Children's health

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Judge lambasts education secretary over lack of secure places for children
Top family judge accuses Gillian Keegan of ‘complacency bordering on cynicism’ over severe shortages in England and Wales

Louise Tickle

31, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Families need more support after a child dies suddenly | Letter
Luen Thompson on the lack of attention paid to sudden unexplained death in childhood

24, Jan, 2023 @6:14 PM

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Black babies stillborn at almost twice rate of white babies, ONS figures show
Campaigners call for greater research into why there are such stark variations in England and Wales

Aamna Mohdin and Carmen Aguilar García

19, Jan, 2023 @3:37 PM

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Child mortality from trauma and sudden death rising in England, study shows
Exclusive: Bristol University study finds ‘strong social gradient’ linking poverty with increased mortality

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

16, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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A young girl’s legacy: pioneering blood test can monitor rare childhood cancer
Charity launched in name of Alice Wakeling funds breakthrough that could lead to less aggressive treatment and save more lives

Robin McKie Science editor

15, Jan, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Child neglect is built into the care system | Letter
Letters: After the child abuse scandals of 80s and 90s, many said they did not know what was being done to children, but nobody can make that claim today, says Carolyne Willow

05, Jan, 2023 @5:46 PM

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Jean Biddle obituary
Other lives: Physiotherapist in schools for children with physical disabilities and superintendent physiotherapist for the London borough of Hounslow

Grant Biddle

25, Dec, 2022 @6:24 PM

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Doctors warn parents about children swallowing objects in Christmas toys
Button batteries can cause most damage, NHS says, as number of young people admitted to hospital doubles

Tom Ambrose

24, Dec, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Children falling ill after 91 days without heating at London flats, say residents
People living in Tower Hamlets blocks complain of mould and cold conditions, as gas system issue also leaves them without hot water

Sammy Gecsoyler

22, Dec, 2022 @1:32 PM

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UK children with growth disturbance given access to weekly injections
Approval of growth hormone somatrogon fast-tracked by medicines watchdog, replacing need for daily jabs

Ian Sample Science editor

22, Dec, 2022 @12:01 AM

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Why are struggling parents having to rely on food banks for baby formula? | Letters
Letters: Sally Etheridge and Ellie Coteau say it’s difficult for charities to provide formula as the wrong type could put babies at risk

19, Dec, 2022 @12:22 PM

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Nasal flu vaccine may help protect children against strep A, study shows
UKHSA pilot scheme shows strep A infections lower in areas where nasal vaccine offered to all young children

Alexandra Topping

16, Dec, 2022 @6:25 PM

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