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NHS Opens Online Covid-19 Vaccination Bookings For 12-15 Year Olds

Parents will be able to book covid-19 vaccinations online for their 12-15 year old children from the end of Friday 22nd October with appointments available as soon as the following day, the NHS has announced.

People will be able to go online and check the National Booking Service to see if their local site has appointments to vaccinate children and young people, as the NHS covid-19 vaccination...

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A Third of Parents Experience Tooth Brushing Battles With their Kids 

Parents rank cleaning teeth alongside eating veggies and bedtime as one of the most stressful daily tasks

Punch & Judy, the family dental brand bursting with heritage, has unveiled a gift set parents need to snap up! The iconic health brand has been committed to being the children’s toothpaste of choice since it launched in the 1950’s, never wavering in its mission to help...

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Charity offers new support to victims of child sexual abuse and exploitation

Children and young people subjected to sexual abuse and exploitation in Devon are being offered new support through a pilot programme launched by a leading children’s charity.

The Children’s Society’s new Support Rethought programme, funded by the Home Office’s Child Sexual Abuse Support Services Transformation Fund, is offering one-to-one support to 8-18-year-olds in the areas...

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Better mental health and wellbeing support for young people

Experts agree long term commitment to prioritising mental health and wellbeing support in education within recovery plans

From: Department for Education , Vicky Ford MP , and Michelle Donelan MP

Published14 July 2021

A coalition of health and education experts have committed to making mental health and wellbeing a central part of education recovery plans in...

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Popular sunscreens failing to live up to sun protection claims

Popular sunscreens – including a leading children’s sun lotion – are failing to meet their SPF and UVA claims in Which? tests.

As people head out to enjoy the great outdoors this summer, it is important for everyone, especially children whose skin is more sensitive than adult skin, to protect their skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays that could lead to skin damage and cause skin...

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14% of the UK’s men would not talk to anyone about their mental health

Millions of British men would avoid discussing their mental health at all

Over half of the UK’s population do not think that men’s mental health is taken seriously

Only one in three men say they would speak to a GP about their mental health, and just 7% say that they would speak with an anonymous helpline

Millions of British men would not talk to anyone at all if...

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Two thirds of parents more worried about their children’s health than ever before

  • Struggling parents admit that ALMOST HALF of children try healthy foods and don’t like them
  • Parents are losing the battle against healthy eating, with over a quarter giving up on getting their children to eat better.
  • Sprouts, mushrooms, spinach, and millennial favourite avocado are among the most hated healthy foods for kids
  • Almost a third of parents
  • ...
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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland has been re-released with entirely BLURRED text to highlight the importance of children’s eyesight

CAN’T SEE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS

Beloved British children’s book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland has been re-released with entirely BLURRED text and illustrations to highlight the importance of children’s eyesight

The College of Optometrists has re-released one of the best known and most popular works of English literature fiction - Alice’s Adventures...

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Hay fever relief: Expert reveals how to allergy-proof your home

With the weather warming up and lockdown measures slowly easing, one thing that worries one in five Brits is hay fever.

Ivan Ivanov, spokesperson from End of Tenancy Cleaning London , has provided his top tips on reducing the severity of allergies during hay fever season:

“Hay fever season is well under way and can be difficult for those who suffer from allergies. While you...

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A Place in the Sun presenter, Laura Hamilton, shares her tips to keep healthy during lockdown

A Place in the Sun presenter, Laura Hamilton, has shared her health tips during lockdown. From discovering delicious recipes to online workouts with her 125,000 Instagram followers, the star has been keeping busy at home and is excited about the new series of A Place in The Sun, which starts on 26th April on Channel 4.

Online workouts - “I’m a big advocate of body confidence and...

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How to kill those sneaky Covid Kilos over the Easter break

How to kill those sneaky Covid Kilos over the Easter break

Keep it stress free, screen free and on a budget

With two weeks of Easter break to get through with the kids, Claire Spurway (European and World Masters Indoor 60 meters champion) has partnered with Feel Good Contacts to help frazzled parents on a budget to have a stress free, screen free, fun and active few...

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