Gordons Chemists is adding its support to the 2018 Salvation Army and St Vincent de Paul Family Appeal encouraging customers to leave donated gifts and toys for ages 0-16 at any one of its branches throughout Northern Ireland from now until December 19. All gifts must be new and unwrapped,Read More →

Norovirus is the most common stomach bug in the UK. Infection can happen at any time of the year but is more common during the colder months – which is why it is often referred to as the winter vomiting bug. Norovirus infection can occur at any age and, becauseRead More →

#I WILL NOT BE DELETED Global beauty company Coty, led by its cosmetics brand Rimmel London, has launched its purpose led campaign #I WILL NOT BE DELETED to raise awareness of the growing problem of beauty cyberbullying and tackle the societal issues that stop people of all ages from feeling unable to fully express themselvesRead More →

Warts are small, rough lumps or growths on your skin that most people, witches and Gruffalos will get at some point in their lives. You can get them anywhere, but warts are most common on your hands, knees and feet. A wart on the sole of your foot is calledRead More →

A new website to support both breastfeeding and bottle feeding parents is launched today (August 1). iFeed aims to fill a gap in the help offered to parents due to children’s centre closures, over-stretched maternity and health visiting services, as well as to ensure parents who bottle feed receive moreRead More →

It’s World Allergy Day on July 3 and with the latest surveysestimating that true food allergies affect up to eight per cent of children, and 40 per cent of children and adults now suffer from food sensitivities or intolerances, Sky and BBC nutritional expert Christine Bailey, reveals how she helpedRead More →

Playing Safe at Bathtime Following recent revelations that children’s bath toys provide the perfect breeding ground for potentially harmful bacteria, ensure your child’s plastic toys are squeaky clean and free from bacteria by following three simple steps. 1.Wash all plastic toys with water and a little washing up liquid toRead More →

The new UK Sugar Tax on fizzy drinks came into effect on April 6 giving households a chance to re-evaluate their sugar habits. The levy is a key part of the government’s childhood obesity strategy and means shoppers will now pay an extra 18p or 24p more a litre forRead More →

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) affects around one in five people in the UK. You can develop IBS at any age, but first symptoms usually occur between the ages of 20 and 30. Women are twice as likely to get it as men. It’s not clear what causes IBS in someRead More →

Research, carried out by King’s College London and Cardiff University, suggests that just having a device, even when switched off, in a child’s bedroom can cause sleep disruption. It is widely acknowledged that the use of screen-based devices before going to bed can interfere with melatonin production, delaying and interruptingRead More →

Many children will get coughs and sniffles over the winter season but sometimes it may be more than a cold. Bronchiolitis is a common lower respiratory tract infection, generally affecting babies and young children, and is more common in the winter months Dr Su Laurent, a medic specialising in paediatricRead More →

A much-needed antidote to help children let go of their anxieties and concerns at the end of each busy day could be found in ancient Buddhist tales with an emphasis on peace, calm and mindfulness… Growing up in the modern world today many children are leading overstimulated and sometimes stressfulRead More →