Children's health

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Warning on tackling HIV as WHO finds rise in resistance to antiretroviral drugs
Nearly half of newly diagnosed infants in 10 countries have drug-resistant HIV, study finds, underlining need for new alternatives

Kaamil Ahmed

25, Nov, 2021 @3:17 PM

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‘That will save lives’: the move beyond school food allergy bans
For years schools have tried to protect children with allergies by relying on unenforceable bans on particular foods. Experts say a new approach is needed

Sarah Hender

14, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Alarm over ‘serious’ delays in diagnosing childhood cancer in England
Oxford study finds ‘substantial reduction’ in childhood, teenage and young adult cancer detection

Andrew Gregory Health editor

12, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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The pandemic has been challenging for children, but if we stop and listen, we can find out what they need | Saretta Lee
Kids usually have something to say and they need us to hear it. So it’s time to start listening – for their future and ours

Saretta Lee

07, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Dual-drug treatment offers hope to children with rare brain cancer
Scientists make ‘promising’ breakthrough on fast-growing DIPG type of tumour

Andrew Gregory Health editor

05, Nov, 2021 @12:05 AM

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Rising number of anti-vaxxers ‘willing to take direct action against schools’
Warning comes after Keir Starmer calls for councils to be allowed to use exclusion orders to protect schools

Sally Weale and Sarah Marsh

25, Oct, 2021 @5:22 PM

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Child obesity linked to England’s widening health disparities, study finds
Exclusive: one in 12 cases could be avoided if health outcomes in worst parts were improved to match best

Andrew Gregory Health editor

25, Oct, 2021 @8:41 AM

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Heather Trickey obituary
Other lives: Policy and research manager at NCT who became a leading expert on infant feeding

Simon Brindle

22, Oct, 2021 @4:59 PM

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WHO endorses use of world’s first malaria vaccine in Africa
World Health Organization’s director general hails ‘historic day’ in fight against parasitic disease

Lizzy Davies

06, Oct, 2021 @5:17 PM

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‘Congress will be taking action’: key takeaways from the Facebook whistleblower hearing
Frances Haugen’s testimony spotlighted the negative effects of social media’s impact on children and called for regulation of the company

Kari Paul

05, Oct, 2021 @7:16 PM

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This fourth grader just wants to go to school. Florida’s risky Covid policies force her to stay home
Governor DeSantis’s ‘soft-on-Covid approach’ makes the classroom too dangerous for immuno-compromised children

Richard Luscombe in Miami, Florida

28, Sep, 2021 @9:00 AM

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‘It breaks my heart’: Australian parents say mental health strain on their children is worsening
In ANU study parents report negative effect of Covid and prolonged lockdown has become ‘a lot worse’ than earlier in pandemic

Melissa Davey Medical editor

23, Sep, 2021 @5:30 PM

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