Children who are members of a sports club and exercise regularly are happier, healthier and are better able to get along with other children than children who exercise little or not at all. It does...Read more
What if there was a simple, inexpensive and fun way to address some of the major challenges facing humanity today. What if it could help improve children’s health, development and well-being? Imagine a solution that...Read more
Air pollution is responsible for 550,000 premature deaths a year in Europe – and 7 million worldwide, according to the WHO. Measuring it can be a challenge, however, as the equipment tends to be large...Read more
|Comment|author: Joshua Worth and Mia Halleröd Palmgren
It’s no secret that childhood development shapes a young person to who they will become, so it is important to cultivate healthy habits. From nutrition to education, childhood growth depends on nurturing and supporting their...Read more
Children who regularly walk or cycle to school are less likely to be overweight or obese than those who travel by car or public transport, a new study suggests.
Based on results from more than 2000...Read more
There is an old adage, that children are the best teachers. And for health professional students on their way to becoming doctors, nurses and allied health professionals, making children feel comfortable and cared for is...Read more
Adolescence has changed significantly in the last century. Professor Susan Sawyer is working to improve our understanding of the contemporary complexities of this age group.
As a respiratory trainee, I was highly influenced by caring for...Read more
In the city of Manchester between 2011 and 2013, 108 children died before their first birthday. During 2015 and 2017 this number increased to 151. Manchester has the fourth highest infant mortality rate in England.
The report outlines...Read more
At the start of 2019, in the UK there will be new Mental Health Support Teams available to cater to more than 470,000 children and young people. The teams will operate in 25 different areas and...Read more
While a growing body of research suggests that small changes to a school environment can help reduce childhood obesity and improve nutrition, 80 percent of school-aged children still fall short of national dietary guidelines for...Read more
In April the British government introduced the Soft Drinks Industry Levy (SDIL) in an effort to fight childhood obesity. Now the ‘sugar tax’ has raised over £150m which will be used to fund physical education and breakfast...Read more
In the midst of teaching, consulting and conducting research Carlo Fabian somehow finds time to share his expertise with a number of different organizations. In this interview, we discuss his work. Namely, helping the City of...Read more
Earlier this month the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released the second edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. There are new key guidelines for children ages three through five and updated...Read more
Over the last ten years, there has been a 17 percent increase in anxiety disorders diagnosed in children and adolescents. This is according to the 2018 Children’s Mental Health Report done by the Child Mind...Read more
Air pollution is costly. A recent European Court of Auditors (ECA) report estimates the EU spends between 330 and 940 billion euros per year on health-related costs of air pollution. New research shows that children are 37% more...Read more
European countries are being urged to implement a ban on using mercury in dental fillings on children which came into effect July 1.
Mercury is a dangerous neurotoxin that pollutes the environment, gets taken up the...Read more