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UK food poverty could contravene UN human rights

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 21 September 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:618
  1. Lynn Eaton
  1. London

    The wellbeing of children in the United Kingdom may gradually be improving overall, but the gap between those who are better off and those who are poor is widening, reports a study from Save the Children.

    While some measures of deprivation and ill health, such as child poverty, infant mortality, teenage conception rates, and youth suicide rates, are falling, others have risen. Obesity, the number of children not being immunised, and the incidence of diabetes, asthma, and sexually transmitted diseases have all risen, warns the report's editor, Jonathan Bradshaw, professor of social policy at York …

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