Poverty in the UK damaging children’s health

‘Stark inequalities’ and high rates of child death, obesity and ill-health were all highlighted in a report on child health in the UK. Children living in the most deprived areas are much more likely to be in poor health, be overweight or obese, suffer from asthma, have poorly managed diabetes, experience mental health problems and die early. Children in the UK have higher death rates, obesity and ill-health than in much of Europe. The UK could do far more to improve ...

Minerals in our food – Calcium

Yesterday, I posted a question asking for (bones aside) two uses of calcium in the body. Well, we need it for teeth but also for muscle contraction (especially in the heart) and the release of neurotransmitters. So if you got these as your answers, award yourself 100 points. By No machine-readable author provided. Gleam~commonswiki assumed (based on copyright claims). [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) via Wikimedia CommonsIt should be noted that the body does not use calcium metal, but calcium2+ ions (Ca2+). However, ...