Education is not 'main reason' why women delay motherhood

Researchers have challenged the belief that a desire to stay in education is the primary reason why women delay having children.

Young people face longer waits for mental health appointments

The number of young people with mental health problems waiting more than nine weeks for an appointment has radically increased in Northern Ireland, according to the latest figures.

Extending child poverty scheme 'would help 5000 families'

The Scottish Greens have called for a Glasgow-based project to cut child poverty to be rolled out across Scotland.

Rise to the challenge

There’s no doubt that children’s behaviour can be difficult, but how you deal with it makes all the difference. Sarah Darton and Kathy Peto explore some tried and tested approaches.

Parents 'could be banned' from smacking children

Smacking children could be banned in Wales under plans to devolve more powers to the assembly.

Lessons from abroad

Sharing best practice is crucial to quality, innovative health care. But do we look at the bigger picture? Graham Clews explores what we could learn from overseas practice.

Children 'loading up on sugar' at breakfast time

Children are consuming half the daily recommended sugar intake at their first meal of the day, according to data from Public Health England (PHE).

Fighting poverty head on

With a huge projected rise in child poverty, we all have a duty to prevent it. John Dickie, director of Child Poverty Action Group in Scotland, describes what we are – and should – be doing.

Scoping 0 to 19 service models

The CPHVA’s health visiting specialist group is looking for information from members for a project examining the models being developed or in place for 0 to 19 services.

Tackling a dark reality

With reported rates of domestic abuse still disturbingly high, it’s clear we need to debunk myths and get a better understanding of the issues, writes Women’s Aid chief executive Polly Neate.

Heartburn drugs in pregnancy linked to childhood asthma

Children born to mothers taking heartburn medication during pregnancy may have a greater risk of developing asthma, a study suggests.