30 October 2017
Research published today in the Archives of Diseases in Childhood shows a sharp rise in children admitted to intensive care in England and Wales since 2009, a trend which is not explained by either population growth or the rising birth rate. An analysis of admissions data from the Paediatric Intensi...
19 October 2017
NHS Digital has published figures from the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) in England which show the prevalence of obesity in reception age children has risen in the second successive year. Obesity prevalence was more than twice as high among children in year six than in reception age ch...
16 October 2017
The Association for Young People's Health (AYHP) have launched Key Data on Young People 2017, a report which looks at living circumstances, education and employment, information about health behaviours and lifestyle, sexual health, mental health, physical health and long-term conditions, and use of ...
Obesity Health Alliance analysis reveals soaring costs of obesity as junk food companies pour millions into advertising
10 October 2017
The Obesity Health Alliance, of which the RCPCH is a steering group member, have published an analysis research revealing the money spent on junk food advertising far outweighs the amount Government is able to spend on healthy eating campaigns, leading to an unbalanced environment pushing us towards...
9 October 2017
Wales took a large step forward this week to improving the support given to children with medical conditions during the school day, including diabetes and epilepsy.