Cost of poverty revealed as study shows how children’s health suffers due to low incomes : Daily Record.

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Scots doctor tells how mums are being forced to water down milk for their children due to lack of cash.

Poverty and low income is seriously affecting children’s health across the UK, according to a report.

Now doctors have called on the UK Government to tackle health inequalities or risk storing up health problems for future generations.

The report launched today by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and Child Poverty Action Group shows poverty and low income contribute “very much” to the ill health of children.

One Scots doctor tells how mums are being forced to water down milk for their children due to lack of money .

Another doctor warns more and more children are suffering constipation due to poor diet – because their parents can’t afford healthy food.

More than 60 per cent of paediatricians who took part in the RCPCH survey said “ food…

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