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Mental Health: Talking To Our Children

We may be more aware of our mental health, but a new poll has found that more than 55% of parents have never discussed mental health with their children. The poll was commissioned as part of a campaign which aims to help change the stigma which exists around mental health conditions, which include stress, anxiety,

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Are You Displaying Symptoms of Asthma?

Many people believe that asthma is a condition that presents itself during childhood, however it can appear at any age. It’s because of this that many people fail to seek help for their condition, passing it off as something else. Knowing what the symptoms of asthma are could help you to recognise it if you

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How To Treat Cold Symptoms By Visiting Your Pharmacy

It can be tempting to pick up the phone to your GP as soon as a cold or cough sets in, but the truth is, most common colds can be treated effectively at home, with some help from your pharmacist. Over the winter period, it’s important that we all do our bit to ease the

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5 Of The Best New Year’s Health Resolutions For 2016

In the New Year, many people feel fatigued and sluggish following several weeks of over-indulging in festive treats and late-night parties. The beginning of January is the perfect time of year to focus on our health, reassess our self care goals for 2016 and implement some new year’s health resolutions. Psychologists believe that goals such

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How Climate Change Could Damage Our Health

The effects of climate change are often discussed, but usually in terms of the health of our planet, rather than our own health. As a hot topic in the news lately, the effects of climate change on our health is up for discussion at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris. The conference began on 30th November and runs until 11th December. Whilst it

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5 Christmas Survival Tips

‘Tis the season to be jolly, or so they say. Whilst many people are throwing themselves into the spirit of Christmas, it’s hard to remember that the festive season isn’t for everyone. With so much going on, Christmas can be a pressured time, and many people can suffer stress and anxiety, especially if they’re already suffering

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Why Scenic Views Benefit Your Health

Being faced with a dull, grey and gloomy view isn’t much of a mood lifter, particularly during the winter season. New research has emerged which claims that scenic views are good for us, boosting our general health. Whilst being exposed to fresh air and being outdoors have long been associated with better health, this study

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5 Healthier Breakfast Ideas

A recent study by Cardiff University found that school pupils who begin the day with a healthy breakfast are more likely to do well in primary school assessments than those who don’t. A healthy breakfast is important to get the day off to a good start for both adults and children. Making a change to

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5 Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

If there has been one standout item in the healthy living revolution, it has to be coconut oil. Loved by fitness fans to mums and top chefs too, everyone’s jumping on the coconut oil bandwagon. Coconut oil has been unpopular in the past because of its high fat content, but as people come to understand

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