop their imaginations, carrying them off to new worlds, both real and fantasy, and introducing them to the many different characters and animals that inhabit those worlds. Find out more about getting into reading by watching this video from the Parenting Channel.

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Make a fabric hair bow

9:41am Saturday 6th September 2014 content supplied by Netmums

You will need:

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Gay people have 'poorer health' and 'GP issues'

10:30am Friday 5th September 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Lesbians, gays and bisexuals are more likely to have longstanding mental health problems," The Independent reports, as well as "bad experiences with their GP". A UK survey found striking disparities in responses compared to heterosexuals…

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1 in 5 child deaths 'preventable'

10:00am Friday 5th September 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

“One in five child deaths ‘preventable’,” reports BBC News. The headline was prompted by the publication of a three-part series of papers on child death in high-income countries published in The Lancet…

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How immunotherapy might treat multiple sclerosis

10:05am Thursday 4th September 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Breakthrough hope for MS treatment as scientists discover how to 'switch off' autoimmune diseases," the Mail Online reports. UK researchers have discovered that altering the activities of certain genes can change aggressive cells to protective cells…

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Claims e-cigarettes are a 'gateway to cocaine'

10:00am Thursday 4th September 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

"E-cigarettes could lead to using cocaine and cannabis scientists say," the Daily Mirror reports. In an article sure to prove controversial, two neuroscientists argue that nicotine may "prime" the brain…

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What is proton beam therapy?

12:00pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

Proton beam therapy has been discussed widely in the media in recent days. This is because of the controversy surrounding the treatment of a young boy called Ashya King, who has medulloblastoma...

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Your 6 week check

11:04am Wednesday 3rd September 2014 content supplied by Netmums

The six week check is a big talking point in our Coffeehouse, with lots of new mums unsure about what happens. Don't worry - we have all the information you need. The six week check is in place to ensure your wellbeing, both physically and mentally, after such a big change in your life. The doctor should cover a number of issues, including:

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Missing breakfast linked to type 2 diabetes

10:30am Wednesday 3rd September 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Skipping breakfast in childhood may raise the risk of diabetes," the Mail Online reports. A study of UK schoolchildren found that those who didn’t regularly eat breakfast had early signs of having risk markers for type 2 diabetes...

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Lumpectomy 'as effective as double mastectomy'

9:29am Wednesday 3rd September 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Double mastectomy for breast cancer 'does not boost survival chances'," The Guardian reports. Statistics from California cast doubt on the notion that removing both breasts in cases of breast cancer has a greater benefit than less radical surgery…

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Could watching action films make you fat?

10:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

“Couch potatoes captivated by fast-paced action films eat far more than those watching more sedate programmes,” The Independent reports. A small US study found that people snacked more when watching action-packed movies…

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Brain can be ‘retrained’ to prefer healthy foods

11:00pm Monday 1st September 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

“The brain can be trained to prefer healthy food over unhealthy high-calorie foods, using a diet which does not leave people hungry,” reports BBC News. It reports on a small pilot study involving 13 overweight and obese people…

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Heart failure drug could 'cut deaths by a fifth'

10:00am Monday 1st September 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

“A new drug believed to cause a 20 per cent reduction in heart failure deaths could present a 'major advance' in treatment,” The Independent reports. The drug, LCZ696, helps improve blood flow in heart failure patients…

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