Measles is a viral illness that spreads with alarming ease and ferocity. It can be utterly miserable for those who contract it, in some cases it can lead to serious health complications. Thanks to the MMR vaccine, measles is now relatively unusual in the UK. The vaccine is not 100% effective however and not all
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This common childhood disease is experienced by most little ones at some point. There is now a vaccine available, but it is not widely administered as the symptoms of the illness are generally very mild. Chickenpox manifests as a rash of itchy red spots, that eventually turn into blisters filled with fluid. The blisters then
Delayed cord clamping is becoming more and more popular and earlier this year the World Heath Organisation recommended that umbilical cords should not be clamped in the first minute following a baby’s birth. So how long should you wait before having the umbilical cord clamped and cut and what are the reasons behind waiting? What
The Troubled Families Programme is a government initiative that aims to help families facing a number of complex problems. David Cameron introduced the Programme in 2010 with the goal of transforming the lives of ‘troubled families’. Following the London riots of 2011 a larger emphasis was placed on the scheme with £448million being shared between
Congratulations, you’re having twins. Those words must been some of the most exciting and terrifying at the same time. Having twins is a special thing, but how, just how do you feed, change, and look after two tiny people at exactly the same time? Having seen a few friends recently blessed with two bundles of
Eeek! The moment has arrived! It’s weaning time! And so opens up a whole new world of discovery for you and your baby. There is so much conflicting advice on how to do it, when to start it and what foods to serve, you’d be forgiven for burying your head in a tub of formula.