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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…

A bedtime story for all ages from 1-10

A bedtime story for all ages from 1-10

Storytelling is the oldest of the arts. As far back as anyone can remember, experiences and feelings have been told to open ears. Reading to children before bedtime isn’t only good for helping to get them to sleep, it also benefits their development and gives them a head start at school, thanks to developing listening… 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…

Children in England to be taught CPR

Children in England to be taught CPR

News today has revealed that all secondary school pupils will learn first aid and how to use a defibrillator from 2020. Government plans state that basic lifesaving skills and health education will be provided in every secondary school meaning that all pupils will be taught how to administer CPR, the use and purpose of a… 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…

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