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Choosin the right pet videos

4:47pm Tuesday 28th April 2015 content supplied by Netmums

Once you've decided on the right pet for your family Netmums is here to help you every step of the way with lots of advice on settling your new pet in, introducing it to your family and answers to the most common questions on pet ownership. Take a look at the Netmums  pets and your family section.

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Parents 'may pass anxiety on to their children'

12:00pm Monday 27th April 2015 content supplied byNHS Choices

The Mail Online has given stressed-out parents one more thing to worry about, saying: "Anxiety is 'catching' and can be passed on to children", adding that, "Attitudes of over-anxious parents can severely affect children's behaviour"…

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Baby development

3:14pm Saturday 25th April 2015 content supplied by Netmums

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Gene editing technique could prevent inherited diseases

12:45pm Friday 24th April 2015 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Researchers in the US have raised hopes for a simple genetic therapy that could prevent devastating diseases being passed on from mothers to their children," The Guardian reports…

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Air pollution linked to silent strokes

12:00pm Friday 24th April 2015 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Adults who live in towns and cities suffer ageing of the brain and increased risk of dementia and [silent] strokes because of air pollution," The Daily Telegraph reports. A "silent stroke" (technically known as a covert brain infarct…

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Surveys

8:39am Friday 24th April 2015 content supplied by Netmums

Children and travel survey - win a £50 Boots gift card Getting your toddler to sleep can be really tough - and keeping kids quiet on a long car or plane journey is almost impossible. But would you resort to using medicine to get them to nod off? Or do you think that's the wrong thing to do?  Please take our very short survey to be in with a chance of winning a £150 worth of Love2Shop vouchers. 

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New asthma treatment within five years, researchers hope

11:50am Thursday 23rd April 2015 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Asthma cure could be in reach," The Independent reports. Researchers have discovered that protein molecules called calcium-sensing receptors play a pivotal role in asthma. Drugs known to block these proteins already exist...

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A magnet for mosquitoes? Blame your genes

10:30am Thursday 23rd April 2015 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Mosquitoes 'lured by body odour genes','' BBC News reports. Researchers tested a series of non-identical and identical twins, and found that identical twins had similar levels of attractiveness to mosquitoes…

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St George's Day

2:29am Thursday 23rd April 2015 content supplied by Netmums

George soon accumulated a widespread following and many miracles were attributed to him - so it was inevitable he would become the recognised saint we know today. St George's cross (red cross on a white background) was utilised for the uniform of British soldiers and later became the flag of England and the Royal Navy.

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When contact breaks down

2:43pm Wednesday 22nd April 2015 content supplied by Netmums

My ex does not adhere to the contact order - he frequently brings my child back late or does not turn up for weeks on end. What should I do?

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Athlete’s foot cream could also treat multiple sclerosis

11:10am Wednesday 22nd April 2015 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Two common drugs – one used for treating athlete's foot and another for alleviating eczema – may be useful therapies for multiple sclerosis," BBC News reports. The drugs have shown promise in lab and animal studies…

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Coffee could make breast cancer drug tamoxifen more effective

11:00am Wednesday 22nd April 2015 content supplied byNHS Choices

"A cancer-killing cocktail of the hormone drug tamoxifen and two coffees every day was found to reduce the risk of [breast cancer] tumours returning," the Mail Online reports. The same study also found evidence that caffeine slowed the cancer's growth…

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Mindfulness 'as good as drugs for preventing depression relapse'

1:00pm Tuesday 21st April 2015 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy may be as good as pills at stopping people relapsing after recovering from major bouts of depression," The Guardian reports…

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Mistreatment of extreme morning sickness 'leading to abortions'

10:50am Tuesday 21st April 2015 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Extreme morning sickness causes 1k abortions a year, study finds," The Daily Telegraph reports. The report states that poor treatment of some cases of extreme morning sickness (hyperemesis gravidarum) is leading some women to terminate their pregnancy…

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Bliss partnership

3:35pm Monday 20th April 2015 content supplied by Netmums

Having a premature or sick baby can be a traumatic time. But at Netmums you're never alone. Here you will find support and advice on how to cope if your baby was born too soon or arrived poorly.

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Why you should drink (water) before you drive

12:30pm Monday 20th April 2015 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Not drinking enough water has same effect as drink driving," The Daily Telegraph reports. A small study found participants made more mistakes on a driving simulator task when they were mildly dehydrated than when they had plenty of fluids…

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There are six different types of obesity, study argues

11:00am Monday 20th April 2015 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Researchers have identified six 'types' of obese person," The Independent reports. It's argued that each type would benefit from a targeted treatment programme for obesity, rather than a "one-size-fits-all" approach…

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Real nappies

8:36am Monday 20th April 2015 content supplied by Netmums

Don't forget you can also sell your outgrown or unused nappies on our Nearly New page. Find more information about using cloth nappies using the links below:

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Book your after school classes

8:50am Sunday 19th April 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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Sheila Kitzinger

3:32pm Saturday 18th April 2015 content supplied by Netmums

Sheila Kitzinger's message was that, for most women, childbirth is the most natural thing in the world. The childbirth expert urged mums-to-be to trust their bodies and to question medical intervention in the labour room. A passionate advocate of natural and home births, Sheila argued that giving birth is a natural, not a medical event. Indeed, she had all her own five children at home.

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Abs mum gives birth

2:56pm Friday 17th April 2015 content supplied by Netmums

Here are the pregnancy photos that got everyone talking.

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Discovery could 'boost immune system's cancer fighting ability'

8:46am Friday 17th April 2015 content supplied byNHS Choices

The media is awash with news of a breakthrough that is "turbocharging the immune system to kill all cancers" (The Daily Telegraph) and a "game-changing new way to fight cancer" (The Independent)...

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Does happiness have a smell and is it contagious?

2:00pm Thursday 16th April 2015 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Humans can smell when other people are happy, researchers discover," The Independent reports; somewhat over-enthusiastically. In a new study, Dutch researchers investigated where happiness could be "spread" to others…

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Middle age 'starts at 60' claims media

11:45am Thursday 16th April 2015 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Middle age begins at 60, say researchers," The Times reports. A new population modelling study estimates that due to increased lifespan, what was once regarded as elderly should be seen as middle-aged, and this trend will continue into the future…

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DNA changes in sperm may help explain autism

12:30pm Wednesday 15th April 2015 content supplied byNHS Choices

"DNA changes could explain why autism runs in families, according to study," The Independent reports. Research suggests a set of changes in a father's DNA – known as methylation – is linked to autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in their offspring…

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Paracetamol may blunt feelings of pleasure as well as pain

8:44am Wednesday 15th April 2015 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Paracetamol may dull emotions as well as physical pain, new study shows'," The Guardian reports. The story comes from research testing whether over-the-counter painkiller paracetamol can blunt not just the feeling of pain but also emotions…

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No proof that bad relationships raise blood pressure

12:00pm Tuesday 14th April 2015 content supplied byNHS Choices

"If you have ever blamed your partner for making your blood boil, a new study could be the evidence you need to prove it's true," Mail Online reports. But the association between stress and blood pressure is much less clear-cut than the Mail suggests…

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Breath test shows promise in diagnosing stomach cancer

11:30am Tuesday 14th April 2015 content supplied byNHS Choices

"A simple breath test could help predict whether people with gut problems are at high risk of developing stomach cancer," BBC News reports. The test is designed to detect a distinctive pattern of chemicals associated with the cancer…

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