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Mental health support for new fathers

Partners of expectant and new mothers who are unwell with mental health issues will be offered support and mental health checks, NHS England has announced.

HVs wanted for poisoning prevention campaign

A campaign to raise awareness of the need to keep children safe from accidental poisoning and eye injury is requesting the help of health visitors to spread its key messages.

Junk food ads banned on London transport

Adverts for junk food will be banned on the entire Transport for London (TfL) network, the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has confirmed.
 

Call for ban on calorific milkshakes

Milkshakes with ‘grotesque’ amounts of sugar and calories should be banned from being sold in high street restaurants, campaigners claim.

‘Austerity is not over,’ says Unite

In response to the chancellor’s budget speech, Unite general secretary Len McCluskey says there is still the ‘horror’ to come of billions of pounds slashed from public spending.
 

Delegates told of ‘savage’ cuts to services

Cuts made to health visitors, school nurses and community nursery nurses were described as ‘savage’ and ‘another betrayal of our children’ by shadow health and social care secretary Jonathan Ashworth at the Unite/CPHVA conference last week.

Poll finds mental health issues starting from four

Children as young as four are suffering from panic attacks, anxiety and depression, a poll has found.

Sexual health services harder to access in the UK, study finds

It has become more difficult to access sexual health services in the UK, new research has suggested.

Practice closures ‘leave 200,000 without GPs’

Record numbers of GP practice closures have forced around 265,000 to move, according to data published in April.

 

Term-time holidays on the up in England

Family holidays during term time accounted for a quarter of unauthorised school absences in England, new data shows.

UK public health budgets are a ‘false economy’, research suggests

Recent cuts made to public health budgets in the UK are set to cost the NHS and the wider economy ‘billions’, warns new research.

Fears benefit cap will 'push 200,000 more children into poverty'

New limits being imposed on benefit payments could force 200,000 more children into poverty, campaigners fear.

Unvaccinated children being refused healthcare in Australia

One in six children not up to date with their vaccines have been refused healthcare treatment in Australia.

Children of depressed mums more likely to be injured by accident

Accidental injuries in young children are more likely if their mothers are experiencing depression or anxiety, a new study shows.

Urinary problems untreated in childhood can continue into teens

Children who wet themselves are more likely to suffer bladder and bowel problems as teenagers, new research has shown.

Flame-retardant chemicals 'could affect behaviour' in young children

Widely used flame-retardant chemicals found in furniture, carpets, electronics and mattresses among other things could be affecting the development of young children, US academics have suggested.

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