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Pregnant women warned of plastic packaging

Pregnant women should avoid eating food that has been heated or reheated in plastic containers, and drinking from water bottles that have sweltered in the sun. That suggestion comes from the results of yet another study about the possible effects of the chemical bisphenol-A (BPA) that is present in a great many manufactured products including food and beverage cans and containers.

The most recent study, conducted by

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How a simple test can save babies lives

How a simple test can save babies lives

Within hours of him being born, Ralf Jones was displaying all the signs of a life threatening infection. He twice stopped breathing as well as having 2 seizures. Baby Ralf had developed the strain of meningitis caused by the Group B Strep infection. Thankfully, he has now recovered but the GBS has left its mark,

The sad fact is

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Brain scans on foetuses planned by scientists

Scientists plan to scan the brains of over 1,500 foetuses and babies in order to take a closer look at how the brain of a child develops inside of the womb. The scientists believe that wiring problems between different areas of the brain during development may be the cause of many attention disorders as well as possibly autism.

In order to scan the brains, scientists will be

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New Respiration monitor tested in maternity wards

The Nanny Baby Respiration Monitor BM02 is a new device that has already been tested by medical professionals in maternity wards and it also complies with important European Commission directives that make sure that it is a safe device to use with children. One of the reasons why this device has become so well known is because the company that creates this type of baby monitor,

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Christmas is a time for family .. and divorce

Dealing with a divorce is relatively easy to cope with when it occurs, but during the Christmas holidays it can be much harder given the fact that there are so many festivities going on in the face of the dismal time in family life.  Ironically, even though everyone thinks of the holidays as family time the website Metro.co.uk reports that it is actually one of the

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First private baby clinic in the North opens

Later this month a new baby clinic is set to open in Yorkshire, this is the first of its kind in the North of England. The clinic is located at for Good Health centre, in Leeds. This private clinic is run by the organisation Milk Matters, which focuses on the solving of parenting problems early on; such as helping parents whose children have sleeping or feeding

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Give It Up For Baby

Launched in Kinross and Perth in 2088 Give It Up For Baby (GIUFB) offers pregnant women who smoke a financial incentive to quit. Figures show that close to 20% of those women that quite while pregnant remained smoke free for up to three months after delivering their baby.

The total that have signed up is 260 women in Perth and Kinross and 60% stay smoke free for

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Is your baby ready to move to solid food

There is no reason why you should not continue to breastfeed your baby even after you start feeding them solid foods. If you are worried that you are not producing sufficient milk, you can always add formula milk, but in any case, you should always consult your GP.

For the first few months, a mother’s milk will be enough for a new baby. Signs that a baby

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Baby carriers can be very effective

Baby carriers can offer many advantages over other means of baby transport, such as strollers and traditional prams.

Chances are, first and foremost in your considerations is safety. In much the same way as hands-free phone facilities in cars, baby carriers allow you to do what you need to do safely, very useful for you multi-taskers to do the housework (unless you’re fortunate enough to have a

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Sheffield Children’s Hospital may face charges

An inquest held at Sheffield’s Medico-Legal Centre may result in perjury charges against some members of the staff at Sheffield Children’s Hospital.  Sheffield Assistant Deputy Coroner David Urpeth said he might bring in the police, after hearing testimony that a senior consultant had instructed a colleague to make a statement that was found to be untrue.

Mr. Urpeth heard testimony from doctors and nurses involved with the

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