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Doctors in Sheffield are pioneering the use of a compact MRI scanner for imaging the brains of premature babies.
Applications for the latest round of the Life Chances Fund have now opened to support the development of Social Impact Bonds focused on helping children and young people.
The Education Secretary has announced a £50 million grant scheme to provide thousands of new childcare places.
"Babies should be given peanut early – some at four months old – in order to reduce the risk of allergy, according to new US guidance," BBC News reports. This 'Behind the headlines' article examines the evidence behind t ...
One in four babies born in the UK are not receiving mandatory checkups from health visitors during the first two years of their life.
The Scottish Government is gifting every newborn baby a Box of essential items, such as clothes, nappies and books, to help ensure they get the best start in life.
The Newborn Blood Spot Failsafe Solution (NBSFS) IT system, which flags up babies who may have missed screening, is now complete in all parts of England.
A nationwide campaign, launched by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, will help parents spot the symptoms of sepsis to protect young children and save lives.
"Brain tests predict children's futures," BBC News reports. A study found that childhood factors such as low IQ, parental neglect and poor self-control were strongly associated with "socially costly" outcomes in adulthoo ...
More than 150 children's centres closed in England in 2015 - double the number of the previous year.
Almost a third of children in England are behind in their development when they start primary school, according to official figures for 2016.
An estimated 160,000 GP appointments could be freed up if schools stopped sending home children with infective conjunctivitis, according to the Royal College of General Practitioners.
New research warns that infants under four weeks shouldn't travel in car seats for more than 30 minutes.
This article from an anonymous health visitor discusses the challenges health visitors face.
The American Academy of Paediatrics (AAP) has announced new screen time guidelines for children aged up to two.
UK burns units say one in 20 of all admissions for children's burns last year involved hair straighteners.
Cheshire and Merseyside Women’s & Children’s Services Partnership is the first in the north of the UK to issue Finnish-style baby boxes for newborns.