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Male midlife crisis

The male midlife crisis is often made fun of, but for many men it is a distressing experience. A midlife crisis can happen when men think they've reached life's halfway stage and feel time is running out. It's not a medical condition but people going through a…

Meat in your diet

Meat is a good source of protein, vitamins and minerals in your diet. However, if you currently eat more than 90g (cooked weight) of red and processed meat a day, the Department of Health advises that you cut down to 70g, which is the average…

MMR vaccine

MMR is a safe and effective combined vaccine that protects against three separate illnesses - measles, mumps and rubella (German measles) - in a single injection. The full course of MMR vaccination requires two doses. Measles, mumps and rubella are highly infectious conditions that can have…

MMR vaccine FAQs

Can my child have the Hib/MenC jab together with the MMR and pneumococcal jabs? My child is allergic to eggs. Can she have the MMR vaccination? Can the MMR vaccination be given as three separate injections? I don't know if my teenage daughter has had…

Perfect picnics

Picnics are a great British tradition and a good way for you and your family to eat a healthy meal together. If you combine a picnic with some physical activity - such as games or a brisk walk - you can have a healthy and fun…

Posture tips for laptop users

Laptops allow us to be able to work more flexibly, but they have been blamed for causing work-related back, neck and shoulder problems. The features that make laptops very portable, such as a screen attached to the keyboard, are the same features that make it difficult for people to…

Practitioner Toolkit

The Practitioner Toolkit contains information and tools for issues arising in work with children, young people and families. This page contains resources on concerns which might arise while helping a child or family, organised by topics, linked to searches for local organisations which can support work around…

Providers

Providers may have records listed of all Oxfordshire childcare, activities and services on this Directory free of charge. This includes: Services for children and families eg childcare, education, activities, support services Services suitable for families with a disabled child/young person or one who has special educational…

Real story: 'My cannabis paranoia'

Drugs counsellor Darren Gold, from Essex, smoked cannabis heavily for 12 years from the age of 15. His drug use led him into a life of petty crime, filled with several periods in prison. He attributes much of what happened to him to cannabis use. "I started…

Schools, colleges and childcare providers across Oxfordshire looking forward to welcoming children back

Schools, colleges and early years providers have been working closely with Oxfordshire County Council to make sure that all children are welcomed back safely in September. Education and childcare providers are following guidance from the Department for Education, Public Health England and the County Council. Risk assessments have been carried out and hygiene measures are in place across all…