Child health - news

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Levels of teenage pregnancy at their lowest since records began

23 March 2017

Conceptions in under-18s halved in past eight years

Overweight male teenagers 'more likely to develop liver cancer'

22 March 2017

Research highlights lifelong impact of overweight and obesity in young people

Tooth extractions on toddlers rise by a quarter in 10 years

21 March 2017

Experts call for action on oral health education and sugar intake

More than half of adults unaware of age restrictions on social media

20 March 2017

Survey results suggest uncertainty around children’s use of social media

Schools must do more on mental health, say School Reporters

16 March 2017

Young people surveyed on mental health and wellbeing by BBC School Report

Girls in the UK missing school because they can’t afford sanitary protection

15 March 2017

More research needed to establish the scale of the issue

Warning over risk to babies in sleep positions

14 March 2017

Survey finds parents unsure of basic steps to reduce Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Australia considers childcare ban on unvaccinated children

13 March 2017

Calls for nationwide legislation to prevent unvaccinated children from enrolling at preschools

Parents warned to use pram covers to protect babies from air pollution

10 March 2017

Scientists test pollution levels inside prams during school run

Doctors say UK children could miss cancer trials

9 March 2017

Organisations call for regulation reform to ensure continued access to innovative treatment