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Europe’s highest for spina bifida

If Ireland had compliance with folic acid supplementation — if every woman took it for three months before she became pregnant — it is estimated that two-thirds of cases of neural tube defects would be prevented, Gary Culliton reports in his latest Clinical Update.

‘Sit-to-stand desks’ may address pupils’ health issues

Pilot studies in UK and Australian primary schools has suggested that the introduction of so-called ‘sit-to-stand desks’ appears to be an effective way of reducing classroom sitting and tackling children’s sedentary behaviour.

Attachment disorder in children

Dealing with a child’s attachment issues is essential if they are to form healthy relationships, write Dr Muhammad Arshad and Professor Michael FitzGerald.