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The 10 fruit juices with more sugar than Coca-Cola

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:16:20 GMT

Sugar in fruit juice has been named as one of the main causes of tooth decay in young children by Public Health England. Here we list 10 fruit juices - all found in the chiller cabinet of a supermarket - that contain more sugar than Coca-Cola






Two thirds of stillbirths could be prevented with simple test: doctors

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 05:00:39 GMT

Two thirds all stillbirths could be prevented with a simple, cheap and quick test conducted in pregnancy, leading doctors have said






Antibiotics in babies linked to obesity

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 20:00:07 GMT

Babies who are given four or more courses of common antibiotics by age two are more likely to become obese, a study has found






Alarmist testing of young girls for chlamydia

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 06:00:16 GMT

Alarmist conjecture has led a Sussex school to ask teenage girls to swab themselves for the sexually transmitted infection, believes James LeFanu






Nothing prepares you for being the father of a premature baby

Sat, 27 Sep 2014 07:00:37 GMT

Wayne Little's daughter Daisy-Mae was born 15 weeks early, weighing 1lb 14oz. Here he describes how he coped during her first fragile months of life






Premature babies: How 24 week-old babies are now able to survive

Sat, 27 Sep 2014 07:00:09 GMT

The number of babies being born prematurely is on the increase, and so is their chance of surviving, says Jessica Salter






Prince Harry gets hug from young royal fan

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 10:16:38 GMT

Prince Harry is hugged by four-year-old Carson Hartley, who has a heart defect and is fitted with a portable ventilator, at the 10th annual WellChild Awards at the Hilton on Park Lane in London






Half of children 'are not ready to start school'

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 23:01:12 GMT

Children left damaged by parenting which lacks cuddles and conversation, experts warn, as major study finds half are not 'ready for school' by the age of five






Give children chlamydia tests in school, say health experts

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 21:00:35 GMT

Experts say STD screening should be introduced more widely if it improves sexual health but parents have criticised existing schemes

All schools should consider offering STD tests during lessons, say public health experts

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 21:00:35 GMT

Schemes which offer children tests for sexually transmitted diseases in the classroom should be expanded nationally, if they work, says the Royal Society for Public Health






Mary Berry: ban phones from the dining table to combat obesity

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:38:59 GMT

Mary Berry argues children should be banned from bringing phones and electronic games to the dinner table






'Greatest gift' as girl, born with 'no blood', starts school

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:19:44 GMT

Four years after astounding doctors by being born with a haemoglobin level of "flat zero", and surviving, Maisy Vignes is a normal little girl who is impressing teachers






Cancer doctor 'could have abused up to 800 children'

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 22:56:24 GMT

Dr Myles Bradbury abused patients in his care aged as young as eight and hundreds of other families have been warned that their children could be victims






SMA: 'I want to say that it isn't all doom and gloom'

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 06:30:52 GMT

Sarah Wilson, whose sons suffer from spinal muscular atrophy, 'will never understand' the actions of a woman on trial for killing her children with the illness, she tells Antonia Hoyle






How to train your teenager: from sloppy to stand-out

Thu, 11 Sep 2014 17:10:27 GMT

Following the news that the head of Ofsted thinks teenagers are sloppy and lazy, we look at what you can do to help pull your teenager out of it






'I was so stressed about my son's autism that my hair fell out'

Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:02:05 GMT

A major new study by Scope has found that parents of disabled children are suffering emotionally due to a lack of support. Here, one mother tells her story






More than half of British parents with disabled children admit to taking antidepressants

Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:00:03 GMT

Shocking new figures showing that parents of disabled children are suffering from extreme stress and isolation, have prompted charity Scope to launch a new online community. Claire Cohen reports






Allergies: meal times 'used to be Russian roulette'

Mon, 08 Sep 2014 06:20:58 GMT

Doctors and patients are marking the 20th anniversary of a campaign to cut deaths from allergies. But the danger isn't over yet, finds Ruth Wood






When a child's aching knee could mean something more serious than growing pains

Mon, 08 Sep 2014 06:10:14 GMT

Danish researchers now think that for some children 'growing pains' in the knee could indicate that a child is at risk of osteoarthritis in later life, says Victoria Lambert






Proton treatment saved our son - why did NHS deny Ashya?

Sun, 07 Sep 2014 06:00:30 GMT

Alex Barnes's story has given fresh hope to the family of Ashya King, says Robert Mendinck






The treatment saved our son - why did the NHS deny it to Ashya?

Sun, 07 Sep 2014 06:00:30 GMT

Alex Barnes's story has given fresh hope to the family of Ashya King, says Robert Mendinck






'My daughter refused to go to school - for five years'

Sat, 06 Sep 2014 17:05:49 GMT

As schools restart, a mother recalls the struggle she had to persuade her daughter to attend






Proton Therapy Centre: 'We're ready to treat Ashya King'

Sat, 06 Sep 2014 06:00:50 GMT

Victoria Lambert visits the Proton Therapy Centre in Prague to hear about its pioneering cancer-treating techniques






Pupils must follow 'five-a-day' rule to boost mental health

Sat, 06 Sep 2014 05:00:47 GMT

The headmaster of Highgate School in London says that children need to be given more structure to their life - including a ban on computers in the bedroom - to improve their mental health

Pupils must follow 'five-a-day' rule to boost mental health

Sat, 06 Sep 2014 05:00:47 GMT

The headmaster of Highgate School in London says that children need to be given more structure to their life - including a ban on computers in the bedroom - to improve their mental health