The lessons are aimed at seven- to 16-year-olds and are available as part of the PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic education) curriculum. File photograph: iStock

Schoolchildren across Britain may be offered sleep lessons to help tackle the problem of insomnia among young people. The lessons became available to(...)

Scientists say they have developed a blood and urine test which can detect autism in children

Scientists in Britain say they have developed a blood and urine test which can detect autism in children. Researchers at the University of Warwick i(...)

 Undated family handout file photo of Charlie Gard. Photograph: PA

The mother of the critically ill British baby Charlie Gard has called for permission to take him to the US for experimental treatment because “there’s(...)

A child’s consumption of sugary drinks or the amount of television they watch are not strong predictors of who will gain an unhealthy amount of weight. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Skipping breakfast and irregular sleep patterns have been identified as key reasons why children may become dangerously overweight in research that sh(...)

New research is believed to be the first to indicate that an unhealthy diet alters the baby’s DNA in a way that might lead to brain changes and later ADHD.

A diet high in fat and sugar during pregnancy may be linked to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children with behavioural problems early in(...)

Angelina Jolie: could she be heading for the White House? Photograph: Brendon Thorne/Getty Images

Angelina Jolie is thinking about running for office. Of course she is. With that beatific smile, the UN special envoy position and the postcard-per(...)