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Garden games

8:59pm Sunday 20th April 2014 content supplied by Netmums

Related pages Warmer days offer the perfect opportunity to let children experiment with those messy activities that you just can't cope with indoors - what could be better than all getting mucky together in the garden! All of these simple ideas for fun and games in the garden need some setting up but will delight and engage your child. And you can get as much or as little involved as you like....you might even manage a peaceful coffee in the sunshine while they work hard beside you.

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Early pregnancy symptoms

1:06pm Sunday 20th April 2014 content supplied by Netmums

Find out more about pregnancy signs to look out for below:

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Competitions

9:23am Friday 18th April 2014 content supplied by Netmums

Bookmark us now for some of the best UK competitions for families, with new prizes to win every single month! Free prize draws, great giveaways and star prizes on offer with over £21,000 of prizes in April. Click here to find competitions local to you. See all of our competition winners and check out some great special offers near you too. Good Luck! Please read our Netmums Terms & Conditions

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Car boot sales

9:59am Thursday 17th April 2014 content supplied by Netmums

Quick Links Below is our quick guide for car boot novices, whether you're looking to buy or sell (or both) or are trying to organise a fundraising event that will get the crowds in... 

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Apathy unproven as early warning sign of dementia

9:40am Thursday 17th April 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

“Elderly who lose interest in pastimes could be at risk of Alzheimer's,” reports The Daily Telegraph, with other papers reporting similar headlines.

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NICE highlights how hand washing can save lives

11:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

“Doctors and nurses should do more to stop hospital patients developing infections, an NHS watchdog says,” BBC News reports. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has highlighted how basic hygiene protocols…

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Next summer sale

3:05pm Wednesday 16th April 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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PET scans may improve brain injury diagnosis

10:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

“PET scans could predict extent of recovery from brain injury, trials show,” The Guardian reports. Evidence suggests that the advanced scanning devices may be able to detect faint signs of consciousness in people with severe brain injuries.

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Cannabis linked to brain differences in the young

9:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

“Using cannabis just once a week harms young brains,” the Daily Mail reports. The newspaper reports on an US study that took one-off brain MRI scans of a group of 20 young adult recreational cannabis users, and a comparison group of 20 non-users…

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Festivals

4:15pm Tuesday 15th April 2014 content supplied by Netmums

Before I take you through my top tips you might want to consider a day ticket rather than going the whole hog. I think it's the best introduction to the workings of a festival; you can see how the kids last, test boredom and patience thresholds, and know that you've got the comfort of your own bed and bathroom at the end of the day to look forward to!

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Eating chocolate probably won’t save your marriage

10:20am Tuesday 15th April 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

“As blood glucose levels plummet, aggression levels rise, and people take it out on those closest to them,” The Daily Telegraph reports.

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Salt cuts have 'saved lives,' says study

9:20am Tuesday 15th April 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Cutting back on salt does save lives," is the good news on the front page of the Daily Mail. The headline is based on a study of data obtained from the Health Survey for England, the National Diet and Nutrition Survey, and the Office for National…

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Benefits over Easter

4:20pm Monday 14th April 2014 content supplied by Netmums

1. When are Easter payments made? If your Tax Credit payment is due on 18th April (Good Friday) then you will receive it on the 17th. 

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Could statins also protect against dementia?

11:00pm Sunday 13th April 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Heart pills taken by millions of people in Britain could dramatically reduce the risk of dementia," the Daily Express reports. A study from Taiwan has found an association between statin use and reduced dementia risk…

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Toddler tantrums

4:19pm Sunday 13th April 2014 content supplied by Netmums

Tantrums typically start from about 18 months or earlier and one in five two-year-olds has a temper tantrum every day. They are a sign that your child is learning that they can assert themselves and have some control over their surroundings and the people around them, especially parents. This can feel very challenging as your once happy, co-operative child starts to fling themselves to the floor, scream, shout and perhaps throw things in a fit of rage. Tantrums reach a peak at about age two, generally once your child can talk more they’re less likely to have tantrums. By the age of four, tantrums are far less common.

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How to ride a bike

4:18pm Saturday 12th April 2014 content supplied by Netmums

Does your little one know how to ride a bike? Our great video from mum and TV presenter Katy Hill shows you how to easily teach your child to ride a bike without stabilisers. Simply click the arrow below to see step-by-step what to do. Katy has some great tips to make learning to ride a bike easy, pain-free and quick. Soon you can enjoy family outings, riding your bikes together. 

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Gardening with children

4:17pm Friday 11th April 2014 content supplied by Netmums

  Gardening has loads of other things going for it too! It's a healthy, outdoor activity which will keep them away from slumping in front of their computer games and it's something that you can plan and enjoy doing together. All the parenting experts tell us that, to bond happily with your children, you need to find an activity that you as adults enjoy as much as the children.

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No way to reliably identify low-risk prostate cancer

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

“Men with prostate cancer being given 'false hope',” The Daily Telegraph reports. UK researchers have examined the accuracy of different methods that have sometimes been used (mostly outside the UK)…

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Lab-grown vaginas successfully implanted

11:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Doctors implant lab-grown vagina" is the headline on the BBC News website, reporting on the latest breakthrough in the increasingly exciting field of tissue engineering. In this latest study, tissue engineering was used to develop a vagina…

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Effectiveness of Tamiflu and Relenza questioned

9:25am Thursday 10th April 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

“Ministers blew £650 MILLION on useless anti-flu drugs,” the Daily Mail reports. The paper cites a large study, which investigated the effectiveness of the antiviral drugs Tamiflu (oseltamivir) and Relenza (zanamivir).

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Home HIV testing kits now legal in UK

9:00am Thursday 10th April 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

“Kits allowing people to test themselves for HIV at home can be bought over the counter in the UK for the first time,” BBC News recently reported. The UK government has amended the law so “do it yourself” home testing kits…

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Does paying drug users boost hep B jab uptake?

9:30am Wednesday 9th April 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Heroin addicts are being 'bribed' with £30 in shopping vouchers for agreeing to undergo vaccinations," The Daily Telegraph reports, while the Daily Mail said addicts were to get a "£10 supermarket 'bribe' to stay clear of…

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Painkiller use linked to irregular heartbeat

11:00pm Tuesday 8th April 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

“Painkillers used by millions of Britons have been linked to higher risk of an irregular heartbeat that could trigger a stroke,” the Mail Online reports.

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Could a blood test be used to detect lung cancer?

7:14am Tuesday 8th April 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Simple blood test could soon diagnose if patient has cancer and how advanced it is," reports the Mail Online. But this is a rather premature headline given the early stage of the research that the news is based on...

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Incorrect claims gambling is caused by brain damage

6:15am Tuesday 8th April 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

“The gambler’s fallacy explained? Misguided belief in the big win just around the corner could be down to brain damage,” The Independent incorrectly reported. The news is based on a small experimental study...

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Milk may slow progression of knee osteoarthritis

11:00pm Sunday 6th April 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Milk could be the key to beating crippling arthritis," reports the Daily Express, while the Daily Mail adds that, "A glass of milk a day keeps arthritis at bay". Both headlines are potentially misleading. The study the…

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Review recommends plain cigarette packs

12:00pm Friday 4th April 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

“The government has announced its support for the introduction of standardised cigarette packets, following a review,” BBC News reports. The review concludes that plain packaging would have a positive impact on public health.

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