Amber Necklace Safety


Amber necklaces have been sold for several years now, with sellers claiming that they release soothing chemicals into the bloodstream when warmed by your baby's skin. 

They are advertised for relief of teething pain, colic and to improve sleep. 

Many parents receive them as gifts for their baby and a few feel thay they may actually be helpful, though most would admit they notice no change.

Not the Most Important Meal of the Day?

A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in June 2014 has shown that breakfast might not be the 'most important meal of the day' at least for those who are already overweight.

Just under 300 overweight or obese participants were asked to follow their usual daily routine, to fast until 11am or to have a breakfast.  There was no discernible weight loss difference between the groups though the breakfast group did tend to be more active. 

Why no Antibiotic?

Antibiotics are the wonder drug of the last century, but is their time coming to an end?


Though immunisation fairly claims the crown for saving the most lives, antibiotics have allowed us to live without the fear of life-threatening infections. Gangrene, Leprosy and Tuberculosis - all were killers and now are treatable, but are the good times coming to an end?


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