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An extra £1 billion a year to improve mental health services will help cut waiting times and support measures to reduce the number of suicides, the Liberal Democrats have said. Under the plans, the Lib Dems would ring-fence part of the £6 billion they plan to raise by putting 1p…
Politicians must "fully commit" to funding children's social care ahead of the General Election, local government leaders have said. Pressures facing children's services are becoming unsustainable, with a £2 billion funding gap expected to open by 2020, analysis by the Local Government Association (LGA) shows. It says the gap will…
Doctors have praised the "tremendous medical achievement" which means young people with HIV can now expect a near-normal life expectancy. A study in The Lancet HIV medical journal found that advances in antiretroviral drugs now give young people with the disease a chance to live well into old age. Those…
Poverty is having a devastating impact on children's health, with parents diluting milk, skimping on food and youngsters living in damp, cold housing, paediatricians say. A new report from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) and Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG), based on a survey with 250…
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