Child health - news

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Exam results stress sparks 14% increase in calls to Childline

16 August 2017

Figures emerge ahead of this year’s AS and A-level results day

Vulnerable children not in crisis are 'left in limbo'

14 August 2017

Action for Children says many children may be "repeatedly referred and assessed but not receiving help".

Research suggests marmite could prevent miscarriages and birth defects

10 August 2017

Landmark study finds Vitamin B3 can treat critical molecular deficiencies in pregnant women

Schools need to protect children against "harmful sexual behaviours" and teach them about consent, warns NSPCC

9 August 2017

Charities are calling for schools to do more to prevent “harmful sexual behaviour”

Scottish Government announces additional funding to help protect children from abuse

8 August 2017

Justice Secretary Michael Matheson MSP confirms additional £200,000 for services

Free school meal families 'need benefits top-up', says AM

7 August 2017

Welsh Assembly Member says families should be supported to ensure children have access to nutritious food throughout summer holidays

Cot death charity raises concerns over baby boxes

3 August 2017

The Lullaby Trust says there’s no evidence that baby boxes reduce the rate of sudden infant death syndrome

Australian babies given antibiotics at some of the highest rates in the world

28 July 2017

Many antibiotic prescriptions found to be given for conditions that did not need them

Deprived children in Scotland twice as likely to be obese

27 July 2017

NHS Scotland report concludes that "actions to reduce the 'obesogenic' environment” are urgently needed

Toddlers in Scotland face six-month wait to have teeth pulled

24 July 2017

Delays mean children turning up at A&E requiring emergency treatment after developing abscesses from rotten teeth