• How can exercise help my kids sleep better?
    • How can exercise help my kids sleep better?

      Posted on July 28, 2015

      Two of the chief concerns that parents often have about their children are that they aren’t getting enough exercise, and that they aren’t sleeping well. Sleep and exercise might be two activities that are poles apart, but they actually help each

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    • Signs of heart disease present in obese children
    • Signs of heart disease present in obese children

      Posted on July 29, 2012

      According to a study published in Archives of Disease in Childhood journal, two thirds of obese children exhibit a problem with their health which is a contributor to heart disease. High cholesterol, blood sugar and high blood pressure may already be present by 12 years of age.

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    • Childhood obesity affected by TV habits
    • Childhood obesity affected by TV habits

      Posted on July 19, 2012

      A recent study from Canada has shown that the number of hours spent watching TV between two years and four years old can have a detrimental effect on the size of a child’s waistline by the age of 10. The study, which was published in a BioMed Central journal, looked at the television habits of 1,314 children. One extra hour of TV viewing each week at age four could affect the muscle fitness of a child aged 10 and also increase the size of their waste by half a millimetre.

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  • Anger as killers of James Bulger holiday abroad

    Filed under: News — Posted by: Linda on April 6, 2011

    In February 1993, a pair of schoolboys committed one of the worst and most unforgivable acts ever when they murdered a two year old boy. Robert Thompson and Jon Venables, who were ten years old at the time, (more…)

    CSA hound infertile man for 16 years

    Filed under: News — Posted by: Linda on April 5, 2011

    The Child Support Agency have spent the last 16 years chasing a man who has proved that he is infertile, for maintenance payments. James MacLetchie has been hounded “to the point of bankruptcy”, even though doctors confirmed that he couldn’t be the father of the child. When James married his ex wife Roberta, she was already pregnant. When her son was born, James MacLetchie’s name was entered on the birth certificate. Doctors had (more…)

    Schools given powers to control pupils

    Filed under: News — Posted by: Linda on April 4, 2011

    New guidance has been published by the government, which gives head teachers the power to file criminal charges against school children who make false accusations against teachers. It is thought that over a quarter of all teachers have faced false accusations from a pupil during their career. Under the current guidance, a teacher faces instant suspension if accused by a pupil. It will now be presumed that (more…)

    Mum finally holds her baby on Mother’s Day

    Filed under: News — Posted by: Linda on April 3, 2011

    A young mum strolls along the beach in Ireland, holding her baby in her arms and remembering the heartache of the last year. Kerry McDougall, aged 18, has mild learning difficulties which gave social workers reason to believe that she wasn’t able to get married or care for her baby. The fact that her learning difficulties are a result of having a cleft palate as a child which caused her to miss school, seemed to have no bearing on the case. Kerry had been brought up by her grandmother, after (more…)

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