When Your Child Gets Sick on a Plane and Needs a Doctor

For children with pulmonary or cardiac problems, Dr. Rotta said, the atmosphere in an airplane can be stressful, dry and with a lower than usual oxygen concentration. There were also four lap infants — children under 2 traveling without seats of their own — without any known medical problems who died in flight, and Dr….

PM plans whole life jail terms for more child killers

Image copyright PA Media The government is planning changes to the law aimed at bringing in longer sentences for some of England and Wales’ worst criminal offenders. The Sunday Telegraph says the measures could affect the sentencing of murderers of pre-school age children. The government also wants violent and sexual offenders to serve at least…

US couple lose child custody over chemo refusal

Image copyright Taylor Bland-Ball Image caption Taylor Bland-Ball and Joshua McAdams’ son was diagnosed with cancer in April A cancer-stricken four-year-old boy in Florida has been ordered to live with his grandmother after his parents prevented him from having chemotherapy. The custody ruling on Monday against parents Taylor Bland and Joshua McAdams came after their…

Stress in pregnancy ‘makes child personality disorder more likely’

Image copyright Getty Images The children of women who experience severe stress when pregnant are nearly 10 times more likely to develop a personality disorder by the age of 30, a study suggests. Even moderate prolonged stress may have an impact on child development and continue after a baby’s birth, it said. More than 3,600…

Spain ‘werewolf syndrome’ child cases linked to wrong drug

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption The infants affected by the medicine are expected to recover within weeks (stock photo) A number of children in Spain have had abnormal hair growth similar to “werewolf syndrome” after receiving incorrect medication, officials say. Seventeen cases have been reported in Cantabria, Valencia and Granada. The children developed…

Schoolgirls in Fraserburgh airbed rescue of man and child

Image copyright RNLI Fraserburgh Image caption The teenagers used a lilo-type airbed to ferry the man and child to shore Two teenage sisters have been praised for rescuing a man and a young child who were in danger of drowning off the Aberdeenshire coast. Isla Noble, 15 and her sister Eilidh, 14, heard cries for…

Would you let your child become a ‘kid influencer’?

Image copyright Waplington/Woodham family Image caption Rising Instagram star Ralphie Waplington with his mum, Stacey Woodhams Social media “influencers” – people who promote goods and services for money online – are getting younger and younger it seems. And services are springing up to teach parents and kids just how to do it. Ralphie Waplington is…

How to Help Your Child Study

Every cartful of new school supplies is loaded with promise: binders organized by subject, crisp homework folders and pristine notebooks. But for many parents it can feel like it’s just a short hop from those freshly sharpened pencils to a child in full meltdown over a barely started English essay. You don’t have to let…

US moves to abolish child migrant custody limits

Image copyright Getty Images Migrant families who cross the southern border of the US illegally could be detained indefinitely under a new regulation announced by the Trump administration. It replaces an agreement that set a limit on how long the government could hold migrant children in custody. The move was announced by Acting Homeland Security…

DOJ sentences four for child porn; used bitcoin, Tor to cover tracks

Sergei Spuinsky | AFP | Getty Images Four men from across the U.S. and Canada were sentenced to decades in prison for running what the Justice Department called a “highly sophisticated” encrypted underground network for trading child pornography. The Justice Department said the four convicted men ran a “global child exploitation enterprise” called “The Giftbox…