tMl6xQ - Sexual health services 'at tipping point' in England General 

Sexual health services 'at tipping point' in England

Sexual health services ‘at tipping point’ in England Sexual health services in England are “at a tipping point”, according to local councils in England, who say visits to clinics have increased while funding has been cut. The Local Government Association warns that patients could face longer waiting times. But the latest data shows diagnoses of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) have fallen in the past year. The government said more than £16bn was being invested in public health. Responsibility for public health in England has rested with local councils since 2013…

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DKolBR - Cot death charity raises doubts over baby boxes General 

Cot death charity raises doubts over baby boxes

Cot death charity raises doubts over baby boxes A cot death charity has raised doubts over the benefits of Finnish-style baby boxes, which infants can sleep in. Issuing new advice to parents, The Lullaby Trust said there was no evidence baby boxes reduced the rate of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). The cardboard box, filled with baby products and a mattress, can itself be used as a bed, and has been given to new parents by some NHS trusts. The charity said its leaflets would no longer be put in…

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