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For many parents, it’s the haul of gummy worms, licorice, chocolate bars and other high-sugar candies that their kids bring home - not the ghouls and zombies - that is terrifying about Halloween. (Shutterstock)

How to avoid a Halloween sugar disaster

Halloween is upon us, and the sugar is horrible for your kids' teeth and health. But fear not -- there are things parents can do to lessen the impact of the candy binge.
Repeated ear infections and prolonged episodes of glue ear can result in permanent hearing loss. from shutterstock.com

My child has glue ear – what do I do?

Children with glue ear constantly struggle to hear at school, which may leave them frustrated, disengaged and unlikely to reach their full potential.
There are a number of reasons some children struggle to walk with a flat foot. from www.shutterstock.com.au

What it means when kids walk on their toes

Some toddlers are unable to walk with their whole foot on the ground. This should be checked out by a health professional.
Dysplasia of the hips is more likely where they baby has less space - like when they come out upside down (breech). from www.shutterstock.com.au

Is hip dysplasia in my newborn something to worry about?

Developmental dysplasia of the hip is a chronic condition present from early childhood which can cause permanent disability if not identified and treated early.
The overall infant mortality rate more than halved between 1986 and 2014. from www.shutterstock.com.au

A snapshot of children’s health in Australia

This infographic provides a snapshot of children's health in Australia, from mortality and chronic conditions to the risk factors adversely affecting our children's health.

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