Early Prevention and Intervention

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The past forty years have seen in this country what amounts to a revolution in children’s health: they are taller, mature earlier and certain diseases have been virtually eliminated. Two points are worth noting: first, that a major change in relation to diet and health was made at a time when food supplies were threatened by blockade during the Second World War. Realising that starvation could imperil the future of a whole generation, special provision was made for expectant and nursing mothers, and for children; in addition, fair shares for all were ensured through rationing. The benefits of this courageous experiment are still evident today. Indeed, now it is obesity rather than undernourishment that has become a problem among children.


Genetic Counselling Antenatal Care Corporal Punishment Physical Punishment Scarlet Fever 
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