Health Minister Norman Lamb has described youth mental health services as “stuck in the dark ages” and to modernise the provision of psychiatric help for children by launching a new taskforce.
The Prime Minister has announced a pilot scheme to put age ratings on online music videos.
New evidence from the US has shown that human and animal parenting share many nervous system mechanisms.
A 'millennium generation' of 14 and 15 year olds are the most technology-savvy in the UK, according to a new Ofcom report, which shows that after digital confidence begins a long decline beyond teenage years.
A child's brains grows most rapidly just after birth and reaches half its adult size within three months, according to scientists from the University of California.
Children as young as 3 years’ old should be regularly screened for depression, researchers looking into the re-occurrence of the condition have said.
The number of children who self-harm has increased by more than 70 per cent in the past two years to record levels, according to new figures from the Health and Social Care Information Centre.
Advice given to the public on dental hygiene has been labelled as “unacceptably inconsistent” by UCL scientists following research into the topic.
The first authoritative work to bring together the developmental milestones of infants and their relationship with food and feeding from their time in the womb has been released by the Infant & Toddler Forum.
Research involving volunteer couples at Hammersmith Hospital has resulted in 12 babies being born using a potentially safer way of obtaining eggs for use in IVF.
The Association of Chief Police Officers has established a ‘national coordinating group’ to help forces investigating historic child abuse cases.
Thousands of children across the UK will engage in community events to celebrate the national day for play as new research highlights for the measurable difference play makes to children, families and communities.
Many healthcare professionals want tighter regulations on the availability of e-cigarettes and some favour a complete ban, according to a recent survey.
A study by Sheffield University found that people from wealthy areas are more likely to use slimming clubs than people from deprived areas.
Young people increase their risk of insomnia and poor mental health once they start delaying their bed times, according to an Australian study.
Charity 4Children has called for a "system which sets sights high for vulnerable children" following the Home Office's recent review of procedures to identify those at risk of abuse.
Many elite gymnasts are preoccupied with weight and body shape and score well above average for eating disorder symptoms, according to new research.
One of the UK’s biggest drug and alcohol charities, CRI, has warned that the UK is ‘only scratching the surface’ and underestimating the serious public health challenge posed by Novel Psychoactive Substance (NPS) or ‘legal high’ misuse.
The government has announced a new package of action to tackle female genital mutilation and child, early and forced marriage (CEFM).