Child health - news

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Addressing Childhood Developmental Milestones in the Digital Environment

16 January 2018

A consultant paediatrician and foundation doctor give their personal view on a 'digital childhood'

Dentists' warning over child tooth decay

31 October 2017

Twice as many children under 10 received hospital treatment for tooth decay than a broken arm

Children face 18 month wait for mental health care

23 October 2017

Care Quality Commission review warns delays for treatments are damaging to the health of young people

Fewer under-18s with mental health issues admitted to non-specialist wards in Scotland

18 October 2017

Increased bed capacity in specialist units and stability in staffing levels attributed to the fall in admissions

Record number contact Childline over suicidal thoughts

17 October 2017

Charity says figures are a "blunt wake-up call"

Mothers in Wales have their say on antenatal and midwifery services

10 October 2017

Many expressed a need for more information about birth options and greater access to antenatal classes

Sugar company sponsors lanyards at Conservative Party conference

3 October 2017

RCPCH's Officer for Health Promotion says it's a 'really poor choice' and 'sends a very mixed message'

Mental health services ‘inadequate’ for 1.2 million abused children says NSPCC

27 September 2017

Charity says Clinical Commissioning Groups should urgently review their plans

Quarter of 14-year-old girls 'have signs of depression'

20 September 2017

Findings from National Children’s Bureau highlight need for early intervention and treatment

More pregnant women to get Group B Strep treatment

13 September 2017

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists recommends preventative antibiotics for all babies born early