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child health


A Canadian study set out to find whether supplementing with high-dose vitamin D helped prevent children catching colds… and found it didn’t Previous studies have suggested that children may be …

Starting this month, free childhood vaccinations will be provided to all young people as well as refugees of any age The government has announced it is expanding the National Immunisation …

Parents share their medicines safety strategies as part of RUM consumer awareness campaign The Return of Unwanted Medicines (RUM) project has partnered with online community Mum Central to spread the …

Researchers have called for an end to debating whether ADHD should be medicated, in favour of a support-based approach A high number of Australian children with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) …

A study has found hospitalisation rates for child injury have not dropped in 10 years Unadjusted child deaths following injury hospitalisations have actually increased (from 108 to 149 deaths a …

The proportion of Australian children who are fully immunised continues to rise, but significant variation remains across local communities A report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and …

A New Zealand doctor jumped on stage during a screening of the controversial film Vaxxed, and slammed the anti-vaccination movement Dr Lance O’Sullivan attended a screening of the movie in …

Cannabidiol has significantly reduced convulsive seizures in a group of children with a severe form of epilepsy, a new study has found Five per cent of children became seizure-free in …

Consumer protection in WA is launching an investigation into fidget spinners following reports of injuries They’re the latest craze amongst school kids and have been marketed as an aid for …

Health Minister Greg Hunt and Minister for Social Services Christian Porter have announced the strengthening of the Government’s “No Jab, No Pay” policy “The Turnbull Government believes there is no …

The Coalition Government is rolling out a new campaign to encourage childhood vaccination The $5.5 million immunisation awareness campaign is aimed at achieving the Government’s target of all children being …

The US Food and Drug Administration is tightening the use of codeine-containing medicines for children and breastfeeding mothers The move follows Australia’s rescheduling of OTC codeine-containing medicines to prescription-only, set …