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Head lice and nits: did lockdown reduce cases in the past year?

Head lice and nits: did lockdown reduce cases in the past year?

Head lice and nits are a common occurrence in children, passed around when they meet up, whether it's in school, playgrounds or at family gatherings. But were they still being infected in 2020 and early 2021, even though we had little opportunity to socialise because of lockdowns? Our latest survey of head lice treatment use reveals an interesting picture.

Which garden locations lead to the most trampoline injuries?

Which garden locations lead to the most trampoline injuries?

Which? has carried out a survey of parents to find out whereabouts in the garden trampolines cause the most accidents among children - and what the most common accidents are.

Pregnant women should get Covid-19 vaccine, urges England’s chief midwife

Pregnant women should get Covid-19 vaccine, urges England’s chief midwife

New data from the University of Oxford shows a rise in hospital admissions for unvaccinated pregnant women, leading experts to encourage those who are expecting to have the Covid jab.

Treat frozen chicken like it’s raw, warns FSA

Treat frozen chicken like it’s raw, warns FSA

The FSA warns that consumers should treat frozen chicken products as if they were raw - handling them carefully and cooking them thoroughly, to minimise the risk of food poisoning - as research shows many don't do this.

18 hospital bag essentials you need for labour and birth

18 hospital bag essentials you need for labour and birth

We've asked 2,021 parents what items they put in their hospital bag when they gave birth and here's what they told us

Product recall: Tesco Cottage Pie baby food may contain plastic

Product recall: Tesco Cottage Pie baby food may contain plastic

Tesco is recalling a batch of Tesco Cottage Pie Baby Food because some meals may contain pieces of blue plastic.

7 myths and facts about pregnancy scans

7 myths and facts about pregnancy scans

We've asked experts from The Society and College of Radiographers and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) to debunk the myths about pregnancy scans and explain the facts.

Eco-friendly natural deodorants: should you make the switch?

Eco-friendly natural deodorants: should you make the switch?

We look into what natural deodorants are made of, eco and health claims, and how they differ to conventional antiperspirants to help you decide

Some melons may carry salmonella risk, warns FSA

Some melons may carry salmonella risk, warns FSA

The Food Standards Agency has warned that some melon varieties bought on or before 28 May 2021 may be contaminated with salmonella. Find out how to check if yours is affected and what to do if it is

Can you have the Covid-19 vaccine if you’re pregnant?

Can you have the Covid-19 vaccine if you’re pregnant?

The RCOG has published COVID-19 vaccination guidance and advice for pregnant women. Find out what to do if you're pregnant and aren't sure whether to have the coronavirus vaccine or not.

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