Secretary of State for Education Nicky Morgan has announced a range of new measures aimed at ensuring "pupils who may be suffering in silence have the support and knowledge they need to keep themselves healthy and safe".
The Department of Health has announced new mandatory reporting regulations under which all women with vaginal piercings are to be classed as victims of female genital mutilation.
NHS Employers has responded to recent media reports that mental health issues and are causing more staff to take sick leave by highlighting measures being taken to "significantly improve" its culture around supporting staff wellbeing.
Children exposed to parental smoking have twice the risk of having plaque in their carotid artery 26 years later as those whose parents did not smoke in childhood according to a new study.
The next government will face a tough challenge in a time of austerity to improve mental health services for children and young people, a report from an independent charity has claimed.
New research from US scientists has found that in women who have developed gestational diabetes mellitus during pregnancy, being obese before the pregnancy and putting on more weight after it massively increases the risk of later developing type 2 diabetes.
The needs of women who have depression or anxiety during pregnancy or in the year after giving birth are not being recognised, nor are at risk women getting the support they need, a new report has revealed.
Dr Benjamin Jacobs has called on clinical guidelines and healthcare professionals to beware of a gap in suggested units of vitamin D for babies from 0-6 months.
Children’s mental health services will get a funding boost of £1.25 billion over the next five years to help develop services, the government has announced.
The Children and Young People’s Health Outcomes Forum (CYPHOF) has welcomed progress and challenged the health system and children’s sector on where further improvements are needed in its first annual report.
A "worryingly high" number of children with type 1 diabetes show early markers of eye, heart and kidney disease according to a new report by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH).
Nearly 9 out of every 10 NHS trusts have agreed to accept a new offer for national prices for services from NHS England and Monitor, the health service regulator.
Children and young people with mental health problems are at increasing risk because they are caught between stretched community services and accessing acute beds, a survey has revealed.
Pregnant women should avoid close contact with farmed animals that are giving birth, the Department of Health (DoH) warns.
Healthcare professionals are calling on the next government to put child health high on the agenda as members of the public show overwhelming support for a series of policies which would improve children’s health.
The All Party Parliamentary Group for Conception to Age 2 into perinatal mental health and child maltreatment which suggests that the cost of failing to deal with these issues is £23billion.
A new study of peanut allergy in those aged 4-11 months has found that the majority of infants at high-risk of developing peanut allergy are protected from it by age 5 if they consume peanuts frequently.
Lincoln city centre could become the first place in the UK to ban legal highs after the council backed proposals to stop people form using them in public places.
A new survey by the eating disorder charity Beat suggests that most sufferers are trapped in a six year cycle of treatment, recovery and relapse.