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.

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Does exercising during pregnancy make babies smarter?

Media outlets have continued to publish reports that pregnant mums that regularly take part in exercise will have a smarter baby. For obvious reasons people love the idea because anything they can do to help increase the intelligence of their child is an instant hit. However, most people do not know the actual statistics behind the study.

Researchers took a group of women that were

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Easing the discomforts of pregnancy

Pregnancy is a time of happiness for most parents, but regardless of how happy new parents might be it is also a great time of discomfort for the pregnant woman. Everyday tasks turn into chores while pregnant including attempting to sleep at night.

Many pregnant women have problems sleeping and toss and turn all night. Outside of discomfort however, it is important to pay attention

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Study suggests children in poor families have smaller brains

A new study suggests that children that are born into poor families have smaller brains than those that are born into families that are well off. However, the disadvantage can be overcome by strong parenting. Researchers that took part in the study found that kids that grew up in poor areas oftentimes had smaller hippocampus amygdale volumes than their counterparts. This part of the brain

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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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Controversy raging over new book on ‘how to train a child’

A new book on Amazon promises to help parents get a more upbeat atmosphere in their home that would help reduce the amount of yelling and spankings that you need to deal with on a regular basis in order to get your children to listen. Most parents would be running out to the bookstore to pick up ‘To Train Up A Child’ by Debi and

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Overcoming the problems of becoming a step parent

There are a very large number of single parents out there and many of these are attempting to find a significant other to share their lives with and maybe eventually even get married to. This can be an issue, however, because once they do then the children have to adjust to a new parent in the house and this raises a lot of authority issues

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Easy ways to improve your kids rooms

Easy ways to improve your kids rooms

BY NIKI SCHAFER, MD of Dwell-Being

In a typical household, kids are usually given smaller rooms but you can make use of creativity to give an illusion of a larger room. If your kids bedroom is narrow, create horizontal stripes on the walls so that it starts to look wider. On the other hand, rooms with low

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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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