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Understanding the implications of enabling children to grow into healthy, happy, educated and inquiring adults, in safety and free from adversity.

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One in two children with ADHD experience emotional problems, study finds

22 May 2024

Cambridge scientists have shown that problems regulating emotions – which can manifest as depression, anxiety and explosive outbursts – may be a core...

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Baby born deaf can hear after breakthrough gene therapy

09 May 2024

A baby girl born deaf can hear unaided for the first time, after receiving gene therapy when she was 11 months old at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in...

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Study unpicks why childhood maltreatment continues to impact on mental and physical health into adulthood

11 Apr 2024

Childhood maltreatment can continue to have an impact long into adulthood because of how it effects an individual’s risk of poor physical health and...

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New Cambridge-developed resources help students learn how maths can help tackle infectious diseases

19 Feb 2024

Cambridge mathematicians have developed a set of resources for students and teachers that will help them understand how maths can help tackle...

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School uniform policies linked to students getting less exercise, study finds

15 Feb 2024

School uniform policies could be restricting young people from being active, particularly primary school-aged girls, new research suggests.

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The Vice-Chancellor's Awards 2023 for Research Impact and Engagement

13 Dec 2023

Meet the winner of the Vice-Chancellor's Awards 2023 for Research Impact and Engagement and learn more about their projects.

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Newborn babies at risk from bacteria commonly carried by mothers

29 Nov 2023

One in 200 newborns is admitted to a neonatal unit with sepsis caused by a bacteria commonly carried by their mothers – much greater than the...

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New report highlights increase in number of children and young people with eating disorders

21 Nov 2023

One in five children and young people have a probable mental health condition, according to The Mental Health of Children and Young People in England...

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UK ‘sugar tax’ linked to fall in child hospital admissions for tooth extraction

15 Nov 2023

The UK soft drinks industry levy introduced in 2018 may have saved more than 5,500 hospital admissions for tooth extractions, according to an...

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Artist's impression of the entrance to the future Cambridge Children’s Hospital

New milestone for specialist children’s hospital in the East of England

12 Oct 2023

Cambridge Children’s Hospital, which will be the first specialist children’s hospital for the East of England, has been given the green light to...

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Risk of premature birth from smoking while pregnant more than double previous estimates

28 Sep 2023

Cambridge researchers have found that women who smoke during pregnancy are 2.6 times more likely to give birth prematurely compared to non-smokers –...

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Developing ‘kinder’ treatments for a devastating childhood cancer

20 Sep 2023

Neuroblastomas can be devastating to children and their families and the treatments can be harsh. But thanks to scientists, some tadpoles and a...

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