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ADHD – An Essential Guide to Services & Support

Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder is a common problem among children and can make parenting even more of a challenge. ADHD Richmond provides support and advice on all aspects of dealing with ADHD. Their website has up-to-date news on events and courses, as well as guidelines on what ADHD is and funding available to help

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Parenting and Autism: New study reveals close link

Autistic Spectrum Disorder affects about 1 in 100 people in the UK, with an estimated half of these also having a learning disability. ASD is used as an umbrella term, encompassing everything from Asperger’s Syndrome to Pathological Demand Avoidance. In recent years, the MMR vaccine has received considerable, albeit now discredited, blame for autism in

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Male Contraceptive Jab – Would You Use It?

A new form of male contraception could be on the horizon, thanks to a pioneering injection developed by medical researchers. The hormone-based jab has been developed to suppress the sperm count in testicles by acting on the pituitary gland in the brain. While this new form of male contraception shows promise, the initial study that

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Self Care Week 2016 – Dealing With Common Health Complaints

This week is Self Care Week – an awareness week that aims to to educate individuals and families about the importance of self-care. Of all the awareness campaigns that we publicise, Self Care Week is really important for everyone at EBPCOOH and Richmond GP OOH as by encouraging everyone to take better care of themselves

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Self Care Week 2016 – Self Care for Students

Self Care Week 2016 puts an emphasis on self-care for life, and this is especially true for students. For many students, leaving home to start university is the first time you’ll truly have to look after yourself, which is why self-care for students is important. Between the late nights, lie ins and a lifestyle based

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The flu vaccine: Who’s eligible?

  Flu season has begun once again. For most of us, flu is unpleasant, uncomfortable, and miserable at best, but for others it can be potentially dangerous. It is for this reason that so many of us have access to a free flu vaccine. Those who are eligible include members of at-risk groups and those

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The surprising health benefits of sleep

  We all know that sleep is important, but many of us fail to get our recommended dose of sleep a night. Between work, social lives and family, it can be difficult to fit everything into our days – and sleep is often what suffers. As well as keeping our energy levels up, sleep has

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Movember – More Than Just Men and Moustaches

  What you may have thought started as a one-off fundraiser, Movember is now about to enter its 13th year. Each year Movember aims to raise money and awareness of conditions which affect thousands of men in the UK and worldwide. With all the attention that goes into the face of the campaign, it can

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