As a parent, all we want is to raise healthy, confident and happy children. There is so much advice available to parents on how to raise children and how to be better parents. Here are just a few ways to be a better parent that you may want to start working on as part of your New Year’s resolution!
A recent survey from the World Health Organisation found that Ischaemic heart disease and stroke remain the world’s biggest killers, causing an estimated 15.2 million deaths in 2016. These two diseases have now been the world’s leading cause of death for more than 15 years.
Both heart disease and stroke fall under the category of heart and vascular diseases. This category also includes conditions like high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, heart arrhythmia, coronary artery disease, and peripheral artery disease.
Your newborn baby’s skin is super soft and free of all the marks and irritation of life. Although it’s an uncontrollable urge to nuzzle and stroke their skin, this alone won’t be enough to keep it in good condition. Due to its delicate nature, there are a variety of newborn baby skin care tips that you need to know about in order to keep your baby soft and rash free.
In a world first, Japanese researchers have successfully used stem cells to produce kidney cells containing a congenital defect that causes paediatric kidney disease. They will now be able to analyse these cells in new ways and hopefully come up with a cure for the condition.
Although many mums will insist on breastfeeding their baby, it’s not always the best option. There is a high number of new mums that struggle to breastfeed successfully, or prefer to bottle feed for other reasons. Whatever you decide, this article is going to provide you with 10 top tips for newborn feeding with a bottle.
Blood disorders are diseases that affect one of the components of blood — red blood cells (which carry oxygen), white blood cells (which fight infections), or platelets (which help the blood clot). Some blood disorders can also affect the liquid portion of blood, called plasma.
Whether your baby’s arrival was at the start of the year and they’re already approaching their first birthday, or you have a little wriggly newborn, it’s baby’s first Christmas! That’s bound to tug at many heartstrings and you’ll want it to be perfect, so here’s our top tips for baby’s first Christmas.
A group of scientists from the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf in Germany have managed to create beating heart tissue from human stem cells. This important breakthrough will help researchers learn more about conditions that affect the heart and will make drug testing much easier.
When choosing a baby stroller for the first time, you’re likely to find that there’s an overwhelming amount of choice out there. How do you know which one is right for you? This article has put together 7 top tips to help you choose the right baby stroller.
The immune system plays a critical role in the human body, helping to protect the body from infectious organisms and other foreign invaders. It relies on a complex system of cells and proteins which prevent infections and diseases from causing damage.
Most of us have fond lasting memories of Christmases past. Times spent building up the excitement, wondering if Father Christmas will bring us our dream gifts, the tree, the treats and going to bed clutching our new favourite toy. Everyone wants their own kids to build those same lasting Christmas traditions and memories. Here’s how we like to create ours.
Researchers in the United States have shared preliminary findings of two studies that could lead to a stem cell gene therapy for Angelman Syndrome. The findings were recently revealed at the 2018 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting held in San Diego, California.
Bringing a newborn baby home from the hospital is exciting, terrifying, daunting, wild, busy, crazy and everything else. It’s a whole new experience that you’re unlikely to be prepared for – even if this isn’t your first (every baby’s different). We’re going to share our top tips for new dads to help you make the most of this special time.
Scientists have made some incredible breakthroughs in the field of stem cell research in the past few decades. These breakthroughs have resulted in stem cells being used to treat more than 80 different diseases, including many forms of cancer, immune system disorders, metabolic disorders, and blood disorders.
The Holiday Season, it’s a time of family, friends and fun, but often mixed with a little sprinkle of disruption and too much excitement! Here’s our top parenting tips for the holiday season.
A team of Japanese researchers recently announced that they have successfully transplanted stem cells into the brain of a patient with Parkinson’s disease. It is the first stage of a trial testing the ability of induced Pluripotent Stem cells (iPSCs) to treat Parkinson’s. The trial is being performed by researchers from the Kyoto University in Japan.
Many moms will make a conscious effort to breastfeed their child after birth. It's not for everyone, as some new moms will find breastfeeding impossible (or simply prefer not to) and some babies don't agree with breast milk. However, if this is something you want to do, here are 6 of our top tips for eating healthy while breastfeeding.
According to figures from the World Health Organisation, up to one billion people currently suffer from a neurological disorder of some type. This is approximately 1 in 6 of the world’s population. The WHO also reports that as many as 6.8 million people die due to a neurological condition each year.
Neurological disorders include a range of diseases and injuries that that affect the brain, spine, and nerves that connect them. Medical researchers have identified more than 600 different neurological disorders ranging from common conditions like stroke, Parkinson’s disease and brain tumours through to less common ailments like frontotemporal dementia.