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Childhood obesity and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken our healthcare systems and populations to the core, the scale of which has never been seen in peacetime. COVID-19 has brought with it significant adjustments in daily living for children and their families, some of which will have far reaching consequences for the worsening picture of childhood obesity in the UK

Small steps, big changes

Obesity continues to be a public health challenge with long-term consequences. James Hill suggests an alternative way of thinking about weight.

Problems of poor nutrition

Poor nutrition can cause various different health problems. Jean Watkins discusses some common conditions caused by poor nutrition and the treatments that are required.

Weight loss in type 2 diabetes

Support from nurses is crucial to help obese and overweight patients achieve and maintain weight loss, explains Nicky Kime

Contraceptive options for women with medical conditions

Women with a need for contraception should be given information about and offered a choice of all methods, according to NICE. Contraceptive counselling should be individualised to the woman and her needs. This involves understanding a woman's

Obesity and type 2 diabetes

Dr David Morris discusses how we can manage the evolving epidemic of the associated conditions of obesity and type 2 diabetes

Hypoglycaemia in diabetes

Hypoglycaemia is a serious, life-threatening complication of insulin and insulin secretagogue therapy in people with diabetes, writes Paula Holt

Being overweight in pregnancy

Pregnancy can have a psychological impact on women who are obese or overweight, write Christine Furber and Linda McGowan

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