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Kath Sharman, founder of a well-established obesity intervention programme, has said that recent evaluations have shown that encouraging positive social interaction is one of the key steps to devising a successful obesity programme.
Our latest special edition of the Journal of Family Health commemorates bringing our loyal health care professional readership five decades of news and articles relevant to their working lives.
Lower social cohesion among neighbours and higher crime rates contribute to increased rates of psychotic symptoms among urban children, a new study from researchers at Duke University in North Carolina, USA, and King’s College London has found.
Today’s MBRRACE-UK Perinatal Mortality Surveillance Report shows that, in 2014 as in 2013, 15 babies died every day before, during or within 4 weeks of birth.
A tax on sugar sweetened beverages has been welcomed by medical and public health organisations as ‘fabulous news for children and families’.
Charity Beat have helped launched this year's National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (22-28 Feb) highlighting the importance of eating disorder screenings with the slogan “3 Minutes Can Save a Life: Get Screened. Get Help. Get Healthy”.
Fizzy drink companies should put child-friendly labels on the front of their products spelling out the sugar content in teaspoons, in a bid to beat tooth decay and child obesity, councils say.
The latest National Maternity Review from NHS England has set out recommendations for how maternity services in England should change over the next five years including some "radical elements".
The government should specifically invest more into mental health in the first two years of life, Institute of Health Visiting has said.
A £1.5 million fund has been set up to help young people develop mental health support networks including online advice and workshops to help set them up, the government has announced.
Just a third of primary schools have an on-site counsellor, despite one in five children experiencing mental health problems before they reach 11 according to a new survey by charity Place2Be.
Mental health researchers in Australia have taken the concept of 'truth or dare' to create an app designed to build help-seeking behaviour and goal-setting skills.
The All Party Parliamentary Group for Children has launched an inquiry into local authority run children’s social care asking how services are responding to reduced funding and increased demand.
More than 95% of health professionals feel that there aren’t enough CAMHS services for children who have experienced abuse with 3 in 4 believing it's harder to access therapeutic services now than 5 years ago according to an NSPCC survey.
Parents have been warned that advice given to them by the Secretary of State for Health on trying to 'self-diagnose' meningitis is ‘potentially fatal’.
Two years after the Mexican government introduced a tax on sugary drinks, the country's residents continue to consume more carbonated drinks per person than any other nation and have one of the world's highest rates of childhood obesity.
The Anti-Bullying Alliance has launched new resources for school staff to help tackle the homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying of disabled young people and those with special educational needs.
A new study has found that lupus during pregnancy may have negative health impacts for women and their babies.
Cavell Nurses' Trust is inviting School Nurses from across the UK to nominate themselves or a colleague for a School Nurse Award. The awards aim to recognise and celebrate leadership and innovation within School Nursing.