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Air dryers 'blown away' by paper towels in germ tests

11:50am Friday 21st November 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Hand dryers 'splatter' users with bacteria," The Daily Telegraph reports. The headline is prompted by an experimental study that compared the potential transfer of germs to the surrounding environment…

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Cancer guidelines may improve diagnosis rates

1:00pm Thursday 20th November 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Doctors to get more help to spot cancer early," The Guardian reports. NICE has produced new draft guidelines that may help GPs pick up on possible early warning signs of cancer…

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Is growth in ADHD 'caused by marketing'?

11:10am Thursday 20th November 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

"The global surge in ADHD [attention deficit hyperactivity disorder] diagnosis has more to do with marketing than medicine, according to experts," the Mail Online reports. But these experts are sociologists…

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Cyber bullying

1:40pm Wednesday 19th November 2014 content supplied by Netmums

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Have antibiotic changes upped heart infections?

11:50am Wednesday 19th November 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Rates of a deadly heart infection have increased after guidelines advised against giving antibiotics to prevent it in patients at risk," BBC News reports. But there is no evidence of a direct link between the two…

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Report links obesity to advanced prostate cancer

10:35am Wednesday 19th November 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Being overweight raises risk of men developing aggressive prostate cancer," The Guardian reports. A major new report from the World Cancer Research Fund has found strong evidence obesity increases the risk of aggressive prostate cancer…

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Does being poor make your teeth fall out?

4:08pm Tuesday 18th November 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

"People with lower income end up with eight fewer teeth than the rich," The Independent reports. The headline is prompted by a new study based on...

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Christmas on a shoestring

1:11pm Tuesday 18th November 2014 content supplied by Netmums

Frame school photos/family photos A sure-fire hit with grandparents or relatives that don't see the kids very often. A copy of a recent school photograph will be willingly received by family members, especially if it's presented in a nice frame. But if the school photographer hasn't made a visit recently, don't worry. A nice informal picture of the kids is equally lovely. Perhaps do something a bit different - pose each of the children in their favourite dressing up clothes, or with their faces painted for example - and pop the results in a frame.

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Triclosan soap linked to mouse liver cancers

10:29am Tuesday 18th November 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

"A chemical ingredient of cosmetics, soaps, detergents, shampoos and toothpaste has been found to trigger liver cancer," reports The Independent. The chemical in question, triclosan...

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Homemade Christmas gifts

9:24am Tuesday 18th November 2014 content supplied by Netmums

Check out our gorgeous ideas for homemade Christmas gifts:

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'Food environment' needs changing, doctors argue

12:00pm Monday 17th November 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

"A Mediterranean diet may be a better way of tackling obesity than calorie counting, leading doctors have said," BBC News reports. In a recently published editorial, they also argue the NHS should do more to encourage its staff to eat more healthily…

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Just one kiss 'spreads 80 million bugs'

11:15am Monday 17th November 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

"A single 10-second kiss can transfer as many as 80 million bacteria," BBC News reports. Dutch scientists took "before and after" samples from 21 couples to see the effect an intimate kiss had on the bacteria found in the mouth…

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Meet other mums

10:52am Sunday 16th November 2014 content supplied by Netmums

Make new friends Being a mum can be very isolating, so make the most of Netmums to find new friends.

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Letters to Santa

10:11am Saturday 15th November 2014 content supplied by Netmums

Getting started on your letter to Santa can be a bit tricky. But don't worry, we've got some great templates to help you out, just to make sure you send him the perfect letter this Christmas.

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'Good ways to pop a pill'

3:36pm Friday 14th November 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Just a spoonful of water helps the medicine go down: Scientists discover the best way to swallow tablets," explains the Mail Online today. In fact, scientists haven't necessarily discovered the "best"...

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Do people who take weight loss pills eat unhealthily?

9:40am Friday 14th November 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Are slimming pills fuelling the obesity epidemic?" asks the Mail Online, reporting on research that suggests dieters "mistakenly believe they can eat whatever they want" after taking weight-loss drugs...

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tweens Refusing to go to school

10:55am Thursday 13th November 2014 content supplied by Netmums

Related pages As children hit the 'tweens' issues around going to school can become more problematic. It can be a bit of shock moving into the more challenging - both academically and socially - environment of secondary school and some children can develop anxieties or problems that lead to a refusal to attend school or truanting.

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Sex with funny, rich men linked with more orgasms

10:45am Thursday 13th November 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Women have stronger orgasms if their partner is funny - and rich", says the Mail Online. This headline is wrong. And the research it’s based on, while fascinating, is rather inconclusive...

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'Smart drug' modafinil won't make you brainier

8:45am Thursday 13th November 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Smart drug 'may help improve creative problem solving'," is the headline in The Daily Telegraph. The media reports have been prompted by a new study on the effects of modafinil...

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Long-term mobile phone use and cancer

8:28am Thursday 13th November 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Do mobile and cordless phones raise the risk of brain cancer?" asks the Mail Online today. There are now more mobile phones than people in the UK, so you would expect the commonsense answer to be...

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Health workers 'neglect hygiene late in their shifts'

10:20am Wednesday 12th November 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Visit hospital in the morning to be sure of a doctor with clean hands," reports The Daily Telegraph. The Telegraph cites a US study which found healthcare workers often fail to wash their hands...

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Helping child adjust to baby

8:46am Wednesday 12th November 2014 content supplied by Netmums

Related links Bringing a new baby home is a hugely joyful, exciting experience, but if you have an older child the arrival of a new sibling can be a an emotionally confusing time. With everything going on and baby's routines taking over the household, older children can sometimes feel excluded and bewildered by all the comings and goings. Younger children in particular can react quite strongly to a sudden change in the status quo, so it's vital to offer plenty of love and reassurance as they adjust to the new family dynamic.

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Genes tweaked to 'starve' prostate cancer cells

12:10pm Tuesday 11th November 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Prostate cancer could be 'halted' by injections," reports The Independent. While this headline rather simplifies the research findings, the research it's based on demonstrates an interesting way to stop prostate cancer – for mice, at least...

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Long-term cannabis users brains 'are different'

7:26am Tuesday 11th November 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Cannabis use 'shrinks and rewires' the brain," reports The Daily Telegraph, with much of the media reporting similar "brain rewiring" headlines...

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Anxiety affects children in different ways

11:47am Monday 10th November 2014 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Teenage anxiety: Tailored treatment needed," BBC News reports, saying a "one-size-fits-all approach to treating teenagers with anxiety problems may be putting their futures at risk." The news is based on research that looked at...

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