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Over 2.4m children will benefit from mental health support in schools

Over 2.4m children will benefit from mental health support in schools

The NHS are fast-tracking mental health support in schools and colleges to address the record demand for services. More than 2.4 million children and young...
vegetarian diet

How does a vegetarian diet impact child development?

Research from St. Michael’s Hospital of Unity Health Toronto suggests that children eating a vegetarian diet have similar growth and nutrition to children eating...
Study finds menstrual cycle education is inadequate in UK schools

Study finds menstrual cycle education is inadequate in UK schools

Swansea University led a UK-wide study and discovered that menstrual cycle education is inconsistent and insufficient. The menstrual cycle is the process of ovulation and...
Chickenpox in children costs £24m in lost income and productivity in the UK

Chickenpox in children costs £24m in lost income and productivity in the UK

Surprising data reveals the impact that chickenpox in children has on income and productivity every year in the UK. Chickenpox in children results in £24m...
Understanding the emotional eating habits of children and their mothers

Understanding the emotional eating habits of children and their mothers

New research, published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, looks at the emotional eating habits of children and their mothers. Emotional...
exercising during pregnancy

Exercising during pregnancy decreases Type-2 diabetes risk in offspring

Research emerging from Japan's Tohoku University suggests that exercising during pregnancy can considerably benefit the mother's child, reducing their risk of Type 2 diabetes. The...
Conduct Disorder in Children

Conduct disorder in children to be predicted by machine learning

A research study, that recently appeared in Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging, published by the journal Elsevier, demonstrated that conduct disorder in children...
Emergency Caesareans

Scientists investigate the risk of emergency caesareans on babies

A research team from Flinders University has investigated the risk of emergency caesareans on a baby’s development. Labour and natural childbirth cause stress on a...
The positive impact of physical fitness on primary school children

The positive impact of physical fitness on primary school children

A new study finds that primary school children that partake in physical fitness have a better quality of life and improved concentration. Physical fitness is...
self-harming

30% of young carers consider self-harming in the UK

Results from an extensive cross-national study have shockingly revealed that three in ten young carers in the UK think about self-harming. Findings from the Me-We...
World-first genetic test to prevent babies from going deaf

World-first genetic test to prevent babies from going deaf

A new bedside genetic test developed by the NHS could save the hearing of many critically ill babies each year. The innovative genetic test could...
MMR vaccine

MMR vaccine drive urgently needed to prevent disease outbreaks

Experts have expressed that MMR vaccine uptake needs to increase significantly to avoid life-threatening disease outbreaks. The MMR vaccine protects individuals from measles, mumps, and...
The influence of social media use on well-being in adolescence

The influence of social media use on well-being in adolescence

Girls and boys could be more vulnerable to the negative effects of social media use at different times during adolescence. Social media use has dramatically...
early signs of autism

World’s first tool for accurately identifying early signs of autism

In a groundbreaking step toward enhancing treatment and care for the condition, researchers have developed the world's first accurate screening tool for locating early...
The growing burden of children’s mental health in the US

The growing burden of children’s mental health in the US

A new national poll in the US finds that nearly 60% of parents received a visit from a health professional for their children's mental...
Prenatal exposure to bisphenol A may impact respiratory health

Prenatal exposure to bisphenol A may impact respiratory health in childhood

Analysis of over 3,000 children from six European countries examined the effects of prenatal exposure to bisphenol A on respiratory health in school-age girls. Bisphenol...
New comprehensive standard for fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

New comprehensive standard for fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has published new standards for the diagnosis and assessment of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. Fetal alcohol spectrum...
How the brain differs in children with binge eating disorder

How the brain differs in children with binge eating disorder

New research looks at the differences in brain scans of children aged nine to ten years old with a binge eating disorder. Binge eating disorder...
Mindfulness techniques during pregnancy benefits infants’ stress response

Mindfulness techniques during pregnancy benefits infants’ stress response

A new study has discovered that mothers partaking in mindfulness techniques during pregnancy had healthier stress responses in six-month-old infants. Researchers from the University of...
How does external childcare affect behavioural problems in children?

How does external childcare affect behavioural problems in children?

New research delves into how external childcare could contribute to behavioural problems in children. Behavioural problems in children can be a result of various factors,...

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