People with Alzheimer’s disease may not always experience memory loss as their first symptom, with younger people more likely to encounter problems with judgement, language or visual and spatial awareness than older people, according to new research.
Children who are facing adversity, such as illness or parents splitting up, are more likely to confide in their pet than brothers or sisters, according to research.
Only 60 child victims of female genital mutilation (FGM) have been identified by authorities out of thousands of new cases since last September, prompting fears parents are adopting new tactics to evade detection.
The head injury charity Headway has issued a warning on the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning following the inquest into the tragic deaths of Christianne and Robert Shepherd while on holiday in Corfu in 2006.
One in four children lacks the basic skills to flourish when they start primary school, a new report by the charity Early Intervention Foundation has found.
New research conducted among UK nurses has revealed the need for greater education and resources on the management of patients with scarring following surgery or trauma.
‘For me every week is mental health week,’ said Dr Pooky Knightsmith (@PookyH), as she helped to raise awareness of mental health issues this week, via the twitter feed #MHAW15.
David Cameron has highlighted a Conservative pledge to provide nine million more hours of free childcare a week for parents of three and four-year-olds as part of the new government's opening policies.
The Infant & Toddler Forum believes that early life is a critical window of opportunity to encourage healthy habits and is pleased that the results of a recent research has taken the obesity debate one step further in providing potential solutions to the UK’s current epidemic.
Healthcare professionals have warned that unless there is an overhaul of unscheduled care services, there is a risk that growing demand will result in poorer outcomes for children.
Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service spread the message of their Firesetter Intervention Programme to young children who are drawn to lighting fires as part of Arson Awareness Week.
There may be two distinct child obesity epidemics according to researchers with infants and adolescents most at risk.
Experiments in mice have revealed how breast milk works to ward off the development of necrotising enterocolitis (NEC), a devastating intestinal disorder that affects 12 percent of premature babies and claims the lives of one in four of those who have it.
The Youth Select Committee (YSC) has announced it will undertake an inquiry into mental health. The Committee, a British Youth Council (BYC) initiative, will explore issues around awareness, education and services for young people under 25.
Health professionals have been urged to warn young people that binge drinking during their teens can have a "lasting effect" on their learning and memory.
SWAN UK will launch a new animated film to raise awareness ahead of Undiagnosed Children’s Day this Friday.
Police Scotland has launched its National Child Abuse Investigation Unit, designed to support officers involved in complex child abuse cases across the country.
One in ten women who suffer from the severe morning sickness recently highlighted by the Duchess of Cambridge, decide to have an abortion according to a British Pregnancy Advisory Service report.
The Green Party has promised an extra £1.1bn a year to young people's services and pledged to scrap tuition fees in a new 'youth manifesto'.