While school sores – or impetigo – is a treatable condition, if left untreated it can lead to much more serious illness such as kidney and heart disease.
Around 300 babies and children are diagnosed with a stroke in Australia each year. But these can be diagnosed too late with devastating and life-long consequences.
Why hasn't there been an improvement in survival in the last 30 years for patients with brain cancers?
Leukaemia used to be a death sentence. Now, the survival rate for the most common form in children is 85%. We can apply similar strategies to how we approach childhood brain cancer.
While there are similarities in the general principles of palliative care provided to children and adults, there are also key differences.
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.
It can be very hard for people to accept that they – or their family member – are not to blame for their mental illness. Seeing the evidence in a scan can make a difference.
Children with glue ear constantly struggle to hear at school, which may leave them frustrated, disengaged and unlikely to reach their full potential.
A new study highlights the stark difference in living conditions experienced by old- and new-world working-class adults in the Victorian era.
As Canadian kids head back to school this week, many will be hungry. Lacking fruits, vegetables and other nutritious foods, they will suffer mood problems, disease and low academic performance.
Girls in primary school are just as physically capable as their male classmates, our research shows.
The high-profile Charlie Gard case could change the way end-of-life decisions play out around the world.
Having trouble getting your kids to eat? Here are six things you could do at the table, and before, to make meal times a bit less stressful.
Hospitals sometimes recommend women express milk towards the end of their pregnancies. But it's not suitable for all.
New research into the health of newly arrived refugee children in Australia gives us clues about how we can help all refugee kids.
It is our view vitamin “gummies” that contain food acids, and have a high sugar content, are not medicines consumers need and their sale should be prohibited on public health grounds.
Lunchtime is one more lesson on what a healthy meal should look like.
Shape-shifting bodies. Cracking voices. Hairs sprouting in new places. Why do some children enter puberty early?
Wider availability of the cystic fibrosis drug Kalydeco since May 1, 2017 means younger patients can now access it.
The cosy relationship between big sporting events and alcohol brands flexes too much muscle – and young people are suffering for it.