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The Family Nurse Partnership is to be extended to provide support to 16,000 of the most disadvantaged new mothers and fathers in England by 2015.

Researchers from King's College London, who led the study, found that children's risk of autism increases the older their grandfather was at the time his son or daughter was born.

Government research reveals that children are consuming too many calories and more salt than is recommended, with the biggest contributors being infant formula and commercial baby foods.

More than 11,000 copies of the first-ever nutritional guidelines for early years settings have been downloaded since their launch last year.

Scientists have found a link between the Pandemrix swine-flu vaccination and the sleeping disorder narcolepsy.

More than four out of ten professionals who work with children have given food to a child in the last two years because they were worried they were not getting enough to eat, finds a new survey.

Help is at hand for those seeking to organise physically active play environments.

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.