Children aged two to 18 should be doing 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity every day. Photograph: iStock

As children approach their teen years, socioeconomic differences in their health begin to take hold and become “entrenched at 13”, Dr Cathal McCrory, (...)

“Trying to get a toddler to eat a balanced diet can be a challenge sometimes.” Photograph: iStock

A child’s socioeconomic status has an effect on their health from “womb to tomb”, explains Dr Cathal McCrory, psychologist and research assistant prof(...)

‘One of the big things parents need to be aware of, is just how directly their children are being targeted.’ Photograph: iStock

A recent study from Safefood found that a fifth of calories in children’s diets now come from foods high in fat, sugar and salt – around 10 times more(...)

Breast is best: breastmilk is particularly important to prevent a severe bowel infection called necrotising enterocolitis.

Ahead of the Spice Girls concert earlier this summer lactation consultant Nicola O’Byrne was contacted by an Instagram follower who knew exactly what (...)

Anne Hughes, Phyl McDonald and Gabrielle Lowe. Phyl (94) is the oldest member of the Dún Laoghaire Active Retirement Association. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Ageing is the new cool as people’s quality of life increases as they grow older, a researcher told the Dún Laoghaire Active Retirement Association on (...)

Most of us live lives confident in our ability to control our destiny through decisions freely arrived at, but increasing evidence points the die o(...)

Infancy and childhood often represent a “critical period” after which remedial treatment can be both less effective and increasingly expensive, Prof Richard Layte of the ESRI said.

Large numbers of Irish children are experiencing adverse events that cast a long shadow on their future physical and mental health, a conference has h(...)