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International comparisons of health and wellbeing in adolescence and early adulthood

Report 20/02/2019Dr Rakhee Shah | Dr Ann Hagell | Dr Ronny Cheung

Adolescents and young adults make up around a fifth of the UK population, yet the significance of this age group is sometimes overlooked in health policy-making. So how does the UK fare when compared internationally on a range of outcomes measuring the health and wellbeing of this age group?

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UK young people let down on long-term illness, new international report finds

Press release 20/02/2019

Young people in the UK are making healthier life choices for themselves than before, but are more likely to die from asthma or have a poor quality of life from long-term conditions compared to counterparts in other high-income countries.

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Child poverty and Brexit threaten improvements to children's health outcomes, says Nuffield Trust

Press release 23/01/2019

Nigel Edwards responds to the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health's State of Child Health: Two years on report.

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Understanding the health of babies and expectant mothers

Explainer 06/11/2018

Progress on stillbirths and neonatal and infant mortality has slowed down in the UK in recent years. This explainer from Jessica Morris looks at the possible reasons why, and what can be done about it.

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Are the government’s targets for reducing stillbirths and neonatal deaths achievable?

Blog post 06/11/2018Jessica Morris | Dougal Hargreaves

With progress in the UK on stillbirths and neonatal and infant mortality slowing down in recent years, can we really expect the swift upturn in fortunes that are needed to meet the government’s ambitions on it? Jessica Morris and Dougal Hargreaves take a closer look.

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The first 1,000 days of life

Briefing 10/10/2018

Nuffield Trust submission to the Health Select Committee (September 2018)

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Mental health and well-being trends among children and young people in the UK, 1995–2014

Journal article 11/09/2018

Analysis of repeated cross-sectional national health surveys on mental health and wellbeing.

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Striking increase in mental health conditions in children and young people

Press release 11/09/2018

Academics at University College London, Imperial College London, University of Exeter and the Nuffield Trust have found that the proportion of children and young people saying they have a mental health condition has grown six fold in England over two decades.

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Minds matter: time to take action on children and young people’s mental health

Blog post 11/09/2018Dougal Hargreaves

Co-author of new research today that shows a rise in children and young people with a long-standing mental health condition, Dougal Hargreaves looks at the possible reasons behind it and what the response should be.

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Childhood obesity: a bolder new plan but still lacking in ambition

Blog post 26/07/2018Dr Rakhee Shah

With the second chapter of the childhood obesity plan recently published, Dr Rakhee Shah argues it’s a step in the right direction but rues its failure to go further.

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