Identifying café au lait spots

How can you identify café au lait spots (CALs) and support parents of children with neurofibromatosis type 1? Health visitor Leah Sweeney explains.

SLCN - communication breakdown

Many children with speech and language difficulties are slipping through the net, writes journalist John Windell.

Will Brexit be bad for our health?

As the implications of the UK’s departure from the EU become clearer, journalist Juliette Astrup examines what happens to medical research, as fears are raised that the end of an EU-wide approach could harm patients and public health.

Children outperform endurance athletes in recovery

Researchers have discovered how young children can run around all day without getting tired.

Wales: a quarter of four- and five-year-olds are obese or overweight

Up to 25% of children aged four and five in Wales are obese or overweight.

News in numbers: June

A breakdown of community health news this month, in numbers.

Study reveals children gaining weight as they go through schools

The number of children classed as severely obese in Year 6 is nearly double that of those in reception according to new analysis by the Local Government Association (LGA).

Threat to school nurse jobs in Birmingham

Unite warns that vulnerable children could be hit by the threat to axe a ‘significant’ number of school nurse jobs by the Birmingham School Advisory Service.

Veganism: the right diet for children?

Increasing numbers of parents are opting to bring up their children on a vegan diet. But is this advisable – or sustainable? Journalist Radhika Holmström asks a panel of specialists.

Do I need to tell my boss?

Writer Tim Carroll discusses the issues encountered by people diagnosed with ‘young-onset’ Parkinson’s. Tim himself was diagnosed with the progressive neurological condition in his early fifties.

Is anyone listening?

The mental and physical health of trans young people is suffering, to the point they’re even accessing healthcare less often, and they continue to face considerable stigma. What can you do to help ensure they’re as healthy and happy as they should be? Journalist Phil Harris reports.

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