Eighty years ago, poor people in Britain suffered ill health as a result of eating unhealthy food, just as they do today. The only difference is, in 1936, policymakers didn't blame the poor.
A recent study found while parents are positive about their children engaging in aerobic activities (running, playing sports), they have much more negative views when it comes to strength exercises.
Parents in three Australian states are being given misleading advice about the dangers of lead to babies and small children – including failing to warn pregnant women about miscarriage risks.
It’s like putting the fox in charge of the hen house – food advertisers can make and break the rules as they like.
The stash of hidden magazines you might remember from your youth is vastly different from the sexually explicit content children are exposed to today.
Eating breakfast is associated with higher grades in English, maths and science.
Researchers have found that cutting sugar out of kids' diets can improve their blood pressure, cholesterol readings and other markers of metabolic health.
The single diagnosis of cerebral palsy covers a wide range of conditions with many different contributing factors that interact in varying ways.
The off-label use of medicines is not illegal and it doesn't mean regulators have specifically "disapproved" its use. But there are a number of issues to consider before using a medicine off-label.
Research around the importance of the first 1000 days has been gaining traction. The latest links stunting to malnutrition in children.
Our new research shows the culture of sexualisation not only affects how young girls see themselves, but also how they are treated and viewed by adults.
For two countries that have similar wealth and health spending, there are stark differences in how many children under five survive.
The former footballer hit back at criticism from the Daily Mail after his daughter was photographed using a dummy.
Being poor doesn't make you a bad parent but families need protective factors to counter the negative ones.
The concept of Universal Health Coverage is the new focus post-2015. If implemented properly, it could remedy some of the disparities in health care.
Put young children in football or karate class and they concentrate better in the classroom.
Children's fitness has been declining even faster over the past six years than in the decade before.
As more and more babies are delivered by cesarean section, we need to start investigating what that means for their long-term health.
A central argument made against same-sex marriage is that children born into these marriages will be disadvantaged: they will grow up with inappropriate gender role modelling and be bullied at school.
Despite occasional panic about the negative impact they may be having on children's social and intellectual development, interactive devices give parents a much-needed break and can benefit kids.