0 Have your say Winter is the time of year when illnesses can spread quickly, especially around schools. From sniffles and colds to more serious afflictions like chicken pox, schools can be like petri dishes this time of year. So if your little one is feeling under the weather, here are the government’s guidelines for when you should keep them off school. The guidelines reveal how long you should keep your children off school for different illnesses. Here's what they say: InfluenzaInfluenza, commonly known as flu, is very infectious and easily spreads in crowded populations and in enclosed spaces.Flu viruses are always changing so this winter’s flu strains will be slightly different from last winter’s.Symptoms include headache, fever, cough, sore throat, aching muscles and joints and tiredness.Cases are infectious 1 day before to 3 to 5 days after symptoms appear.Here’s how long to keep your child … [Read more...] about How long should you keep your child off school when they are sick?
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You certainly can’t accuse Jake Quickenden of resting on his laurels. After getting knocked out of the X Factor in 2012 before the live finals, he returned two years later for another crack.And although he only made it to week three of that year’s live finals, he has proved to be adept at keeping himself in the public eye, with stints in I’m A Celebrity...winter sports-themed reality show The Jump and emerging triumphant on last year’s Dancing on Ice. There have also been plety of guest spots on the likes of Lorraine, The Wright Stuff and Loose Woman .He’s now about to star in The Kings Theatre’s Cinderella as The Prince – after he made his panto debut a year ago.But his most recent stage appearances, including a night at The Kings back in June, have been a little bit less family friendly – he’s been part of the male strip-dancing group, The Dreamboys on tour. READ MORE: Striptease tustle … [Read more...] about X Factor star Jake Quickenden stars in The Kings panto: ‘You never know how long it’s going to last – you just ride the wave’
Today is World Diabetes Day, the highlight of a month-long campaign run by the International Diabetes Federation to raise awareness about the condition and its symptoms. The organisation points out that, globally, the number of people with diabetes is expected to rise to 522 million by 2030 (in the UK alone there are already over 3 million people with diabetes and, based on current trends, this could reach over 5.5 million by 2030.) Worryingly, given these figures, diabetes is the leading cause of heart disease, stroke, blindness and kidney failure – but the good news is that 80pc of cases of Type 2 diabetes are preventable through the adoption of a healthy lifestyle. A shocking NHS report last month showed that hundred of diabetes sufferers are dying prematurely each week, and that deaths have increased by roughly 10 per cent over the past three years. Meanwhile, research from Oxford University has found unhealthy living to be even more dangerous for the female … [Read more...] about How to spot the nine ‘secret’ symptoms of diabetes you might not know about
ITV'S hit show I'm a Celebrity is returning for yet another exciting season. But, when will it start, how long will it last and who is rumoured to be on it? Here's the lowdown. When does I'm A Celebrity launch? I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! will kick off on Sunday, November 18, 2018. You can catch episodes of the hit show on ITV at 9 pm. For the first time ever, Declan Donnelly will be joined by Holly Willoughby. Holly is taking time off This Morning to film the show in Australia. The spin-off show I'm a Celebrity... Extra Camp will be hosted by Scarlett Moffatt, Joel Dommett and Joe Swash. Kem Cetinay has also let it slip that he will join them as a celebrity guest on the show. How long will the 2018 series last? It hasn't officially been revealed how long the series will last but we can make an educated guess based on previous seasons. Last year's series lasted for 23 episodes, lasting from mid-November to mid-December. Similarly, in 2016, the show aired over … [Read more...] about When does I’m A Celebrity launch and how long will the 2018 series last?
A stroke is a serious life-threatening medical condition that affects the brain. It is one of the leading causes of death around the world and urgent treatment is essential. There are different types and recovery length depends on the severity of the attack, though roughly one in eight people will die within 30 days of having a stroke. The sooner someone receives treatment, the less the brain will be damaged. Read on for everything you need to know about strokes, from how to recognise the symptoms to what the different types are. What is a stroke? Described by the UK's Stroke Association as a “brain attack”, a stroke happens when the blood supply to the brain is cut off. This prevents key nutrients and oxygen from getting to the brain, causing severe damage to the brain cells, which can impair a person’s speech and the way they move and think. What are the different types of stroke? There are three types of stroke. Ischaemic strokes, which are most common, occur … [Read more...] about How to spot if someone is having a stroke and what to do