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Why is life expectancy faltering?

For the first time in 100 years, Britons are dying earlier. The UK now has the worst health trends in western Europe – and doctors and experts believe that the impact of austerity is a major factorIn a few days, a team of researchers, statisticians and…

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Sure Start helped kids live healthier lives | Letters

07/06/2019 Letters 0

A new report on the tangible benefits of Sure Start is welcomed by Steve Phaure and Gwyn FieldsThe Institute for Fiscal Studies research on Sure Start, the policy credited with a big positive effect on children’s health and millions of pounds in savin…

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Get out in the sun for your vitamin D | Letters

30/05/2019 Letters 0

Vitamin D cannot be easily obtained from diet, so sunlight and supplements are the main options to address deficiencies, say Ann Webb and Lesley Rhodes; while Kate Ashbrook says that government should enable local authorities properly to manage and imp…