Scientists have been investigating possible stem cell links to determine the relationship the link between maternal obesity and the increased risk factors of children being prone to obesity.
Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service have helped young people in the area by offering them community based projects to build on their employability skills and learn more about certain industries.
More than 93,000 children in England are living in temporary accommodation, the highest level since 2008, according to government figures.
The number of UK children classed as living in relative poverty remains 2.3 million despite average weekly household income figures reaching an 11-year low according to new government figures.
Public health minister Jane Ellison has announced that all newborn babies in England and Scotland are to be offered a vaccine to combat meningitis B from September.
New research has suggested that nearly four times the number of new dads are likely to be affected by post-natal depression as new mums.
Analysis by the Early Intervention Foundation has found that picking up the pieces from damaging social problems affecting children and young people such as mental health problems, going into care, unemployment and youth crime, costs the Government almost £17bn a year.
The Children and Families Minister has said the government will encourage social work reform and innovation to help improve protection of vulnerable children after NSPCC figures revealed the number of contacts to their helpline has increase 228% in 5 years.
The NSPCC has called for the government not just to focus on child protection in moments of crisis after suggesting that we have reached a "watershed moment in the fight to end child abuse".
New research has suggested that strong associations exist between mental illness in young people, ‘everyday’ social problems and disadvantage.
The number of recorded sexual offences against children in England and Wales has risen by a third while incidences of cruelty and neglect against under-16s are at their highest for a decade, according to the NSPCC's annual How Safe? report.
The Youth Select Committee is conducting an inquiry into mental health, focussing on awareness, education and the current services on offer for young people and will be holding its first oral evidence session later this month.
Pregnant women can minimise the risks of complications during pregnancy by maintaining a healthy weight through a healthy diet and exercise, according to a new study.
Government ministers Karen Bradley, Minister for Preventing Abuse and Exploitation, and Edward Timpson, Minister of State for Children and Families are set to speak at the NSPCC's flagship conference this week.
The number of 13-19 year olds admitted to hospital due to eating disorders almost doubled between 2010 and 2014, according to new NHS figures.
Children born to mothers who experience depression during pregnancy are up to three times more likely to have depression in later life, according to new research.
New guidance supporting foster carers to keep children in their care safe from abuse has been launched by the NSPCC as part of ‘Foster Care Fortnight’ (June 1 – 14).
A final-year design student from Brunel University London has come up with a streamlined device which aims to vastly improve patients’ self-management of the disease.
A ban to stop people from smoking in cars when children are present has been passed by the Welsh assembly.