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child health


University of Queensland researchers are hoping to examine parents’ fears about childhood vaccinations by conducting an Australia-wide survey. A team from UQ’s Parenting and Family Support Centre is asking parents to participate …

Childhood inactivity may have an impact on later weight gain and chronic disease-risk in people as young as 15, according to new research led by the University of Sydney. The …

The Federal Government has announced it will end the one remaining religious exemption on children’s vaccinations for access to family payments. Parents will no longer be able to continue to …

Children who get more than two hours’ screen time a day and those who often eat dinner in front of the TV are more likely to be overweight or obese, …

Childhood cancer survival has increased in Australia by 6% over recent decades, but one in five kids affected will still die within five years, new Cancer Council figures have revealed. …

A fifth of NSW families are sedating their children during long car trips, according to media reports over the long weekend – but a leading pharmacist has queried this statistic. …

The effect of passive smoking on children in childhood is long established, but new research at the Menzies Institute for Medical Research at the University of Tasmania has highlighted the …

Infants and children are at a higher risk of accidental exposure to fentanyl patches, NPS MedicineWise has warned. Fentanyl prescribing in Australia has increased over the last decade, and so …

The under-explored issue of juvenile arthritis will be the focus for Arthritis Awareness Week (15-21 March) in 2015, highlighting the fact that reduced awareness – among the community and among …

Kids in all regions of the world are affected by a range of eye diseases and conditions that can permanently impact their lives – and even in Australia, 20% of …

As the World Health Organization’s Executive Board discusses maternal, newborn and child health in Geneva this week, the International Pharmaceutical Federation’s Community Pharmacy Section is launching a series of four …

A staggering 32,000 Australians under the age of 18 are living with childhood heart disease – eight babies a day in Australia are born with a heart problem. Eight babies …