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Call for free vitamins for children

England's chief medical officer has criticised the state of children's health.

In a new report, Dame Sally Davies also calls for an extension of a scheme to give free vitamins to young children after a rise in cases of the bone disease, rickets.

She's also wants an annual survey of young people's mental health to be introduced.

Jane Dreaper reports.

  • 24 Oct 2013
  • From the section Health
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