Nearly four million people, including a million children, experienced destitution last year, according to a new report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
It is estimated that roughly one in seven (14%) adults could be addicted to ultra-processed food, according to experts writing in the British Medical Journal.
Scientists have developed a new way to predict pregnancy outcomes for the mothers of unborn babies with early-onset foetal growth restriction (FGR).
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common childhood-onset disorder characterised by inattention, hyperactivity, and/or impulsivity. A recent BMJ webinar reviewed the diagnosis, treatment, and support of people with ADHD.
Various Royal Colleges have co-signed a letter with the Chief Medical Officer in England on school attendance and mild illness.
Thousands of families are being invited to take part in a new study looking how the Covid-19 pandemic and cost of living crisis has impacted on their children's health and development.
Children between the ages of 12 and 16 with a high BMI are at an increased risk of depression compared to children of the same age who are of a healthy weight, according to new research published in Psychological Medicine.
A blood test capable of simultaneously detecting and distinguishing between a range of childhood diseases has been developed.
The roll out of three “transformative” new medicines has significantly reduced the number of babies dying from spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) – a rare muscle-wasting disease.
In this interview, we speak to Rukshana Kapasi, Director of Health for Barnardo’s, about how GPs and other healthcare professionals can utilise the services Barnardo’s has to offer.
Experts are calling on decision-makers to create new policies which stop levels of childhood obesity and its associated problems from rising.
Newborn health checks for Black, Asian and ethnic minority babies need immediate revision, according to the NHS Race and Health Observatory.
Doctors at the British Medical Association’s annual conference in Liverpool have voted through a motion highlighting the “public health epidemic” of vaping.
A new treatment which prevents blindness in premature babies is to be rolled out on the NHS, the chief executive Amanda Pritchard has announced.
Ten specialist obesity clinics for children and young people are set to open across England under new plans to tackle the obesity crisis.