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By the time they turn one, half of Australian babies have had a course of antibiotics. Shutterstock

Antibiotics before birth and in early life can affect long-term health

There may be additional long-term health harms from antibiotic exposure in early life and before birth, including an increased risk of infection, obesity and asthma.
There’s lots going on in the lives of four-year-old boys, including how to regulate their emotions. Let’s not blame their hormones. from www.shutterstock.com

Health Check: do boys really have a testosterone spurt at age four?

Some parents think their four-year-old boy's emotional outbursts and aggressive behaviour can be blamed on their hormones. Here's why that's a myth.
Parents are concerned combination vaccines, which protect against several diseases at once, can be too much for a young immune system to cope with. from www.shutterstock.com

No, combination vaccines don’t overwhelm kids’ immune systems

Vaccines against multiple diseases in one jab strengthen kids' immune systems, not weaken them. Here's why we shouldn't fear these combination vaccines.

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