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Teeth facts and figures

Teeth are vital to our overall health, helping us to bite and chew food. How much do you know about them? Milk teeth Babies' teeth begin to develop before they are born, but in most cases don't come through until they're between 6 and 12 months…

Teeth whitening

More and more people are paying for brighter, whiter teeth. But does teeth whitening work and is it safe? Here are the answers to common questions about the treatment. What is teeth whitening? Teeth whitening involves bleaching your teeth to make them lighter. Teeth whitening can't make your teeth…

Temper tantrums

Temper tantrums usually start at around 18 months and are very common in toddlers. Hitting and biting are common, too. One reason for this is toddlers want to express themselves, but find it difficult. They feel frustrated, and the frustration comes out as a tantrum.…

Ten ways to boost your health

When it comes to good health, there's no big secret. Here are 10 things you can do today to improve your health. 1. Check your weight Nearly three in 10 women and four in 10 men in England are overweight. Obesity causes 9,000 premature deaths every year…

Testing for the biggest killers

The NHS Health Check will assess your risk of developing heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney disease and some forms of dementia. Once you know your risk, you'll be given advice and assistance to help you reduce it. What's the link between heart disease, stroke, diabetes,…

Timeline for Childcare 0-10

We often receive calls from parents who are not sure when their child can attend childcare or education, or when to apply for these. Below is a timeline for the stages of Education up to the age of 10. Up to 2 years old: If you need…

Tips for a lower-salt diet

If you have read up on salt facts, you'll know that too much salt can cause raised blood pressure, which increases the risk of heart disease and stroke. The following tips can help you cut down on salt. You don't have to add salt to…

Tips for a stress-free divorce

Divorce can cause problems such as stress, anxiety, depression and panic attacks according to Paula Hall, relationship psychotherapist at the charity Relate. "This can affect sleep, which can cause tiredness, exhaustion and a lack of focus and concentration," she says. "There's a lot to think about during a divorce, particularly looking after…

Tips for growing your own fruit and vegetables

Fruit and vegetables are an essential part of a healthy diet, and growing your own can be a fun and satisfying way to help you and your family get 5 A Day. Fruit and vegetables are a good source of many vitamins and minerals, yet most…

Tips for new parents

As a new parent you're bound to have questions on everything from getting breastfeeding started, to washing and bathing your baby and changing their nappy. Here's a quick guide to everything you need to know about caring for your new baby during those exhausting but wonderful early weeks.…
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