Health


OK, I apologise in advance for that rather grandiose title. However, a recent research piece from the BBC Terrific Scientific Sleep Investigation—in partnership with the University of Oxford—suggests 9-11 year-old children have the best reactions in the afternoon. Thousands of British school children aged 9-11 took part in the experiment, […]

Kids’ sleep investigation could alter primary teaching methods



Five European universities will begin vital research into pre-eclampsia, a deadly complication which occurs during pregnancy. The condition occurs in up to ten per cent of all pregnancies and seriously affects both mother and baby. It leads to high blood pressure and other complications. However, it’s not possible to predict […]

Pre-eclampsia to be researched across Europe







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A trio of pregnancy-related health topics hit the headlines last week. Here’s a roundup. Drinking during pregnancy increases epilepsy risk According to research from the University of New Mexico’s Department of Neurosciences, children of mothers who drink during their pregnancy are six times more likely to suffer from epilepsy as […]

Pregnancy roundup: epilepsy, exercise, incontinence







Expectant mums across the UK will have access to a new breastfeeding resource thanks to a collaboration between the Department of Health and child health charity Best Beginnings. The From Bump to Breastfeeding – following real mothers’ stories to find out how DVD gives positive and practical information to encourage […]

UK government supports “From Bump to Breastfeeding” DVD