Childrens Health

Free Medicine - Think About It!

Kerry Gibb | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Parents
Kerry Gibb

I hope that this information going public has made someone's life that little bit easier now. Someone who does struggle to buy medicine for their children as there will be people out there who do need this help.

Walking to School: One Way to Defuse the Childhood Obesity Timebomb

Joe Irvin | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Parents
Joe Irvin

Over the next 10 years, pupil numbers are going to increase. The walk to school is in long-term decline and it would impact greatly on future generations if something so vital to the health of our children became a thing of the past.

Matters of the Mind - Speaking Out About Mental Health in Schools

Anna Hicks | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Anna Hicks

Don't turn a blind eye to problems that need addressing. Children can suffer from mental health problems too, keep that in mind.

Meeting Miracle Babies Who Survived Earthquake in Nepal

Natalie Curtis | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK
Natalie Curtis

A few days ago in an earthquake survivor's camp, I met Shreya, who is eight months' pregnant. She told me that the earthquake shook her so hard that her baby moved into the wrong position. Thankfully her baby has moved back now, but she worries that there will be complications when she gives birth.

Why Ireland Should Vote for Marriage Equality

Aaron Vallely | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Politics
Aaron Vallely

The minds of the Irish people have become inflamed by fiery debate on the issue of Marriage Equality. In two weeks, our country takes to the polls to vote on Marriage Equality, and should it pass, could make not only Irish history, but world history, by being the first country to legally enact it by popular vote.

Girls As Young As Six Are Dieting Over Body Image Fears

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Back in the day, our six-year-old worries were usually centred around what we were having for tea, who our best friend was or how long we could play o...

Our Schools Have Become Exam Factories - Which Is Bad for Children, Bad for Education and Damaging to Our Mental Health

Lord Darzi | Posted 30.04.2015 | UK
Lord Darzi

We are at the start of the exam season - a period of maximum stress for families across the country. Is this desirable? No. Is it damaging? Yes.

Your Vote Counts in the Fight Against Obesity!

Nigel Denby | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK Parents
Nigel Denby

The research published in the International Journal of Obesity showed that the likelihood of toddlers developing obesity is largely governed by their parents and that fat parents are more likely to nurture fat toddlers.

There's No Excuse for Rickets - Vitamins Are Free!

Nigel Denby | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Parents
Nigel Denby

Increasing numbers of toddlers are not meeting their requirements of some micro nutrients (vitamins and minerals) because they don't eat enough nutritious food and also are not being given the recommended toddler vitamin supplement.

Dad's Photos Of Son Flying Hope To Raise Awareness For Down's Syndrome

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When photographer Alan Lawrence first learned that his newborn son Wil had Down's Syndrome, he was shocked. "It felt as though he would put limits ...

Youngest NHS Transgender Patients Are Aged Just Three

PA | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK

The number of children aged 10 or under who have been referred for help coping with transgender feelings has more than quadrupled in the last six year...

Using Bleach To Clean Home Could Put Children's Health At Risk

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.04.2015 | UK Parents

Passive exposure to bleach at home has been linked to higher rates of infection in children, according to new research. A study led by the Universi...

Does Your Child Have Problems Sleeping? New App Could Help

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 02.04.2015 | UK Tech

Doctors at Evelina Children's Hospital in London have developed a free and easy to use iPhone app that can help parents track their children's sleepin...

The Unequality Act

B.J. Epstein | Posted 26.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
B.J. Epstein

The Equality Act must be implemented and followed, and it's breastfeeders who need to be made comfortable, not stupid people who can't stop staring and then whine about what they've seen.

Homeless and Alone: Teenagers Are Being Let Down

Matthew Reed | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK
Matthew Reed

Our shocking findings show that an estimated 12,000 16 and 17-year-olds - enough to fill Wembley arena - have asked their council for help in finding a new home for them. But more than half are turned away without even being assessed.

A Service Dog Won't Get Him a Party but It Will Give Him a Companion, a Trusted Friend.

Suzanne Burnett | Posted 02.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Suzanne Burnett

Challenging children have challenging behaviour as does Morgan. He was a lamb really until bullying opened his eyes to being different. It made him realise he didn't fit in and he gets frustrated, upset and angry.

This Is What School Lunches Look Like Around The World

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Parents

School lunches have moved on from turkey twizzlers and smiley faces, not just in the UK, but globally. American restaurant chain Sweetgreen has re...

Children With Mental Health Problems Told By Parents: Don't Get Help.

Alexandra Massey | Posted 19.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alexandra Massey

We need a new policy from government level down if we are to catch these vulnerable children before they fall. As shocking as these figures are, we haven't got time to re-educate parents into being more honest with themselves.

Protecting Children From Second-Hand Smoke

Paul Burstow | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK Politics
Paul Burstow

Protecting children from harm is an obligation both on parents and families and wider society. Protecting children from passive smoking in cars was up for debate today in Parliament. Liberal Democrats have been at the fore in arguing the case for banning smoking in cars and today Parliament voted to implement the new Smokefree (private vehicles) regulations 2015...

Imprisoned in Hospital - The Story of Folake Oduyoye

Toyin Ojora-Saraki | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK
Toyin Ojora-Saraki

For over 10 years, WBFA and I have intervened to assist with medical bills through our various community programmes like the TMB and IMedF. However, this model is ultimately unsustainable.

How To Spot Measles Symptoms

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

More than 70 measles cases have been reported in the US, with more than half of those linked to an outbreak at Disney theme park in California. Mea...

Children's Mental Health - Don't Suffer in Silence

Sir Tony Hawkhead | Posted 08.03.2015 | UK
Sir Tony Hawkhead

Given that so many parents worry about their children's mental health and wellbeing, it is vital that parents and children can talk honestly about their worries. This is needed both in families and in society's wider debates so that mental health gets the attention it needs.

Nufolo

Philip Christopher Baldwin | Posted 07.03.2015 | UK
Philip Christopher Baldwin

Nufolo was orphaned by HIV and AIDS and was taken in by his aunt. However, instead of entering the loving environment that he craved, Nufolo was treated like a domestic slave and abused.

Why You Should Swap Sugar From Your Kid's Diet

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A new Change4Life campaign led by Public Health England (PHE) launches today in a bid to encourage parents to cut back on the amount of sugar they fee...

The Rise of ADHD, Autism, Aspergers in Our Children

Anna Moody | Posted 01.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Moody

I've been investigating this phenomenon lately, asking teachers what barriers they face, parents what frustrations they encounter and generally observing so called 'problem children' in schools, homes and how they interact with others.