Child Health

Child Vaccination Decline Is 'Extremely Worrying'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 23.09.2016 | UK Parents

The number of children getting vaccinated decreased last year by the largest margin in a decade, the NHS has revealed. Kids aged one who had complete...

Three Children Benefitting From Jeans For Genes Day 2016

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 23.09.2016 | UK Parents

Jeans for Genes is known by most as the day when people don their denim. But more importantly, the fundraising event run by Genetic Disorders UK, help...

Heartwarming Moment 8-Year-Old Defies Odds To Walk Again

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK Parents

The heartwarming moment an eight-year-old took his first steps after major surgery has been caught on camera. Giovanni Algarin, eight, from Pennsylva...

Mum Urges Others To 'Think Before You Kiss A Baby'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK Parents

A mum has urged people on Facebook to think twice before they kiss a baby, after her son contracted the herpes virus. Amy Stinton, from Portsmouth, sh...

Feeding Babies Eggs And Peanut Butter Could Prevent Allergies

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK Parents

Giving babies small amounts of peanut and egg to eat at an early age may prevent them developing allergies, a new study suggests. The research, commis...

Twin Boys Diagnosed With Leukaemia Within A Year Of Each Other

SWNS | Amy Packham | Posted 20.09.2016 | UK Parents

A mum has told of how her twin boys have nearly ended their intensive treatment for leukaemia, after being diagnosed within one year of each other. Lo...

Warning About 'Super' Breed Of Head Lice In The UK

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK Parents

Returning to school is inevitably the beginning of head lice season for kids, but parents are now being warned about “super lice”. This “mutated...

Meningitis: Everything Parents Need To Know

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK Parents

Meningitis can affect anyone, but it is most common in babies and children. Babies are particularly vulnerable to meningitis because they can’t eas...

Mum's Emotional Plea To Raise Awareness Of Sepsis After Son's Death

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK Parents

A pregnant mother whose baby died from sepsis has made a heartbreaking video hoping to raise awareness of the condition. Melissa Mead’s one-year-old...

Mum Shares Back To School Photo With A Heartbreaking Difference

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 13.09.2016 | UK Parents

A mum shared two back to school photos that capture the heartbreaking reality of this time of year for many parents of children with cancer. Julie Api...

Mum Speaks About Rare Condition Causing Daughter To 'Regress To A Baby'

PA Real Life | Amy Packham | Posted 13.09.2016 | UK Parents

A mum has spoken candidly about a condition that is causing her 11-year-old to “regress to a newborn baby”. Chloe Miller suffers from Rett syndrom...

Jason Manford Cancelled Gig Due To Daughter's Injury

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 09.09.2016 | UK Parents

Comedian Jason Manford has revealed he was forced to cancel his latest gig because his daughter sustained a head injury. The 35-year-old, who had a sh...

Children Are Consuming Twice As Much Sugar As They Should Be

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 09.09.2016 | UK Parents

Children aged four to 10 years old are consuming more than double the recommended daily amount of sugar, a national survey has revealed. ‘The Nation...

Boy With 2% Brain Function Defies Odds To Start School

Caters News Agency | Amy Packham | Posted 06.09.2016 | UK Parents

A boy who was born with 2% brain function has been called a “medical miracle” as he started school. Noah Wall’s parents - Shelly and Rob Wall -...

Baby Struggled To Breathe Because Of Birthmark On Windpipe

PA Real Life | Amy Packham | Posted 06.09.2016 | UK Parents

Warning: Some readers may find the photos in this article graphic. A mother has told how one of her twins nearly choked on his birthmark, which cover...

Mum Relieved Son Was Diagnosed With 'Hidden Vagina' After Years Of Health Problems

Caters | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 02.09.2016 | UK Parents

A mum has spoken of her relief when her son was diagnosed with a ‘hidden vagina’ after years of complicated health problems. Leanne Owens, 40, had...

This Is What The Parents Of Children With Cancer Want You To Know

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 02.09.2016 | UK Parents

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, which aims to raise awareness and highlight the impact of cancer on children, young people and their fa...

XL School Uniforms Are Becoming The Norm, Warns Cancer Charity

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 01.09.2016 | UK Parents

One in three children finish primary school either overweight or obese, a leading cancer charity has warned. New figures from Cancer Research UK sho...

Boy Born With Facial Cleft Finds Adorable Way To Make Friends

Caters News Agency | Amy Packham | Posted 31.08.2016 | UK Parents

A boy with a severe facial cleft from his left eye to his mouth has come up with an adorable way to make friends as he starts a new school term. Ethan...

The First Ever Child To Go For A Swim Ventilated

The Huffington Post | Beau Atherton | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK Parents

Debbie Vavangas and Elliot Nolan were able to take their daughter, Evelyn Rose, for a swim on 17 August, despite what was thought possible. The follow...

Toddler Told Mum 'I Love You' Hours Before 'Dying From SIDS'

SWNS | Amy Packham | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK Parents

A mum whose three-year-old died from suspected sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) has revealed his last words were: “Goodnight - I love you”. Br...

Peter Andre Sparks Debate By Revealing He Weighs His Kids

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK Parents

Peter Andre has revealed he weighs his two oldest children to make sure they’re “not too skinny”. The dad-of-three, 43, to Junior, 11, Princess,...

A Year On From 9-Year-Old Zion Harvey's Double Hand Transplant

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 24.08.2016 | UK Parents

A nine-year-old boy who was the first child in the world to receive a double hand transplant in July 2015 can now write, one year on. Zion Harvey lost...

Mum's Attempt To Raise £200k For Son's Vital Brain Surgery

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 24.08.2016 | UK Parents

A mum has launched a fundraising campaign to raise £200k after NHS England ‘declined’ to fund her four-year-old son’s brain procedure. Kara Ing...

Genetic Test Could Save Lives As It Allows Faster Meningitis Diagnosis

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK Tech

A new genetic test could help doctors rapidly diagnose meningitis and other killer bacterial infections and help save lives. Currently when a child ar...