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Pregnant women could reduce their child's risk of autism by 40 per cent with the consumption of folic acid supplements according to recent research.

The first-ever vaccine to protect children from two months old against meningitis B has been approved for use in Europe, including the UK.

Some children who are diagnosed with autism when they are young lose the symptoms and the diagnosis as they grow older, according to a new study funded by the National Institute of Mental Health in America.

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health has called for vitamin D supplements to be made more widely available to children.

Unite the union is calling for money to be redirected from the National Child Measurement Programme into creating school nursing posts to combat childhood obesity, as the latest figures show a rise in the number of school children overweight or obese.

Children who are exposed to traffic pollution before they are born, and in their first year, are twice as likely to develop autism, finds a new study.

The Infant and Toddler Forum has launched new resources for parents with practical advice on what to feed their children and how to keep them active over the Christmas period.

Young children who go to nursery on a regular basis are 65 per cent more likely to be overweight or obese compared to those cared for by their parents, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Montreal.