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Gold Coast state primary school children are suffering from a lack of physical education, with schools failing to prioritise or promote its importance on the curriculum, new research shows. This …

The Government has welcomed the passage of legislation designed to lift national immunisation rates and provide a stronger incentive for immunisation, after the Senate passed the No Jab, No Pay …

Australia’s rates of childhood overweight and obesity could be turned around with changes equivalent to cutting one small chocolate bar and getting in 15 minutes of exercise, according to research …

An international study led by University of Queensland researchers has tracked the re-emergence of scarlet fever, a childhood disease which had largely disappeared over the past 100 years. Researchers at …

The Sanfilippo Children’s Foundation ‘Shave for Sanfilippo’ campaign is part of a wider fund-raising push at Kimberly Clark Australia (KCA), including a nation-wide walk which was held in September to raise …

A pharmacy in the US has been featured on social media after dispensing a bottle of monster repellent to a young girl, the Pharmacy Times reports. Customer April Villada went …

The toxic side effects of anthracyclines which affect up to a quarter of patients by damaging their heart could soon be avoided thanks to research by University of Canberra scientist …

With over 10,600 phone calls about accidental medicines exposures and 4,391 calls about dosing errors made to the NSW Poisons Information Centre in one year—all in children 0-14 years—NPS MedicineWise …

A Sanofi Diabetes pilot support program—the CoSTARS Junior initiative—has been developed for children with diabetes (type 1 and 2) so they receive better coordinated, individualised care. The CoSTARS Junior program …

Children’s analgesics from Apohealth and the Terry White Chemists brand have been recalled. Apotex, in consultation with the TGA, is recalling two batches each of Apohealth children’s paracetamol for one …

NPS Medicinewise is getting ready for Be Medicinewise Week 2015 next week: and throughout the week, the campaign will focus on encouraging Australians to be medicinewise at all ages and …

New research from the Australian Sports Commission shows that nearly all parents can see the health and social benefits of having their children involved in sport. The finding was revealed …