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Obese children could now be assessed every year as we finally face up to problem

The latest stats on childhood obesity make frightening ­reading. A record number of 11 year olds are now classed as severely obese . Not just fat or obese, but severely obese. About 24,000 children are in this category. They face the likelihood of becoming obese adults and are ­candidates for Type 2 diabetes . The… Read More »

Newborn babies' brain responses to being touched on the face measured for the first time

A newborn baby’s brain responds to being touched on the face, according to new research co-led by UCL. Babies use this sense of touch — facial somatosensation — to find and latch onto their mother’s nipple, and should have this ability from birth. Premature babies often have difficulty feeding, and underdevelopment of their facial sensitivity… Read More »