England: new relationships education for an online world

All schools will teach children about good physical and mental health, how to stay safe online and offline, and the importance of healthy relationships.

Great Britian: infant-feeding website aims to help HVs support parents

A new infant-feeding website will help health visitors encourage breastfeeding and bottle-feeding parents to bond with their babies.

England: first NHS gaming addiction clinic is announced

A London hospital is to launch the first NHS funded internet addiction centre for young people and adults.

England: mums can call on Amazon voice assistant for breastfeeding advice

Public Health England (PHE) is offering mums breastfeeding advice via Amazon’s voice assistant Alexa.

Calling Doctor Google

The rise of the internet has given us all a world of health information at our fingertips. Journalist Juliette Astrup looks at how researching symptoms online impacts on community practitioners.

Global: gaming addiction recognised as a disorder by WHO

Addiction to playing computer games will be listed as a mental health condition for the first time by the WHO.

England: call for schools to help children manage social media

Schools should play a larger role in preparing children for social media’s emotional demands as they move into secondary school, England’s children’s commissioner says.

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