Health and Wellbeing

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…

Free sanitary products to be introduced to primary schools

Free sanitary products to be introduced to primary schools

The Government has said that free sanitary products will be offered to girls in all primary schools in England from 2020. This announcement follows the Chancellor Philip Hammond’s pledge to fund free sanitary products in secondary schools and colleges.   Campaigners have welcomed this news saying they are glad that the government had extended the… 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…

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…

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