Thursday, 26 January 2017

Child health in UK 'lagging behind' due to poverty

Child health in UK 'lagging behind' due to poverty Child health in the UK is lagging behind that of most other European countries, a major report has said.

It raises particular concerns over rates of obesity, mental health issues and mortality among the young.

The in-depth report, from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, emphasised that poverty was at the root of many child health problems.

UK health ministers said money was being invested in services to help tackle health inequalities. BBC News

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