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Telegraph: Children's Health News and Advice

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'It is imperative we stop this cruel disease being passed on'

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 06:05:45 GMT

Victoria Holliday urges MPs to support a procedure that could allow her and others to have healthy children






The Nice way to brush your teeth

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:00:45 GMT








Heavy cannabis use 'linked to lower GCSE results at 16'

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:55:58 GMT

A study by academics from University College London finds that heavy users of cannabis have lower GCSE scores, even though occasional access has no impact






What blogger will help me cope with my teenagers?

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:05:41 GMT

London Mum's guide to giving her seven-month-old a bath is all very well, but we need harder-hitting video blogs, says Judith Woods






Childhood obesity is a 'national emergency, says Floella Benjamin

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:21:26 GMT

Lady Benjamin, a Liberal Democrat peer. says: 'Forty per cent of children in some areas are overweight.'






Life without Grace: a father's story

Sun, 19 Oct 2014 06:10:28 GMT

A year after his daughter's death from a brain haemorrhage, Peter Boxall reveals his daily struggle to cope with the loss






Ashya King has left intensive care after proton beam therapy

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:55:04 GMT

Five-year-old brain tumour patient Ashya King has left intensive care after undergoing potentially life-saving proton beam therapy, the hospital in Prague confirms






My son's eating snails with his left hand - and I'm delighted

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 05:30:33 GMT

Now we have laws to prevent anti-left-handed pogroms, we weirdos can rejoice in our minority status, says Harry de Quetteville






How Weetabix is made

Tue, 14 Oct 2014 10:00:13 GMT

In recent years, with croissants and muffins replacing traditional cereal breakfasts, Harry Wallop rediscovers the joy of a warm Weetabix, fresh off the factory conveyor belt.






Pens down for real face time

Tue, 14 Oct 2014 07:51:14 GMT

Good communication skills are essential in order for children to achieve at school. It's vital that parents play a part in developing these, says Fiona Barry






Emma Bunton: 'Nothing could have prepared me for the smell of the slums'

Fri, 10 Oct 2014 09:00:25 GMT

Unicef ambassador Emma Bunton goes to see, first hand, how new mothers cope in Madagascar - and the effects of vaccination project she's supported






'Mental health issues in children have been a hidden struggle for too long'

Fri, 10 Oct 2014 07:37:11 GMT

It's vital that we act and give children's mental health the attention it deserves; improving provision and ending the stigma, say Nicky Morgan and Catherine Roche






God only knows how the BBC made this video

Thu, 09 Oct 2014 06:15:44 GMT

The Children in Need single features Sir Elton John and a Bengal tiger. Anita Singh reveals its secrets






Self-harm fears over parental surveillance of children's 'digital life'

Tue, 07 Oct 2014 11:30:44 GMT

New guidance from the Royal College of Psychiatrists on self-harm says parents should not secretly monitor their children's use of mobiles and internet - but says health professionals should assess use of social media such as Facebook, Tumblr and Twitter






A time for talk with your child

Mon, 06 Oct 2014 11:29:54 GMT

One month into the new school year, Fiona Barry says it's natural to compare your child's level with others but if there is cause for concern, talking can be hugely beneficial






Eczema expert defended by parents

Mon, 06 Oct 2014 06:00:17 GMT

Dr Richard Aron's methods are shunned by NHS doctors yet he gets results, discovers Anna Maxted






Nasal spray flu vaccine extended to two million children

Mon, 06 Oct 2014 05:00:03 GMT

Two million children are being targeted for the flu vaccine this year to prevent serious illness and protect vulnerable elderly grandparents






'I burst into tears of joy - it is a blessing'

Sun, 05 Oct 2014 06:00:30 GMT

News that a Swedish woman born without a womb has given birth is a huge boost for Britons hoping for the same result, reports Victoria Lambert






Teenagers from aspirational families suffering 'executive stress burnout'

Sat, 04 Oct 2014 11:35:25 GMT

Psychologist Professor Tanya Byron claims teenagers from aspirational families have not got the "emotional resilience" to cope with failure






Perinatal Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Dark trauma of mood disorder post pregnancy

Thu, 02 Oct 2014 07:00:46 GMT

Most pregnant women worry about doing the best for their unborn child and strive to keep them out of harms way. But for artist Elizabeth van der Beugel things took an extreme turn. She tells Mila Oshin her story






'Visions of killing my newborn baby son kept me awake at night'

Thu, 02 Oct 2014 07:00:46 GMT

Most pregnant women worry about doing the best for their unborn child and strive to keep them out of harms way. But for artist Elizabeth van der Beugel things took an extreme turn. She tells Mila Oshin her story






Haven't you heard? You are to blame for your daughter's poor body image. Ouch!

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:46:53 GMT

We could give mothers 20 lashes with a wet noodle for carelessly spreading their desperately low self-esteem to their children...or we could explore why women have such bad body image in the first place, says Sally Peck






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