Signs warning young people how much exercise they need to do to burn off calories in sugary drinks that they purchase can encourage healthier choices according to US research.
In the year of his big screen debut, Paddington Bear is asking nurseries and schools across the UK to help raise vital funds for his favourite charity, Action Medical Research, by taking part in its annual Bring your Bear event.
Common childhood infections such as tonsillitis and ear infections may lead to hearing loss later in life, according to recent research as part of the ongoing 1947 Newcastle Thousand Families Study.
The first-ever official figures published on the number of cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) have revealed that 467 female patients treated at reporting acute NHS hospital trusts in England were identified as having been subjected to the treatment.
A £337 million annual investment is needed to bring perinatal mental health problems up to standard, according to a new report which estimates that the issues caused by mental ill health in new mothers currently costs the UK £8.1 billion each year.
Midwife and maternity support worker members of the Royal College of Midwives were out in force at the TUC ‘Britain Needs A Pay Rise’ demonstration in London on Saturday.
Thousands of health workers, including nurses, midwives and ambulance staff, took part in the first strike over pay for more than 30 years yesterday but with minimal disruption.
Most healthcare professionals believe that the quality of NHS patient care has worsened over the past 18 months according to a new survey of 1171 GPs, Nurses and Practice Managers.
Teachers and schools need professional support to improve their skills and understanding of children’s emotional wellbeing to ensure pupils are able to "meet their potential", according to a leading school-based mental health services provider.
The Royal College of Midwives has called for pregnant women with diabetes to be given more time with their midwife to discuss the importance of planning during pregnancy, after a national audit found just 5% of women with type 1 diabetes met the national target for blood glucose levels in the first trimester.
NCT’s Chief Executive, Belinda Phipps, has announced that she will be leaving the charity after fifteen years leading the organisation.
The Government’s Principal Advisor on Public Health Nursing has written an open letter to nurses and midwives across the country asking them to "leading by example" by having a flu vaccine yourself to help "reinforce the benefits of immunisation and reassure people that it is safe and effective".
Researchers have found a fast, precise and cost-effective way to help ensure that children with congenital cataracts get the right diagnosis.
More than a quarter of women feel 'rushed through' their 6-week postnatal checkup, with nearly 2,000 saying that GPs fail to try to understand their backgrounds or babies’ special circumstances.
A drug that targets a key gene fault could halt an aggressive womb cancer and shrink tumours, according to research published in the British Journal of Cancer.
The findings from the first round of Dyslexia Action's Sound Check Project have revealed that specialist teaching resulted in a phonics check pass-rate of 60% for children with special educational needs [SEN] compared with the national SEN pass rates of 24% in 2012 and 32% in 2013 for Year 1 children.
South Yorkshire Police has responded to criticism of its child protection work, following the recent publication of an inspection report by HMIC.
Following the announcement from the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) that its members have voted in favour of strike action, NHS Employers has issued a response saying that it regrets the result but welcomes RCM cooperation.
Children in the North East have the highest levels of immunisation for most routine childhood vaccinations, with the lowest levels in London according to latest NHS Immunisation Statistics.