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child health


Spending more time playing outside could protect children from short-sightedness as they grow up, according to a study published this week by Professor Mingguang He from the Centre for Eye …

Federal Members of Parliament from all parties and health groups called for legislation on alcohol promotion after the Alcohol Advertising Review Board 2014-15 Annual Report was released in Canberra today, …

The AMA, Australian FASD Network, NOFASD Australia, and the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education are teaming up to raise awareness about the health dangers of drinking alcohol during pregnancy. …

Australians constantly risk spreading potentially dangerous germs and viruses simply because they are not washing their hands properly, says child rights organisation Plan International Australia as it declares today (Friday, …

Children who have suffered accidental injury are being helped by using a website that gives them information and coping skills, helping prevent PTSD, researchers have found. The researchers, led by …

Children in the Northern Peninsula Area are about to receive access to a special annual dental treatment and preventive program as part of an innovative research project from August this …

The TGA has advised that more children’s medicines are being recalled, because they have been supplied in bottles where grooves that secure the lids can break off during opening. The …

Six batches of children’s analgesics are being recalled by Symbion, in consultation with the TGA. The ibuprofen and paracetamol products are packaged in bottles where the grooves that secure the …

Australian parents need to relax their guard, allow their children to play outdoors and enjoy all the benefits that physical activity brings, the National Heart Foundation said today. National Heart …

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 …