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NICE updates guidance on gestational diabetes

Posted: 02 - Mar - 2015

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has updated guidance for the diagnosis and postnatal care of women with gestational diabetes.

Health visiting week of action kicks off

Posted: 02 - Mar - 2015

A week of action by the Department of Health (DH) has begun, with social media playing a central role.

Teenage pregnancy at all-time low

Posted: 27 - Feb - 2015

New figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) show that conceptions among under-18s in England are continuing to fall.

Building Great Britons report released

Posted: 27 - Feb - 2015

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Conception to Age 2 has launched the Building Great Britons report setting out how best to support early years service delivery.

Reassurance over pregnancy vaccines

Posted: 26 - Feb - 2015

Public Health England (PHE) has issued clarification of the risks of vaccines during pregnancy with the publication of new guidance.

Quitting smoking linked to beating depression

Posted: 25 - Feb - 2015

People who smoke are more likely to suffer with anxiety and depression, new research suggests.

Parents spend £35k in first five years

Posted: 24 - Feb - 2015

Research has shown that parents spend an average of £35,000 on their children by their fifth birthday.

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Latest News

NICE updates guidance on gestational diabetes

Posted: 02 - Mar - 2015

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has updated guidance for the diagnosis and postnatal care of women with gestational diabetes.

Health visiting week of action kicks off

Posted: 02 - Mar - 2015

A week of action by the Department of Health (DH) has begun, with social media playing a central role.

Teenage pregnancy at all-time low

Posted: 27 - Feb - 2015

New figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) show that conceptions among under-18s in England are continuing to fall.

Building Great Britons report released

Posted: 27 - Feb - 2015

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Conception to Age 2 has launched the Building Great Britons report setting out how best to support early years service delivery.

Reassurance over pregnancy vaccines

Posted: 26 - Feb - 2015

Public Health England (PHE) has issued clarification of the risks of vaccines during pregnancy with the publication of new guidance.

Quitting smoking linked to beating depression

Posted: 25 - Feb - 2015

People who smoke are more likely to suffer with anxiety and depression, new research suggests.

Parents spend £35k in first five years

Posted: 24 - Feb - 2015

Research has shown that parents spend an average of £35,000 on their children by their fifth birthday.

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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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