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What is SANDS? SANDS stands for stillbirth and neonatal death syndrome. Stillbirth is the death of a baby before or during birth after 24 weeks of gestation in the UK. (The World Health Organization (WHO) definition is after 28 weeks.) And, neonatal death is the death...

What is Mental Health? Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood...

Animals and Second-hand Smoke Second-hand smoke, or passive smoking, that is exhaled plus the "side-stream" smoke created by the lit end of your cigarette. When friends and family breathe in second-hand smoke – what we call passive smoking – it is not just unpleasant for them,...

‘More flavour, less salt’ How much salt should we be eating? Adults (11 years plus) should be consuming no more than 6g of salt a day. This is the equivalent to one and a half teaspoons. Children ages 1 to 3 years should consume no more than...

By Hannah Buckland – Healthy Hearts Care Planner  It’s Diabetes Awareness Week, so what better topic to talk about than sugar? Sugar has been labelled by the media as toxic, addictive and even poisonous; blamed for everything from bad skin and tooth decay to depression, weight gain, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer. As a result, the...