child health

Covid lockdowns left toddlers unable to speak or play properly

Covid lockdowns left toddlers unable to speak or play properly

Toddlers’ speech and motor skills have dropped sharply in the wake of the pandemic, official data show. Experts said that repeated lockdowns had left young children without the chance to play and learn how to communicate, setting back their development. The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) raised fears that the gaps being …

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Dogs could be causing hepatitis outbreak among children, scientists fear

Dogs could be causing hepatitis outbreak among children, scientists fear

Health officials are investigating whether dogs are behind a rise in cases of hepatitis in children, it has emerged. The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) said on Friday that the number of sudden onset hepatitis cases has jumped by 18 since last week to 163, including 11 children who have had liver transplants after their …

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