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Growing pains 'first sign' of arthritis, scientists find

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:02:51 GMT

Physiotherapist Dr Michael Skovdal Rathleff of Aarhus University says osteoarthritis of the kneecap can in some cases begin with knee pain during adolescence

Morning sickness may mean healthier, intelligent baby

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:31:20 GMT

Morning sickness may be a sign of a healthier, more intelligent baby, a study has suggested, along with a lower chance of miscarriage

Melanie de Blank: I'm so proud of Polly, my bipolar daughter

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 06:00:23 GMT

A year after her daughter Polly's death, Melanie de Blank says that poor services and the stigma associated with mental illness hurt thousands

Let's change the rhetoric on 'three-parent' children

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:58:01 GMT

It's better to call them children with two parents and a mitochondrial donor, says Max Pemberton

A million children at risk because of hidden fat

Sun, 27 Jul 2014 14:25:49 GMT

Around a million children are at risk of heart disease and diabetes because standard measures to determine if they are healthy ignore body fat and muscle mass

The Green Edit: organic beauty for teenagers

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:19:15 GMT

As the Environmental Working Group's first major study into ingredients in make-up and beauty turns 10 years old, green beauty blogger, Imelda Burke, revisits the cleaner cosmetic offering for teenagers

The happiest ending of all is seeing a child lost in a book

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 05:30:06 GMT

The Reading Recovery programme has the power to transform young lives, says Jemima Lewis

Getting classroom-ready this summer

Fri, 18 Jul 2014 06:00:41 GMT

The summer before a child starts school can be an anxious time for parents, but this is your opportunity to try out simple activities to make sure they're ready, says Fiona Barry

Bounty Mutiny victory for Mumsnet: sales reps should be banned from NHS maternity wards

Wed, 16 Jul 2014 10:37:25 GMT

The NHS has a responsibility to its patients to ban all sales reps from hospital wards and thanks to an important Mumsnet campaign, we are a step closer to that reality, writes Sally Peck

Rotten teeth are all the fault of Mum and Dad

Tue, 15 Jul 2014 06:10:32 GMT

Dentists are in no doubt as to the cause of the tooth decay crisis afflicting British children, writes Victoria Lambert

Mystery of the 13-year-old girl who kept falling down

Sun, 13 Jul 2014 18:47:43 GMT

Hope Horncastle's debilitating episodes might once have called 'hysteria', says Eluned Price

British guilt over jihadis is for dummies

Sat, 12 Jul 2014 18:00:21 GMT

In order to persuade young Muslims that their allegiance belongs here, this country will have to question its own casual self-loathing, says Janet Daley

Outdoor activities: meet the family who simply won't stay home

Sat, 12 Jul 2014 06:00:22 GMT

The Meek family's tips for outdoor fun have inspired thousands to get off the sofa. Now they're embarking on their biggest adventure yet

Girl believed to have been cured of HIV has relapsed

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 02:29:00 GMT

A girl born in the US with HIV whom doctors had hoped to have been cured of the disease is now showing signs of infection shortly before her fourth birthday

Witch-hunts thrive in a climate of fear

Thu, 10 Jul 2014 05:20:13 GMT

Using the law to insist on mandatory reporting of child abuse could be disastrous, says Sue Cameron

Britain's Youngest Carers, Channel 4, review: 'a hard road'

Wed, 09 Jul 2014 23:01:39 GMT

Christopher Howse laments what kind of future there is for young carers

Proof that 'chemo brain' does exist

Mon, 07 Jul 2014 06:00:58 GMT

More young people are surviving cancer - but better treatment can lead to mental fatigue, says Cherrill Hicks

Health advice: diet and child's behaviour

Fri, 04 Jul 2014 09:00:32 GMT

Britain's leading health and wellbeing experts answer your questions

Sharing a bed with your baby shouldn't mean sleepless nights

Fri, 04 Jul 2014 06:00:28 GMT

Government advice against sleeping with babies makes parents too terrified to follow their instincts, says Anna Maxted

Sharing a bed with your baby shouldn't mean sleepless nights

Fri, 04 Jul 2014 06:00:28 GMT

Government advice against sleeping with babies makes parents too terrified to follow their instincts, says Anna Maxted

Children have seen a year's television by the age of seven

Thu, 03 Jul 2014 23:12:20 GMT

Former Tory children's minister, Tim Loughton warns that child internet addiction could cause brain changes like those seen in alcoholics and habitual cocaine users

Being called a 'girl' shouldn't be an insult

Tue, 01 Jul 2014 06:10:12 GMT

If we want girls to be proud of their sex, we need to celebrate every aspect of it, says Bryony Gordon

Finished your A-levels? It's time for the nose job

Sat, 28 Jun 2014 06:30:20 GMT

As increasing numbers of teenage girls consult doctors about plastic surgery, what effect will the latest prescription for physical perfection have on the vulnerable, asks Rebecca Wilcox

Divorce doesn't just hurt small children - its effects last years

Wed, 25 Jun 2014 20:20:30 GMT

Penelope Leach has raised a storm by talking of how separation harms very small children. But the bruises and pain are deeper and longer-lasting, says Allison Pearson

'There are no limits to what Natty can achieve'

Wed, 25 Jun 2014 06:00:44 GMT

Natalia Goleniowska's parents talk to Victoria Lambert about their remarkable daughter