Important news for parents of teenagers! New meningococcal vaccination programme expected to save lives

Aug 06 2015
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Public Health England (PHE) is welcoming the start of the new MenACWY vaccination programme that will offer teenagers protection against meningitis (inflammation of the brain) and septicaemia (blood poisoning) caused by four meningococcal strains including MenW.

From 3rd August 2015, GPs will be inviting teenagers aged 17 and 18 (born between 01 September 1996 and 31 August 1997) for the vaccine. All adolescents born between 01 September 1996 and 31 August 1997 in England are eligible for vaccination regardless of their future plans.

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World Exclusive! Dr Pierre Dukan: ‘I want to motivate people to fight obesity’

Jun 02 2015
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With the Summer at the doorstep, we all want to get fitter and we start dieting hoping to fit in the infamous bikini. You will love this world exclusive interview from our London Mums Spring 2015 magazine with the charming yet controversial Dr Pierre Dukan who told me ‘I want to motivate people to fight obesity’. Love him or loathe him, you will find this chat interesting. 

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First Aid for Bumps and Bruises

May 14 2015
child falling off bike

This article covers the important topic of first Aid for bumps and bruises. It is a vital part of children’s development learning to take measured risks and this means it is almost inevitable that they will hurt themselves. Most of these bumps and bruises will be minor, but it is vital that parents and carers have the skills and confidence to swiftly assess how seriously they are injured.

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