Scotland: Staff to receive psychological trauma training

More than 5000 workers are to be trained in recognising and dealing with psychological trauma, in a UK first.

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Denmark: Babies born to poorly educated women are more likely to die within the first year

A study shows that women with less than nine years of education, or no education, have an increased risk of their child dying during the first year, with premature birth and low fetal weight explaining 55% to 60% of cases.

Finland: Countryside children have better motor skills than those in towns

Children living in the country spend more time outdoors and have better motor skills than those in towns, says a study of almost 1000 three- to seven-year-olds published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.

England: BMI is higher in children of separated parents

The body mass index (BMI) of children who have separated parents is significantly higher than that of children whose families have stayed intact.

England: Bullied children are at greater risk of depression

A mix of genetic and environmental factors could put some people at greater risk of depression if they are bullied as children, says a study in JAMA Network Open.

Wales: Scientists spot eating disorder early warning signs

Researchers have found a series of early warning signs that could herald the development of an eating disorder.

Canada: Energetic play in early childhood can keep heart healthy in later life

Physical activity in children as young as three can prevent early risk indicators that lead to adult heart disease, research has found.

Wales: Wales extends bursaries for another year

The NHS Wales bursary scheme has been extended for another year, and will be in place for students starting their courses in the 2020-21 academic year.

England: New public health duty to tackle serious violence

Public bodies such as NHS trusts and schools are to be bound by a new legal duty to prevent and tackle serious violence.

England: Student nursing applications still down in England

Student nursing applications in England are still 29% lower than three years ago before the removal of the bursary, the latest figures show.

England: NHS addresses its workforce issues with interim plan

The NHS must become a better place to work, according to the new Interim NHS people plan, which sets out actions to tackle workforce challenges.

Wales: Welsh legislation focuses on quality of health and social care

A health and social care bill that would introduce an ‘organisational duty of candour’ to encourage openness and transparency in NHS organisations has been introduced to the National Assembly for Wales.

Northern Ireland: Pregnant women urged to get pertussis immunisation

Northern Ireland’s Public Health Agency (PHA) has reminded pregnant women to get the whooping cough vaccine, with the latest figures revealing a rise in cases this year.

Scotland: Government targets child weight-management inequality with £1.7m boost for health boards

The Scottish Government is giving £1.7m to health boards as part of its push to reduce the number of overweight under-18s by half by 2030.

England and Wales: Infant mortality rates rise for third year running in England and Wales

Figures from the Office for National Statistics show infant mortality rates in England and Wales have risen for the third year running.

England: HPV vaccination of boys to start

Boys in England are being offered the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine for the first time as research shows it could prevent more than 100,000 cancers by 2058.

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