Coverage for the two doses of the MMR vaccine in five-year-olds in England is currently 85.5%, well below the 95% that is recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in order to stop measles...
Worrying levels of loneliness and sleep problems as well as the rising incidence of eating disorders are feeding a wellbeing crisis that has left an estimated one in six young people with a probable...
Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a genetic condition that causes weakening of muscles and problems with movement (NHS, 2020). Until 2 years ago, there were no treatments available for children...
The latest coronavirus infection survey from the Office for National Statistics (2021) was released on 26 March, with the next report due on 1 April. The analyses of COVID-19 cases in particular age...
The Education Policy Institute has released a report on ‘Young people's mental and emotional health’, which examines ‘trajectories and drivers in adolescence’. The report analysed factors across the...
School leaders have yet again been left angry and frustrated after prime minister Boris Johnson acted to close schools to the majority of pupils just 48 hours after insisting that they were safe to...
Footballer Marcus Rashford has vowed to continue to lead the campaign to end child food poverty after forcing the government to back down over its refusal to fund free meals during school holidays..
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