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Training new doctors through child’s play

There is an old adage, that children are the best teachers. And for health professional students on their way to becoming doctors, nurses and allied health professionals, making children feel comfortable and cared for is...Read more
|Comment|author: Professor Paul Monagle
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Re-thinking our definition of adolescence

Adolescence has changed significantly in the last century. Professor Susan Sawyer is working to improve our understanding of the contemporary complexities of this age group. As a respiratory trainee, I was highly influenced by caring for...Read more
|Comment|author: Cheryl Critchley
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Infant mortality rate rises by 40% in Manchester

In the city of Manchester between 2011 and 2013, 108 children died before their first birthday. During 2015 and 2017 this number increased to 151. Manchester has the fourth highest infant mortality rate in England.  The report outlines...Read more
|Comment|author: Julia Zvobgo
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Updated guidelines for US children and youth

Earlier this month the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released the second edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. There are new key guidelines for children ages three through five and updated...Read more
|Comment|author: Julia Zvobgo
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Tackling child mental health with self care

Over the last ten years, there has been a 17 percent increase in anxiety disorders diagnosed in children and adolescents. This is according to the 2018 Children’s Mental Health Report done by the Child Mind...Read more
|Comment|author: Julia Zvobgo
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EU-wide mercury ban in children’s fillings

European countries are being urged to implement a ban on using mercury in dental fillings on children which came into effect July 1. Mercury is a dangerous neurotoxin that pollutes the environment, gets taken up the...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy

UK child obesity worst in poorest cities

Thousands of UK children, mainly in deprived city areas, are already classed as severely obese when they leave primary school. A report by the Local Government Association (LGA) warns that severe child obesity rates are...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy