Should you get your babies ears pierced

Cruel or cute ? Few parenting issues invoke such debate as whether or not babies should have their ears pierced. We’ve all seen kids being wheeled around in their buggies or toddling about with little studs in their earlobes. This shows the popularity of piercing children’s ears at a very young age.  But should you

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Living with Psoriasis

What is Psoriasis? Psoriasis is a common skin condition that is caused by an overactive immune system that causes skin cells to over-produce. It leads to an inflammation of the skin, which typically forms as red, scaly patches, which can be flaky as they dry out. It can also form as thick, raised areas of

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Germs in the home

Sometimes we’re lucky if we get to whizz round with the vacuum cleaner once a week – and as for a deep clean, well….. However, just a bit of research about how many potentially harmful germs are lingering round the home is enough to bump those chores up the ‘to do’ list. We all know

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Non emergency NHS care

With a recent report highlighting that the average A&E department is now understaffed by 10%, it’s vital that only the most serious of cases use this service. On top of the need for additional staff, patient numbers are increasing, meaning that the target waiting time of four hours is regularly exceeded. If you need NHS

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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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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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