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‘Worrying’ inequalities gap highlighted in children’s emergency healthcare

School-aged children from the poorest areas are two and a half times more likely to be admitted to hospital in an emergency for asthma than their counterparts in the richest areas, and this gap has grown substantially in a decade, new research reveals today.
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Obesity Health Alliance analysis reveals soaring costs of obesity as junk food companies pour millions into advertising

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...