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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

An update on fibre

The guidance has evolved. Here’s what primary care nurses need to know, writes Sara Patience

The truth about peanut allergy

Once clear on the advice around peanut consumption, nurses can confidently advise pregnant women and mothers weaning babies, says Sara Patience

Demystifying constipation

Childhood constipation is a common reason for parents seeking help and advice. Siba Prosad Paul and Christine Routley provide an overview of managing the condition in the community

Protein cuts stroke risk

Evidence has accumulated over the last 20 years that dietary protein lowers stroke risk, in part at least by reducing blood pressure. A new meta-analysis confirms that eating 'moderate' amounts of protein, especially from fish, may lower stroke risk.

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