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Telegraph: Children's Health News and Advice

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A 12-year-old mother is a case not for the midwife but the police

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:07:56 GMT

The story of Britain's youngest mother and father shows us how parenting has gone wrong, says Allison Pearson






Computers blamed for children's bad backs

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:10:41 GMT

Teenagers are at increasing risk from back and neck pain due to their inactive lifestyles and an excessive use of technology






Six-year-old draws up 'bucket list' before she turns blind

Sat, 12 Apr 2014 20:59:56 GMT

Six-year-old Molly Bent, who is suffering from retinitis pigmentosa, has drawn up list of things to see before she loses her sight






Want baby name inspiration? Watch Game of Thrones

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:13:04 GMT

Is naming our children after fantasy TV show characters really a wise decision? Asks Victoria Lambert






Game of Thrones: baby name inspiration?

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:13:04 GMT

Is naming our children after fantasy TV show characters really a wise decision? Asks Victoria Lambert






In need of baby name inspiration? Watch Game of Thrones

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:13:04 GMT

Is naming our children after fantasy TV show characters really a wise decision? Asks Victoria Lambert






London 2012: More than ever before, we need to get our children active

Tue, 08 Apr 2014 05:45:39 GMT

London 2012's greatest achievement would be to inspire children to take up exercise, says Sebastian Coe






Minutes-old baby is UK's youngest heart op patient

Mon, 07 Apr 2014 09:25:41 GMT

Chanel Murrish undergoes open-heart surgery within minutes of being born after a scan convinces her parents to refuse to terminate the pregnancy






Jimmy Savile sex abuse: 'Islington is still covering up'

Sun, 06 Apr 2014 06:00:16 GMT

Two decades on from her expose of sex abuse in children's homes, Eileen Fairweather talks to the survivors too scared to go public






Aw! It's my first teenager - now that's a book I'd like to read

Sat, 05 Apr 2014 17:30:17 GMT

Mother Goose's Baby Book - a parents' record of early childhood - has its limitations, finds Michael Deacon






15,000 Kids and Counting, Channel 4, review

Thu, 03 Apr 2014 21:02:38 GMT

It's difficult to imagine that a more important documentary will be made all year, says Rupert Hawksley of Channel 4's 15,000 Kids and Counting






Cinderella Law: Lock me up, I once laughed at my son

Wed, 02 Apr 2014 19:32:36 GMT

The new parental offence of 'emotional neglect' in the Cinderella Law is alarmingly vague and wide-ranging, says Allison Pearson






Judy Murray: give children PE homework to boost fitness

Wed, 02 Apr 2014 05:00:14 GMT

Judy Murray calls for children to be given "physical education homework" as a report from the fitness industry body Ukactive warns of a sharp decline in pupils' fitness levels






Nick Clegg: Child protection should not mean 'micromanaging' families in their living rooms

Mon, 31 Mar 2014 15:38:17 GMT

The Deputy Prime Minister says he agrees with plans to make "emotional cruelty" against a child a crime but that any legislation must "strike the right balance"






Nick Clegg: Cinderella Law needs to strike 'right balance'

Mon, 31 Mar 2014 12:52:29 GMT

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg says the Government cannot micro-manage life at home in law, but that the power of the state to step in and stop maltreatment of children from mental or emotional abuse should reflect the powers to stop physical abuse






Big increase in mothers over 50 raises health fears

Mon, 31 Mar 2014 07:21:29 GMT

Health ministers revealed the sharp rise in older mothers, with 154 babies born to women over the age of 50 in 2012






Parents who deliberately starve children of love face jail under new Cinderella Law

Sun, 30 Mar 2014 21:00:08 GMT

Changes to the child neglect laws will make "emotional cruelty" a crime for the first time, alongside physical or sexual abuse






ADHD 'not a real disease', neuroscientist claims

Sun, 30 Mar 2014 14:44:55 GMT

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is not a real disease, a leading neuroscientist has claimed






Family courts: Six months in prison for a woman who was careful to do the 'right' thing

Sat, 29 Mar 2014 18:30:05 GMT

The latest instalment of a curious story speaks volumes about the murky workings of Britain's child-care system, says Christopher Booker






Be an adult if you see a lost child

Sat, 29 Mar 2014 17:30:32 GMT

There are ways to rescue lost children without causing unfair suspicion, says Jenny McCartney






Nursery rhymes are too harrowing for toddlers

Sat, 29 Mar 2014 14:25:55 GMT

What a sorry indictment of liberal parenting that there are mothers who think nothing of placing a cradle at the top of a tree, says Michael Deacon






Nursery rhymes are too harrowing for toddlers

Sat, 29 Mar 2014 14:25:55 GMT

What a sorry indictment of liberal parenting that there are mothers who think nothing of placing a cradle at the top of a tree, says Michael Deacon






Kristin Hallenga: 'Cancer had never crossed my mind, not for a second'

Wed, 26 Mar 2014 07:00:54 GMT

Kristin Hallenga, who like teenage model Sophie Jones was diagnosed too late with cancer, tells Sarah Rainey why she is fighting to change doctors' attitudes to young people






Kristin Hallenga: 'Cancer had never crossed my mind, not for a second'

Wed, 26 Mar 2014 07:00:54 GMT

Kristin Hallenga, who like teenage model Sophie Jones was diagnosed too late with cancer, tells Sarah Rainey why she is fighting to change doctors' attitudes to young people






Toddlers who sleep less eat more

Tue, 25 Mar 2014 07:00:02 GMT

Toddlers who sleep for less than 10 hours consume far more calories, study finds