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Issue 85 | 30 November 2016


Hot topics this week

Experts discover why Rudolph’s nose is red

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Rudolph’s nose is red because it is richly supplied with red blood cells which help to protect it from freezing and to regulate brain temperature. This superior “nasal microcirculation” is essential for pulling Santa Claus’s sleigh under extreme temperatures,...
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Natural birth is more common in public hospitals outside business hours

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Hospitals might be open all hours but women have better chances for a normal vaginal birth if they give birth in a public hospital outside regular business hours,...
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How to choose parenting books

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Kids don’t come with guidebooks but in the 21st century parents can access a wealth of information about parenting in books. Whether you’re after...
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Postnatal depression: Renee’s battle with the blues

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The first few weeks after the delivery of a new baby are a time of considerable change for mothers. Coping with all the responsibilities that come with...
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Christmas shopping, for better mental wellbeing

Scientifically proven: Experiences far better gifts than objects

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Want to spread Christmas joy? Ditch the stocking stuffers and give experiences instead...
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Kids gift ideas: 6 tips for choosing the perfect present

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Whether you’re looking for the perfect present for your child’s birthday or a great gift for them to give one of their friends for Christmas, you’re probably wondering what to buy...
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Psychologist’s advice on parents’ Christmas concerns

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While most children are thrilled by the approach of Christmas some parents have mixed feelings. Psychologist Dr Marc de Rosnay talks you through...
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Puppies and kittens – The purrfect Christmas present?

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Thinking of buying the kids a furry pet for Christmas? Before you make that hasty decision, be aware that the puppy or kitten you are about to buy will probably be around...
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Win 1 of 15 double passes for RED DOG: True Blue

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Competition winners

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The winners of the Smiggle Christmas prize packs and the winners of the OZK.O baby sunglasses have been announced! Check out if you are one of the lucky winners!

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