9 April 2019
Boys aged 12-13 in Northern Ireland are to be offered a vaccine to protect them against Human Papillomavirus (HPV) related cancers, the Department of Health has announced. RCPCH responds.
5 April 2019
RCPCH responds to latest study, which casts doubt on whether spending time on screens before bed is harmful to people's mental health, and says "we would still suggest that families follow our guidance published earlier this year".
20 February 2019
The Nuffield Trust and the Association for Young People's Health have today published the first ever international comparison of young people's health measures over time, comparing the UK to 18 other high-income countries. Professor Russell Viner, President of the RCPCH, responds.
18 September 2018
UK children are exposed to more than 60% of their daily air pollution intake during the school run and while at school, new research has shown today.
12 September 2018
The proportion of children and young people saying they have a mental health condition has grown six fold in England over two decades and has increased significantly across the whole of Britain in recent years, new research reveals.
28 August 2018
RCPCH's Dr Max Davie responds, saying a joined up approach to mental health is needed.
19 June 2018
Health campaigners are calling for the restrictions on junk food television advertising to be extended to on-demand services. New analysis from the OHA has found that children streaming their favourite shows online are inundated with adverts for unhealthy food and drinks. RCPCH respond to these call...
12 June 2018
Today Professor Russell Viner, President of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, gave evidence to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee on the impact of energy drinks on children and young people. Professor Viner warned MPs that the caffeine and sugar content in energy ...
24 April 2018
Mental health problems in children and young people are common and account for a significant proportion of the burden of ill health in this age range. The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines mental health as not simply the absence of disorder but ‘a state of wellbeing in which every individual r...