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The internet can be a great source of information and advice on health matters and not to mention peace of mind, although be wary of digging too deep!

You’re never too young to #CHECKYOURSELFIE

Every day in the UK, one person is diagnosed with breast cancer every 10 minutes and despite the prevailing opinion that young women don’t get breast cancer, the reality is that they can and do. This is why youth-focused breast cancer awareness organisation, Keep A Breast are sparking the attention of young people through social media by spreading the message of a monthly self-check via #CHECKYOURSELFIE.

Britax urges parents to bin the booster and travel safely this summer

Britax booster

This week, leading child safety brand, BRITAX, has launched a nationwide initiative designed to educate parents about car seat safety in Group 2-3 and to highlight the dangers of using booster cushions with older children. The ‘Bin the Booster’ campaign urges parents to opt for high-backed boosters with side impact protection to ensure little ones are safe and secure on their travels in the lead up to summer and beyond.

Avoid any serious EHIC-UPS this summer – have you got yours?

As the holiday season approaches, Asda Money’s annual report into the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) reveals awareness of the card has got worse since last year.  Although it should be a travel essential, the number of parents who do not have an EHIC has increased from 22% to 26% over the past year meaning they won’t have adequate protection on holiday.

Breakthrough study shows pupils with Epilepsy struggle at school

Young people with epilepsy are unnecessarily falling behind at school and beginning their adult life at a disadvantage, according to research to be launched in Parliament today (March 24) by education and medical charity Young Epilepsy. The findings show that 95% of UK children and young people of school age with epilepsy struggle in at least one area of learning or behaviour, and 40% are functioning in the learning disabled range.

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