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How To Prepare When You Are Expecting Healthy Twins

How To Prepare When You Are Expecting Healthy Twins

If you’re pregnant with more than one baby, a healthy diet and lifestyle will help you cope with your pregnancy and give your babies the best start in life. The advice for keeping healthy in pregnancy is similar whether you’re expecting twins, triplets or just one baby. Eat well, take gentle exercise, drink lots of fluid and, if you feel stressed, get support from friends and family,... 

Your Kids Can’t Catch Cystic Fibrosis- What You Need to Know

Your Kids Can’t Catch Cystic Fibrosis- What You Need to Know

Cystic fibrosis is an inherited condition that causes sticky mucus to build up in the lungs and digestive system. This causes lung infections and problems with digesting food. In the UK, most cases of cystic fibrosis are picked up at birth using the newborn screening heel prick test. Symptoms usually start in early childhood and vary from child to child, but the condition gets slowly worse over... 

Is There a Cure For Common Baby Cradle Cap?

Is There a Cure For Common Baby Cradle Cap?

Cradle cap is the greasy, yellow scaly patches that sometimes appear on the scalps of young babies. It is common, harmless and doesn’t usually itch or cause discomfort. Do not pick at the scales as this can cause an infection. Cradle cap is not contagious and is not caused by poor hygiene or an allergy. It usually appears in babies in the first two months and clears up without treatment within... 

Video: How to Recognize and Deal with Child Sexual Abuse

Video: How to Recognize and Deal with Child Sexual Abuse

It can be difficult to know whether a child is being abused, as the abuser may be secretive about their actions. In this video, aimed at parents and carers, a child sex abuse consultant from the Marie Collins Foundation explains what to do if you think a child is being harmed, and how to discuss the subject of abuse with a child. Editor’s Note: Video Highlights Child sexual abuse is any sexual... 

Study: HPV Vaccine, Safe and Effective Against Pre-Cancer

Study: HPV Vaccine, Safe and Effective Against Pre-Cancer

“HPV vaccine for schoolgirls gets full marks,” reports ITV News. Almost all cases of cervical cancer, which usually takes many years to develop, are caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV). HPV causes the cells in the cervix to slowly go through a series of pre-cancerous changes that can eventually turn into cancer. The HPV vaccine helps protect against cervical cancer by preventing... 

How to Plan Activities That Keep Babies & Toddlers On The Move

How to Plan Activities That Keep Babies & Toddlers On The Move

Ways to get your baby moving Lay your baby down on their back so they can kick their legs. Pulling, pushing, grasping and playing with other people are great ways to practise different kinds of movements. Once your baby has started crawling, let them crawl around the floor, but make sure it’s safe first – see our crawling safety checklist. Playing outdoors helps your baby learn about...