Impetigo happens when itching causes the skin to break and let in disease-causing bacteria.
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.
Children often wait more than a day for a stroke diagnosis.
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.
All brain tumours are associated with significant sickness and death, even if they are benign.
Why hasn't there been an improvement in survival in the last 30 years for patients with brain cancers?
Survival rates for childhood brain cancer have not improved for decades.
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.
Palliative care specialists also need to pay attention to a sick child’s siblings.
While there are similarities in the general principles of palliative care provided to children and adults, there are also key differences.
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.
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.
A pair of identical twins. The one on the right has OCD, while the one on the left does not.
Brain Imaging Research Division, Wayne State University School of Medicine
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.
Repeated ear infections and prolonged episodes of glue ear can result in permanent hearing loss.
Children with glue ear constantly struggle to hear at school, which may leave them frustrated, disengaged and unlikely to reach their full potential.
Mark Jeffrey, transported prisoner.
A new study highlights the stark difference in living conditions experienced by old- and new-world working-class adults in the Victorian era.
Canada is one of very few industrialized countries not to have a national school food program.
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.
Primary school-aged boys and girls can play in mixed teams until they reach high school, our research suggests.
Girls in primary school are just as physically capable as their male classmates, our research shows.
Supporters outside the now-abandoned case in the British High Court, rallying for infant Charlie Gard to travel to the US for experimental treatment.
The high-profile Charlie Gard case could change the way end-of-life decisions play out around the world.
Children don’t always want to eat what’s in front of them.
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.
Some women, especially with diabetes, are recommended to express milk while still pregnant and to save it for their newborn. But it’s not for everyone.
Hospitals sometimes recommend women express milk towards the end of their pregnancies. But it's not suitable for all.
Displaced children, like these in the Iraqi town of Qaraqosh, are remarkably resilient but not all thrive in their new countries. Here’s how we can help them.
New research into the health of newly arrived refugee children in Australia gives us clues about how we can help all refugee kids.
Sugary gummie vitamins are no substitute for a healthy diet.
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.
Food for thought.
Lunchtime is one more lesson on what a healthy meal should look like.
It can be a tough time for children going through the physical and emotional changes of puberty. And if they enter puberty early, the health impacts can stay with them for life.
Shape-shifting bodies. Cracking voices. Hairs sprouting in new places. Why do some children enter puberty early?
People with cystic fibrosis, Australia’s most common inherited condition, have thick mucus, including on the lungs.
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.