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child obesity, HFSS

Restricting promotion of foods causing child obesity

The 12-week consultation on child obesity asks should there be more restrictions on how retailers promote food and drink that is high in fat, salt and sugar (HFSS).
mental health issues, uk schools

What can schools do to spot and avert mental health issues?

Schools across the UK are dealing with a mental health epidemic, with both primary and secondary school leaders reporting a rise in stress, anxiety and panic attacks in their pupils as well as depression, self-harm and eating disorders.
Change4Life campaign, cut back on sugar

New Change4Life campaign set to help families cut back on sugar

PHE launches new Change4Life campaign to help families cut back on sugar after research reveals children have already exceeded the maximum sugar intake for an 18-year-old by the age of 10.
Child Language Doctoral Program

Teaching grammar to children with Specific Language Impairment

Teaching children with Specific Language Impairment can be challenging. Professor Mabel Rice of the University of Kansas discusses some details
human placenta

The Human Placenta: A short-lived organ, with a long-lasting impact

Dr David Weinberg from the Human Placenta Project, a program of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, details why the human placenta is a short-lived organ, yet has a long-lasting impact
support at school

Nine out of 10 parents fear for their deaf child’s support at school

Nine out of ten parents of deaf children are worried about the future of their child’s support at school, a new survey has revealed
medical emergency

UK parents clueless in a baby medical emergency

Fear and a lack of first aid understanding are rife amongst UK parents. A third of new and expectant parents admit they wouldn’t know how to react should their child experience a medical emergency
primary school PE

Primary school PE could be ‘transformed for a generation’ by new funding

Training for teachers, more varied activities, and new equipment to get classes moving are helping to usher in a ‘once in a generation’ transformation of primary school PE across schools in England
exercise at school

Research reveals students are not getting enough exercise at school

More than a third of students (37%) worldwide don’t exercise at school, according to new research by Cambridge International What’s more, girls are less likely than boys to play sport at school, with two in five female students (41%) saying they don’t take part in school sports, versus 28% of...
pneumonia

Malaria Consortium calls for greater action and innovation to combat pneumonia

On this year’s World Pneumonia Day, Malaria Consortium is calling on the international community to increase its support for innovation as it tackles the world’s biggest infectious killer of children under the age of 5
Sugar intake

Sugar intake in children – more than just a weight issue

Sugar intake, particularly in children, is a hot topic in the media these days. However, government data suggests that children are still far exceeding the maximum recommended sugar consumption every day
cures for paediatric cancers

The quest to find cures for paediatric cancers

Ivan Stamenkovic and Nicolò Riggi from the University of Lausanne lift the lid on the quest to find cures for paediatric cancers, in this special feature
paediatric imaging

Non-radioactive, non-ionising radiation for safe paediatric imaging

E.M. Sevick and J.C. Rasmussen from The University of Texas Health Science Center, The Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine discuss non-radioactive, non-ionising radiation for safe, paediatric imaging
signs and symptoms of cancer

Parents call for teachers to teach children about the signs and symptoms of cancer

Two-thirds of parents think teachers should teach school children about the signs and symptoms of cancer, it has emerged
Rare tumours

Improving the care of children in Europe with rare cancer

The European Society for Paediatric Oncology together with Coordinators for the PARTNER Project and ERN PaedCan highlight the importance of collaboration in order to improve the care of children in Europe with rare cancer
children’s mental health

Government plan for children’s mental health should ensure eating disorders are treated fast

The Government has today published plans to extend mental health provision in English schools and colleges, following a public consultation last year Reacting to the announcement that the Government will fund new Mental Health Support Teams in schools and colleges and encourage them to appoint members of staff to coordinate...
clean air

School children exposed to 30% more toxic pollution than adults while walking to school

New research by Global Action Plan, coinciding with this year's Clean Air Day, 21 June, found that primary and nursery school children were being exposed to 30% more toxic pollution compared to adults when walking along busy roads
paediatric cancer

The role of collaboration in tackling paediatric cancer

Prof. Martin Schrappe, President of the European Society for Paediatric Oncology details the vital role of collaboration in tackling paediatric cancer across Europe
extracurricular activities

Too many extracurricular activities for children can do more harm than good

The growing demand for children to get involved in extracurricular activities outside of school is placing unprecedented strain upon families
yearly overspends

Councils warn that yearly overspends on special education are ‘unsustainable’

County authorities say they are in the ‘unsustainable’ position of having to shift schools money towards supporting children with special educational needs to compensate for yearly overspends due to rising demand

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