Climate change: a public health emergency?

An unhealthy planet means unhealthy people too, with high impact predictions on health for all unless everyone takes action. Environmental journalist Mary Griffin reports.

GDPR: the transfer of data power

New data protection laws came into force across Europe last month, with major implications for how organisations gather and process personal information. Journalist Juliette Astrup looks at why this matters to you.

Home is where the hurt is

Accidents at home are a leading cause of preventable death for children under five. Katrina Phillips, chief executive of the Child Accident Prevention Trust, asks how you should teach families to avoid harm in the home.

Child protection: joining up the dots

Many agencies bear responsibility, but the safeguarding of children can still fall short. Are local authority cutbacks solely to blame or do other barriers prevent a fully joined-up approach between health and social services? Journalist Helen Bird investigates.

Identifying café au lait spots

How can you identify café au lait spots (CALs) and support parents of children with neurofibromatosis type 1? Health visitor Leah Sweeney explains.

Mapping maternal mental health services

Dr Alain Gregoire of the Maternal Mental Health Alliance calls for an end to the postcode lottery and the roll-out of perinatal mental health units across the UK.

SLCN - communication breakdown

Many children with speech and language difficulties are slipping through the net, writes journalist John Windell.

Will Brexit be bad for our health?

As the implications of the UK’s departure from the EU become clearer, journalist Juliette Astrup examines what happens to medical research, as fears are raised that the end of an EU-wide approach could harm patients and public health.

Veganism: the right diet for children?

Increasing numbers of parents are opting to bring up their children on a vegan diet. But is this advisable – or sustainable? Journalist Radhika Holmström asks a panel of specialists.

Do I need to tell my boss?

Writer Tim Carroll discusses the issues encountered by people diagnosed with ‘young-onset’ Parkinson’s. Tim himself was diagnosed with the progressive neurological condition in his early fifties.

Is anyone listening?

The mental and physical health of trans young people is suffering, to the point they’re even accessing healthcare less often, and they continue to face considerable stigma. What can you do to help ensure they’re as healthy and happy as they should be? Journalist Phil Harris reports.

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