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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

The pill, patch or ring? What are my contraceptive options?

What are my contraceptive options? Most people are familiar with the contraceptive pill or ‘the pill’ as it is better known however there are many other forms of contraception available and more and more people are now availing of these options. There are five types of contraception: hormonal, barrier, intrauterine (inserted inside the uterus/womb), sterilisation and natural. The choice is …

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The pill, patch or ring? What are my contraceptive options?

Tips and tricks to staying healthy this winter!

Now that we are firmly into the month of November, we are officially in the colder and drearier days of the year. This ultimately means that be 5pm it is pitch black outside, rain is expected almost every other day – if not daily, and the dreaded flu season has begun – fantastic. During this time of the year, contracting …

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Tips and tricks to staying healthy this winter!

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

Post Natal Depression

What is post-natal depression? Having a baby is a life-changing experience that is often underestimated by many. Fun-filled late nights bopping around to the Macarena with mojito in hand are swapped for pampers, posseting and parenthood! Postnatal depression, PND for short, is a type of depression that many parents experience after having a baby. This is a common problem, affecting …

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Post Natal Depression

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

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