Children who suffer from frequent nightmares or bouts of night terrors may be at an increased risk of psychotic experiences in adolescence, according to new research.
Police Scotland has launched a campaign to raise awareness about online child safety.
Doctors are calling for better diabetes awareness as almost 1 in 5 children with diabetes develop a dangerous complication known as Diabetic Ketoacidosis – a lack of insulin in the body – before they are officially diagnosed with the condition.
A US healthy habits programme has offered a glimmer of hope that obesity in the young can be reversed.
Last year, the Labour Party invited Sir John Oldham to form the Independent Commission on Whole-Person Care, which was asked to make recommendations about how health and care services in England could be integrated within existing resources and without another reorganisation. So what is the direction set in his report? CareKnowledge editor Jim Kennedy looks at the implications
In a second guest blog as part of the Department of Health's week of action on health protection, Professional Officer for Community Nursing Wendy Nicholson considers the importance of building resilience in children, young people and families.
In a guest blog from the Department of Health, Professional Officer for Community Nursing Wendy Nicholson looks at AMR in the context of children and younger people.
Last week’s report from the NSPCC, on the under-reporting of crimes alleged to have been committed by Jimmy Savile, illustrated some key issues that stand outside of the particular circumstances of his case. Here, CareKnowledge editor Jim Kennedy considers the wider safeguarding implications.
Influencing good food choices from an early age and encouraging beneficial eating habits can pay health dividends in the future. Kathy Cowbrough explains the reasons why it's important for children to eat well throughout their development.
Modern technology and modern lifestyles mean that most young people, including children as young as five, have unsupervised access to the internet. While this brings great opportunities for education and entertainment it also carries dangers of exploitation and abuse, warns Barbara Richardson Todd who advises school nurses on some key indicator.
Clinicians and parents are often reluctant to give medication to pre-school children showing symptoms of ADHD, but psychosocial alternatives may provide an answer; Mary Salmon reports
With unique access to many homes and families, members of the fire and ambulance services have a valuable role to play in the ongoing improvement of child safeguarding. FIRE & Ambulance News’ Richard Hook looks at how the NSPCC are working to ensure firefighters and paramedics know how to spot signs of child abuse and where to report these.