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Bliss partnership

3:35pm Monday 20th April 2015 content supplied by Netmums

Having a premature or sick baby can be a traumatic time. But at Netmums you're never alone. Here you will find support and advice on how to cope if your baby was born too soon or arrived poorly.

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Why you should drink (water) before you drive

12:30pm Monday 20th April 2015 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Not drinking enough water has same effect as drink driving," The Daily Telegraph reports. A small study found participants made more mistakes on a driving simulator task when they were mildly dehydrated than when they had plenty of fluids…

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There are six different types of obesity, study argues

11:00am Monday 20th April 2015 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Researchers have identified six 'types' of obese person," The Independent reports. It's argued that each type would benefit from a targeted treatment programme for obesity, rather than a "one-size-fits-all" approach…

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Real nappies

8:36am Monday 20th April 2015 content supplied by Netmums

Don't forget you can also sell your outgrown or unused nappies on our Nearly New page. Find more information about using cloth nappies using the links below:

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Book your after school classes

8:50am Sunday 19th April 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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Sheila Kitzinger

3:32pm Saturday 18th April 2015 content supplied by Netmums

Sheila Kitzinger's message was that, for most women, childbirth is the most natural thing in the world. The childbirth expert urged mums-to-be to trust their bodies and to question medical intervention in the labour room. A passionate advocate of natural and home births, Sheila argued that giving birth is a natural, not a medical event. Indeed, she had all her own five children at home.

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Abs mum gives birth

2:56pm Friday 17th April 2015 content supplied by Netmums

Here are the pregnancy photos that got everyone talking.

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Discovery could 'boost immune system's cancer fighting ability'

8:46am Friday 17th April 2015 content supplied byNHS Choices

The media is awash with news of a breakthrough that is "turbocharging the immune system to kill all cancers" (The Daily Telegraph) and a "game-changing new way to fight cancer" (The Independent)...

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Does happiness have a smell and is it contagious?

2:00pm Thursday 16th April 2015 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Humans can smell when other people are happy, researchers discover," The Independent reports; somewhat over-enthusiastically. In a new study, Dutch researchers investigated where happiness could be "spread" to others…

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Middle age 'starts at 60' claims media

11:45am Thursday 16th April 2015 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Middle age begins at 60, say researchers," The Times reports. A new population modelling study estimates that due to increased lifespan, what was once regarded as elderly should be seen as middle-aged, and this trend will continue into the future…

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Preschool classes review and win

11:30am Thursday 16th April 2015 content supplied by Netmums

Which local clubs or classes do your little ones go to? Whether it's weekdays or during the holidays, after playgroup or at the weekends we would love you to share your reviews of the groups your children go to.

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Primary school admissions

7:42am Thursday 16th April 2015 content supplied by Netmums

 

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DNA changes in sperm may help explain autism

12:30pm Wednesday 15th April 2015 content supplied byNHS Choices

"DNA changes could explain why autism runs in families, according to study," The Independent reports. Research suggests a set of changes in a father's DNA – known as methylation – is linked to autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in their offspring…

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Paracetamol may blunt feelings of pleasure as well as pain

8:44am Wednesday 15th April 2015 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Paracetamol may dull emotions as well as physical pain, new study shows'," The Guardian reports. The story comes from research testing whether over-the-counter painkiller paracetamol can blunt not just the feeling of pain but also emotions…

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You spoke and Westminster listened

4:07pm Tuesday 14th April 2015 content supplied by Netmums

Surely you can never love another baby as much as your first - can you? Your heart feels full to bursting already with the love you have for your firstborn. Surely there's just no room left to love another as well - or at least as much?

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self harming in teens

1:11pm Tuesday 14th April 2015 content supplied by Netmums

Self-harm is the intentional act of harming oneself in order to release inner turmoil and is a very secretive act. It is a flawed coping mechanism in which teenagers engage to release inner anguish and distress as they are unable, or afraid, to express verbally how they are feeling. Engaging in self-harm can cause more distress as the person embarks on a vicious cycle of trying to hide his/her wounds and scars coupled with feelings of guilt and shame, thus exacerbating the distress and turmoil that prompted the self-harming initially.

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No proof that bad relationships raise blood pressure

12:00pm Tuesday 14th April 2015 content supplied byNHS Choices

"If you have ever blamed your partner for making your blood boil, a new study could be the evidence you need to prove it's true," Mail Online reports. But the association between stress and blood pressure is much less clear-cut than the Mail suggests…

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Breath test shows promise in diagnosing stomach cancer

11:30am Tuesday 14th April 2015 content supplied byNHS Choices

"A simple breath test could help predict whether people with gut problems are at high risk of developing stomach cancer," BBC News reports. The test is designed to detect a distinctive pattern of chemicals associated with the cancer…

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Can a facelift make you more likeable?

12:00pm Monday 13th April 2015 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Having plastic surgery can make you more likeable," the Mail Online reports. It says cosmetic facial surgery not only makes you look younger, but could also improve what people think of your character. As the Mail Online reports...

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How dogs could sniff out prostate cancer

10:31am Monday 13th April 2015 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Dogs trained to detect prostate cancer with more than 90% accuracy," The Guardian reports. Two trained bomb-sniffing dogs also proved remarkably successful in detecting compounds associated with prostate cancer in urine samples…

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Second time worries

11:17am Saturday 11th April 2015 content supplied by Netmums

Surely you can never love another baby as much as your first - can you? Your heart feels full to bursting already with the love you have for your firstborn. Surely there's just no room left to love another as well - or at least as much?

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Can plucking hairs stimulate new hair growth?

12:00pm Friday 10th April 2015 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Plucking hairs 'can make more grow'," BBC News reports, while the Daily Mail went as far as saying scientists have found "a cure for baldness". But before you all reach for your tweezers, this discovery was made in mice, not humans…

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Middle-age spread 'seems to reduce dementia risk'

11:30am Friday 10th April 2015 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Being overweight 'reduces dementia risk'," BBC News reports. The story comes from a cohort study of nearly 2 million UK adults aged over 40. It showed that being overweight or obese was linked to a lower risk of dementia…

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'Marathon men' make better sexual partners, media claims

2:31pm Thursday 9th April 2015 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Marathon runners are the best in bed," is the spurious claim in Metro. The headline is based on a study that only looked at long-distance runners’ finger ratios – said to be a marker for high testosterone levels – not reported partner satisfaction…

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Short people may have an increased risk of heart disease

12:00pm Thursday 9th April 2015 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Shorter people at greater risk of heart disease, new research finds," reports The Guardian. It reports that a study of nearly 200,000 people has found that for every 2.5 inches (6.35cm) less in height…

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No such thing as baby brain, study argues

3:00pm Wednesday 8th April 2015 content supplied byNHS Choices

"'Baby brain' is a stereotype and all in the mind, the Mail Online reports. The headline is prompted by a US study that aimed to see if "baby brain" (aka "mumnesia") – alleged memory lapses and problems with concentration during pregnancy…

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Do diet soft drinks actually make you gain weight?

11:10am Wednesday 8th April 2015 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Is Diet Coke making you fat? People who drink at least one can a day have larger waist measurements," the Mail Online reports. A US study found an association between the daily consumption of diet fizzy drinks and expanded waist size…

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Superbug 'could kill 80,000 people' experts warn

3:00pm Tuesday 7th April 2015 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Superflu pandemic is biggest danger to UK apart from a terrorist attack – and could kill 80,000 people," is the warning in The Independent. A briefing produced by experts outlines how…

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Vigorous exercise 'may help prevent early death'

12:00pm Tuesday 7th April 2015 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Short bursts of vigorous exercise helps prevent early death," The Independent reports after an Australian study found vigorous exercise, such as jogging, reduced the risk of premature death…

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