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Geocaching

1:23pm Monday 21st July 2014 content supplied by Netmums

If you'd like to find out more your first port of call is right here, where you'll find an introduction to the how's and where's of the wonderful world of geocaching!

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Worry over effectiveness of early HIV drugs

10:26am Monday 21st July 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Early HIV drugs 'may not stop virus'," BBC News reports. The report is based on a study of HIV treatments in monkeys, and has been linked by the BBC to the emergence of HIV in a four-year-old girl thought to have been cured of the virus as the...

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Could kisspeptin stop IVF ovarian hyperstimulation?

6:46am Monday 21st July 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Dozen babies born using 'safer' IVF treatment," reads today’s headline in The Independent. This headline was based on a new study providing proof of concept that the natural hormone kisspeptin-54 could...

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Childcare awards

11:27am Sunday 20th July 2014 content supplied by Netmums

Simply find your childcare provider from the categories below in our Childcare section and leave a review by 1st September.

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Birth stories

12:36pm Saturday 19th July 2014 content supplied by Netmums

From nervous mums-to-be to proud new parents, we all love to hear about babies being born. If you're expecting your first child, you'll no doubt be wondering what to expect when you finally give birth to your baby.

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Summer movies

12:32pm Friday 18th July 2014 content supplied by Netmums

Take a look at some of the hot movies coming out this summer - great for a fun family outing.

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Obese women may have 'food learning impairment'

10:30am Friday 18th July 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Obese women show signs of food learning impairment," is the headline on the BBC News website. It reports on a behavioural study involving 67 individuals of normal weight and 68 obese individuals…

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'More adults should be taking statins,' says NICE

9:40am Friday 18th July 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Doctors have been told to offer cholesterol-lowering statins to millions more people," BBC News reports. New guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommend lowering the bar for statin use in adults at risk…

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Next summer sale

3:05pm Thursday 17th July 2014 content supplied by Netmums

Our guide will help you to make the most of the Next sale whether you are shopping online or in-store.

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Steroid asthma inhalers restrict children’s growth

10:50am Thursday 17th July 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Children who use inhalable steroids for asthma grow slower than their peers in the first year of taking the medication," The Guardian reports. The effect found by researchers was small, on average a reduction of half a centimetre per year…

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Protein may help control diabetes symptoms

10:25am Thursday 17th July 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Diabetes could be cured 'in single jab'," is the misleading headline in the Daily Express. The news comes from an exciting new mouse study that found promising results for a treatment for type 2 diabetes. But the study did not show that it would cure…

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Treasure baskets

4:29pm Wednesday 16th July 2014 content supplied by Netmums

Have you heard about treasure baskets for babies but are not really sure what they are all about? We have nine fun ideas for baby treasure baskets you can easily put together and we explain why they're good to use and share our top tips. 

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Owning a dog may make older adults fitter

11:00am Wednesday 16th July 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

“Want to appear 10 years younger? Just buy a dog,” is the dubious claim on the Mail Online. A study has found a link between dog ownership and increased physical activity in older adults, but how this is linked to looking younger is unclear...

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Prediabetes label 'unhelpful', experts argue

10:17am Wednesday 16th July 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Labelling people as having pre-diabetes is unhelpful and unnecessary, researchers claim," BBC News report. In an opinion piece in the BMJ, the authors argue that the term's usage achieves next to nothing in terms of practical clinical benefits…

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Summer holiday planning

11:08am Tuesday 15th July 2014 content supplied by Netmums

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Study explores effect of plain cigarette packs

11:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Long-term smokers find the taste of plain-packaged cigarettes worse than that of branded cigarettes," The Guardian reports. The news comes from Australian research into the impact of plain packaging and health risk warnings on packets of cigarettes…

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Spoons lead to inaccurate medicine doses for kids

10:15am Tuesday 15th July 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

“Using a spoon to measure medicine for children can lead to potentially dangerous dosing mistakes,” the Daily Mail reports. Parents have long been instructed to provide liquid medication to their children in dosages…

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Sex addiction affects brain in 'same way as drugs'

2:19pm Monday 14th July 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Is compulsive sexual behaviour comparable to drug addiction?" The Guardian asks. UK researchers, using brain scans, found that men with a sex addiction exhibited changes to the brain, when exposed to pornography, similar to those seen in drug addicts…

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'Exercise may help prevent Alzheimer's disease'

10:17am Monday 14th July 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Cut Alzheimer's risk by walking," the Daily Mail recommends. This advice is prompted by a statistical modelling study looking at population attributable risks (PARS) – factors known to influence the prevalence of a disease, such as Alzheimer's…

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Teenagers

10:29am Sunday 13th July 2014 content supplied by Netmums

Teenagers and teen problems don't have to be a completely alien subject to you. Although it might seem like yesterday that you were pushing your teen around in a buggy, chances are that they will grow into an hormonal mini adult.  Parenting teenagers comes with it's own challenges from anger and puberty hormones to new relationships and secondary schools.  Everything you need to help and support you and your teenager is here.

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Early pregnancy

1:46pm Saturday 12th July 2014 content supplied by Netmums

If you've been trying to conceive, finally becoming pregnant is an exciting time. Find out more about early pregnancy, including pregnancy symptoms.

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Offer weight loss surgery to diabetics, says NICE

10:30am Friday 11th July 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

"An expansion of weight loss surgery in England is being proposed to tackle an epidemic of type 2 diabetes," BBC News reports. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has recommended that obese people with type 2 diabetes…

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Vasectomy-associated prostate cancer risk 'small'

10:26am Friday 11th July 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

“Men who have the snip increase their risk of suffering fatal prostate cancer, according to research,” the Daily Mail reports. However, while the increase in risk was found to be statistically significant, it was small in absolute terms…

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Obesity link for siblings

2:00pm Thursday 10th July 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

“Children are five times more likely to become obese if their older brother or sister is overweight,” reports the Daily Mail. There is a widespread assumption that a significant risk factor for child obesity is if they have…

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Malaria parasites can 'hide' inside bone marrow

10:30am Thursday 10th July 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

“Malaria parasites can hide inside the bone marrow and evade the body's defences, research confirms,” BBC News report. It is hoped that this insight into the activities of the parasites could lead to new treatments...

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Call to tackle maternal blood infection risk

10:20am Wednesday 9th July 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

“Pregnant women and new mothers need closer attention for signs of potentially fatal sepsis, a study says,” reports BBC News. While still rare, sepsis – a blood infection – is now the leading cause of maternal death in the UK...

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Cycling linked to prostate cancer, but not infertility

10:17am Wednesday 9th July 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Men who cycle more than nine hours a week are … more likely to develop prostate cancer," the Mail Online inaccurately reports. The story comes from the publication of an online survey into cycling in the UK and its effects on health outcomes…

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Gene mutation linked to distinct type of autism

10:26am Tuesday 8th July 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

“Have scientists found the autism gene?" asks the Mail Online. The news is based on a genetic study that found children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) were more likely to have a mutation in a gene called CHD8 than children without the disorder…

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New Alzheimer’s test may help future clinical trials

10:25am Tuesday 8th July 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Research in more than 1,000 people has identified a set of proteins in the blood which can predict the start of the dementia with 87% accuracy," BBC News reports. But media claims that "Alzheimer's disease could be prevented" are premature…

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