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Health Blog

  • Teens Really Do Need More Sleep

    Teenagers with insomnia can get better and they can achieve better sleep patterns - as can we all. Find out how...

     

  • Eczema and the risk from Vitamin D deficiency

    The Vitamin D Council has come out with something interesting.  It says that while the causes of eczema aren’t fully understood as yet, there does seem to be a connection between having low vitamin D levels and the common skin condition known as eczema.

    We explore this further...

  • How to Help Your Baby Go to Sleep

    There is an age-old problem - and that is how to get your baby to fall asleep without too much fuss and bother.

    The good news is that now scientists believe they have identified the best way to calm a crying baby, ensuring they fall asleep in their cot in just thirteen minutes.

  • Should Parents Introduce Rules on the Use of Phones at Night?

    Parents will so often face that dilemma on whether they are being too strict or too lenient with their children.

    And the use of smart phones is a typical area of conflict.

  • Why You Should Encourage Your Children to Go Barefoot!

    When you child starts to crawl and then to walk, don't be in too much of a hurry to put him or her into shoes.

    For example, many parents will buy children their first pair of shoes before they are even walking.  However, research has shown that wearing shoes may actually be doing more damage than good.  While parents may feel that children need a good pair of shoes to protect their feet and ankles as they grow, the shoes themselves can actual hinder muscle development - even causing problems for muscle development from toes right up to hips. 

    We share a host of benefits for children who can go barefoot...

  • Breakthrough New Research For Eczema

    We have written on this subject before but now new research published in the British Journal of Dermatology has found that babies had a lower risk of developing atopic eczema in their first year IF their mothers take a Vitamin D supplement.
  • Those with a Darker Skin have a higher risk of being Vitamin D Deficient

    Here in the UK, the Secretary of Health has launched a call for evidence to improve vitamin D levels in the UK population while at the same time talking openly about vitamin D - and racial health disparities due to vitamin D deficiency.
  • We Know About DYSLEXIA but What About DYSCALCULIA?

    Dyscalculia (pronounced to rhyme with Julia) is a specific cognitive impairment affecting the understanding of numbers.  Those who suffer from this condition could have trouble with numbers - namely doing simple calculations, remembering numbers or even putting them in size order.
  • Is Bullying a Big Problem in Your Family?

    Unfortunately, bullying has always been around and is actually natural, being a product of crowd behaviour in a competitive society - echoing animal behaviour in the wild.  

    Estimates of bullying among children point to ten to fifteen percent of any group of children repeatedly bullying others while a similar percentage of children are repeatedly targeted by bullying children...

  • We All Need a Daily Dose of Drama!

    We all need a daily dose of drama and this can be by reading a story, by watching a drama on TV or by listening to a play on the radio - and ten minutes is long enough to improve our mental wellbeing and creativity.
  • Could The Use Of Air Purifiers Make Our Schools Healthier and Safer?

    Here in the UK, air purifiers and ultraviolet light are being tested in schools in a pilot scheme to tackle the spread of viruses in confined spaces.  Find out more about air purifiers and how they can help in the home too.
  • How To Help Young Children with Eczema

    One of the worst discomforts that comes with eczema in children is the itchiness and how this makes them want to scratch - and to keep on scratching until the skin bleeds.  We share some sympathetic ways to help these children who are having to deal with the discomfort of eczema.