Febrile Convulsions

Jan 22 2017
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Imagine how you would feel if your child suddenly went rigid, became totally unresponsive and started to twitch in front of you. Febrile convulsions are the most common kind of seizure and can be incredibly frightening. They occur most frequently in babies and young children who are unwell and have a rising body temperature, which results in them fitting. They are remarkably common, affecting 2-5% of children under five years.

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Ten things to do today to feel good

Jan 16 2017
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In this blog I am providing ten tips on how to feel good today. Darker days and cold winter weather are certainly causing what’s now called the January blues. We all live very busy lives and it is difficult not to be overwhelmed by stress. With constant time pressures, inability to lead a healthy work-life balance and working over 40 hour weeks it’s no wonder many are feeling the January blues.  This can hit people especially hard following the Christmas break when they have most likely had time away from family and work routines. Returning to a world of constant connectivity to mobile devices is tough and the lines between work and home are becoming increasingly blurred, meaning we are more stressed than ever before and our sleep patterns are suffering as a result.

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Firework Advice and First Aid tips should something go wrong

Oct 28 2016
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Firework Advice and First Aid tips should something go wrong

Each year more than 1,000 people suffer injuries due to fireworks during the four-week period around bonfire night. 60% of these occur at home or at private parties and 40% involve children. *

The safest way to enjoy fireworks is by going to an organised public display. You should only set fireworks off at home if you have enough room in your garden to burn them and for people to stand a safe distance away. When purchasing fireworks, you should always check that they are suitable for your garden and that they conform to British Standards (BS 7114; 1998).

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