The next government will face a tough challenge in a time of austerity to improve mental health services for children and young people, a report from an independent charity has claimed.
New research from US scientists has found that in women who have developed gestational diabetes mellitus during pregnancy, being obese before the pregnancy and putting on more weight after it massively increases the risk of later developing type 2 diabetes.
The needs of women who have depression or anxiety during pregnancy or in the year after giving birth are not being recognised, nor are at risk women getting the support they need, a new report has revealed.
Dr Benjamin Jacobs has called on clinical guidelines and healthcare professionals to beware of a gap in suggested units of vitamin D for babies from 0-6 months.
In this guest blog, Royal College of Midwives Chief Exec Cathy Warwick’s gives her thoughts on Dr Bill Kirkup’s report into Morecambe Bay maternity services and its implications for midwifery.
Munro recommended that authorities provide struggling families with an Early Help Offer, as an addition to universal preventative services. For troubled families with more complex needs Marisa De Jager argues this, aligned with MASH (multi-agency) model, is the most cost-effective form of early intervention