Allergies

Allergy risk may be tied to how you wash your dishes

Allergies: How you clean can make a difference.

Anahad O'Connor A new study suggests that parents who wash their dishes by hand, rather than in a dishwashing machine, may unwittingly lower the likelihood that their children will develop allergies.

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Boom in food allergies driving physicians nuts

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Stay healthy this Winter

Five tips to keep the kids healthy this winter

Keep the sniffles away this winter.

Nicole Avery As the change of season comes, so does the cold and flu season and seasonal allergies. Did you know that it is not uncommon for kids to have five to ten colds a year? There are around 200 different viruses that can cause a cold and your family would have to be pretty lucky to escape a winter without one.

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Create a healthy future for your kids by setting a good example and positively influencing their attitudes to alcohol. Find out more.

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Essential Kids has you covered with warming winter foods, staying healthy tips, indoor play activities plus loads more.

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