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Family - Monday 18 June, 2018

Addiction to video games is now a recognised illness

Those who suffer have trouble controlling their behaviours around gaming.

Family - Tuesday 5 June, 2018

The government plans to slap a minimum five-year expiration date on all gift cards

The Minister for Business says a lack of vouchers regulation ’causes confusion and worry’ for shoppers.

Family - Monday 4 June, 2018

For parents of children who are seriously ill, guilt is a common feeling they grapple with

Dr Aidan McKiernan, a counsellor with the LauraLynn Children’s Hospice, spoke to TheJournal.ie ahead of Children’s Hospice Week.

Stressed about your Leaving or Junior Cert? Here are some tips to help you stay calm

Get plenty of sleep and exercise, and remember that anxiety is normal.

Family - Sunday 3 June, 2018

FactCheck: Is 'exam weather' really an Irish climate phenomenon?

TheJournal.ie’s FactCheck looks at whether students really do make the sun shine for everyone.

Family - Saturday 2 June, 2018

School says children 'may have to remain in their wheelchairs' due to SNA cuts

The Dublin primary school has warned parents that there will be “a serious disruption of services” in September.

Giving babies extra Vitamin D 'doesn't make their bones any stronger'

As many as 40% of Europeans do not get enough of the vitamin, which is naturally produced when the skin is exposed to sunlight.

Family - Wednesday 23 May, 2018

Almost a quarter of the world will be obese by 2045 researchers warn

One in eight people, up from one in 11, will have type 2 diabetes.

Family - Saturday 19 May, 2018

Male depression may lower pregnancy chances among infertile couples

The findings come from a study by the American National Institute of Health that looked at couples being treated for infertility.

Family - Saturday 12 May, 2018

From Eurovision parties to a vegan festival: Here's what to do this weekend

The weather won’t be as good as the bank holiday, but that doesn’t mean you have to stay home.

Family - Monday 7 May, 2018

Study looks at whether women who have had a C-section should attempt vaginal birth

Though absolute rates were low in mothers who had attempted this type of birth.

Family - Sunday 6 May, 2018

Bewley's MD: 'The biggest risk I've ever taken? Working directly with my father'

Cól Campbell of Bewley’s also talks about the toughest thing he’s ever had to do.

Family - Tuesday 1 May, 2018

Supermarket own-brand products reduce sugar to avoid new 30c tax

The sugar tax comes into effect today.

Chinese website bans videos of 'subversive' Peppa Pig

Peppa is bizarrely popular in China.

Family - Saturday 28 April, 2018

Intergalactic space travellers are landing in Tallaght next week

The aliens will help local children to learn more about life in the area.

Family - Wednesday 25 April, 2018

WhatsApp bans under 16s from using its app in Europe

The previous minimum age was 13 years old.

Family - Monday 23 April, 2018

Most Irish people won't be watching the royal wedding (so they say anyway)

The wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle takes place on 19 May.

It costs €50 more per week to raise a teenager than it does a primary school child

The Vincentian Partnership for Social Justice is calling for a weekly increase of €5 to social welfare supports for Irish children.

It's Active School Week and students are being encouraged to get out and try new activities

“We’re aiming to get everyone moving, and that’s particularly important for children.”

Family - Sunday 22 April, 2018

Column: 'Don’t judge a commuting parent. Smile at that noisy toddler'

I sound begrudging but the harsh looks and disapproving glances made me angry, writes Geraldine Walsh.

'People with disabilities are represented as one-dimensional, that they're happy all the time'

A new podcast is giving people with disabilities a platform to share their stories.

'Mothers are afraid to say they're struggling because they're afraid they'll be judged'

The Paint Your Bump campaign is running next week to encourage women to speak about the difficulties of motherhood.

Sitdown Sunday: Doctors told her she was 'just fat' - she actually had cancer

Grab a comfy chair and sit back with some of the week’s best longreads.

Family - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

A third of calls made to St Vincent De Paul are from people struggling to afford food

One in 11 people in Ireland are estimated to experience food poverty.

Family - Sunday 15 April, 2018

These stunning far-flung photos are up for the National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Snaps This post contains images

Dublin is to turn into Musictown this month - here are the highlights

We’ve taken a look at the line-up.

Family - Friday 13 April, 2018

'She was just so ill, it was horrible to see my child like that'

Darcy Grainger is one of about 1,300 people in Ireland who have cystic fibrosis.

Family - Thursday 12 April, 2018

Trailer Watch: Which movie should you go see this weekend? Cinema This post contains a poll

Trailer Watch: Which movie should you go see this weekend?

What’s a must-watch, and what’s a miss? We tell you.

Family - Wednesday 11 April, 2018

'I wanted to humanise this image we have of lads from disadvantaged communities'

The Irish film explores the impact of prison on a young teenager, and was inspired by real-life stories.

Family - Tuesday 10 April, 2018

D4 accents: 'Yes, kids speak differently from their parents. But why should this be a bad thing?'

Using elements of D4 speech does not necessarily mean rejecting the region you come from, writes Prof Vera Regan.

Family - Monday 9 April, 2018

Doctors want to bring in alcohol tests for pregnant women

The aim of the tests would be to reduce instances of foetal alcohol spectrum disorders in Ireland.

Family - Saturday 7 April, 2018

The future of Irish music is playing at Croke Park later this month

Recording time in a professional studio and an album release is up for grabs at the Irish Youth Music Awards.

Family - Tuesday 3 April, 2018

Cancer research fellowship launched in memory of author Emma Hannigan

Emma Hannigan passed away one month ago today.

Family - Saturday 31 March, 2018

'I’ve been that soldier, where people are tutting and rolling their eyes' Life With Autism This post contains videos

'I’ve been that soldier, where people are tutting and rolling their eyes'

Autism-friendly events are helping families have less stressful experiences at shops and cinemas.

The department of play: How Irish hospitals help children feel calm and safe during their stays

Temple Street and Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin both have designated play specialists to care for the children.

Daniel was on the side of the Trócaire box six years ago - now, he wants to be a doctor New Lives This post contains videos

Daniel was on the side of the Trócaire box six years ago - now, he wants to be a doctor

Here’s how Irish donations have helped one family get back on their feet.

Remember Myles? A kidney transplant has changed his life

‘Ordinary people get to do extraordinary things.’

Family - Friday 30 March, 2018

One for the weekend: A trip around the historic Beara peninsula

Exclusive extract from archaeologist Neil Jackman’s new book about the historical treasures of the Wild Atlantic Way.

Family - Thursday 29 March, 2018

Social media sites should find new ways to verify children's ages - report

Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram gave statements on their security to the Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs.

Researchers find potential genetic link to cot death

Sudden infant death syndrome is the unexpected death of a seemingly healthy child.

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