Obesity reaching ‘plague’ levels according to experts

To call it the ‘spectre of obesity’ sounds like a contradiction in terms, but in the context of a fearful plague or other disaster, obesity certainly looms as a serious threat to the health and welfare of Britain’s children and adults. Unfortunately, overweight or obese children have a much greater chance of growing into obese adults, with all the problems related to that condition.

This

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New campaign aids to get kids to put down the gadgets and play properly

A brand new campaign calledPledge 2 Play has been launched by the directors of two leading creative brands for kids. The two are Jennifer Duthie, who was recently a nominated finalist in the Shell Livewire awards in the Entrepreneur of the Year category and Aly Cranston.

Jennifer from Skribbies and Aly fro the Rainy Day Box Co have come together through their mutual

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Make sure this freshers week that the air they breathe is also fresh

Make sure this freshers week that the air they breathe is also fresh

Buy a carbon monoxide alarm to ward of potential danger to your child’s life

Has your son or daughter taken gone off to university lately and moved into rented accommodation? Martin Clayton, the owner of a company making monoxide alarms says you must make sure their rooms are fitted with such

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Losing weight too fast can lead to anorexia is teens according to experts

People who are obese, a category that includes approximately 23% of the UK’s population, are subject to a number of problems both physical and psychological, but when they lose a lot weight over a short period of time, they may have even more problems. The results of a study conducted by researchers at Minnesota’s Mayo Clinic were published this month in the journal Paediatrics, and

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Food expert Beverley Glock offers baby food cookery classes to parents

The cookery courses that author. broadcaster and founder of Splat Cooking, Beverley Glock teaches inspire new mums to be to cook healthy and nutritious food as simply and easily as possible for their babies and their family.

The Glasgow University research team found that previously prepared baby food that are sold in Britain fail to meet the baby’s dietary needs while being weaned, according to

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New approach to solving kids’ problems

Facing the dilemma as to what is the answer to the problems confronting your child? Dr Bhooshan Shukla, a child psychiatrist who has been working in Pune for quite some time, has come up with a workshop in collaboration with Vrije University, Amsterdam to make it easier for the parents to find new and innovative methods to find answers to the problems of the kids

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Pregnant women advised to take Iodine to raise their children’s IQ’s

According to research, pregnant women, or those aiming to have children in the near future should take the required amount of Iodine, present in milk, or risk bearing a child with a low IQ. The study, which included over 1,000 women, showed that the women who consumed less than the required iodine, easily found in milk and foods such as fish, were prevalent to having

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Parental abuse is rarely mentioned but incredibly common

Although child abuse is a matter of concern, we rarely hear of cases of parental abuse, where a parent is injured by a child through inadvertent lack of motor skills, or a temper tantrum.

Children are very lovely, and cuddly, but you would be amazed at the number of parents who are injured by their two-year-olds, albeit unintentionally. If you are a parent, and you

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Brain freeze season is upon us

At the start of the summer you might have seen one of the many articles that discussed ice cream headaches and how they might be related to migraines.

The bad news is that this research study was actually misguided and it actually tells us nothing about migraines. At the same time, it does potentially identify a new research tool which at least could be helpful

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Can you claim if your child is injured on school premises?

Unfortunately, accidents in nurseries and schools are common, but that’s only natural. When children play together, there’s always the danger of them getting hurt. It’s all part of growing up and no one wants to wrap their children up in cotton wool.

However, in some cases personal injuries occur which could have been easily prevented. If your child has been injured at school and the

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