Body image: the pressure of 'normal'

While feeling body-conscious as a teenager may not be new, the issue is arguably now magnified thanks to always-on technology. Community Practitioner looks at the impact.

Autism slows sibling development

A review of published studies suggests that infants who have siblings with autism spectrum disorder may be affected by their development.

Bullying could cause teeth grinding

Teenagers who grind their teeth in their sleep could have experienced bullying in school, a new Brazilian study has suggested.

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.

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