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Talking To Your Children About Sex

How many of you are squirming a bit just from reading the title of this article? Be assured that it is quite normal to feel awkward and embarrassed when it comes to talking to your kids about growing up, how their bodies are changing, and…

World Immunization Week 2014

This important week takes place in the last week of April every year. It is an opportunity to remind families and communities throughout the world how effective vaccines can be, and to encourage people to take action to ensure that more children, and also people…

What You Need To Know About Measles

Coughs and Sneezes Spread Diseases What you need to know about Measles. Miserable kiddies with a fever and a rash are part of being a parent – I’ve certainly been there with my two daughters. But when is it something that can be treated at…

CPR Blog

Do you remember when you last did a CPR course (Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation)? At school? When you were in Scouts?  Perhaps when you were training to be a life-guard?  Perhaps it wasn’t even called CPR then – ‘Cardiac Massage’, ‘The Kiss of Life?’ One of the…

Snow Sports Helmets – The Evidence

It was very upsetting to hear about Michael Schumacher’s recent accident on the slopes of Méribel, France and our thoughts are with him and his family. Since the accident happened, there has been a lot of discussion in the media about helmets for winter sports….

Poisoning – An Unwanted Christmas Gift

Poisoning- An unwanted Christmas gift Poison!  Sounds so dramatic, doesn’t it?  Conjures up images of Agatha Christie murder mysteries, Cold War plots and perhaps Snow White with her apples if you have little girls of a certain age. Actually ‘poison’ is much more prosaic than…

World Stroke Day 2013, 29th October

Today is World Stroke Day 2013. It marks the worldwide campaign to fight stroke and is a concept of the World Stroke Campaign (www.worldstrokecampaign.org). According to the World Health Organisation and other leading stroke experts, stroke claims 5.8 million lives each year – that’s more…

Expat Kids Fatter Than Swiss

“EXPAT KIDS FATTER THAN SWISS” – blog from Breda, our guest Dietitian and Public Health Nutritionist. How many of you may have read this alarming headline in the Swiss media recently? What were your immediate thoughts? Well it seems from the queries that I, as…