Posts tagged “Children’s health”

Government confirms £6 million cash injection to support children with alcoholic parents

April 24th, 2018
Government confirms £6 million cash injection to support children with alcoholic parents

The government has confirmed that £6 million will be made available to help the children of alcoholics. It is estimated that around 200,000 children in the UK are living with parents who have an addiction to alcohol. The funding injection pledged by health ministers will be used to target children with alcoholic parents, providing them […]

MPs urge the government to ban multi-buy offers in a bid to cut childhood obesity

March 28th, 2017

MPs from the Health Select Committee have urged the government to ban multi-buy offers on unhealthy foods in a bid to reduce the number of obese children. The group believes that the government needs to do more to reduce rates of childhood obesity, which have been increasing steadily for years. A report by the committee […]

All About ADHD

March 31st, 2016

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) ADHD is a behavioural disorder that children are commonly affected by. The symptoms are characterised by restlessness, impulsiveness and inattentiveness. The majority of cases develop from early childhood and gradually get worse as the individual grows older, as a result of changes such as moving home, starting school or meeting […]

Children Must Be Put in the Recovery Position, Doctors Warn

January 26th, 2016
Children Must Be Put in the Recovery Position, Doctors Warn

Doctors have warned that unconscious infants and children must be put in the recovery position, after a study revealed that other techniques, including slapping, were being used as an alternative. The European study, which involved more than 550 children, revealed that only a quarter of children were placed in the recovery position by adults who […]

Singapore Health Authority to Target Schools

June 9th, 2014
Singapore Health Authority to Target Schools

The Health Promotion Board (HPB) in Singapore recently carried out a pilot health programme at 8 schools in the country to try and help students lose weight, stop smoking and to educate them on how to live healthier lifestyles. This programme has been a success and has in turn helped the HPB to make the […]

Is There A Link Between Asthma And Infertility?

December 12th, 2012
Is There A Link Between Asthma And Infertility?

New research suggests there may be a link between children who suffer from asthma and infertility in their parents. It seems the prevalence of asthma is higher in children whose parents needed medical intervention to conceive than those who conceive naturally. This initial study raises questions about the potential unintended side effects of infertility treatment. […]

Calls for less fluoride in US drinking water

January 10th, 2011
Calls for less fluoride in US drinking water

A number of US federal officials are aiming to lower the amount of fluoride present in US drinking water. Members of the Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are claiming that the levels of fluoride in drinking water are currently too high. According to a US report, members of the […]

Is the New Nintendo 3DS a Health Risk For Our Children?

January 4th, 2011
Is the New Nintendo 3DS a Health Risk For Our Children?

As Nintendo prepare for the release of their latest masterpiece – the Nintendo 3DS – there has been uproar over the company’s web warning that the brand new console could damage the developing eyesight of young children. Nintendo have – some would say responsibly, others would say cowardly – warned parents of the potential of […]

Contact lenses are safe for children

December 23rd, 2010
Contact lenses are safe for children

Contact lenses are safe for children, providing that they are responsible enough to take care of their eyes and stick to daily cleaning routines, according to expert, Barbara Aalbers, from St John’s Mercy Eye Care-Ballas. Aalbers said that contact lenses do not pose a risk to young people, provided that they are able to look […]

Controversial laws to possibly change

October 4th, 2010
Controversial laws to possibly change

Government plans could soon see town halls facing huge compensation payouts if they ban events on health and safety grounds. Teachers, for example, could be given assurances that they wouldn’t be liable for minor mishaps which they experience such as taking their pupils on school trips or helping out at after-hour clubs. Former Conservative Cabinet […]

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