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Dog bites in children on rise

Posted: 28 - May - 2015

The number of children being admitted to hospital as a result of dog bites has risen by 10% in the past year.

Online records may put children at risk

Posted: 26 - May - 2015

Patient access to online medical records may leave vulnerable young people open to abuse if forced to share information with parents, fear experts.

Hunt pledges 'national strategy' for child obesity

Posted: 21 - May - 2015

Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, has spoken for the first time since being reappointed as part of the new cabinet.

Mothers-to-be warned over paracetamol use

Posted: 20 - May - 2015

Research has found that prolonged paracetamol use by pregnant women may reduce testosterone production in unborn baby boys.

Cannabis use could stunt teen growth

Posted: 19 - May - 2015

Smoking marijuana before puberty could cause boys to be up to four inches shorter than those who do not use the drug.

Hidden peanut allergy in asthmatic children

Posted: 18 - May - 2015

More than half of children with asthma who tested positive for peanut allergy were unaware of any potential reaction in a study.

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Posted: 15 - May - 2015

It's now easier than ever for CPHVA members to gain continuing professional development (CPD) hours.

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Latest News

Dog bites in children on rise

Posted: 28 - May - 2015

The number of children being admitted to hospital as a result of dog bites has risen by 10% in the past year.

Online records may put children at risk

Posted: 26 - May - 2015

Patient access to online medical records may leave vulnerable young people open to abuse if forced to share information with parents, fear experts.

Hunt pledges 'national strategy' for child obesity

Posted: 21 - May - 2015

Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, has spoken for the first time since being reappointed as part of the new cabinet.

Mothers-to-be warned over paracetamol use

Posted: 20 - May - 2015

Research has found that prolonged paracetamol use by pregnant women may reduce testosterone production in unborn baby boys.

Cannabis use could stunt teen growth

Posted: 19 - May - 2015

Smoking marijuana before puberty could cause boys to be up to four inches shorter than those who do not use the drug.

Hidden peanut allergy in asthmatic children

Posted: 18 - May - 2015

More than half of children with asthma who tested positive for peanut allergy were unaware of any potential reaction in a study.

Twitter Tuesday chats to count towards CPD

Posted: 15 - May - 2015

It's now easier than ever for CPHVA members to gain continuing professional development (CPD) hours.

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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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