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Baby P child death ‘likely’ to happen again, say health visitors

Posted: 04 - Aug - 2015

Health visitors fear a death, similar to that of Baby P, could occur again

Multimillion pound investment in CAMHS is ‘hugely positive’

Posted: 04 - Aug - 2015

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) has welcomed the government’s plans to pump £173m into children’s mental health services.

NICE release quality standard on maternal health

Posted: 03 - Aug - 2015

  Pregnant women attending antenatal and health visitor appointments should be advised on healthy eating during their pregnancy to improve their health, according to a new quality standard.

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.

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Latest News

Baby P child death ‘likely’ to happen again, say health visitors

Posted: 04 - Aug - 2015

Health visitors fear a death, similar to that of Baby P, could occur again

Multimillion pound investment in CAMHS is ‘hugely positive’

Posted: 04 - Aug - 2015

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) has welcomed the government’s plans to pump £173m into children’s mental health services.

NICE release quality standard on maternal health

Posted: 03 - Aug - 2015

  Pregnant women attending antenatal and health visitor appointments should be advised on healthy eating during their pregnancy to improve their health, according to a new quality standard.

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.

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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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