News Archive - 2013

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Eating nuts is safe during pregnancy, new research suggests

24 December 2013
Child health

A study by US researchers concludes that children were a third less likely to have a nut allergy if their mothers had eaten nuts during pregnancy.

Born addicted, 20 babies a week

23 December 2013
Child health

NHS figures show that more than 20 babies a week are born addicted to drugs in England

Breast-fed children top the class

23 December 2013
Child health

A study led by the University of Oxford reveals that children who were breast-fed showed more academic development by the time they were five.

Updated guidance for use of codeine in children

20 December 2013
RCPCH

The advice given on the use of codeine in children has changed - RCPCH Members are urged to read the latest guidance.

RCPCH Wales responds to BBC school food survey

20 December 2013
RCPCH

Dr Mair Parry responds to BBC Wales survey results.

Olympic legacy is a nation of young couch potatoes

19 December 2013
Child health

The London Olympics failed to get Britain moving, according to figures that suggest fewer children took enough exercise last year.

Inquiry into the mutilation law with no prosecutions

19 December 2013
Child health

Inquiry launched into female genital mutilation (FGM) to find why there have been no prosecutions in the UK since it was made a criminal offence.

New, free, bilingual online flu game shows parents and children how to 'beat-the-bugs'

18 December 2013
Child health

New, free, bilingual online flu game shows parents and children how to 'beat-the-bugs'

Fears for future workforce as numbers of newly qualified paediatricians outweigh consultant posts

17 December 2013
RCPCH

RCPCH publishes CCT 2011-12 survey results.

Girls of 13 desperate to be thin amid 'toxic' mix of celebrities and social media

17 December 2013
Child health

A study by University College London and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, looked at the years before full eating disorders develop.