The government is considering giving free vitamins to all children under the age of five years to prevent them from any deficiency during the early years of life.
Right now there is a scheme for free vitamins but only families with low incomes qualify for it.
This plan is being thought of by due to the fact that there is an increased fear of rickets among kids under the age of five years. It is a disease which is a result of Vitamin D deficiency.
In a report, the UK government's Chief Medical Officer, Dame Sally Davies, has warned about existing antibiotics becoming immune to infections and has urged to develop some new and stronger antibiotics to fight diseases.
England's chief medical officer Dame Sally Davies seems to be quite concerned about increasing resistance to antibiotics. This might be the reason that in her annual report, she has said that antibiotic resistance should be listed among other threats to the country.
Whooping cough is a serious illness and has been known since long to affect and claim lives of small children in particular as they have weak immune systems. And deaths of nine infants this year have further concerned health chiefs, who are now urging all pregnant women to get vaccinated sooner as possible, as per a recent report.
With the support of the Cancer Research UK and the British Heart Foundation, the UK Government has announced about a month-long `mass quit smoking' campaign named as Stoptober.
As the name suggests, the campaign will be organized in October. The UK Government officials were of the view that it is the first time that they have organized a mass campaign to encourage smokers to quit smoking for one month.
The government in England is holding a national quit smoking campaign, the aim of which is to aware smokers about harms of tobacco, a report has unveiled recently. Cancer Research UK along with British Heart Foundation is in full support of the same.
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