Health

Life expectancy not improving for first time in 100 years

For the first time in more than 100 years life expectancy has failed to increase across the country, and for the poorest 10% of women it has actually declined, according to a new report from Professor Sir Michael Marmot and ...

Overweight & Obesity

Walking to school is not enough to prevent obesity

More children are overweight or obese nowadays because they don't get enough exercise, it is often claimed. One of the UK government's goals in the Childhood Obesity Plan is to increase the number of children who walk to ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Is scurvy really making a comeback in the UK?

Scurvy is on the rise in the U.K. and picky eating might be the cause, a recent report in Metro suggests. But is this something we should worry about? As with most things, it's not as clear cut as it might seem.

Health

Medicaid expansion may prevent child neglect, study shows

More than 4 million reports of child maltreatment involving about 7.5 million children were made in 2017 to Child Protective Services. While much work has been done to reduce these high rates of child abuse and neglect in ...

Pediatrics

Persistent poverty affects one in five UK children

Persistent poverty affects one in five children in the UK, and is associated with poor physical and mental health in early adolescence, suggests research published online in the Archives of Disease in Childhood.

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