Staying Healthy

Local GP practices join forces to improve patients’ experience of care

Local GP practices join forces to improve patients’ experience of care

Primary Care Networks will help to make sure that patients are supported and signposted to the health and care professional who is best placed to help – this could be a GP, pharmacist, district nurse, physiotherapist, paramedic, physician associate, as well as staff working in social care or the voluntary sector. B&NES GP practices have already… Read More…

Why you should exercise as a new parent

Why you should exercise as a new parent

This post was provided by Kiddies Kingdom.  The pressure of becoming a parent can be quite daunting and having a brand-new little bundle of joy in your life can very quickly take up almost all of your time, energy and love. It’s completely understandable that exercising, amongst other things, will always take a backseat as… Read More…

Which rugs are best when your child has allergies and asthma?

Which rugs are best when your child has allergies and asthma?

When you’ve got allergies in the house, you need to take extra care when choosing textiles, as certain types can exacerbate symptoms. With this in mind, Nick Acaster, Managing Director of Rugs Direct, is here to explain how best to deal with allergens in your rug, and which fabrics are best. If your kids have… Read More…

Could children be banned from school if they aren’t vaccinated?

Could children be banned from school if they aren’t vaccinated?

After worrying reports of the number of people receiving vaccinations dropped for the fourth year, despite the number of cases of measles trebling over the last year. The Health Secretary Matt Hancock has called out what the ‘fake news’ surrounding the safety of vaccinations and told reporters that he wouldn’t rule out keeping unvaccinated children… Read More…

5 simple steps to eliminate germs from garden toys

5 simple steps to eliminate germs from garden toys

This post was supplied by Jeyes. The sun is slowly peeking through the spring clouds, meaning that it’s nearly time to get the garden in tip-top shape. While tasks such as pulling up the weeds, mowing the lawn and wiping down the outdoor furniture can all make the garden look visually better, parents could be putting… Read More…

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…

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…

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…

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