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'Mozart effect': can classical music really make your baby smarter?

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 06:00:04 GMT

Does the so-called "Mozart effect" exist?







Zayn Malik: The dark truth about the #Cut4Zayn trend

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:28:30 GMT

Zayn Malik's decision to leave One Direction has sparked a worrying Twitter trend encouraging fans to self-harm. But Radhika Sanghani says it might not be what it seems







Brain tumour boy Ashya King is free of cancer after proton therapy, parents say

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 07:25:26 GMT

The parents of five-year-old Ashya King, who were jailed after taking him abroad for brain tumour treatment, say their son is now free of cancer






Present, sir: benefits of a mindful classroom

Sun, 22 Mar 2015 07:00:56 GMT

Pupils who learn to slow down and concentrate their fast-growing minds will reap rewards in every aspect of life, says Eleanor Doughty






Are smartphones making our children mentally ill?

Sat, 21 Mar 2015 07:00:40 GMT

Leading child psychotherapist Julie Lynn Evans believes easy and constant access to the internet is harming youngsters






Brits bid to help five-year-old "outcast"

Sat, 21 Mar 2015 07:00:27 GMT

Ahmed has Down's syndrome, was rejected by his mother at birth and is now in a refugee camp near to Beirut






Mothers should not be forced to breast feed

Fri, 20 Mar 2015 21:09:44 GMT

A study has shown that breastfed babies have higher IQs, spend longer in education and earn more in their careers - but there are too many variables and women should not be pressurised






Bryony Gordon on returning to exercise after a long break

Fri, 20 Mar 2015 09:00:25 GMT

How the other half lives: Bryony Gordon is ready to get fit - not least to keep up with her daughter






#BirthJustHappened: Post-birth selfies are exactly what women need

Fri, 20 Mar 2015 08:00:59 GMT

Women worldwide have been sharing photos of themselves after giving birth. Milli Hill explains why this heartwarming (if graphic) trend proves labour isn't quite as terrifying as we all thought...






'Schools should offer flexibility to premature children,' MPs say

Thu, 19 Mar 2015 17:26:37 GMT

Ministers should give children born prematurely more flexbility to be entered in their first year at school according to their due date, a parliamentary committee has said






Parents of baby who died from whooping cough urge anti-vaccination parents to "look at my son"

Thu, 19 Mar 2015 13:27:07 GMT

Catherine and Greg Hughes, whose baby died from whooping cough in Australia, launch campaign to encourage vaccinations saying "no parent should ever have to suffer this pain"






Single-sex education? There's a better way

Wed, 18 Mar 2015 21:04:41 GMT

Single-sex schools can give girls an armour of confidence, self-belief - oh, and eating disorders, writes Allison Pearson






A mother's love can be as beneficial as breastfeeding

Wed, 18 Mar 2015 21:04:38 GMT

Some mothers had Trevi fountains of milk spurting out of them - alas, I was not one of them, says Allison Pearson






'Postcode lottery' is not just about drugs

Mon, 16 Mar 2015 08:05:17 GMT

Muscular Dystrophy sufferer, Freddie Kemp, needed a cough-assist machine to help him breathe but he lived in the wrong place and although a loan machine was found, he died shortly afterwards






How a farewell cuddle revived a dying baby

Fri, 13 Mar 2015 17:25:57 GMT

Infant boy born 14 weeks prematurely brought to life by 'skin to skin' contact with parents






How a farewell cuddle revived a dying baby

Fri, 13 Mar 2015 17:25:06 GMT

Infant boy born 14 weeks prematurely brought to life by 'skin to skin' contact with parents

'The benefits of boarding to children in care'

Fri, 13 Mar 2015 10:01:26 GMT

Children in care do well in a residential school environment; the approach should be embraced by school leaders, says headmaster Duncan Sinclair






Parents should ban sweets even on holidays

Fri, 13 Mar 2015 06:00:56 GMT

New NHS guidance which says parents should not allow their children to have sweets, even on holidays, is slammed as 'worst kind of nanny state' advice but obesity experts say it is time 'to be cruel to be kind"






Jamie Oliver, please set an example on allergies to your fellow chefs

Thu, 12 Mar 2015 07:05:16 GMT

When 100 chefs warned EU allergen rules were harming restaurants, mother-of-two Claire Campbell-Adams was dismayed. Now she makes her case to her favourite






Sexting: Girls as young as seven in explicit videos online

Tue, 10 Mar 2015 09:21:40 GMT

Report by Internet Watch Foundation and Microsoft finds younger and younger children appearing in naked images and videos on the web, including sexually explicit material