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Mental Health Round-up: Suicide, Rape & Stigma

It appears that Spring has most definitely sprung upon us with actual sunshine and everything. As I’m recovering from my Easter egg hangover, I’ve been in the garden willing all of those little vitamin D’s to jump into my skin while I wait another few agonising weeks for my meds to be changed over. My only […]

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Health Round-up: Marathons, dieting and Diabetes

April has seen most of us gearing up for the chocolate fest that we all know as Easter. As a mum of four, I am surrounded by large quantities of chocolate and it makes it very difficult to be sensible when I get those late night blogging munchies.  For other bloggers, chocolate was the last […]

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Mental Health Round-up: PND, PP & Self Harm Awareness

Well hello you, nice to see you here. Pull up a pew and a mug of something of highly caffeinated, I may even share my biscuit stash with you, just make sure the kids aren’t looking. In the spirit of sharing, I’m including a post of my own – If You’re Still Here, essentially a […]

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Health round-up: A new year and new beginnings

Happy New Year and welcome to 2014! With the festivities and merriment of Christmas now behind us, January can seem dreary to a lot of people. Not for me though. I prefer to see January as the start of an exciting adventure, an adventure that can go anywhere I want it to and take any form […]

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Health round-up: A look back at 2013

Can you believe it’s nearly the end of 2013 already?! I can’t quite frankly. It seems time goes quicker as each year passes; it honestly feels like yesterday when we were celebrating the beginning of 2013 and welcoming it with open arms, eager to see what the year ahead would bring. But while we look ahead […]

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Health Round-up: Boobs, smiles and moustaches

We all know that breastfeeding has many health benefits for both mother and child, but would you want to be paid for doing it? The announcement of research to boost breastfeeding rates in Derbyshire and South Yorkshire by giving financial incentives has had a lot of you up in arms this past month. I won’t […]

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Health Round-up: OCD, hypermobility & Emma Bunton

Earlier this week, I wrote for BritMums asking if you support the Saatchi Medical Innovation Bill. It gets its second reading in the House of Commons tomorrow and, in a last-minute change since I wrote that post, Lord Maurice Saatchi, who developed the Bill after his wife died of cancer, is meeting Health Secretary Jeremy […]

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Health round-up: The Saatchi Bill, pearly whites and playing dirty

Hi, how are you? Good to see you again, it’s been a little while. Are you feeling ready for Autumn yet? You may (or may not) have noticed that there was no health round-up last month. I had a little summer break, focusing on getting my four-year-old ready to start primary school. But I’m back […]

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Health Round-up: Celebrations, scars & the blood stuff

As we bask in the glorious summer weather and await the much-anticipated arrival of the royal baby, some of us have already been celebrating news of our own. “It is the end of the road for the Pavlik Harness“, CJ from A Mummy’s View announced joyously earlier this month. It marks the end of treatment […]

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Mental Health Round-up: Anxiety, isolation and panic

I felt the tears well in my eyes as I sat and watched my eldest daughter Nakita 14 singing a solo this evening at a school performance. She stole the show, her voice was pitched perfect and when the room erupted in applause I was fit to burst with pride. I have always strived to […]

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Health round-up: Giving cancer a good kicking

This month has seen some major news in the fight against cancer. Hopefully you can’t have failed to notice the big story this week about updated guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) that recommends the use of two drugs to help prevent breast cancer in women at high risk of the […]

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Health round-up: Angelina Jolie, childhood cancer and diabetic recipes

You can’t have failed to notice Angelina Jolie in the news over the last few days, speaking out about her decision to have a preventative double mastectomy. She has written openly and candidly about her decision after discovering that she has a faulty gene that significantly increases her risk of getting breast and ovarian cancer. […]

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Health Round-up: Measles, MMR jab & endoftermitis

Unless you’ve been living like a hermit lately and steering clear of any type of media (including the social kind), you’ll probably have heard of the measles epidemic that’s made an unwelcome appearance in South Wales. At the time of writing this post, nearly 700 people in Swansea have been diagnosed with measles and Public […]

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New Round-up: Mental Health

In November 2009 when I was 4 months pregnant with my sixth child, my world came crashing down. I was diagnosed with bipolar, after years of battling with my mental health. That single word stole so much from me. Bipolar, also known as manic depression, would turn my life upside down. I lost my career, […]

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Health round-up: Croup, cancer and some stressful blogging

Before I get going with my round-up of health-related posts from you lovely lot of bloggers, I have one health tip that I really must pass on this month. Please think long and hard about moving your blog to a self-hosted platform (if you haven’t already) – it can be hazardous to your health! I’ve […]

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Health Round-up: The NHS and raising awareness

We start this week with some pretty big health-related news. New NHS guidelines are recommending more access to the most effective fertility treatments for those who need them. It was plastered all over the news yesterday morning – did you see it? And what do you think of the proposals? I’m looking forward to reading […]

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Health Round-up: A bumper start to 2013

  Happy New Year one and all! Welcome to the first health round-up of 2013 and boy, it’s a bumper edition this month. We ended 2012 with the sad news that Kerry (Multiple Mummy) had passed away shortly before Christmas. The #Healing4Kerry twitter and blog event that had been organised by New Mum Online last […]

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Health round-up: Diabetes, hyperemesis gravidarum and Christmas wishes

  As 2012 – the Jubilee year with a phenomenal summer of sport – draws to an end, we have another Royal celebration to look forward to next year…the birth of a Royal baby! Of course, pregnancy isn’t always easy and, as parents, I am sure we all sympathise with HRH The Duchess of Cambridge […]

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