Parents love of tech could affect children's behaviour

Could parents spending too much time on their smartphones or tablets lead to behavioural problems in children?

Television isn’t the enemy, says study

Most children aged five can watch up to three hours of television a day with few ill effects to their language skills by the time they leave primary school, new research suggests.

Smoking ban leads to heart disease drop

Heart disease deaths have fallen by over 20% since the indoor smoking ban was introduced in England a decade ago.

Suicide attempts by teens on increase to gain mental health referrals

Young people are attempting suicide to get help from specialist mental health services, according to a headteacher and various charities.

Televisions in bedrooms and body fatness link in children

Children who have TVs in their bedrooms by the age of seven are far more likely to be overweight or obese by the age of 11, scientists have found in a large study of childhood obesity.

Smoking damages unborn babies' livers

Smoking while pregnant harms the livers of unborn babies, research has found.

Children’s activity levels fall during primary school

An age-related fall in physical activity levels has been identified in a British Heart Foundation-funded study.

Rosemary boosts children's memory

The smell of rosemary may boost children’s recall, a study has found.

Brain-training game could help children pick healthy foods

A simple brain-training game could encourage children to choose healthy snacks instead of chocolate and sweets, suggests a new study.

Father’s age sways child’s social skills

Children of younger and older fathers could find social situations more challenging, says a study.

Therapy with parents is better

Involving parents in the treatment of children with disruptive behaviour disorders (DBDs) has the best results, says new research.