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.
Our Easter chocolate tradition is costing our waistlines, our health and our economy. So what can we do to wrestle back Easter from the chocolate industry?
A push for all unvaccinated kids to be excluded from day care is coercive, punishes families and has no evidence to back it. Here's what we can do instead to boost vaccination rates.
Why we need more physical activity in the classroom.
Female genital mutilation is largely hidden in Australia and other high-income countries. But the United Nations says it is a global concern – and our research found it does affect girls here.
For the majority of children, in-toe or out-toe walking is just part of growth.
There's no good reason why diagnosis rates differ. And it may be down to gender discrimination.
A UK court has allowed a 14-year-old girl's body to be frozen until doctors find a cure for the cancer that killed her. Is this latest example of cryogenics hope, hype or hell?