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Rishi Sunak budget: The tampon tax has been abolished

The anticipated budget released by Chancellor Rishi Sunak abolishes the 5% tampon tax in the UK: Read more about period poverty on OAG.
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Mental health issues: Parents of children with genetic learning disabilities

New research published in the British Journal of Psychiatry suggests that parents caring for disabled children are at risk of mental health issues
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Advancements in Canada’s cancer care require strong government action

Here, Andrea Seale CEO of the Canadian Cancer Society, discusses the recently elected government’s commitments to support Canadians with cancer.
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Protecting children from harmful food marketing

Professor Amandine Garde highlights the growing recognition of unhealthy food marketing as a major children’s rights issue, and what can and should be done to address it.
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The role of vitamin D in pregnancy, preeclampsia and pregnancy loss

The role of vitamin D in pregnancy, preeclampsia and pregnancy loss are examined here as an example of the excellent work of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in the U.S. around investigating human development.
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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.
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Unsatisfied mothers talk more to their baby boys

Researchers at the University of Cambridge found that unsatisfied mothers having a difficult time with their male partners talk more to their babies, only if the child is a boy.
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What kind of help is there for the mental health of parents?

Here, we discuss what kind of support and help there is for the mental health of parents.
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Human development: The role of vitamin D in pregnancy

The role of vitamin D in pregnancy is an example of work by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, investigating human development.
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Controlling and preventing diseases: A focus on traumatic brain injury

The work of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, within the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services is examined here, with a special focus on traumatic brain injury.
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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.
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Dame Sally calls time on childhood obesity

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

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