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Tesco to ban added sugar drinks

Posted: 28 - Jul - 2015

Supermarket giant Tesco has announced it will no longer sell sugary drinks such as Ribena, Rubicon and Capri-Sun in a bid to reduce childhood obesity.

Drug approved for ADHD treatment

Posted: 27 - Jul - 2015

Intuniv has been recommended to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) by the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

Families urged to participate in weight loss programmes

Posted: 24 - Jul - 2015

Families and carers should take part in weight management classes, regardless of their weight, to help prevent childhood obesity, says new guidance.

Biomarkers can detect women at risk of pre-eclampsia

Posted: 23 - Jul - 2015

Pregnant women can have their risk of pre-eclampsia determined through serum biomarkers, according to a study.

FGM more widespread than just cities and towns

Posted: 22 - Jul - 2015

No local authority is likely to be free of female genital mutilation (FGM), according to a report published by Equality Now and City University London.

Community health services risk “being overlooked”

Posted: 21 - Jul - 2015

New models of care risk overlooking community health services, according to a discussion paper launched by NHS Confederation.

Children neglecting to brush their teeth

Posted: 20 - Jul - 2015

A fifth of children in the South East have gone longer than a day without brushing their teeth, according to a survey.

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Latest News

Tesco to ban added sugar drinks

Posted: 28 - Jul - 2015

Supermarket giant Tesco has announced it will no longer sell sugary drinks such as Ribena, Rubicon and Capri-Sun in a bid to reduce childhood obesity.

Drug approved for ADHD treatment

Posted: 27 - Jul - 2015

Intuniv has been recommended to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) by the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

Families urged to participate in weight loss programmes

Posted: 24 - Jul - 2015

Families and carers should take part in weight management classes, regardless of their weight, to help prevent childhood obesity, says new guidance.

Biomarkers can detect women at risk of pre-eclampsia

Posted: 23 - Jul - 2015

Pregnant women can have their risk of pre-eclampsia determined through serum biomarkers, according to a study.

FGM more widespread than just cities and towns

Posted: 22 - Jul - 2015

No local authority is likely to be free of female genital mutilation (FGM), according to a report published by Equality Now and City University London.

Community health services risk “being overlooked”

Posted: 21 - Jul - 2015

New models of care risk overlooking community health services, according to a discussion paper launched by NHS Confederation.

Children neglecting to brush their teeth

Posted: 20 - Jul - 2015

A fifth of children in the South East have gone longer than a day without brushing their teeth, according to a survey.

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Feature - Vitamin D in children

This sample feature from Community Practitioner looks at vitamin D deficiency in at-risk groups. There has been a lot of public health interest in vitamin D since the documented resurgence of rickets in children, and this article focuses on the identification of widespread vitamin D deficiency and the growing understanding of the role vitamin D plays in the immune system.

 

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