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New Campaign that Keeps an i On Dads

iCandy Team up with Celebrity Personal Trainer in Exciting Initiative to Support Dads

Over the last few weeks iconic pushchair brand, iCandy, has been running a truly thoughtful initiative to support dads. Dads Club, is an inspired social concept to support new dads, work on their fitness, improve their mental health and encourage them to schedule in a little ‘me time’.

With a new social poll...

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Largest ever UK study into perceptions on allergies uncovers hidden mental health and psychological impact

  • Over half (53%) of people living with allergies in the UK regularly avoid social situations due to their allergy.
  • Over half, (52%) of people feel they had to play down their allergies due to fear of judgement.
  • 2 in 5 (40%) parents of children with allergies reported their child had experienced bullying due to a condition.

New data from the UK’s...

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NEW SURVEY FINDS ONE IN FIVE CHILDREN WILL BE CLINICALLY OBESE BY THE TIME THEY START SCHOOL ACCORDING TO NEW STUDY

DR. WILL’S LAUNCHES INDEPENDENT ACTION GROUP OF LIKE-MINED HEALTH-CONSCIOUS BRANDS TO REDUCE SUGAR INTAKE IN CHILDREN
  • 83% of parents admit they have no idea how much sugar their children need
  • Dr. Will’s partners with major food brands to educate parents on today’s sugar crisis and launch an independent action group
  • 1,000 limited edition Look, Stop, Swap boxes
  • ...
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Recognise the symptoms of scarlet fever and chickenpox

Parents and carers are being reminded of the symptoms of scarlet fever and chickenpox, following a rise in cases across the country. Levels for both are what we expect to see at this time of year, but there has been an increase compared to 2021, when COVID-19 restrictions kept cases below average.

Scarlet fever is usually a mild illness, but highly infectious. Symptoms include a sore throat,...

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Healthy Heart Tip: Healthy Snacking for Children

Nutritious snacking can help children curb hunger throughout the day, as well as provide energy and important nutrients. Getting children off to a good start with healthy snacking is a behaviour that will stick with them for a lifetime! Here we share some ideas: Encouraging Healthy Snacking

· By involving children in the preparation or purchase of healthy snacks, you are encouraging healthy...

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Plymouth-based Biovault Family supports free baby safety workshops for all

Plymouth-based Biovault Family has announced a new partnership with The Baby Academy to provide free baby safety workshops.

The sessions are available online via My Baby Academy and provide parents with practical advice on topics such as allergic reactions in babies, baby rashes, teething, baby ear infections, and administering medicine correctly to your baby.

Accidents to...

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Study finds ‘Traffic Light’ tool used by GPs to assess seriously unwell children is ‘unreliable’

NICE Traffic Light system is used to identify risk of serious illness in under-fives

A tool used by GPs to help identify seriously unwell children may not accurately detect or exclude acute illness, according to an evaluation using data from UK general practice.

The study, led by Cardiff University, assessed data from more than 6,700 cases and concluded the widely used National...

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Get your child vaccinated this Easter

  • All 5-11s now eligible for the Covid-19 vaccination
  • Booked and walk-in appointments are available from 5 April
  • Bookings open on 2 April

All children aged five and over are eligible to have the COVID-19 vaccination from 5 April.

Bookings can be made online or by calling 119 from 2 April. The vaccination is not being given to this...

Being vaccinated kept me out of hospital - mum to be describes her experience of Covid-19

Being vaccinated kept me out of hospital - mum to be describes her experience of Covid-19

“Had I not had the vaccine, my risk of being admitted into hospital was extremely high” – Devon mum-to-be

Devon mum-to-be Tina Whitehouse has opened up about her experience of having the Covid jab and catching the virus in a short film .

Tina said: “For anyone in doubt about having the vaccine either before or during pregnancy. I would say I have managed to do both and my baby has...

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Cases of flu, norovirus and Covid on the increase in Devon

Health officials are warning that cases of COVID-19 – and other diseases that normally circulate in winter – are rising.

Increased social contact is thought to be one of the factors behind an increase in illnesses, which include flu and norovirus, sometimes known as the “winter vomiting bug”.

Although most of England’s Covid-19 restrictions have ended, the health and care system in...

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The South West receives more than £2.2 million investment from Bikeability Trust improve access to cycle training

The South West will receive £2,236,741 to help more children learn to cycle with Bikeability

The funding is part of a record £20 million investment for the Bikeability Trust from the Department of Transport. It will be used to deliver cycle training for children and families.

Bikeability has trained more than 3.6 million children since 2007. This funding has the potential to deliver...

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