Month: September 2017

Treating Symptoms of Hyperemesis Gravidarum

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their third baby and, as with her fist two pregnancies, Kate is suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum – a severe form of morning sickness which can result in dehydration and weight loss. Dr James Nicopoullos, Consultant Gynaecologist and Subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine & Surgery at The Lister Hospital, London spoke to us about the potential impact of the condition on the royal baby, and explains what expectant mothers can do to ease the symptoms of Hyperemesis Gravidarum. What is Hyperemesis Gravidarum? Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) is essentially an extreme form of morning sickness. “The...

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How to Get Your Toddler to Eat Their Greens

Vegetables provide a wide range of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients that are essential for good health and to support the growth of an energetic small human.  The more vegetables we can consume the better, yet on numerous occasion parents have endured endless battles with their children at the dinner table to eat their greens. The health benefits for adults with eating a vegetable rich diet include reduced risk of heart disease, obesity, diabetes plus the dietary fibre in vegetables can significantly improve digestion and decrease constipation. By starting young and including vegetables in the daily diet of your child...

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How to survive chickenpox

Chickenpox is a viral illness, which means it has no cure. What we can do is treat the symptoms and make sure our children are as comfortable as possible. Since chickenpox is highly contagious, most children will contract it before their tenth birthday, with many catching it before they turn four. If your little one breaks out in those tell-tale spots, here’s how to survive the itchy, irritable days and nights. Keep them isolated As chickenpox is very easily passed from person to person, it’s important to keep suspected cases isolated until their spots scab over. People who particularly...

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Childless drivers who use parent-and-child bays could soon be fined £25

The public has spoken! According to a new survey, one in two people would like to fine motorists that misuse parent-and-child parking bays. Out of the 500 people who responded to the YourParkingSpace.co.uk survey, over 25 per cent said they would like thoughtless drivers to be fined more than £25, while more than 33 per cent were happy with £25 or less. For some people, a fine doesn’t go far enough; one in 10 said they would back a temporary ban from the supermarket for repeat parking offenders. Harrison Woods, managing director at online parking portal YourParkingSpace.co.uk, said: “Parent-and-child...

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Parental Leave: Half of parents in low-paid jobs don’t know they have this right

More than half of young working parents in low-paid jobs are not aware of their right to take parental leave to look after their child. The research, carried out by Trades Union Congress (TUC), revealed that 51% of parents in jobs like retail and social care have never been spoken to about their workplace’s policies. The report also found that parents who require flexible working are often denied basic employment rights. Many face having shifts changed at short notice and experience uncertainty over finishing times. Of the 1,000 parents polled, two out of five (19%) of the young parents...

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