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Some positive action, but more needs to be done to improve Scotland’s child health

Responding to today’s Programme for Government, RCPCH Scotland highlighted the mixed bag offered by Scottish Government for Scotland’s children. RCPCH Scotland welcomed the actions being taken on air pollution, child poverty, early year’s mental health and disability assistance.
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Socioeconomic inequalities in children’s weight reversed in the UK between 1953 and 2015

Since the post-war period, socioeconomic inequalities in children’s weight have reversed in the UK – with disadvantaged children originally being more likely to be thinner than more advantaged children, but now typically being more likely to be overweight or obese, according to an observational stud...
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New research by the RCPCH and Nuffield Trust reveals UK lagging behind peers on child health

According to a new international analysis looking at child health measures over time and across 14 comparable countries, published today by the RCPCH and the Nuffield Trust, child health outcomes for babies and young children in the UK are poor compared to comparable countries.