All Children Under-Four May Be Given Free Vitamins To Prevent Rickets

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Parents

Health experts are calling for all children under-four to be given free vitamins to combat a rise in rickets. Dame Sally Davies, the government's c...

Pills for Rickets?

David Bond | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Bond

Making PROJECT WILD THING I became interested in the public health benefits of prescribing 'wild time' to young children. If they catch the nature bug early, young children are far more likely to grow up to love the outdoors.

Ditching the Sunscreen

Janey Lee Grace | Posted 13.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Janey Lee Grace

What a sad headline in the Daily Mail - 'Struck Down by Rickets, boy who was covered in sunblock to play outside'. Chris Head thought she was merely being a dutiful parent by liberally applying Factor 50 sunscreen on her six year old son.

MP Urges Action on Rickets Epidemic but Misses the Point

Glen Matten | Posted 06.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Glen Matten

MP Kate Green is reported as arguing that recommendations to promote our vitamin D intake should be "clear, consistent and well targeted". But that only works if we have government guidelines that are effective and reflect the current evidence, which they don't.

Couple Accused Of Killing Baby Suffering From 'Severe Rickets' Demand Inquiry

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.04.2012 | UK

A young couple cleared of murdering their baby son, when he actually had severe rickets have called for an inquiry into two hospitals responsible for ...

No Substitue For A Balanced Diet

Lucinda Bruce-Gardyne | Posted 03.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Lucinda Bruce-Gardyne

It sounds like a story we left behind in the 1920s, but according to new research the number of children suffering from rickets has jumped by more tha...

Rickets Rates Up 140% - Can Kellogg's Save The Day?

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 28.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Cereal brand Kellogg's is planning to add vitamin D to all its children's breakfast cereals in a bid to help lower the alarming rise in rickets. T...