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Your Microbiome…much more than just some friendly bacteria

The microbiome is big news in the health world.  The study of those friendly bacteria in our gut has made enormous advancements and has changed the way we understand our immune system and our health.    What is the microbiome? Our microbiome is the collective name for the bugs that live in our gut and all the genetic material that …

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Your Microbiome…much more than just some friendly bacteria

Neonatal Jaundice

If you are expecting or have a newborn baby, biggest congratulations!  Despite the hustle and bustle that comes with your new bundle, you may want to take time to read this article on neonatal jaundice. Jaundice is rarely something to be concerned about however it is good to be aware of what to look out for.   What is Jaundice? …

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Neonatal Jaundice

Bedwetting-Why Can’t My Child Make It Through The Night?

If your child wets the bed, you are going to love this blog. I’m  going to tell of the causes of bedwetting and steps that you can take to help your child become dry at night. Children learn to control daytime urination as they become aware of their bladder filling. Once this occurs, the child then learns to consciously control …

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Bedwetting-Why Can’t My Child Make It Through The Night?

Scarlet Fever – What every parent needs to know 

What is Scarlet Fever?  Many people think of Scarlet fever as a disease of the past, however in the UK there were 15,500 cases in the first 3 months of this year, with the overall number of reported cases at a level not seen since 1982.  Scarlet fever, or it’s milder form Scarlatina, is an illness caused by a bacteria called Streptococcus, usually Streptococcus A. Scarlet fever is typically an illness …

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Scarlet Fever – What every parent needs to know 

Oak Processionary Moths in London

We are all crossing our fingers for a some glorious bank holiday weather during May. If you are getting out and enjoying some fresh air then please be careful to avoid these Moth pests. The caterpillars of this moth have been found in several places around southern England, including Fulham and Chelsea this year. In recent year in late Spring …

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Oak Processionary Moths in London

Our Top Tips For Managing Childhood Eczema

The word eczema come from the Greek word “to boil.” It’s no surprise then, that eczema causes red, itchy and cracked skin to develop. There is no single thing that causes eczema. However, recent research has shown that in up to half of cases eczema may be caused by a defect in the “filaggrin” gene. This gene is responsible for …

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Our Top Tips For Managing Childhood Eczema

Halloween Tricks And Tips

It’s Autumn half term, leaves are falling everywhere, a gorgeous time of year. So much fun to be had with fancy dress, sweets and treats. We have a few important tips to make sure you all stay safe and it goes with a bang for all the right reasons. Halloween Health Tips Try to avoid any mishaps in the first …

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Halloween Tricks And Tips

Meningitis – What You Need to Know

Meningitis is a particularly aggressive and rapidly progressive disease that can lead to life-changing disability and can be fatal. However, there is a lot of confusion about what meningitis is, who it affects and how to spot it.   What is Meningitis? Meningitis is inflammation of the thin membrane that surrounds the brain and spinal cord. This inflammation can be …

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Meningitis – What You Need to Know

Starting School Top Tips

It is that wonderful time of year as summer draws to a close and a new school year starts. For children who are starting school for the first time this can be especially exciting but also a little daunting. Actually for parents it can cause the same mixture of emotions. I well remember a little tear after leaving our eldest …

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Starting School Top Tips