What Impact Does Poverty Have on Children’s Health?

Child poverty is perhaps something that doesn’t spring to mind when thinking about wealthier countries like the UK. However, statistics show that it has increased for the third successive year so it now touches the lives of 4.1 million British children. In other words, in a typical classroom, 9 out of the 30 students will be in a household surviving on less than 60{fed9bf4b01b58fc90623b52d3d71130524e6a82e4b598fae129a992b5f289a65} of the median living wage.

One of the major reasons for the increase in child poverty has been a lack of job insecurity. Working practices like zero hour contracts make it impossible for parents to budget and cover their household’s needs. The other reason has been the enormous reductions in state benefits. Limitations on state aid like child tax credits and a freeze on child benefit have especially hit single-parent households and families with more than two children.

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What is Diagnostic Radiology Used For?

Modern medicine has all sorts of different procedures patients can undergo for treatment. While doctors might have a fairly good knowledge on what these are, the layperson is probably a bit confused hearing all that medical jargon and complex terminology tossed about. One aforementioned case of jargon is the broad term of diagnostic radiology. To help you be a bit more in the know the next time you’re at the doctor’s office, here’s an explanation as to what diagnostic radiology is, what it’s used for, and what you should know going into it.

What is It?

Diagnostic radiology is a sort of umbrella term for a number of non-invasive imaging procedures. There are various types of imaging under this umbrella, such as radiography, ultrasound, MRI, and more. While the methods of imaging are different, they all have utility in monitoring or diagnosing different types of conditions.

What is it Used

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