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Virtual reality boosts physical therapy for children with disabilities

Dr Alison Cernich, Deputy Director of the NICHD, and Dr Theresa Cruz, Acting Director, National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research at NICHD, describe technology that helps children with disabilities.
childhood obesity

Dame Sally calls time on childhood obesity

Dame Sally calls time on childhood obesity, writes Tam Fry FRSA, Chairman of the National Obesity Forum.
fetal medicine research

Fetal medicine research: Improving the health of pregnant women and their babies

Dr Nobuhiko Hayashi from The Fetal Medicine Foundation Japan, underlines the importance of improving the health of pregnant women and their babies through fetal medicine research and training.
vitamin D deficiency

Vitamin D deficiency and increased endothelial inflammatory response in preeclampsia

Drs Yuping Wang and David F. Lewis from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center – Shreveport, discuss the impact of vitamin D deficiency and aberrant vitamin D receptor expression on endothelial function in preeclampsia.
uk child poverty rate, social security

UK child poverty rate could increase under current government

A recent report outlines how Conservative social security promises would raise the UK child poverty rate to a record-breaking high.
black swan theory, public administration

Black Swans in Public Administration: Rare Organisational Failure with Severe Consequences

A DFG-project run by Professor Wolfgang Seibel, University of Konstanz, Germany, called “Black Swans in Public Administration: Rare Organisational Failure with Severe Consequences” is explained here in detail.
tech-enabled data, integration

How can tech-enabled data sharing help London’s young people?

Dave Pether talks us through how tech-enabled integration and data sharing can deliver better outcomes for London’s young people.
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UK government charges children £640 to apply for citizenship

In this article, Valerie Peay, Director for the International Observatory of Human Rights (IOHR), describes the profit-making scheme used by the UK government on children who apply for citizenship.
approach to knife crime, youth justice

Are we taking the right approach to knife crime?

Here, Timothy Kiely, Criminal Barrister, reveals the working reality of the UK approach to knife crime.
blood test for rare genetic condition, AADC

Researchers use blood test for rare genetic condition

PTC Therapeutics have announced the use of a blood test for the rare genetic condition, aromatic L-amino acid decarboxylase (AADC) deficiency.
political children's manifesto, servelec

How can tech enable a political ‘children’s manifesto’?

Here, Richard Betts at Servelec discusses the necessity for interoperable technology needed to make a political 'children's manifesto' happen.
Number of people with obesity

Number of people with obesity doubles in 20 years

The number of people with obesity in England has almost doubled in the last twenty years from 6.9 to 13 million, according to new data by Diabetes UK.
mental health advice, over 50's

“Don’t do it alone”: Mental health advice from the over-50s

What would you tell your younger self? Here, some over 50's give their experienced mental health advice to younger people.
exercise during pregnancy, key tissues

Exercise during pregnancy helps restore tissues of obese mothers

Researchers at the University of Cambridge found that exercise immediately before and during pregnancy restores key tissues in the body.
mental health implications

The mental health implications for kids caught in the crossfire of divorce

This article takes a look at the mental health implications for children who are caught up in the middle of a marital breakdown. We will also analyse what you, as a parent, can do to help them.
rise in infant mortality, child poverty

Poverty in England creates rise in infant mortality

A new study links a recent rise in infant mortality in England to poverty, which they find is partly linked to the insufficient and inaccessible welfare system.
Youth Resilience

Youth Resilience – protecting our fastest growing population

The youth resilience and rights focus on the protection from violence, the promotion of health, and the potential for wellness.
Vitamin D and Pregnancy

Vitamin D and pregnancy – understanding the beneficial effects

Vitamin D, an essential fat-soluble vitamin and steroid hormone, is explored here with a focus on its beneficial effects when it comes to pregnancy.
maternal and child health, vitamin D

Vitamin D boosts maternal and child health

Dr Andrew Bremer, a Paediatric Endocrinologist and Chief of the Pediatric Growth and Nutrition Branch at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, details NICHD-supported research on vitamin D in pregnancy and early childhood development.
Funding health research

Funding health research: The Canadian Institutes of Health Research

The role of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, when it comes to funding health research in Canada, is explored here, including a look at the work of the Human Development, Child and Youth Health division within that.

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