TikTok removes posts promoting weight loss aids to children
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TikTok removes posts promoting weight loss aids to children

The Pharmaceutical Journal found users being offered prescription drugs as diet pills

TikTok has removed postings promoting migraine and epilepsy drugs to under-18s as weight loss aids after criticism that hosting them was a danger to young people’s health.

The social media platform, which is popular among teenagers, acted after an investigation by the Pharmaceutical Journal found that users were being offered prescription drugs as diet pills.

6% of 10- to 15-year-olds say they are unhappy with life as a whole, up from 4% a decade ago.

Many more (12%) say they are not happy at school, a 3% rise on 10 years ago, with older children more likely to hold that view.

85% of parents and carers are concerned about how the cost of living crisis will affect their families in the next year.

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