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Obesity rising among reception year children

Rates of obesity in children starting school are on the rise for the second year in a row, claims Public Health England (PHE).

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‘Dippy’ eggs are back on the menu

There’s good news for pregnant women who enjoy dipping ‘soldiers’ in runny eggs. Almost 30 years since the salmonella crisis, the government’s Food Standards Agency has changed its advice about eating eggs.

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Act FAST

Do you know the signs of a stroke? Take the Act F.A.S.T test.

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How to take care of your child’s back

Back pain affects about 80 percent of the population and is one of the top common causes of absence from work in the UK, says the charity BackCare, organiser of Back Care Awareness Week. But it can also affect children.

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How to keep your children active this summer

Keeping children occupied during the school holidays can be a challenge for most parents. And this year it looks like many youngsters will be stuck to the sofa, as a survey by uSwitch.com suggests children will spend more than six entire days watching TV during the summer break.

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Fertility Self-Assessment Tool

Should you seek advice about your fertility? Take this simple test to find out.

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Do your children eat their veg?

A survey carried out for food company Heinz suggests almost half of British children refuse to eat vegetables. The survey asked 2,000 parents about their children’s eating habits, and discovered 75 percent are worried or concerned about their little ones’ fussy eating.

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How to help your child eat less sugar

According to Public Health England (PHE), recent reports suggest childhood obesity in England has reached alarming rates, with more than one in five children starting primary school overweight or obese and more than a third overweight or obese by the time they leave.

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Childhood Health Assessment

Find out how you and your child are doing with this short assessment.

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How to get your child ready to go back to school

With the summer holidays starting to wind down, now’s the perfect time to start preparing your little one for the new school term.

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