Child health - news

From independent organisations and not the opinion of, or endorsed by, the RCPCH

Half of eight-year-olds fail to get an hour's daily exercise

28 April 2017

Research finds children do less exercise as they move up through primary school

Drugs could cut childbirth deaths

27 April 2017

Cheap, widely available drug could prevent death in childbirth from excessive bleeding

Soft Drinks Industry Levy passed as part of the Finance Bill

26 April 2017

Soft drinks with a high sugar content to be taxed from April 2018

School holidays leave 3 million children at risk of hunger, report says

25 April 2017

Cross-party group of MPs and peers warns children are at risk of malnutrition

Poor community healthcare linked to big rise in infant emergency cases

24 April 2017

Nuffield Trust releases report on emergency care for children and young people in England

Italy experiencing measles epidemic after fall-off in vaccinations

20 April 2017

United States has issued warning to visitors about the outbreak

Hundreds of young people struggle with feelings of loneliness in Wales

19 April 2017

Increasing numbers of young people are contacting Childline for help, saying they they feel invisible and misunderstood

Recent ban on smoking in cars with children receives backing from majority of Scottish smokers

18 April 2017

New poll by ASH Scotland finds that 91% of Scottish smokers support the ban on smoking in cars with children present

Policy on child obesity in tatters as hundreds of playgrounds shut

13 April 2017

Freedom of Information request reveals closure of 214 playgrounds in England

Teenage boys could be given HPV jabs to prevent cancer

12 April 2017

Public Health England said to be considering plans to extend vaccination programme