Health and Wellbeing

Free sanitary products for schools in England

Free sanitary products for schools in England

Government funding for free sanitary products in all English secondary schools and colleges has been welcomed as a “huge step” by campaigners. 19 year old Amika George, who started campaigning on period poverty two years ago, said the move would make a “massive difference” to girls who struggled to afford tampons and pads. But campaigners… Read More…

Poor sleep affecting obesity and depression

Poor sleep affecting obesity and depression

People with medical conditions such as obesity and depression are more likely to suffer from poor sleep, according to The Sleep Council’s Great British Bedtime Report*. Of all the 5,000 people surveyed, 29% said they slept poorly most nights. But that figure shoots up to 45% for people who are obese and 53% for people… Read More…

School pupils to be taught about relationships

School pupils to be taught about relationships

From next September, primary and secondary school pupils in England will learn about relationships, keeping safe online and looking after their mental health as part of compulsory lessons. Children in primary school will have relationships education and this will be broadened to relationships and sex education in secondary schools. Health education for all ages will… Read More…

Young at higher risk of asthma attacks

Young at higher risk of asthma attacks

The charity Asthma UK has warned that young people are at a higher risk of having an asthma attack than any other age group with the condition. The findings come from a poll of more than 10,000  people with asthma, the poll also found that young people are twice as likely as people over the… Read More…

4 laundry tips for new parents

4 laundry tips for new parents

Once you bring your new baby into the world, it can feel like you’ve got a million and one things to do, and not enough time to do it. What used to be simple everyday tasks, such as laundry, can soon become much more challenging. That’s why we’ve asked Angie Tang, Senior Operations Manager at… Read More…

Could your family take on the SUGAR SMART challenge?

Could your family take on the SUGAR SMART challenge?

Bath & North East Somerset Council is searching for families who want to reduce their sugar intake and would like support in making healthier choices. Too much sugar in our diets contributes to obesity, tooth decay and puts people at risk of Type 2 diabetes. Earlier this month Public Health England revealed that children in… Read More…

UK 10 year olds have consumed 18 years’ worth of sugar

UK 10 year olds have consumed 18 years’ worth of sugar

In a new report launched in the past week it has been revealed that children have consumed the amount of sugar an 18 year old would have had in a lifetime by their 10th birthdays. The figures released by public health England come at the new Change4Life campaign launch which aims to help reduce sugar… Read More…

Help the NHS help you this winter by taking simple steps

Help the NHS help you this winter by taking simple steps

People living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Swindon and Wiltshire are being urged to do their bit to help the NHS cope with an increase in demand for services this winter. As the season gets underway and Christmas approaches, health and care leaders from across the region are asking people to do as… Read More…

NHS figures show more boys are being treated for eating disorders

NHS figures show more boys are being treated for eating disorders

According to NHS digital, the number of boys being treated for eating disorders is at an all-time high. Although there are still more girls than boys being treated for eating disorders, the number of boys aged 5-19 being treated had doubled in 2018. The data is part of a large scale NHS review of mental… Read More…

Study suggests skipping breakfast leads to childhood obesity

Study suggests skipping breakfast leads to childhood obesity

A new study that was conducted on children in Scotland has found that children who rarely eat breakfast are more likely to be overweight than those that do. Almost half the children who only ate breakfast occasionally were overweight or obese compared to 31% who always ate breakfast. The research was conducted for the Scottish… Read More…

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