Recent research supports the idea that singing has the power to change our moods, our emotional landscape and how we see the world. Alexia Barrable, co-author of Growing Up Happy, outlines three reasons why you should sing for health and happiness.
With the rising concern about the amount of added sugar in some foods and snacks, Izzy Harrap, author of Teach your child how to learn (Reading, Writing and Spelling), offers an easy-to-make nutritious biscuit for your children's snacks.
Increasing numbers of studies and research papers show the links between nutrition and how well children do at school. Equazen has just published a report show how important omega-3 fatty acids are to enhance learning. It makes compelling reading, as Anne Coates reports.
World Bedwetting Day occurs on the last Tuesday of May each year. It is marked today by the World Bedwetting Day Steering Committee, a new working group led by the International Children’s Continence Society (ICCS) and the European Society for Paediatric Urology (ESPU), comprising patient and professional groups from across the globe. Plus LloydsPharmacy pharmacist Alison McCreedy gives top ten tips for parents.
Herbal teas are a great way to keep you and your family healthy. A new book, Infuse: Herbal Teas to Cleanse, Nourish and Heal by Paula Grainger and Karen Sullivan, is packed full delicious and innovative caffeine-free herb tea recipes which harness the power of nature’s most potent healing ingredients. Medical Herbalist Paula Grainger shares her pick of the top five infusions for parents and kids.
New term back at school and the war against head lice is unremitting. KIT & COCO has launched its head lice and nits (eggs) treatment and prevention range that boasts highly effective plant-based active ingredients to free little heads from the tiny pests, comfortably. Anne Coates tried out the Head Lice and Nits Complete Treatment Kit.
The No Smoking Day campaign offers resources and support for people to give up smoking. An added incentive is improving the health of other people in your family. Second hand smoke can increase you child's chances of tooth decay, according to research by British Dental Health Foundation.
We all know that we have to reduce how much sugar we eat for a healthier life. However many foods have hidden sugars. Doctor Sally Norton, founder of VavistaLife, gives you the lowdown on how food producers disguise how much sugar is actually in a food item.
This year’s World Hearing Day (3 March 2016) is raising awareness of the impact of childhood hearing loss worldwide. MED-EL, a leading provider of hearing implant systems, is supporting World Hearing Day with the launch of a new video, Through the ears of a child. Here MED-EL explain the typical signs of hearing loss and whether the child may be a candidate for a cochlear implant.
Eating fruit and vegetables that contain high levels of flavonoids could help maintain a healthy weight - according to research from the University of East Anglia (UK) and Harvard University (US). So make sure apples, pears and berries are on your shopping list.