A warning has been issued to keep head lice treatments away from naked flames because of concerns they could ignite and set fire to hair.
More than 4 out of 10 parents in the UK are unaware of official advice to give vitamin D supplements to children under 5, researchers say.
Scientists say it may be possible to test for autism at a much earlier age than currently possible.
Parents who have a child with a minor illness should consider asking their local pharmacist for advice instead of automatically booking an appointment with a GP, the NHS is urging.
The health of children in England is suffering because of cuts to the health budget, doctors are warning.
Parents are often advised to limit screen time for children - but experts are questioning the evidence behind these recommendations.
TV ads make teenagers likely to crave junk food, according to a survey for Cancer Research UK.
Parents in Wales could be banned from smacking children in future as consultation on a change in the law on physical punishment begins.
Parents should limit their children to 2 snacks a day of no more than 100 calories each to help tackle obesity, says a health body
Girls who enter puberty early may have a higher risk of mental health problems in adulthood than their later-developing peers, new research suggests.
More than 1 in 6 parents in the UK allow their children to drink alcohol by the time they turn 14, say researchers.
Scientists say they are unable to explain a recent large increase in cases of scarlet fever in England.
Health protection officials are urging people to ensure they are immunised against measles after 2 outbreaks in the north of England.
Grandparents are often in demand to help out with the grandchildren but new research suggests they may be harming their grandchildren's health.
Despite annual warnings, Bonfire night leads to painful injuries for too many people, say safety campaigners.
There's been a sharp rise in the number of teenage girls harming themselves
A 10p sugar levy on sugar-sweetened drinks in a UK restaurant chain led to a fall in sales
The last 4 decades has seen a 10-fold increase in the number of children and teenagers who are obese, a major investigation has revealed.
Experts from Newcastle University writing in a medical journal are calling on a ban on tackling in school rugby to reduce the risk of injuries.
Parents who take a poorly child to the GP with a common ear infection should not expect a course of antibiotics, says the health watchdog.
Almost 1 in 4 girls and nearly 1 in 10 boys show signs of depression at the age of 14, new research shows.
Children should be encouraged to take part in activities and sport outside school to ensure they get enough exercise, says new research.
Fruit given to 4 to 6 year old schoolchildren in primary schools in England contains pesticide residue, a report finds
A UK hospital is to trial a new test for meningitis that doctors say can provide results much faster than the standard test.
Campaigners say left-handed children need more help at school. What help should they get and what equipment do they need?
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