A report titled ‘State of Child Health Report 2017‘ and focuses on childhood health conditions and pregnancy says child health is falling behind. Shockingly, cancer is the most common medical cause for death amongst children in the UK.
A key message from the report is that many health issues with infants can be improved if expectant mother’s smoked less. 12% of Dorset mothers in 2015/16 were smoking at the time of delivery. According to the report, smoking during pregnancy is higher in the UK than in many European countries.
Dorset holds SmokeStop sessions for mums to be who want help quitting the habit. They offer specialist advice, drop in sessions and one to one meetings.
The report also details that type 1 diabetes is becoming more common in children and young people in the UK. If it is not managed properly in childhood it can have severe long term effects. BERTIE has been devised in Bournemouth and Christchurch to help educate those suffering from the condition.
The four week course takes place in Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch hospital. It aims to help those manage their diabetes around their lifestyle after it was revealed patients were struggling.
More to follow.