Animal research could play a greater role in identifying why 1 in 5 new mothers experience high levels of anxiety and depression in the days after giving birth, according to two pharmacologists.
Public Health England is urging more pregnant women to come forward for the free flu vaccination this winter after a new report showed how fatal the virus can be for pregnant women.
New research has revealed that the embryos of women who are overweight or obese at the time they conceive display distinct differences in early development compared to embryos from women of a healthy weight.
Local authorities have been too slow to face up to their responsibilities to prevent child sexual exploitation, according to a new Ofsted report.
Women with a mental illness, including depression, anxiety and serious mental illnesses are less likely to be screened for breast cancer, according to a new study.
Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY), a national charity which raises awareness of sudden cardiac deaths in young people as the result of undiagnosed heart conditions, has launched its first public awareness campaign.
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has pledged an extra £150 million of funding to transform the treatment of children and young people with eating disorders.
No child experiencing a mental health crisis should ever be taken to a police cell, Care Services Minister Norman Lamb has said.
Thousands more babies could potentially be born in a midwife-led unit or at home, according to new guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
Following a successful pilot earlier this year, two GPs are now aiming to launch a new training course to address the issue of domestic violence and female genital mutilation (FGM.
A scheme offering shopping vouchers to new mothers has led to higher rates of breastfeeding in Derbyshire and South Yorkshire according to an analysis of the pilot scheme's impact.
The Metropolitan police has launched its biggest-ever charity event in order to provide Christmas gifts to thousands of children in care across the capital.
New figures from the NSPCC’s ChildLine service have revealed that nearly 23,000 children contacted them last December with that number expected to again rise this festive period.
The World Health Organization has revealed that drowning is one of the 10 leading causes of death for children and young people across the world in a new report which showed it claims more than 370,000 lives a year.
Nine out of 10 frontline professionals say children’s mental health has become worse, or remained persistently bleak over the past year, new figures have revealed.
Premature birth is now the biggest global killer of young children with a new study launched on World Prematurity Day showing it now accounts for more than one million deaths per year.
The importance of looking after the mental health of parents during pregnancy and after childbirth, in order to promote the physical and mental wellbeing of both parents and child, has been highlighted by new research from King’s College London and the University of Oxford.
The Play Safety Forum, has launched a new practical tool which it says will "tackle 'cotton wool culture' head-on" and make a positive case for risk, adventure and challenge as vital ingredients in children’s play.
The chief executive of the Royal College of Midwives has accused the Government of “deliberate misrepresentation” over the structure of NHS pay for midwives and argued that its structure actually saves the NHS money.