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The National Day Nurseries Association is backing a campaign to get nursery-age children taking care of their teeth.

A rehabilitation centre for children with acquired brain injuries is to be built by the Children's Trust in Surrey.

Health secretary Alan Johnson has called for health visitors to be given a more active role in children's centres.

Young people need better help to quit smoking ahead of the change in the tobacco buying age, anti-smoking charity Ash Scotland has said.

Free condoms are one of the best ways to encourage boys and young men to use sexual health services, a study by Brook has found.

Health: Union 'appalled' at school nurse dearth

By Sarah Cooper |

11 September 2007

A school nurses' union has warned head teachers in a London borough that there are no qualified school nurses employed by the local primary care trust.

Brighton & Hove City Council is to look at how young people's medical and social needs can help reduce school exclusions.

The focus of government efforts to reduce social exclusion is to shift towards work with families as a whole.

Nottingham Council has developed youth-friendly service standards to show GPs are sensitive to teenagers' sexual health needs.

A senior doctor has warned that NHS policy changes could be contributing to problems in recognising serious illness in feverish children.