Childrens Health

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 26.03.2015 | 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 02.03.2015 | 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 18.02.2015 | 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.

Elusive Father's Love - From My Program: Adult Lives Crippled by Childhood

Olga Levancuka | Posted 01.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Olga Levancuka

"I don't think my dad ever loved me." This is the statement I hear my clients repeating time after time. It's irrelevant who says it, men or women, although it is more common coming from women, given that an unhealthy relationship with their dad, i.e. 'Key Male Figure', tends to reflect in their relationships

Is Your Food a Recipe for Your Child's Future Ill Health?

Nigel Denby | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Nigel Denby

Young children don't have the preference for salt unless we train them. By giving them lots of salty food we are training them to need more - and effectively setting them on the road to ill health.

Mother Explains What It's Like To Have A 12-Year-Old Daughter With Dementia

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We think of dementia as a disease which affects our elderly loved-ones, but young mum Danielle Craig has to watch her daughter suffering from the debi...

Preaching Isn't Working!

Nigel Denby | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nigel Denby

It's something I never thought I would suggest, but a daily vitamin and mineral supplement for everyone could be a simple, and precise, solution to Britain's greatest health problem. The over fed and undernourished both lack vital nutrients for good health.

When Saying Sorry to a Child Does More Harm Than Good

Alexandra Massey | Posted 29.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alexandra Massey

Having been one of those parents who had practiced this many times, until someone gently pointed out how I was coming across, I've now stopped. This one time I'm talking about is when I've said 'I'm sorry' but what I really wanted was relief from my own uncomfortable feelings of being a dysfunctional parent or to be allayed of my guilt.

Three Things That Make Kids Happier Every Day

Alexandra Massey | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alexandra Massey

I used to vex about how happy my children were, and still do sometimes, but with experience I've come to realise that their fundamental needs are very simple. They want to be heard, loved and given some special time. If I give them these three things every day, they thrive. So I do everything I can to ensure I make that happen and I know I'm investing in their happiness.

What to Do If a Child Says 'I Want to Kill Myself'

Alexandra Massey | Posted 23.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alexandra Massey

For any parent, teacher or carer, hearing a child say 'I want to kill myself' is a heart stopping moment. In the following seconds, time either stands still or comes rushing at you like a speed train. It might seem impossible to find the right words.

How to Help a Depressed Teenager

Alexandra Massey | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alexandra Massey

Let's not get into the 'whys' in this article. Because whatever it was that made your teenager depressed, the journey down takes us all to the same place: a feeling of utter worthlessness combined with a black cloud that wants nothing except to make your day as long and as miserable as possible.

How to Help a Depressed Child

Alexandra Massey | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alexandra Massey

A new study has found that children in pre-school who are depressed are more than twice as likely to continue to experience depression all the way through childhood... the correct support for a depressed child can really make a difference. And it's possibly not what you think.

Junk Food 'Destroying Health Of A Generation Of Children'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The health of an entire generation of children could be "destroyed" by a diet of junk food and lack of exercise, doctors have warned. As a result,...