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19.10.2017 - Self-harming surge among teenage girls

There's been a sharp rise in the number of teenage girls harming themselves read more

17.10.2017 - Jamie Oliver's sugary drinks levy 'cut sales'

A 10p sugar levy on sugar-sweetened drinks in a UK restaurant chain led to a fall in sales read more

11.10.2017 - 10-fold global rise in obesity among young people

The last 4 decades has seen a 10-fold increase in the number of children and teenagers who are obese, a major investigation has revealed. read more

26.09.2017 - Experts call for school rugby tackle ban

Experts from Newcastle University writing in a medical journal are calling on a ban on tackling in school rugby to reduce the risk of injuries. read more

22.09.2017 - Antibiotics 'not needed' for common ear infection

Parents who take a poorly child to the GP with a common ear infection should not expect a course of antibiotics, says the health watchdog. read more

20.09.2017 - A quarter of teenage girls 'are depressed'

Almost 1 in 4 girls and nearly 1 in 10 boys show signs of depression at the age of 14, new research shows. read more

15.09.2017 - After-school clubs 'vital for children's health'

Children should be encouraged to take part in activities and sport outside school to ensure they get enough exercise, says new research. read more