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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

Getting started

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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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Inactivity 'twice as deadly' as obesity

11:30am Thursday 15th January 2015 content supplied byNHS Choices

“Lack of exercise is twice as deadly as obesity,” The Daily Telegraph reports. The headline is prompted by a Europe-wide study on obesity, exercise and health outcomes...

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'Hibernation protein' could help repair dementia damage

11:00am Thursday 15th January 2015 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Neurodegenerative diseases have been halted by harnessing the regenerative power of hibernation," BBC News reports. Researchers have identified a protein used by animals…

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Hair and beauty

2:00pm Wednesday 14th January 2015 content supplied by Netmums

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How therapy and exercise 'may help some with CFS'

12:00pm Wednesday 14th January 2015 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Chronic fatigue syndrome patients' fear of exercise can hinder treatment," The Guardian reports. Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a long-term condition that causes persistent and debilitating fatigue. We do not know what...

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Under-80 cancer deaths 'eliminated by 2050' claim

9:54am Wednesday 14th January 2015 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Cancer deaths will be eliminated for all under 80 by 2050,” The Independent reports. This is the optimistic prediction contained in a paper written by specialists in pharmacy from University College London (UCL)...

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Napping 'key' to babies' memory and learning

2:30pm Tuesday 13th January 2015 content supplied byNHS Choices

"The key to learning and memory in early life is a lengthy nap, say scientists," BBC News reports. The scientists were interested in babies' abilities to remember activities and events. They carried out a study…

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Could brain protein help people 'sleep off' the flu?

11:55am Tuesday 13th January 2015 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Scientists…believe that a nasal spray could be produced which boosts a protein so sufferers could sleep off the flu," The Daily Telegraph reports. As yet, the research has been confined to assessing the role of one protein in mice...

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Blood test may tell you the best way to quit smoking

11:40am Monday 12th January 2015 content supplied byNHS Choices

"A blood test could help people choose a stop-smoking strategy that would give them the best chance of quitting," BBC News reports. The test measures how quickly an individual breaks down nicotine inside their body…

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Does contraceptive jab make HIV more likely?

11:05am Monday 12th January 2015 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Contraceptive injections moderately increase a woman's risk of becoming infected with HIV," The Guardian reports. The headline was prompted by an analysis of 12 studies that looked at whether the use of hormonal contraception…

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