Children's health

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High-street blood pressure checks promised in NHS England shake-up
Integrated care systems replace clinical commissioning groups and aim to catch conditions earlier

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

01, Jul, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Revealed: scandal of England’s ‘inadequate’ private children’s homes
Private equity links and the pursuit of profit come with risks for children in the care sector, say experts

Niamh McIntyre, Karl Martinsson, Michael Savage and Shanti Das

26, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Primary-age children’s screen time went up by 83 minutes a day during pandemic – study
Global analysis finds increase most sharp among age group, prompting concerns about impact on health

Andrew Gregory Health editor

24, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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NHS hospital failed to disclose babies’ deadly bacteria infections
Exclusive: St Thomas’ hospital in London did not reveal that four premature babies – one of whom died – were infected

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

23, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Why I love being leader of the cub scout pack | Hilary Osborne
Being an akela is the best way to switch off and have fun – and 90,000 children are on the scouts waiting list…

Hilary Osborne

19, Jun, 2022 @6:45 AM

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Michigan baby formula maker resumes production after safety shutdown
The Abbott facility was closed in February after a recall involving bacterial infections in infants which led to a nationwide shortage

Victoria Bekiempis

04, Jun, 2022 @6:45 PM

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To protect people’s health in Africa, don’t let it become the world’s ashtray | Rachel Kitonyo and Jeffrey Drope
Smoking in the west is declining, so the industry is turning to untapped markets, where governments must act to stop it

Rachel Kitonyo and Jeffrey Drope

02, Jun, 2022 @12:15 PM

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Australian company to ship baby formula to shortage-hit US
Joe Biden welcomes ‘good news’ as Bubs Australia increases production and reassures local customers

Reuters with Eden Gillespie

29, May, 2022 @6:34 AM

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Baby formula shortage highlights inequality in US maternal support
Fewer mothers of color and low-income mothers breastfeed their babies. Better support and family leave policies would help

Melody Schreiber

24, May, 2022 @9:15 AM

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Hepatitis cases rising among children globally but cause remains a mystery
Researchers are investigating possible links to Covid-19, which has already been shown to cause liver problems in some patients

Melody Schreiber

23, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Adventurous play boosts children’s mental health, study finds
Research comes as one of Europe’s biggest indoor play centres is set to open in Wetherby, Yorkshire

Sally Weale Education correspondent

20, May, 2022 @11:27 AM

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Children’s activity levels have not recovered after end of Covid restrictions – study
Only about a third of children and young people are meeting recommended activity levels, Bristol study finds

Andrew Gregory Health editor

15, May, 2022 @11:01 PM

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