Why buyers’ clubs are the last option for desperate families

How an ongoing pricing battle between the NHS and an American biopharmaceutical giant led to a buyers’ club for cystic fibrosis drugs in the UK

How better genetic screening could save babies’ lives

Babies are tested for a number of conditions soon after birth, but varied approaches to screening worldwide highlight how fragmented the medical profession remains over this vital process

Why offer progressive leave policies?

Six months’ parental, even pawternity, leave and regular unpaid time off may sound like drastic ways of retaining employees, but businesses that have taken the risk are reaping the rewards

Future possibilities for same-sex and single parents

Shared motherhood IVF and egg-freezing procedures are opening up options for many same-sex couples and single women wanting to start to a family

Sugar sins: things must change to save kids’ teeth

‘There is no doubt that sugar is the villain posing the biggest threat to the health of children across the country’

Tooth decay in children is unacceptable

A proactive, holistic and nationwide approach to improving dental health is key to preventing a tooth decay crisis among UK children

Educating children for the jobs of the future

In an uncertain world, the only certainty is change, so young people should be taught how to adapt in a constantly changing working environment

How to choose and fit children’s glasses

'Children’s faces have different proportions to adult faces, but the specs all too often are simply scaled-down versions of adult designs'