Children’s 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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Eight children given liver transplants as 108 mystery cases detected in UK

Eight children given liver transplants as 108 mystery cases detected in UK

Eight children in the UK have received a liver transplant after being diagnosed with a mysterious hepatitis, the UK Health Security Agency has announced. Since January, 108 children across the country have developed sudden onset hepatitis – or liver inflammation. All were under the age of 10, though the majority were younger than five. Hepatitis …

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