Articles written by Celyn Parry

Do snakes make good pets

People often have strong opinions on keeping snakes as pets but personally, I think as long as the adults in the home are confident they can commit to taking care of such a specialist animal then there’s no reason you can’t keep one as a family pet. Now you may think me biased once you

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meeting new partners

When should I introduce my new partner to my kids

Where do you start? Every family is different so there’s no rule book on this one unfortunately but there are definitely some things that every family should consider before taking this step. Introducing your new partner to your children is life changing event. You’re sure this relationship is long term so is your partner ready

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hysterectomy

Hysterectomy and recovery

What is a hysterectomy? Hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus. It may also include the removal of the fallopian tubes, ovaries and cervix. Why would a hysterectomy be performed? There are a number of reasons this operation might be performed but it’s also worth noting that this is an elective surgery, meaning in

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asthma

Asthma

What is asthma? It’s a very common condition that we’re all aware of but you may not know what asthma actually is. It’s a condition that affects the airways that carry air in and out of the lungs. If you or your child has asthma, it means these airways are more sensitive than normal and

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children with epilepsy

Children with epilepsy

What is epilepsy? Epilepsy is related to the electrical activity in our brains. This activity is happening all the time but if there is a sudden burst of electricity – often referred to epileptic activity – this can mix up the messages, resulting in an epileptic seizure. There are different kinds of seizures and these

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Food eating

Food intolerance – what are the symptoms?

Food intolerance and food allergy are often mistaken for the same thing. However food intolerance is much more common. A food allergy is when someone cannot tolerate even a small amount of the offending food without suffering symptoms which often makes it easier to diagnose. A food allergy is an abnormal immune system response whereby

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