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Telegraph: Children's Health News and Advice

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When it comes to children, let's take the words fat and thin off the menu

Sat, 01 Nov 2014 07:00:29 GMT

Nobody should be stigmatised because of their weight, but healthy eating should start at home, says Judith Woods






Inspiration for life in the mainstream

Sat, 01 Nov 2014 07:00:05 GMT

Casilda Grigg meets the mother behind a groundbreaking school for autistic children






The Missing: technology that can prevent your children vanishing

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:00:08 GMT

TV's 'The Missing' is every parent's worst nightmare - but ingenious new gadgets can prevent a child being abducted or wandering off, says Glenda Cooper






Rhyme and reason

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 06:20:57 GMT








In Baby P's case, actions speak louder than words

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 21:09:36 GMT

A BBC documentary about Haringey children's services was shockingly biased, says Allison Pearson






Milk: 11 reasons why it's not such a superfood after all

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:47:01 GMT

New research shows that drinking three glasses of milk a day could be bad for your health. Here is what a pinta might be doing to you






A third baby is not a bundle of joy for parents

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 21:54:31 GMT

New research published in the journal Demography shows that the birth of a first and a second child briefly increases the level of their parents' happiness, but a third does not






Placebo cough treatment benefits children and their parents, study suggests

Mon, 27 Oct 2014 20:00:31 GMT

Doctors should consider prescribing a placebo for children with coughs after parents said a dummy treatment improved their symptoms, experts say






How the wealthy paying to be guinea pigs in clinical trials could help cure us all

Mon, 27 Oct 2014 07:30:10 GMT

Alexander Masters on how his novel idea for funding medical innovation has won over ethicists, lawyers and scientists






It's OK to talk about Renée Zellweger's facelift

Mon, 27 Oct 2014 07:10:10 GMT

Renée Zellweger's changed appearance has everyone talking - but there's a reason for that, says Max Pemberton






Ashya King's mother says she's "happy treatment is finished"

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:54:00 GMT

Ashya King's mother says she is "happy the treatment is finished" as he leaves hospital after his final proton therapy treatment






Is your child addicted to sugar?

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:06:21 GMT

Nearly half of mothers believe their children are addicted to sugar - but most are unaware quite how much they're really consuming






cancer boy Ashya responding to treatment

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:55:24 GMT

Five-year-old Ashya King's parents are not planning to return to the UK over fears their son, who has a rare brain tumour, will be removed from their care.






Cancer boy Ashya responding to treatment

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:55:24 GMT

Five-year-old Ashya King's parents are not planning to return to the UK over fears their son, who has a rare brain tumour, will be removed from their care.






How splendid to see my son in Mallory Towers

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:20:03 GMT

In my childhood, there was no reasoning with grown-ups when it came to Enid Blyton, says Jemima Lewis






'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